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 […]

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 […]

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