Top 10 Valentine’s Day Desserts

Top 10 Valentine's Day Desserts - red - pink - flowers | COOKINGONTHEWEEKENDS.COM

From dark rich chocolate and a cocktail in a strawberry, to natural red velvet perfection and a sexy blood orange, there's a luscious Valentine's Day treat here for everyone."You can't make everybody happy, you're not a jar of Nutella." (I love that quote!)  Get the recipe here.The beauty of a blood … [Read more...]

35+ Super Delicious Holiday Cookie Recipes – 2014

35+ Holiday Cookie Recipes -

There is a cookie here for everyone.  Everyone.Soft and chewy, chocolaty and decadent, light and airy, crisp and fruity, smooth and creamy, sweet and salty, gluten-free and nutty, unique and traditional, and spicy and rich.Lovely with coffee, unbelievable for breakfast, a scrumptious snack, delightful with tea, … [Read more...]

Nutella-ish Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Nutella-ish Gluten-Free Cookie Recipe |

These gluten-free cookies are full of the goodness of chocolate and hazelnuts!  You'll think you're eating Nutella right from the jar, though it's not even an ingredient.Please don't worry about the "ish."  These cookies are full of hazelnut-chocolate deliciousness and are very reminiscent of what I eat with a … [Read more...]

Valentine’s Day Breakfast Recipe: Chocolate-Banana Hazelnut Waffles {Gluten-Free }

Valentine's Day Breakfast Recipe: Gluten-Free Chocolate-Banana Hazelnut Waffles |

What made living next door to Tanja so special when were were kids?So many things.  Let's see, her friendship (of course), the midnight knocks on my window to occasionally sneak out, to do who knows what (mom and dad if you're reading this, it was nothing bad, I promise!), walking to school together everyday, … [Read more...]

Valentine’s Day Chocolate Recipes – 2014!

Valentines Day Chocolate 2014! |

What's the first thing you think of when you hear "Valentines' Day?"Is it hearts?  Red and pink?  Romance?  Sweet friendships?  Or is it chocolate?I'd love to hear your answers in the comments below the post.  (You're probably not wondering -- but if you are, for me it's chocolate.) … [Read more...]

28 Delectable Holiday Cookie Recipes

Holiday Cookies Galore 2013 | Cooking On The Weekends

'Tis the season.  'Tis the season for many things, but especially for baking cookies, exchanging cookies, gifting cookies, and eating cookies!So let's explore 28 Delectable Holiday Cookie Recipes, shall we?(Please note that about half of these cookie recipes are gluten-free.)Click on the titles to get … [Read more...]

Top 10 Gluten-Free Cookie Recipes

Top 10 Gluten-Free Cookie Recipes | Cooking On The Weekends

What's a mom/chef to do when she learns that one of her children has Celiac Disease?She creates ten really delicious gluten-free cookie recipes, of course!         ~     ~     ~Let's cut right to the chase, shall we?1.  Nutella Chocolate Chip - These are almost like eating Nutella right out of the jar, … [Read more...]

Valentine’s Day Chocolate Recipes – 2013!

Valentine's Day Chocolate | Cooking On The Weekends

Maybe we should just break down and call February 14th Chocolate Day -- don't you think!?Let's be real, are we celebrating love or chocolate?These are some of my favorite, beautiful chocolate treats I've created since my Valentine's Day Chocolate 2012 post.  They're pictured above and the recipes are linked to … [Read more...]

Friday Flowers: Iceberg Roses and Chocolate Blackout Nutella Cake Recipe


As much as I love relaxing, casual dinner "parties" on my sofa in my sweatpants, I also love throwing slightly fancier parties. You know, where we dress up a bit and sit in a garden or chat around the bar.As I mentioned when we made the fantastic grilled cheese sandwich on Wednesday, I hosted a baby shower for a … [Read more...]

Valentine’s Day Chocolate Recipes- 2012!


A romantic Valentine's dinner for two? A family Valentine's dinner with the kids?  A Valentine's girls' night in?  A Valentine's party?  A Valentine's night on the sofa with some good reality TV?  Sounds good to me! ;-)Whatever your plans are, you must, and I mean must, have a lovely, delicious, beautiful chocolate … [Read more...]