Chocolate-Sesame Truffle Recipe

Sesame Chocolate Truffle Recipe |

If I'm creating a new chocolate truffle recipe, it's typically this time of the year.That's because my in-laws travel to Europe during the summer, and in September they bring back a variety of chocolate bars -- in other words, they bring me chocolate truffle recipe inspiration.All of the chocolate bars get … [Read more...]

Super Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Chewy Chocolate Chip Cokie Recipe |

I have a lovely friend, Joelle, who I met at the Tae Kwon Do studio, where both of our kids take classes.  We watch the class (when our kids are doing something cool, anyway), and talk about food.Joelle is a foodie, and told me last week she's been on a quest for a super chewy chocolate chip cookie recipe.  She … [Read more...]

Blue Corn Blueberry Chocolate Muffins {Gluten-Free Recipe}

Gluten-Free Blue Corn Blueberry Muffin Recipe | Cooking On The Weekends

For the last few months there's been a bag of blue cornmeal in my pantry, starring at me, asking -- begging, really -- to be turned into something wonderful.Today was the day I decided exactly what that something wonderful would be.I had the blueberries, and well, when added to a title with "blue corn" in … [Read more...]

Kampot Black Pepper Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Black Kampot Pepper Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe | Cooking On The Weekends

No matter how many times I read over something I've written, It's still very likely that I'll miss a typo or some grammatical error.  Fortunately, my brother often reads my posts, and sends me a quick text with corrections.  (Thank you, John. :-))Well when he read my post about the Kampot pepper that I used in my … [Read more...]

Friday Flowers: Geraniums and Chocolate Truffle Espresso Muffin Recipe

Chocolate Truffle Espresso Muffins | Cooking On The Weekends

A strong, hot, delicious shot of espresso might just be the best way to start a day.Oh, but wait . . . what if we added a creamy chocolate truffle to it!?  Even better, I know!And that my friends, is exactly what these tiny muffins are -- a sweet shot of espresso filled with chocolate.Let's be real though, … [Read more...]

Cranberry Oat Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Cranberry Oat Chocolate Chip Cookies | Cooking On The Weekends

I think I have a problem.  I think it's a good problem, though.As soon as I hear good (or bad -- but hopefully not!), news about a friend or family member, I'm immediately thinking about what kind of cookies I'll make them.Seriously, someone could be mid-sentence telling me whatever the news is, and I'm … [Read more...]

Chocolate-Chocolate Gelato Recipe


My husband's marriage proposal was incredibly unique and extremely romantic.We were hiking in a canyon way out in Malibu (the same trail where we got lost on our third date -- which is a long story for another time).It seemed out of nowhere that a guy from a band I loved appeared from behind a cliff and … [Read more...]

Friday Flowers: Pink Gerberas and Double Chocolate, Double Espresso Cookies


My husband brought home a bundle of these extremely beautiful Gerberas for me.  So sweet!  After I thanked him for the love and got the pretty flowers in water, my mind immediately went to chocolate.  And espresso!  I know: weird!(Good weird?  I think?) The flower’s creamy pink hues were stunning to me, but I … [Read more...]