Weekend Fun

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

September 1, 2016

I have out-of-town company coming for the weekend and like to have delicious bites on hand for breakfast and snacks. My Chocolate Chip Banana Bread is always a big hit. I like to use dark chocolate, which is a nice contrast to the banana.

Pork Chops Brined In Cider

March 19, 2016

Brining pork chops leaves them succulent and tender. The apple cider gives a hint of sweetness as well. Double or center cut should be used and should be at least 1 inch thick. Serve with a nice salad and some hearty potatoes and you’ll have a wonderful weekend dinner that’s easy to make.

Fluffy Buttermilk Pancakes

January 23, 2016

Many of us on the east coast are snowed in and I can’t think of a better way to spend the morning than making delicious Buttermilk Pancakes.

Easy Cinnamon Rolls

Easy Cinnamon Rolls

December 1, 2015

Everyone loves cinnamon rolls and this recipe is so easy. Baking powder causes them to rise, which means no yeast needed. If you love cinnamon rolls, this recipe is for you.

Dad’s Day Ultimate Cheeseburger

June 19, 2015

Father’s Day is this weekend and perhaps you should treat him to the Ultimate Cheeseburger. Unless he’s gone vegan or vegetarian he’ll love this Dad’s Day lunch or dinner. Quality beef, savory seasonings, melted cheese, crisp vegetables, and secret sauce add up to the ultimate burger. Serve these loaded burgers with plenty of napkins alongside!

Baked Eggs

May 7, 2015

Baked Eggs aren’t just for Mothers’ Day brunch, but are excellent for easy weekend breakfasts. For added flavor and color, before baking, top the eggs with 1 tablespoon shredded cheese, salsa or chopped ham, or 1 teaspoon minced fresh herbs. Then simply bake as directed.

Quick Pecan Sticky Buns

March 4, 2015

These gooey treats usually take several hours to prepare because you have to wait for the dough to rise. This no-fuss dough uses baking soda and baking powder for fast leavening, without losing any of the buttery cinnamon filling, or pecan topping. These Quick Pecan Sticky Buns are ready in an hour.

Spicy Pork With Parsnips & Potatoes

January 16, 2015

I absolutely love this pork tenderloin dish. If you would rather use sweet potatoes then by all means go for it. Oh, and here’s a good tip for peeling ginger. To remove the ginger skin easily, just scrape with the edge of a spoon.  It’s that simple!

Weekend Chili

September 20, 2014

Many Friday afternoons I make dishes to have on hand for the weekend in case I’m too busy to cook and don’t feel like going out to dinner. For this weekend I’ve made an easy Weekend Chili. When it sits overnight in the fridge it has time for the flavors to meld. It’s perfect to pull out for either lunch or dinner. Serve with a green salad and corn bread. 

Caramel Corn

May 30, 2014

Caramel Corn

Caramel Corn

It’s Friday and you’ve been good all week. Ok, well maybe not all week, but hey it’s the weekend. Make some caramel corn and watch an old movie. It’s not difficult to make and you’ll love this weekend treat. You can hit the gym on Monday!


1 Cup Butter

2 Cups Brown Sugar

1/2 Cup White Corn Syrup

1 Teaspoon Baking Soda

1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract

2 Gallons Popped Popcorn

Preheat oven to 250 degrees. In a heavy 3 quart pan, bring butter, brown sugar, and corn syrup to a boil. Boil for 5 minutes. Stir often. Remove from heat. Add baking soda and vanilla extract. Stir well. Mixture will foam up to top of pan so don’t freak out. Place popcorn in very large bowl. Pour mixture over popcorn and mix well. Place popcorn in a shallow layer on 2 or 3 greased baking sheets. Place in oven and bake for 1 hour. Remove from oven and cool. Makes about 20 cups. It’s up to you how many it serves!

© Victoria Hart Glavin


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