Cucumber-Dill Canapé Recipe

Cucumber Dill Canapé on cookingontheweekends.com

I made these adorable, delicious hors d’oeuvres for the very first party I ever catered, way back in 1995. (Oh my!)  And I think these may have been on the menu of every party I catered there after.  They are always a crowd pleaser!  They’re light, refreshing, pretty, and packed with flavor — and all […]

Almond-Plum Upside Down Cake With Pandan

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I feel so fortunate to live close to my parents.  They’re very close with my boys, they can watch their grandchildren grow up, and they often babysit so I can have a moment here and there. I can pick up what they need when I’m out, I can cook for them, they host lovely family […]

Spinach Kale Pesto Recipe

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When I was growing up, my parents grew beautiful basil in their garden.  (And they still do.)  So naturally, my mom made a ton of beautiful basil pesto!  It became a tradition to have the pesto on English muffins topped with thick slices of sweet, heirloom tomatoes (also from their garden).  This yummy dinner tradition […]

Strawberry Avocado Salsa Recipe

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Tomorrow is June 21st — the first official day of summer!  Yay! My two boys are very excited that school will be out soon. They know that more playtime and a slightly later bedtime will ensue.  For me, the excitement is about a new season of culinary delights!  There are dozens of foods summer brings […]

What To Cook For Father’s Day: A Few Delicious Ideas

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You already know I’m making a super delicious granola for my dad for Father’s Day,  but that’s his gift, not our Father’s Day meal!  He’ll likely have the granola for a late-night snack! by

Granola Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

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It’s big. It’s granola. It’s chocolatey. It’s a cookie. And . . . it was actually my breakfast! There’s just something about this big, nutty-granola-ey, crispy, chewy treat that makes it seem okay to eat it for breakfast.  Now don’t get me wrong: I’m not proposing we have dessert for breakfast — not all the […]

Vegetable Mint Stir Fry With Tofu “Noodles”

Vegetable Mint Sitr Fry with Tofu Noodles | Cooking On The Weekends

Friday night, while my two boys and I were having Mediterranean Marinated Flank Steak, my vegetarian husband had this yummy stir fry. As I was about to chop the tofu into cubes for the stir fry, I saw my vegetable peeler out of the corner of my eye and got a magical idea.  Yes, I […]

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 […]

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