Pistachio Chocolate Chip Cookies {Gluten-Free Recipe}

Gluten Free Pistachio Chocolate Chip-Cookies -- super interesting, incredibly delicious, inherently gluten-free and the perfect bite for the holiday season.

These Pistachio Chocolate Chip Cookies are super interesting, incredibly delicious, inherently gluten-free, and the perfect bite for the holiday season. These are not your average Pistachio Chocolate Chip Cookies -- they do not simply have a handful of pistachio nuts thrown in the dough.  Oh no they don't.  Pistachio … [Read more...]

How To Make Homemade Pistachio Butter

How to Make Homemade Pistachio Butter -- Easy to make, creamy and rich, unique and delicious -- a jar of pistachio butter is a lovely edible holiday gift!

Easy to make, creamy and rich, unique and delicious -- a jar of pistachio butter is a lovely edible holiday gift!While I don't always don't make my own nut butters, this one is well worth it!  Of course, others like peanut and almond for example, likely are also, but are more readily available in stores.  Pistachio … [Read more...]

Frozen Chocolate Pistachio Truffle Bars

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A couple of weeks ago, my 9-year-old son and I made a mud pie for my father-in-law's birthday celebration. Hoping nothing too bizarre would be selected, I let my son choose the flavors. (This was risky because his favorite flavors are often florescent colors of the rainbow!)I was so happy -- and relieved -- when he … [Read more...]

Apricots with Spiced Creme Fraiche and Blackberry Port Sauce

Apricots with Spiced Creme Fraiche and Blackberry Port Sauce | Cooking On The Weekends

Stone fruit and berries.They're quintessential summer treasures.  Just look at them -- soft, sparking and vibrant.This is a lovely summer fruit dessert for a warm evening on the deck with friends.  Or for a Sunday brunch with family.  What I'm saying is, it's lovely any time, any day, with anyone!  Anyone you like … [Read more...]

Kale-Grape Salad with Thai Curry Vinaigrette, Potatoes and Honey Glazed Pistachios

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Kale has been one of the hippest, hottest, healthiest foods for a few years now.(Well, it's been one of the healthiest foods since forever.)I love kale chips. Don't most of us?I also love kale sautéed until it caramelizes.  Yum!I didn't, however, think I loved raw kale.  At least, not until … [Read more...]

Winter Persimmon Salad with Honey Glazed Pistachios and Blue Cheese

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Did you know that just like a bowl of chili, a salad can also be a comfort food!?  It's so true!  And this Winter Persimmon Salad is a perfect example.This salad is rich with flavor -- both sweet and savory -- and has warming spices.  I even find a persimmon to be aesthetically comforting and warm.  Just look at … [Read more...]

Dessert Party: Fresh Fruit Tartlets

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A bite of fresh fruit with Vanilla Bean Custard is the perfect finale for our dessert party!  These tartlettes are beautiful and sweet, light and refreshing!There are a few "rules" to remember when making perfect fruit tarts . . . so I learned many moons ago while apprenticing at a fine French bakery.  I was taught … [Read more...]

Friday Flowers: Nastursiums! Grapefruit-Avocado Salad Recipe

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Welcome, everybody, to my first "Friday Flowers!"Flowers inspire me greatly -- and different flowers make me think about different foods."Friday Flowers" isn't necessarily about adding floral items to what I'm cooking.   Flowers often just make me think of different foods I want to eat or cook.  For example … [Read more...]