Seared Ahi Tuna Mango-Avocado Appetizer Recipe

Seared Ahi Tuna Avocado-Mango Appetizer Recipe | cookingontheweekends.com

For weeks I’ve been thinking about avocado and mango slices together on a plate.  (I know, there’s no end to my exciting food thoughts. ;-)) by

Balsamic Glazed Watermelon-Avocado Chopped Salad Recipe

]Balsamic Glazed Watermelon-Avocado Chopped Salad Recipe | cookingontheweekends.com

It’s beautiful, hearty, refreshing, packed with amazing flavors and it’s screaming with summertime deliciousness. I don’t like to toot my own horn, but this salad is off the hook!  I truly hope you’ll try it to see what all the fuss is about. by

Lime Granita-Mango Salsa Bites Appetizer on POPSUGAR Food

Lime Granita-Mango Salsa Bites Recipe | POPSUGAR FOOD/ Cooking On The Weekends

A few months ago I was invited to be a part of  POPSUGAR Select, which is a top network featuring the best fashion, beauty, fitness, food, home, mom and video bloggers. I accepted the invitation in a heartbeat. Any recipes I submit to POPSUGAR will be written specifically for them, and will never have appeared […]

Summer Hors d’Oeuvre Recipe: Minty Lime Granita Strawberry Cups

Summer Hors d'Oeuvre Recipe: Minty Lime Granita Strawberry Cups | cookingontheweekends.com

Delicious, pretty, refreshing and incredibly fun!  This is quite possibly the best summer hors d’oeuvre your guests will have ever had!  (In my humble opinion, of course.) If you choose to add the vodka, it’s like a sweet, edible cocktail. So cool. by

Cinco de Mayo Recipes 2014

Cinco De Mayo Recipes 2014 | cookingontheweekends.com

Every year I create a handful of recipes with a Mexican vibe, and I gather them together to celebrate Cinco de Mayo.  (No, I’m not making all of these! ) There are two more days until this super delicious holiday, so who will you invite?  What will you cook? by

The Ultimate Stuffed Artichoke Recipe

The Ultimate Stuffed Artichoke Recipe | cookingontheweekends.com

You know that restaurant you’d frequent with your friends when you were in high school?  Ours was Vittorio, and a group of us would go after school, during school (don’t tell my parents!), on the weekends, and we’d pick up take-out if we wanted to hang out at home. All of us would order the […]

Roasted Red Fresno Pepper Pesto Recipe

Roasted Red Fresno Pepper Pesto Recipe & The Great Pepper Cookbook Giveaway  | Cooking On The Weekends

There are a handful of foods I like to have at the ready at all times:  cooked rice, homemade salad dressing, compound butters, cookie dough, and pesto — just to name a few. by

Lemon Black Rice Spring Salad Recipe

Lemon Black Rice Spring Salad Recipe | Cooking On The Weekends

Sometimes selecting different foods to put together in a recipe, is like selecting different paint colors to put together in a house. If you’re not sure what I mean, follow my thought process in creating this recipe. by

Spicy Quinoa Pesto Bites Recipe

Spicy Quinoa Pesto Bites Recipe | cookingontheweekends.com

As you know, if you’ve been following my recipes for a while, I always try to use the freshest, healthiest ingredients whenever possible.  I taste and experiment with new healthy foods all the time, but they must also be delicious for me to want to cook with them.  Fortunately hundreds of healthy foods are incredibly […]

Avocado, Beet and Pixie Tangerine Salad Recipe

Avocado, Beet and Pixie Tangerine Salad Recipe | cookingontheweekends.com

Like this salad, I’m going to keep it simple today. This morning I took advantage of having a gorgeous avocado, a few vibrant Ojai Pixies from Melissa’s Produce, and beautiful roasted beets in my kitchen.  I thought their colors would be stunning together on a bright white plate., and I knew their flavors and textures […]

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