Thanksgiving Recipes: Sweet Potato Soup, Spiced Caramel Pumpkin Pie & Everything In Between

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I haven’t quite sorted out all of our Thanksgiving details yet, but a few things I know for sure. I know I’ll be with people I love, there will be a roaring fire in the fireplace, and I know I’m making Smoky Paprika-Bacon Roasted Turkey and Pecan Crusted, Spiced Caramel Pumpkin Pie. by

Friday Flowers: Periwinkles and Peanut Butter S’mores Meringue Pie

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If you ask me, periwinkles are cute, charming little flowers.  A bunch of them would look great on your dinner table this weekend as a sweet and simple centerpiece.  They’re growing everywhere at the moment (in and around LA, anyway). by

Valentine’s Day Chocolate Recipes- 2012!

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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 dessert. You simply […]

Mushroom and Bacon Savory Pie with Potato Crust

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I spent this past Sunday morning brunching with the ladies in my family. It was delightful, relaxing, and delicious! Not that I didn’t miss my wily, loud boys at home or anything. My mom made her Gingered Applesauce, which is coming soon to Cooking On The Weekends! My Aunt brought incredibly delicious chocolate croissants  — […]

Friday Flowers: Fuchsias and Hazelnut Praline Nutella Pie

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When I was growing up — in the time before Nutella was sold almost everywhere — my friend Tanja always brought jars of it home from her visits to family in Germany. She introduced me to this creamy, oh-so-delicious party in a jar!  Nutella will always bring my mind to Tanja’s kitchen . . . […]

Espresso Ice-Cream Pie Recipe

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I have always wondered how an Oreo cookie crust would taste if I added a handful of espresso powder to it. Truthfully, I’ve actually been wondering this for about a year. Now I know. It’s amazing! We had a birthday dinner for my dad this week (my youngest son guessed he was turning 25).  Well, […]

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