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 […]

How to Cut and Eat a Cactus Pear: A Photographic Guide

How to Cut a Cactus Pear: A Photographic Guide | cookingontheweekends.com

If you’ve ever driven through a desert, you’ve likely seen many Prickly Pear Cactus Plants along the way.  Did you have any idea those reddish fruits growing out of the pad-like plants were edible? Well, not only are they edible, they’re also absolutely stunning!  Wait until you see the inside — you’ll be amazed. There […]

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 […]

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, […]

Midori-Pandan Poached Plum Cups

Midori-Pandan Poached Plum Cups1 Recipe | cookingontheweekends.com

I know I’ve told you this a few times, but this recipe requires that I tell you again . . . food is an art medium. You can create art with watercolors, acrylics, pastels, and yes, today — plums. My idea was to create a simple, delicately flavored dessert that would look much like swirls […]

No-Bake Peach Cobbler Cream Cake Recipe with Gluten-Free Almond Cookie Crust

No-Bake Peach Cobbler Cream Cake Recipe with Gluten-Free Almond Cookie Crust | cookingontheweekends.com

I know, I know, it’s a ridiculously long title — I just like to let you know what you’re getting into.   Beautiful, aromatic, scrumptious peaches were waiting for me at the front door.  They came in a pretty box with a lovely hand written card adorned with a watercolor of peaches.  You might have […]

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 […]

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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