Balsamic Glazed Fresh Melon Cake Recipe

Balsamic Glazed Melon Cake Recipe

For a while now, I’ve been imagining how pretty super thin melon slices would be stacked together — in the form of a cake.  I’m not the first to think of a cake made of fresh melon — but, I’ve never seen one quite like this.  This is one idea that’s been on my want-to-do […]

Caramelized Banana-Blueberry Gelato Recipe

Beach and rocks

It turned out to be a good thing that we couldn’t eat our most recent batch of bananas quickly enough.  I bought way too many at once, and somehow did the same thing with blueberries. I couldn’t very well let these delicious fruits go to waste, so I created this super interesting and crazy delicious […]

Idaho Potatoes Through The Seasons

Idaho Potatoes Through The Seasons: Top Food Bloggers Share Their Favorite Potato Recipes for Each Month of the Year

Top Food Bloggers Share Their Favorite Potato Recipes.  From bright, summer potato salads to creamy, winter mashed potatoes — they’re all mouth-wateringly delicious! Four years ago, just before I launched Cooking On The Weekends, I went to Camp Blogaway for the first time.  Patti Londre, the founder and leader, describes her camp as a “little […]

Introducing the Enjoya Pepper

Enjoya Peppers

I could not be more excited to share the incredibly stunning Enjoya Pepper with you today! My friend Nancy of Melissa’s Produce posted a picture of these peppers on Facebook a couple of weeks ago.  My jaw dropped when I saw it.  I’d never seen a pepper like this and at first glace it looked […]

Honey-Grapefruit Popsicle Recipe

Honey Grapefruit Popsicle Recipe

 My current favorite breakfast is a Ruby grapefruit cut in half with honey drizzled over it.  I just love the perfect blend of the tart, juicy grapefruit with the sweet honey.  Each bite is perfectly balanced. I’ve been loving this so much that I decided to deconstruct it, then reshape it into an ice cold […]

Cherry Bacon Blueberry Kebab Recipe

Cherry-Bacon Blueberry Kebabs

A red, white and blue recipe for the 4th of July. A sweet, tart, and smoky appetizer. A Caprese of sorts. A delightful, super pretty summer hors d’oeuvre. Yep, it’s all that.  Call these beautiful, quick and easy kebabs what you will — any which way they’re absolutely delicious! PrintCherry Bacon Blueberry Kebab Recipe Prep […]

Skillet Braised Chicken Recipe with Cognac Caramelized Lemon-Shallot-Sauce

Skillet Braised Chicken Recipe with Caramelized Lemon-Shallot-Sauce

This dish is the perfect example of what recipes on Cooking On The Weekends are all about — it’s creative and comforting food for casual entertaining.  (That’s my tagline — see it up in the top right?) This recipe is the result of throwing a handful of delicious ingredients — in a specific order — […]

Lime-Shallot Purple Asparagus Recipe

Lime-Shallot Purple Asparagus Recipe

A 15-minute beautiful and delicious, spring and summer vegetarian side dish. Purple asparagus.  Did you expect it to be a vibrant green beneath it’s purple-reddish exterior?  It’s beautiful inside and out. One of my favorite things to do on Cooking On The Weekends is simply to celebrate the beauty of food.  I often look at […]

Cabbage Steamed Salmon Recipe with Citrus Shallot Vinaigrette

Savoy Cabbage Steamed Salmon Recipe

He was served this Steamed Salmon entrée, a melon salad, delicious rustic bread, and an Individual Coffee-Chocolate Mud Pie — however, the only thing my dad requested for his 80th birthday dinner was the salmon. This was a tall order.  You see, my dad is known for his perfectly cooked salmon — so of course, […]

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