Grilled Chile-Lime Baby Corn Recipe


"Little" means "cute," don't' you think?Babies, puppies, doll house furniture -- even a teeny tiny pencil can be cute!You're wondering:  why is she talking about all this little stuff?  Am I right?It's because of this super cute (yes, cute!) baby corn my friend Rebecca brought me from the Farmer's Market … [Read more...]

Lychee Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Recipe

Lychee Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

I'm having a bit of a love affair with lychees right now.If you tried a sweet, fresh, melt-in-you-mouth lychee, you would be, too!  I even just love to look at them -- they are so beautiful!Like most fresh fruits at the peak of their season, lychees are absolutely delicious on their own.However, if you know … [Read more...]

How to Peel and Pit a Lychee: A Photographic Guide


This past weekend I was fortunate enough to go on a Vietnamese "food crawl" with the lovely Kim of Rustic Garden Bistro.We walked around Westminster, CA., where Kim's favorite Vietnamese eating spots are.  While the food was delicious, and the company was delightful, the highlight for me, was purchasing a big, … [Read more...]

Spicy Sriracha Spaghetti and Meatballs Recipe

Spicy Sriracha Spaghetti and Meatballs

I've been all about sharing fresh-from-the-garden fruit and vegetable recipes this summer, which I love -- however, don't we all crave warm comfort foods year-round?I certainly do!  (Food is often more about one's mood, than the season!)And guess what?!  These sweet, spicy, succulent meatballs are lovely with … [Read more...]

Summer Zucchini-Peach and Avocado Salad Recipe


Are you still pulling zucchini from their vines in your summer garden?Are any peaches still falling from your tree?Can you get enough avocados!?Oh how I love summer fruits and vegetables!I especially love adding sweet, vibrant fruits to green salads -- it's delicious and so much fun combining summer's … [Read more...]

Crispy Mocha Cookie Recipe


You see last night I went to a slumber party.Don't go thinking anything too crazy.  Here's the story. . .My two boys invited me and our new puppy to have a "sleepover" in their room.  This was an official invitation -- and a very cute one at that!It was so sweet, that with out pausing to think about the two … [Read more...]

Fresh Cherry Watercress Quesadilla Recipe

Fresh Cherry Watercress Quesadilla Recipe | Cooking On The Weekends

For better or worse, recipe ideas come to me all day long.During conversations, I am known to yell suddenly and without warning.  When witnesses ask me the reason for my exclamation, the answer is always the same:  "I had an idea for a recipe!"I have lists and lists and lists of cooking plans for my family, for … [Read more...]

Spicy Pickled Cucumbers Recipe (and a bonus, quick “Chinese Food Tour!”)


Do you know anyone who makes a home cooked meal from scratch that's elaborate and incredibly delicious, almost every night?  For a family of five no less?! When I met my friend Rebecca a couple of years ago, I learned almost immediately that she was an excellent cook.  I could never run into her without her saying she … [Read more...]

Friday Flowers: Agapanthus and Crustless Zucchini-Gruyère Tartlets


Summer zucchini recipes!  I just love them! Never mind that our new, cutest puppy ever, makes it impossible for me to have a thriving summer vegetable garden.Never mind that this adorable little canine enjoys digging up the roots of my baby lemon tree.And never mind that the same little sweetie dug all the way … [Read more...]

Almond-Meyer Lemon Loaf Cake with Olive Oil {Gluten-Free Recipe}

Almond-Meyer Lemon Loaf Cake with Olive Oil

I'm really in the mood for a good summer brunch.  Truthfully, I'm usually in the mood brunch -- no matter what season we're in. However, summer weekends seem to lend themselves to brunch.  Lazy mornings, lots of sunshine, coffee brewing, friends, family, and lots of delicious weekend recipes.  Sounds good to me --  … [Read more...]