Olive Oil-Thyme Poached Salmon Recipe and Introducing the “Two Extra Virgins” and the Arianna Trading Company

Arianna Trading Co. | cookingontheweekends.com

This is not a sponsored post — as always I only write about things I love. I’ve been wine tasting, cheese tasting, chocolate tasting, and now I can add olive oil tasting to the list — thanks to Melissa’s Produce, Laura Bashar, Mary Platis and Geroge Menzelos. Melissa’s Produce hosted a lovely book signing luncheon […]

Kona Coffee: Mountain Thunder in a Cloud Forest

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Ever heard of a Cloud Forest?  How about a Peaberry bean? Or the Kona Belt? Visiting the award winning, certified organic Mountain Thunder Kona Coffee farm, was on my list of things I wanted to do when we were in Kona, Hawaii earlier this month.  It was the only thing on my list however, that […]

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

Best Mother’s Day Brunch Recipes

Best Mother's Day Brunch Recipes | cookingontheweekends.com

And by “best,” I mean my favorites.   And by “Mother’s Day,” I mean a perfect excuse to make one of my favorite brunch recipes!  (Not that you should ever need an excuse to eat fantastic food!) by

Mother’s Day Mimosa Granita Cocktail Recipe

Mother's Day Mimosa Granita Cocktail Recipe | cookingontheweekends.com

Here’s what I want for Mother’s Day . . . Number one is a given — to be with my mom and my boys.  Second is a perfect cup of coffee (also a given if you know me well), and third is brunch around 11 AM — which will include of the most delectable foods […]

40+ of the Best Citrus Recipes!

30+ Best Citrus Recipes | Cooking On The Weekends

Be it a Pixi tangerine, a Ruby grapefruit, or a big, plump Sumo, I love juicy, sweet, perfectly ripe winter citrus as much as I do a plum pulled right from its tree in the summer. My absolute favorite way to eat citrus is simply peeled and out of hand.  That said, there are so […]

Smoky Potato-Pickled Tomato Bites and Savory Cocktails

Smoky Potato-Pickled Tomato Bites and Savory Cocktails | Cooking On The Weekends

Greg Henry of SippitySup was one of the first people who welcomed me into the food blogging community a couple of years ago, just before I started Cooking On The Weekends. I loved SippitySup immediately, and it’s no wonder that since I met Greg, he’s had his first two cookbooks published: Savory Pies and Savory […]

15 July 4th Recipe Ideas

15 Best 4th of July Recipes | Cooking On The Weekends

* From left to right, recipe links to the above images are below. * What are you doing to celebrate the 4th of July?  More importantly, what are you eating to celebrate the 4th of July? by

Fresh Strawberry Granita Recipe

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So you know I have huge crush on summer strawberries, right?  Well, now I’m seriously flirting with them. As I told you when we made our Lemon-Basil Strawberry Caprese, I buy six baskets of strawberries at a time.  I’ve been doing this every Sunday at my local Farmer’s Market — and they just keep getting […]

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