Papaya-Avocado Salad with Cactus Pear-Lemon Vinaigrette

Papaya Avocado Salad with Cactus Pear Lemon Vinaigrette | cookingontheweekends.com

This is definitely one of those dishes that might as well be a painting.  (Well, at least an edible one.)  It’s one of my recipes that came together as much by color as it did by flavor. I started with the stunning Cactus Pear-Lemon Vinaigrette, and from there, my first requirement for each ingredient was […]

Cactus Pear-Lemon Vinaigrette Recipe

Cactus Pear-Lemon Vinaigrette | cpplomgpmtjeweelemds.com

You didn’t think I was just going to show you How to Cut and Eat Cactus Pears without providing any recipes for them, did you? This might just be the most beautiful vinaigrette I’ve ever made.  (Did you even know a vinaigrette could be beautiful?)  Not only is it a stunning magenta color, but the flavor […]

Cilantro Chimichurri Peach Roasted Pork Tenderloin

Cilantro Chimichurri Peach Roasted Pork Tenderloin | cookingontheweekends.com

Sometimes I like to talk a lot.  (So I’m told, anyway.)  Today though, I’m going to get right to it — because I’m starving! I think you should make this for dinner.  If not tonight, then tomorrow.  It’s bursting with fresh flavors, it’s succulent and juicy and it presents beautifully. I think you’ll enjoy it […]

How to Make Homemade Tahini

How to Make Homemade Tahini | cookingontheweekends.com

I love when I can make something at home that’s sold packaged in stores.  It’s fun, delicious, you know exactly what’s going into it, and in the case of this homemade Tahini, it’s super easy. Tahini is a paste made from ground, hulled sesame seeds used primarily in Greek, Middle Eastern, North African, and Turkish […]

Strawberry-Chipotle Compote Bacon-Meatballs

Strawberry-Chipotle Compote Bacon-Meatballs | cookingontheweekends.com

There is so much deliciousness going on here — it’s almost out of control.  Somewhere between the sweet and spicy Strawberry-Chipotle Compote and the mouthwatering smoky Bacon-Meatballs, you might just loose your mind.  (Only for a moment — until the next bite, that is.) Remember the other day, when I told you about the super […]

Blackberry-Thyme Roasted Chicken and a Surprise Gift

Blackberry-Thyme Butter Roasted Chicken | cookingontheweekends.com

A fun contest with a super cool prize starts today!  Read on for the details . . . . I have big, exciting news! It’s not what you might be thinking — I didn’t get a cookbook deal or win the lottery, and 2 kids are plenty.  This is food news, my friends.  My husband, […]

Roasted Hatch Chile-White Peach Salsa and an Awesome Hatch Chile Package Giveaway! {Giveaway Closed}

Roasted Hatch Chile-Peach Salsa and Double Cookbook Giveaway | cookingontheweekends.com

Though I’d love for you to take your time, if  you want to jump to the bottom of the post for the recipe and to enter the giveaway, I won’t be offended.  Winter, spring, summer, hatch, and fall. Some consider Hatch Chile season as important as any other season — and they fit it in […]

Quick Spicy Pickled Cabbage Recipe

Quick Spicy PIckled Cabbage Recipe | cookingontheweekends.com

This is just the beginning.  The beginning of the best fish tacos I’ve ever had, that is. I’m in the process of trying to recreate the amazing fish tacos I had at the Hale I’A Fish House in Kawaihae, Hawaii.  I’m certain that it’s this pickled cabbage combined with the spices on the fish, that […]

Summer “Spaghetti” and Pesto Meatballs {Gluten-Free Recipe}

Summer Squash Spaghetti and Pesto Meatballs | cookingontheweekends.com

This meal is beautiful, comforting, full of delicious summer flavors, and came together for a few simple reasons . . . . First — and by far the most interesting — my husband, who’s been a Vegetarian (Pescatarian, really), for the past twenty-one years, was craving meatballs and suddenly and without warning, decided he wanted […]

Grape-Plum Summer Salsa Recipe

August 1 -Grape-Plum Salsa Recipe3

Do you have a signature dish?  Or a signature cookie or drink? This recipe is my signature summer salsa.  I just decided this today.  Of course it doesn’t make any sense because a “signature dish” is one that a person is well known for — and well, only two people have tried this — me […]

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