Pecan Crusted Acorn Squash Recipe with Crispy Sage Leaves

Roasted Pecan Crusted Acorn Squash with Crispy Sage Leaves -- This warmly spiced Pecan Crusted Acorn Squash with Crispy Sage Leaves is the ideal Thanksgiving side dish! It's full of delicious, comforting fall flavors, and it will be a beautiful addition to your holiday table.

This warmly spiced Pecan Crusted Acorn Squash with Crispy Sage Leaves is the ideal Thanksgiving side dish.  It's full of comforting fall flavors, and it will be a beautiful addition to your holiday table.When people ask me to describe my site, I typically say that Cooking On The Weekends celebrates the beauty of … [Read more...]

Spiced Buttermilk Roasted Apple Muffin Recipe

Spiced Buttermilk Roasted Apple Muffin Recipe -- These Spiced Buttermilk Roasted Apple Muffins are the essence of fall. They're warmly spiced, full of tender, sweet apples, and are as comforting as can be!

These Spiced Buttermilk Roasted Apple Muffins are the essence of fall. They're warmly spiced, full of tender, sweet apples, and are as comforting as can be!Imagine, if you will, something between luscious apple pie and warm apple cake.  That's exactly what this recipe tastes like!And let's go ahead and call this sweet, … [Read more...]

The Everything Cookie

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You might be thinking The Everything Cookie is similar to a "Kitchen Sink" cookie.  You know, the cookies you throw everything into (M & M's, oats, raisins, nuts, etc.)? Think again. Think The Everything Bagel. Think The Everything Bagel without the garlic and onion. Think The Everything Bagel without the … [Read more...]

Spiced Pumpkin Double Roasted Granola Recipe

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When we're talking about recipes, let's be honest, the word "pumpkin" doesn't really sound as delicious without the word "spiced" before or after it.In the culinary world, pumpkin is the heart of fall comfort foods.  After all, with its beautiful warm orange color, pumpkin can be rich, creamy and hearty.  Add a … [Read more...]

Brown Butter Praline Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Brown Butter Pecan Praline Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe | Cooking On The Weekends

When I started Cooking On The Weekends a few years ago, I had no idea that not only would I be continuing my career in an area I'm passionate about, but that I would also gain a whole community of new friends.  I've made foodie friends not only around the globe, but am also fortunate enough to be a part of a local … [Read more...]

Sweet & Savory Skellig Potato Bites with Cranberry-Pecan Caramelized Onions

Sweet and Savory Skellig Cheddar Potato Bites  | Cooking On The Weekends

I used to feel like Thanksgiving wouldn't be the Thanksgiving I knew and loved, if we didn't celebrate in the home I grew up in.  The home my parents still live in, and where most of the Thanksgivings of my life were spent.My parents' home invites Thanksgiving like no other.  The whole family filled the living … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving Sides: Red Wine Braised Chestnuts and Pearl Onions

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One of my favorite food memories is when I'd open the front door to my house and immediately take in the incredible aroma of my mom sautéing onions.Seems like she was always sautéing onions.  They would go in almost everything she cooked.  They still do.My mom orders, "double onion" on pizza, chicken Tikka, … [Read more...]

Pecan Crusted, Salted, Spiced Caramel Pumpkin Pie {Gluten-Free Recipe}

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With Halloween only days away, and pumpkins on my mind, I'm preparing my Thanksgiving menu!This is no an ordinary pumpkin pie, my friends.This is the yummiest pumpkin pie ever!It's delightfully smooth and incredibly rich . . . and the flavor is beyond belief!  (Am I building up the hype here too much?  And … [Read more...]

Holiday Hors D’Oeuvre Party – 2011

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People ask me for catering recommendations all the time.I always say the same thing -- Garrick & Miller Fine Catering (mrsjam30@aol.com)!  Always!Their food is unbelievably delicious and simply beautiful.  And they happen to be two of the loveliest people I know!While Grrick & Miller cater all types … [Read more...]

Chicken-Grape Salad with Sautéed Potatoes, Sweet Spiced Pecans and Lemon-Mustard Dressing

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Did you know you can invite people (presumably friends or family) over for a meal and serve only salad?It's true: you could consider salad to be a "one-pot meal" of sorts!Okay, let's be realistic:  I wouldn't serve just salad without a nice, rustic loaf of bread, drinks and of course, a fantastic dessert!This … [Read more...]