Creamy Caramelized Parsnip Soup Recipe with Baby Parsnip French Fries

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I know that life is super busy and that it's often hard to slow down, which is one of the many reasons I so appreciate you being here.  And now, if you can squeeze in just an extra moment for me -- well, for this soup -- take a good look at the image above.  Do you see the beautiful, light golden color?  The … [Read more...]

Roasted Cauliflower Basil Soup Recipe

Roasted Cauliflower Basil Soup Recipe | Cooking On The Weekends

In some places around the globe you can see the seasons change. From leaves that are stunningly red when the weather cools, to bare trees, to the sun shining through the clouds, and to striking, colorful blooms and intense heat. … [Read more...]

Sweet, Spiced Kale Currant Muffins

Spiced Kale Currant Muffins | Cooking On The Weekends

I did not make these super delicious, sweet muffins to get my kids to eat more leafy greens!  ;-)I created them because I thought they would be an incredibly flavorful treat -- that would happen to be chock-full of nutrients.My Los Angeles Food Blogger group got a special visit from Cut n' Clean Greens at our … [Read more...]

Friday Flowers: Christmas Holly and Spiced Almond-Apple-Persimmon Bread


If I ask my dad about a plant or flower that I've seen in the Santa Monica mountains, he's either very proud to tell me that it's a native or almost annoyed to tell me it's not.  I think it's funny.  It's almost like he's defending the mountains . . . "You know, that's not from here, it shouldn't be here," he'll say, … [Read more...]

Potato Spinach Gratin


Talk about vegetarian comfort food! Oh my! And you know what's amazing about this? It's full of potatoes and delicious creaminess, but it isn't too rich or one bit heavy.  It is however, delicious, packed with flavor, and satisfying!I love the layering process involved in creating this incredible gratin.  It … [Read more...]

Salted, Spiced Caramel Sauce


This weekend I'm serving Salted, Spiced Caramel Pumpkin Gelato!  Yum!  It's all about using the flavors of fall.Whenever I make a recipe with many components, I try to get some of them done ahead of time.  So... today we're making the caramel portion of the gelato. This is very similar to the salted caramel recipe … [Read more...]