How to Make Buttercream

Buttercream Recipe | Cooking On The Weekends

Are you a frosting person?  Or a cake person?I'm both, but when it comes down to it, I'm disappointed if I'm given a frosting-less slice of cake -- or a slice with too much cake and not enough frosting.To be totally honest, I'm the one who might have left the plate with cake remnants and missing layers of … [Read more...]

How to Cook Beets

How to Cook Beets | Cooking On The Weekends

With their deep, dark red color and vibrant red streaked green leaves, there's just no denying the beauty of a beet.Chock full of nutrients, beets are sweet and delicious -- and when cooked properly, a beet will have a velvety, succulent texture that will melt in your mouth.And never throw away the gorgeous … [Read more...]

Blackberry Balsamic Vinaigrette Recipe

Blackberry Balsamic Vinaigrette | Cooking On The Weekends - blackberries are the most nutrient dense fruit on the planet!

 If you know me well -- or if you've spent five minutes with me -- you know how much I love divine chocolates, scrumptious cookies, and simply over-the-top decadent desserts.While I do partake in delicious sweets almost daily -- okay, daily -- I make sure to fill the rest of my diet with a plethora of nutrient rich … [Read more...]

Broiled Cilantro Chimichurri Dover Sole Recipe

Cilantro | Cooking On The Weekends

Since learning from my new favorite cookbook, 50 Best Plants on the Planet, that cilantro is one of the top five most nutrient dense vegetable on the planet, I love it even more!Over the weekend I made a huge amount of my Cilantro Chimichurri, and I've been enjoying it on everything this week.  I mixed it into … [Read more...]

Cilantro Chimichurri Recipe and 50 Best Plants on the Planet

Cilantro Chimichurri & 50 Best Plants on the Planet | Cooking On The Weekends

I have a new favorite cookbook!  It's an incredibly educational fruit and vegetable guide that's packed with 150 delicious recipes -- all made with the most nutrient dense fruits and vegetables on the planet.50 Best Plants on the Planet, by Cathy Thomas is the newest book from Melissa's Produce.  I've had my copy … [Read more...]

The Beauty of a Blood Orange

The Beauty of a Blood Orange | Cooking On The Weekends

The skin of a blood orange can be bright orange, red, or orange streaked with soft blush tones.And the outside color is never indicative of the color of their sweet interior.It's somewhat dramatic when the skin is gently peeled away, revealing the deep, dark flesh.I thought about creating a recipe with … [Read more...]

French Toast Bread Pudding Recipe

French Toast Bread Pudding  | Cooking On The Weekends

Have you ever been in a restaurant and tasted something so incredibly good that you just couldn't leave without finding out how it was made?  Sometimes I'm only curious about the cooking technique or about the ingredients used -- but there was one occasion when I was desperate to know everything.Oddly enough, this … [Read more...]

Sweet, Spiced Kale Currant Muffins

Spiced Kale Currant Muffins | Cooking On The Weekends

I did not make these super delicious, sweet muffins to get my kids to eat more leafy greens!  ;-)I created them because I thought they would be an incredibly flavorful treat -- that would happen to be chock-full of nutrients.My Los Angeles Food Blogger group got a special visit from Cut n' Clean Greens at our … [Read more...]

Friday Flowers: Dandelions and Freshly Picked Satsuma Salad Recipe

Freshly Picked Satsuma Salad | Cooking On The Weekends

I'm pretty sure I'll be talking about my parents' garden forever.I can remember picking summer squash when I was 5-years old, and to this very day I'm still picking and eating delicious produce from their garden.Various greens, stunning tomatoes, sweet plums, succulent peaches, hot peppers, apple trees, and … [Read more...]

Grilled Coffee Balsamic Flank Steak Recipe

Grilled Coffee Balsamic Flank Steak | Cooking On The Weekends

I love coffee.I love a perfect cup in the morning.I love it in my ice cream pie, and in my cookies.And now, I love it on my steak!Both the marinade and the sauce in the recipe are filled with the aromatic, deep, rich flavors of coffee.  Add a touch of sweetness and a hot grill, and you'll create an … [Read more...]