Summer Hors d’Oeuvre Recipe: Minty Lime Granita Strawberry Cups

Summer Hors d'Oeuvre Recipe: Minty Lime Granita Strawberry Cups | cookingontheweekends.com

Delicious, pretty, refreshing and incredibly fun!  This is quite possibly the best summer hors d'oeuvre your guests will have ever had!  (In my humble opinion, of course.)If you choose to add the vodka, it's like a sweet, edible cocktail. So cool. … [Read more...]

Nutella-ish Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Nutella-ish Gluten-Free Cookie Recipe | cookingontheweekends.com

These gluten-free cookies are full of the goodness of chocolate and hazelnuts!  You'll think you're eating Nutella right from the jar, though it's not even an ingredient.Please don't worry about the "ish."  These cookies are full of hazelnut-chocolate deliciousness and are very reminiscent of what I eat with a … [Read more...]

Valentine’s Day Chocolate Recipes – 2014!

Valentines Day Chocolate 2014! | cookingontheweekends.com

What's the first thing you think of when you hear "Valentines' Day?"Is it hearts?  Red and pink?  Romance?  Sweet friendships?  Or is it chocolate?I'd love to hear your answers in the comments below the post.  (You're probably not wondering -- but if you are, for me it's chocolate.) … [Read more...]

Valentine’s Day Dessert Recipe: Mocha Truffle Bars Recipe

Valentine's Day Dessert Recipe:  Mocha Truffle Bars | http://www.cookingontheweekends.com

With Valentine's Day less than two weeks away, I've got chocolate on my mind.  (More than usual, that is.)I'm combining chocolate with coffee, and well, that's love.I could talk about how amazing this recipe is for quite a while, but you'll have to try it to find out for yourself, that this dessert might just … [Read more...]

Valentine’s Day Dessert Recipe: Blood Orange-Champagne Crème Brûlée

Valentine's Day Dessert Recipe:  Blood Orange-Champagne Creme Brûlée | Cooking On The Weekends (http://www.cookingontheweekends.com)

This isn't chocolate.  And it's a Valentine's Day dessert.  Who am I!?I'm the girl who is only okay with a non-chocolate dessert (for Valentine's Day, or otherwise), when it's super creamy, rich and delicately flavored with seasonal fruit.  Specific enough?When I was asked to bring a chocolate dessert, or a … [Read more...]

Hazelnut Honey Roasted Apple Recipe

Hazelnut Honey Roasted Apple Recipe | Cooking On The Weekends

More apples!Though you could use other apples for this recipe, I used a very special variety.  And I almost ate all of them before I cold get them in the pan, with a little help from my boys, who especially love their name -- Green Dragon Apples.I need two things in an apple -- crispness and sweetness. If … [Read more...]

Friday Flowers: Sunflowers and Maple-Pecan Chocolate Chip Waffle Cookie Recipe {Gluten-Free}

Sunflowers and Maple-Pecan Chocolate Chip Waffle Cookie Recipe {Gluten-Free}

The other night I asked my 9-year-old son, who has Celiac Disease, what type of gluten-free cookie I should try to create next.  After thinking for a moment, he said, "a maple cookie."  And by "maple" he meant our adorable Goldendoodle, named Maple (see image below recipe).  Whether he meant cookies for Maple, cookies … [Read more...]

Non-Fat Chocolate-Cherry Frozen Yogurt Recipe

Non-Fat Chocolate-Cherry Frozen Yogurt Recipe | Cooking On The Weekends

Today I'm going to share something personal with you.  (Nothing too juicy.)Earlier this year I was told by my doctor that my cholesterol (the bad kind - LDL), was "way too high." I was totally taken aback.  I'm young (ish ;-)), on the thin side, and for the most part, I eat a very healthy diet.  Turns out that … [Read more...]

Fig Upside Down Coffee Cake Recipe

California Fig Up Side Down Coffee Cake | Cooking On The Weekends

Sometimes the best flavor combinations are completely unexpected.   Figs and coffee.  It's a brilliant pairing.I wouldn't love a breakfast consisting of a hot cup of coffee and fresh figs -- though, independently, they are both delicious.You see, I prefer to combine fresh figs and coffee . . .  in a cake.  And … [Read more...]

Chai Spiced Peach-Blueberry Cobbler Recipe {Gluten-Free}

Chai Spiced Peach-Blueberry Cobbler Recipe {Gluten-Free} | Cooking On The Weekends

Creative and comforting food for casual entertaining.That pretty much describes my cooking -- and this cobbler.  Don't think for a minute comfort foods are limited to fall and winter.  This cozy, delicious dish is both the essence of summer and comfort.If you enjoy a warm cup of Chai tea, and you're happy it's … [Read more...]