Citrus Avocado Salsa with Cilantro Sautéed Whitefish

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Do you like avocados? Do you love avocados? I’m thinking you do — or you wouldn’t be as excited about my avocado week as I am — and I just know you are! by

How to Peel and Cut an Avocado: A Photographic Guide

How to Peel and Cut an Avocado: A Photographic Guide | cookingontheweekends.com

Today I’m in the mood to celebrate an avocado. (I guess I’m a moody girl.  Last week I was in the mood to celebrate a mango — and I must say, it was a great time!) Avocados, without question, deserve their time in the spotlight.  A perfect avocado is absolutely stunning and unbelievably delicious — […]

Friday Flowers: Kangaroo Paws and Apricot-Basil Preserves

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Having a childhood friend like my friend Aimée meant not only lots of great fun memories, but also many of my best food memories! Aimee’s connection to some of my most delightful culinary memories is already noted in my recipes for Nutella Truffles, Roasted Tomato Poblano Salsa, Roasted Garlic, and Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Fudge […]

Spicy Grilled Sriracha Burgers with Crispy Shallots and Ginger-Chile Aioli

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Do you remember the delicious Miso Marianted Black Cod I made for my dad’s birthday last year?  You might also recall the Creamy Miso Noodle Soup we made recently that was inspired by his love of Japan.  (And no, we’re not having a quiz! ;-)) As you can tell, my dad quite likes foods with an […]

Trail Mix Peanut Butter Cookies {Gluten-Free}

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Do you ever just really  need a cookie? That’s a totally ridiculous question, I know. Of course you just need a cookie sometimes.  Who doesn’t!? If you’ve been following my blog, you know I’m someone who loves to spend hours cooking in the kitchen — however, sometimes I really do just need a cookie! Quickly! […]

Mango-Manchego Basil Salad Recipe

Mango-Manchego Basil Salad Recipe

(This is not a sponsored post.  These are just my honest opinions!) Mango-Manchego! It sounds like a Spanish dance, doesn’t it?  I love that! That’s really what this salad is.  Well, I suppose it’s more of a worldly dance — a dance with a few wonderful flavors from different areas of the world. by

Happy Mother’s Day

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I’d like to introduce you to the newest addition to my family. Please meet Maple. (Yes, as in syrup.) Wishing you warmth, love, happiness, and of course, lots of delicious food this Mother’s Day. xo Valentina   by

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