Communing with Happy Cows

California Dairy Farm Tour, Thrifty Ice Cream and Happy Cows | cookingontheweekends.com

This post is sponsored by the California Milk Advisory Board, written by me and as always, all opinions are 100% my own.Imagine you're standing in the middle of a dairy farm, a California dairy farm, that is.  You're surrounded by approximately 1,800 cows -- some are eating, some are being milked, some are giving … [Read more...]

Baby Kiwi Parfait Recipe

Baby Kiwi Parfait Recipe | cookingontheweekends.com

How cute are these little, tiny kiwis?  I know, they're adorable!Baby kiwi are actually a berry and are bit smaller than the size of an average grape.  They have smooth, fuzz-less, eatable, thin skin, and are absolutely delicious.  (And did I mention cute?)  Though more delicate, the sweet and tart flavor of baby … [Read more...]

Raspberry-Beet Valentine’s Day Cupcake Recipe {Gluten-Free}

Raspberry-Beet Valelntine's Day Cupcakes {Gluten-Free Recipe} | Cooking On The Weekends

Chocolate, raspberries, beets, buttercream, hearts, love and red. . . . these are a few of my favorite things.And guess what?  They're all blended together in this super cute, delicious Valentine's Day treat!Did you roast your beets?  Make your Buttercream?  Is it all making sense now?These are the most … [Read more...]

Tropical Smoothie Recipe

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I exercise simply because I feel I should.  I don't love it.  On a good day, I like it.I trail run a few times a week, for about twenty minutes (tops!).I'm incredibly lucky to have the Santa Monica Mountains as my neighbor.  It's on a trail in these mountains where I run, and it's the beautiful  scenery that … [Read more...]

Fresh Corn Cardamom Pancakes {Gluten-Free Recipe}

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Are there any foods that aren't necessarily in the dessert category, but that are desserts to you? Let me explain . . . When I eat a Sugar Kiss melon, I feel as though I might as well be eating a bowl of ice-cream. And when I oven roast tomatoes for hours on end, the satisfaction of their sweetness is not unlike … [Read more...]

Cucumber-Lemon Tomato Salad Recipe

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For months I've been thinking about a beautiful salad that my friend Greg of SippitySup made.  I was quite taken by his use of lemon slices as a main ingredient.  I think this is brilliant!Inspired by Greg's salad, I created this super tasty recipe, which is very different, but I hope somewhat as delicious and as … [Read more...]

Chocolate Bread Recipe

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Do you ever find yourself wondering if your morning muffin or breakfast bread might be so sweet that it could actually qualify as a dessert?This happens to me all the time! And I'm totally okay with it!Remember the Lemon Coconut Muffins I made a while ago?  You know, the ones I said should really be called … [Read more...]

Friday Flowers: Bougeanvilla and Grilled Mediterranean Marinated Flank Steak Recipe

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Here are just a few of my many highlights this week: Today my 5-year-old son said, "Mommy, you're the kissing girl -- everyone around you has to kiss you," and then he did. My 7-year old son performed in a school concert a couple nights ago.  I could barely see his newly buzzed head and his sweet face behind his … [Read more...]