Watermelon Sorbet & The Best Summer Watermelon Recipes

Summer Watermelon Sorbet Recipe

Nothing says summer more than juicy, cold watermelon!  This sorbet is a sweet, refreshing way to celebrate the warm weather, along with an array of other delightful and delicious watermelon dishes -- from salads to cake!Easiest Ever Three-Ingredient Watermelon Sorbet Recipe This dessert is somewhere between ice cream … [Read more...]

Top 10 Things to Throw on the Grill This Summer

Chile-Lime Grilled Watermelon Recipe

From succulent steak and juicy watermelon, to earthy mushrooms and crisped corn, there's no topping foods grilled to perfection to serve on Memorial Day, or any time during the warm summer months!  1. Chile-Lime Grilled Watermelon Recipe This watermelon is an explosion of sweet and spicy and is the perfect compliment … [Read more...]

Vintage Grocers and Shopping Locally

Vintage Grocers and Top 10 Reasons to Shop Locally

If you live anywhere near Vintage Grocers in Malibu, CA, you'll want to check it out for sure -- and if you live really close, you'll want to become a regular!  It's an excellent example of why we should all shop locally if we can.A few weeks ago I was invited to tour a wonderful market in Malibu, CA -- Vintage … [Read more...]

A Dozen Mother’s Day Recipes From my Mom

A Dozen Mother's Day Recipes From my Mom

A dozen mouth-watering recipes from my mom or inspired by her -- all are made with love.My mom was an absolutely amazing cook who rarely, if ever, followed a recipe.  She created masterpieces from leftovers – and her meals often had many “secret ingredients.” My mom shared her kitchen with me when I was growing up, and … [Read more...]

10 Beautiful Blood Orange Recipes

Blood Orange Recipes

The Beauty of a Blood Orange knows no bounds -- this winter citrus should be celebrated!  If you visit Cooking On The Weekends regularly, you know I often love to pause and admire the beauty of whole, fresh ingredients.A blood orange is a perfect example of a food that is art.  I mean, are you kidding me!?  Look at … [Read more...]

How to Use Fresh Turmeric

How to Use Fresh Turmeric

Fresh Turmeric is easy to use and it's gorgeous!  Known for giving curry its golden color, turmeric has a peppery, warm flavor and a fragrance reminiscent of citrus and ginger.  Widely used in Indian and other South Asian cuisines, it's also known for having numerous health benefits.According to Melissa's Produce, … [Read more...]

12 Most Popular Recipes of 2015


The 12 most popular recipes on Cooking On The Weekends have been chosen by all of you, my readers.  Below is the one delicious recipe from each month of 2015 that was the most visited throughout the year.I truly appreciate you all for having been a part of  Cooking On The Weekends in 2015!Thank you for visiting my … [Read more...]

How To Make Homemade Pistachio Butter

How to Make Homemade Pistachio Butter -- Easy to make, creamy and rich, unique and delicious -- a jar of pistachio butter is a lovely edible holiday gift!

Easy to make, creamy and rich, unique and delicious -- a jar of pistachio butter is a lovely edible holiday gift!While I don't always don't make my own nut butters, this one is well worth it!  Of course, others like peanut and almond for example, likely are also, but are more readily available in stores.  Pistachio … [Read more...]

12 Gifts For the Cook Who (You Think) Has Everything – 2015

Gifts for the Cook Who You Think Has Everything

A dozen awesome holiday gift ideas for the cooks in your life who you think have everything.  (This is not a sponsored post -- I'm featuring these brands because I love these items!)Now that you have my 2015 list of 20 Gifts For Foodies For Under $20, I'm sharing my second annual holiday gift guide -- this one is for … [Read more...]