25 Things You Never Knew You Wanted to Know How to do in the Kitchen!

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Ever wished you knew how to pit and peel a lychee or cut and eat a cactus pear?  Or perhaps you’ve wished you knew how to use lemongrass or how in the world to go about eating a cherimoya?  Well you’ve come to the right place, my friends!  Here you’ll find 25 Things You Never […]

Shredded Chicken Cobb Salad Recipe with Citrus Vinaigrette

Shredded Chicken Cobb Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette-green-leaves-orange bowl-COOKINGONTHEWEEKENDS.COM

Brunoise, chiffonade, mince, rough chop, large dice, thin slices, and grated — these are just a few of the many ways foods can be cut before they are added to recipes.  And the entire vibe of a dish can depend on how the ingredients are cut.  The size and shape of each ingredient can be […]

Cajun Spiced Shrimp with Citrus-Cucumber Salsa

Cajun Spiced Shrimp with Citrus-Cucumber Salsa Recipe-glass bowl-brunoise orange-red-light green-chopped onion |COOKINGONTHEWEEKENDS.COM

Have you ever bitten into something and you absolutely, positively couldn’t help but moan a little? You already know about my obsession with Cara Cara’s, so you won’t be surprised when I tell you this recipe evolved from there.  (If you don’t know about this current citrus obsession of mine, you can read about it […]

Meyer Lemon-Vanilla Hot Milk Cake Recipe

Vanilla-Lemon Hot Milk Cake Recipe - lemons-bite | COOKINGONTHEWEEKENDS.COM

This post is sponsored by the California Milk Advisory Board, written by me and as always, all opinions are 100% my own. A few weeks ago I told you about the fantastic trip I took with the California Milk Advisory Board to the Bootsma Dairy Farm.  Remember?  I was hanging out with some very happy […]

Brown Butter Blueberry-Bacon Waffle Recipe {Gluten-Free Option}

Brown Butter Blueberry Bacon waffles | COOKINGONTHEWEEKENDS.COM

It’s subtly smoky, super sweet, fruity and cake-like — it’s the waffle of your dreams. And now . . . .  it’s a reality. Anyone would be happy to wake up to the incredible aroma of the flavors in these waffles coming together.  Anyone would believe they’re still dreaming as the aroma drifts beneath their […]

Introducing the Cara Cara Orange

The Cara Cara Orange | COOKINGONTHEWEEKENDS.COM

Sometimes I eat something so good that I just have to make sure you know about it.  You might be thinking this is an ordinary orange. However, looks can be deceiving. While the skin is bright orange, the interior flesh is a beautiful rosy pink, much like that of a Ruby grapefruit. The Cara Cara […]

Winter Citrus Honey Melt

Winter Citrus Honey Melt | cookingontheweekends.com

I know, I know, citrus and melting cheese might sound like a bizarre combination.  I suppose it is — but, it’s also interesting and super delicious. Citrus is more typically paired with softer aged cheeses, like Cashel Blue or Gorgonzola, and with good reason — it’s fabulous!  (Goat cheese is also a lovely choice.)  I’d […]

Warm Castelvetrano Olives

Warm Castelvetrano Olives | cookingontheweekends.com

A huge crowd pleaser, unbelievably delicious, and quite possibly the most simple hors d’oeuvre or appetizer you’ll ever make. Life is super busy.  Too busy!  So it’s  important that my husband and I carve out time for the occasional “date night.” And when we do, it’s also important that we eat somewhere delicious and inspiring.  (For me, […]

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 […]

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