Compressed Watermelon Salad With Creamy Lemon-Lime Avocado

Compressed Watermelon Salad

I have so much to talk about that I don’t even know where to begin.  (If my husband were editing this, he would have just told me I’ve already told you more that you need to know.)  Since the editor is out, I’ll carry on. 😉The thing is, I have a lot on my mind […]

Summertime Garden Party Menu

Summertime Garden Party Menu

photo credit: shepaused4thought.com Isn’t it so hard to slow down?  To make time for yourself?  To do something just for fun?  It sure is for me, and when I do it, it never fails to remind me that I should make a bigger effort to do it more often.   Last week I had the […]

Sweet and Spicy Tomato-Mango, Goat Cheese Appetizer Recipe

Sweet & Spicy Tomato Mango Goat Cheese Appetizer Recipe

Do you ever have days when you’re so stressed out, and things keep going wrong?  Okay seriously, that’s a rhetorical question — obviously you do!  If you’re human, anyway. 😉 Yesterday was one of those days. I won’t bore you with all of the details, but the highlight was when I opened my (parked) car […]

8 Crazy Delicious French Fry Recipes!

8 Interesting Crazy Delicious French Fry Recipes!

It’s National French Fry Day and the party is not over — there are a few hours left, at least in my time zone. 😉   We have to celebrate, right!? Did you know there’s a food holiday every single day of the year?  It’s true, and kinda funny, if you ask me — but […]

Last-Minute 4th of July BBQ Menu!

Last-Minute 4th of July BBQ Menu!

So it’s late afternoon on the 3rd of July and you might not know what to make for your 4th of July guests yet.  Do not fear!  I’m here to help. 😉  Here’s an awesome four course menu that you can easily pull off, and you will totally impress your guests!  As long as you […]

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 […]

Cinco de Mayo Recipes: Smoky Poblano Enchilada Sauce and Pasta Para Duros

Smoky Poblano Enchilada Sauce and Pasta Duros-green-clay-ceramic-herbs-pasta duros-don enrique | cookingontheweekends.com

Cinco de Mayo recipes are here, there and everywhere at the moment.  And frankly, there can never be too many recipes for this delicious holiday. I love creating sauce recipes using different chile varieties, and the smoky flavor of the dried poblanos makes this recipe incredibly delicious!  Now I’ll switch off between this new recipe […]

Snow Pea Shoot Smoked Salmon Potato Stacks

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Have you ever seen a prettier plant on a plate? Pea shoots are definitely one of my favorite greens that appear in the spring.  They taste like peas — only in the form of tender leaves and beautiful, delicate tendrils.  I adore them!  In salads, wraps, stir-fry recipes — oh, and in “stacks!” 😉 I […]

Mango-Avocado Salad with Panela Croutons and Chipotle Crema Mexicana

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This is a sponsored post by Cacique Inc. and Society Culinaria.  And as always, all opinions are my own. When you cut Cacique’s Panela cheese and fry it over high heat in a bit of oil, you can sear it — just as you would steak.  No joke! Rather than melt into a sauce, the […]

Smoky Tomato-Bacon-Chipotle Deviled Eggs

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Current food trends: asparagus, matzo dishes, artsy eggs, and fun deviled eggs!  (Just to name a few.) Which means the obvious, of course — it’s spring, and Easter and Passover are on the horizon. If you’ve been reading Cooking On The Weekends for a while, you know how much I love smoky flavors — and […]

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