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...]

Top 10 Valentine’s Day Desserts

Top 10 Valentine's Day Desserts - red - pink - flowers | COOKINGONTHEWEEKENDS.COM

From dark rich chocolate and a cocktail in a strawberry, to natural red velvet perfection and a sexy blood orange, there's a luscious Valentine's Day treat here for everyone."You can't make everybody happy, you're not a jar of Nutella." (I love that quote!)  Get the recipe here.The beauty of a blood … [Read more...]

Valentine’s Day Chocolate Recipes – 2014!

Valentines Day Chocolate 2014! |

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 |

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...]

Friday Flowers: Daisies and Lemon Pepper Chocolate Truffles

Friday Flowers: Yellow Daisies & Lemon Pepper Chocolate Truffles |

I'm a lucky girl.Every year my in-laws bring me wonderful, wonderful chocolates from Europe.  Receiving them is one of the most delightful treats ever!This year one of the chocolates from Belgium was flavored with lemon and black pepper.  I hadn't tried that flavor combination before, and to be honest, I wasn't … [Read more...]

Friday Flowers: Yucca Flowers and Chocolate Biscoff Truffle Recipe {GIVEAWAY CLOSED}


I've made a new discovery in the world of sweets. Biscoff Spread!  I've been seeing it in more and more recipes lately so I had to see what all the buzz was about.Well . . . all the buzz is about something so rich, so creamy, so decadent, that it might even surpass Nutella in the delicious department (might).  I … [Read more...]

Valentine’s Day Chocolate Recipes- 2012!


A romantic Valentine's dinner for two? A family Valentine's dinner with the kids?  A Valentine's girls' night in?  A Valentine's party?  A Valentine's night on the sofa with some good reality TV?  Sounds good to me! ;-)Whatever your plans are, you must, and I mean must, have a lovely, delicious, beautiful chocolate … [Read more...]

Nutella Truffles


I know, I know, you get it already:  I have a thing for Nutella.And yes, while I love my Nutella recipes, I also love Nutella right out of the jar. (Who wouldn't?)And this "recipe," my friends, is brilliant!  And ridiculous! My friend Aimeé was over and sampled these the first time I made them.  She put it … [Read more...]

Holiday Hors D’Oeuvre Party!

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People ask me for catering recommendations all the time.I always say the same thing -- Garrick & Miller Fine Catering (!  Always!Their food is unbelievably delicious and simply beautiful.  And they happen to be two of the loveliest people I know!While Grrick & Miller cater all types … [Read more...]

Halloween Recipe: Spooky Spider Chocolate Truffles

Halloween Recipe: Spooky Spider Chocolate Truffles | Cooking On The Weekends

Halloween and I are not a match made in heaven.  I'm not a big fan of gooey candy. I hate horror flicks.  Ghosts, vampires and goblins are not my thing!  (Shhh! Please don't tell my kids!)(My best Halloween may have been when I was nine -- and a very petite little girl.  So naturally, I dressed up as the Incredible … [Read more...]