Smoky Bacon Fried Calamari {Gluten-Free Recipe}

Smoky Bacon Fried Calamari -- A gluten-free, fried calamari strewn with bits of bacon and laced with its smoky flavor.

A gluten-free fried calamari strewn with bits of bacon and laced with smoky flavor. Oh my!You know how you had one, maybe two teachers when you were a kid, that you'll never forget because they were so inspiring?  So fun? So interesting?  They created an environment where you were super excited to learn? My 13-year-old … [Read more...]

Cappuccino Chocolate Chip Muffins Recipe

Cappuccino Chocolate Chip Muffins Recipe -- Espresso and chocolate — all in a cake-like breakfast muffin. It’s a perfect way to start the day!

Espresso and chocolate — all in a cake-like breakfast muffin. It’s a perfect way to start the day!I’ve had this recipe in my mind for a month, and some of the ingredients on my kitchen counter for almost as long. I’m thrilled to have baked yesterday!After over eight weeks in the hospital, my dad is finally back … [Read more...]

Oven Baked Zucchini Chips

Oven Baked Zucchini Chips - Crispy on the outside, soft on the inside and absolutely packed with delicious flavors!

A most excellent vegetarian side dish or snack, these Oven Baked Zucchini Chips are crispy on the outside, soft on the inside and packed with delicious flavors!If you're starving, scroll to the bottom to jump to the recipe. :-) If you've been hanging out on Cooking On The Weekends for a while, you probably know that I … [Read more...]

Spiced Buttermilk Roasted Apple Muffin Recipe

Spiced Buttermilk Roasted Apple Muffin Recipe -- These Spiced Buttermilk Roasted Apple Muffins are the essence of fall. They're warmly spiced, full of tender, sweet apples, and are as comforting as can be!

These Spiced Buttermilk Roasted Apple Muffins are the essence of fall. They're warmly spiced, full of tender, sweet apples, and are as comforting as can be!Imagine, if you will, something between luscious apple pie and warm apple cake.  That's exactly what this recipe tastes like!And let's go ahead and call this sweet, … [Read more...]

Roasted Double Hatch Chile Pineapple Salsa Recipe

Roasted Double Hatch Chile Pineapple Salsa Recipe -- Sweet summer pineapple blended with smoky Hatch Chile powder and roasted fresh Hatch Chiles, this salsa is fantastic with burgers, over fish, on a chip or with a spoon!

Sweet summer pineapple blended with smoky Hatch Chile powder and roasted fresh Hatch Chiles, this salsa is fantastic with burgers, over fish, on a chip or with a spoon!I write about Hatch Chiles every year when their long awaited season arrives, and it's one of the most beautiful times of the year!  My friends at … [Read more...]

The Best Cinnamon Raisin Cookie Recipe of All Time

Cinnamon Raisin Cookies Recipe -- These cinnamon raisin cookies are truly a melt-in-your-mouth dreamy treat. They're soft and crisp, and buttery and cinnamon-y -- all at once!

These cinnamon raisin cookies are truly a melt-in-your-mouth dreamy treat.  They're soft and crisp, and buttery and cinnamon-y -- all at once! Of all time!?  Well, I do want to be humble, but . . .Yes . . .  of all time!These cookies are SO incredibly buttery and cinnamon-y!  And the raisins – oh, the raisins – … [Read more...]

Honey Spiced Banana Muffins Recipe

Honey Spiced Banana Muffins not only a lovely breakfast with coffee, but they double as dessert! They're warmly spiced, honey-sweetened and oh-so-delicious!

Honey Spiced Banana Muffins not only a lovely breakfast with coffee, but they double as dessert!  They're warmly spiced, honey-sweetened and, you guessed it -- oh-so-delicious!You must be starving!I haven't fed you since last week, when we had Brownie Pretzel S’mores.  They were pretty over-the-top, right?And … [Read more...]

Chorizo-Potato Spiced Sesame Hand Pies Recipe

Chorizo-Potato Spiced Sesame Hand Pies -- It's packed with Cacique® Pork Chorizo, Cacique® Panela cheese and creamy potatoes -- and it's all inside a flaky, buttery, sesame crust. One won't be enough!

A savory, comforting and scrumptious hand pie for any time of year!  It's packed with delicious Cacique® Pork Chorizo, Cacique® Panela cheese and creamy potatoes -- and all inside a flaky, buttery, sesame crust.  One won't be enough!This is a sponsored post by Cacique Inc. and Society Culinaria.  All opinions are my … [Read more...]

Spicy Crispy Fried Rice Recipe

Spicy Crispy Rice Recipe -- Delightfully spicy, this crispy rice is lovely to snack on, and is the perfect crunchy addition to a salad.

Delightfully spicy, this crispy rice is lovely to snack on, and is the perfect crunchy addition to a salad. I was making a winter citrus salad the other day, and it had every element I wanted except for a crunch.It was almost perfect.I thought about different types of nuts and seeds and I just wasn't feeling … [Read more...]

Brown Butter Oatmeal Raisin Breakfast Cookies

Brown Butter Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

It's like you're having a bite of the most scrumptious morning oatmeal you could imagine, only in the form of a cookie.The other day I had a conversation I loved with another mom on my son's school field trip.This mom is a foodie of sorts and loves cooking, so naturally I started talking recipes.  Somehow that led … [Read more...]