How to Roast Butternut Squash: A Photographic Guide

How to Roast Butternut Squash: A Photographic Guide - cookingontheweekends.com

Even before taking pictures of food was part of my job description, I’d find myself in the middle of cooking a recipe looking for my camera. The simple beauty of an ingredient can make me pause. This happens more often than not.  Whether I’m peeling asparagus or an onion, slicing beets or citrus, or maybe simply […]

Smoky Chipotle Pumpkin-Sage Risotto Recipe

Smoky Chipotle Pumpkin-Sage Risotto Recipe | cookingontheweekends.com

It finally feels like fall where I live.  It’s a little bit grey outside, I’ve dusted off my UGGS and the couch is adorned with cozy blankets. All of this is an invitation for comfort foods.  I know we all have our own ideas of what comfort foods are, and this risotto recipe epitomizes mine. […]

Pumpkin Pie-Olive Oil Muffins or Cupcakes {Gluten-Free Recipe}

Pumpkin Pie-Olive Oil Muffins and Cupcakes (Gluten-Free Recipe) | cookingontheweekends.com

What’s the best compliment one can get about the food they cook? Of course we all find it delightful to hear people say how delicious it is, how beautiful it is, etc.  However, my favorite compliment is when someone tries something they actively don’t like, and they love it. Take my cousin Beth for example.   […]

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 sprinkling of […]

12 Most Popular Recipes of 2013

12 most popular receips of 2013 | Cooking On The Weekends

Is there anyone who likes traffic? Where I live in Los Angeles, I-405, I-10, I-101, you name it, and it’s full of traffic most of the time.  Nobody likes it!  Ever! There is one place though, where I actually LOVE traffic.  You heard me . . . LOVE! Right here, my friends — on Cooking […]

Chai Spiced Maple Pumpkin Bread Pudding Recipe

Chai Spiced Maple Pumpkin Bread Pudding Recipe | Cooking On The Weekends

Fall flavors, warming spices, and pure comfort — from start to finish, they’re all whipped up and baked together in one dish, perfectly sweetened with maple syrup. Maple is one of my favorite flavors, and this couldn’t be a more ideal brunch recipe for this time of year.  It can be made ahead of time […]

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

Pumpkin Almond Cookies for Halloween and Thanksgiving

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Yesterday my six-year-old son asked me if next year we could please get some “gory” and “really scary” Halloween decorations. Apparently our current decorations are “cute.” The truth is, I love “cute!” Gory and scary . . . not so much.  For me Halloween is simply a fun part of fall — it’s harvest time, […]

Friday Flowers: Gerberas and Pumpkin Braised Short Ribs

Pumpkin Braised Short Ribs | Cooking On The Weekends

It’s October. It’s fall. So naturally, it’s time to cook with pumpkins and make warm, comforting one-pot meals! Pumpkin Braised Short Ribs are a treat not to be missed.  And good news, you can make this over the weekend . . . temperatures are dropping! How much do you love it when arrive at a […]

Friday Flowers: Trumpet Vines and Salted, Spiced Caramel Pumpkin Gelato

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As a kid, I was always excited when October arrived, and a special, seasonal pumpkin ice-cream would arrive at our local Baskin-Robbins ice-cream store.  I thought it was so delicious.  And while I’m sure it still is, I’ve since learned a thing or two about cooking since then, and created my own — kicking it […]

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