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.Above and below are some … [Read more...]

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


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). And what's more, little purple periwinkles will nicely complement the looks of this … [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...]

Mushroom and Bacon Savory Pie with Potato Crust


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 … [Read more...]

Friday Flowers: Fuchsias and Hazelnut Praline Nutella Pie Recipe

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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 . . . and digging right into the … [Read more...]

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, for a bit more than 25 … [Read more...]