Spicy Eggplant-Almond Cakes with Cilantro-Lemon Yogurt

Spicy Eggplant-Almond Cakes Recipe with Cilantro-Lemon Yogurt - Crispy on the outside, soft in the center, these super flavorful, spicy and earthy eggplant cakes are an incredibly delicious, crowd-pleasing hors d'oeuvre or appetizer.

Crispy on the outside, soft in the center, these super flavorful, spicy and earthy eggplant cakes are an incredibly delicious, crowd-pleasing hors d'oeuvre or appetizer. I had the pleasure of attending a delightful presentation by Faye Levy at Melissa's Produce a couple of weeks ago.  Faye, an authority on Middle … [Read more...]

Pink Lemonade-Coconut Bars {Gluten-Free Recipe}

Gluten-Free Pink Lemonade-Coconut Bars - Sweet, tart and oh-so-pretty -- this delectable dessert will make you a star!

These delectable lemon bars will make you a star -- they're sweet, tart and oh-so-pretty! Though they appear more yellow than pink, these are quite literally pink lemon bars!  I used Frieda's Pink Lemons, and they are absolutely stunning.  So stunning that I just had to paint a pretty picture with them -- in the form … [Read more...]

Pickled Ginger-Citrus Salad with Creamy Wasabi Dressing and Spicy Crispy Fried Rice

Pickled Ginger Citrus Salad with Creamy Wasabi Dressing and Crispy Fried Rice -- This salad is an explosion of spicy, sweet, fresh, and mind-blowingly delicious flavors!

This salad is an explosion of spicy, sweet, fresh, and mind-blowingly delicious flavors!This salad began with an invitation to a Super Bowl party and a big bowl of Cara Cara oranges.  Yep, that's what it took to get this creation going.The sweet, super juicy oranges were begging for a spicy wasabi dressing, and … [Read more...]

Spicy Crispy Fried Rice Recipe

Spicy Crispy Rice Recipe -- Delightfully spicy, this crispy rice is lovely to snack on, and is the perfect crunchy addition to a salad.

Delightfully spicy, this crispy rice is lovely to snack on, and is the perfect crunchy addition to a salad. I was making a winter citrus salad the other day, and it had every element I wanted except for a crunch.It was almost perfect.I thought about different types of nuts and seeds and I just wasn't feeling … [Read more...]

Creamy Rosemary-Dubliner Polenta with Crispy Pancetta Recipe

Creamy Rosemary Dubliner Polenta with Crispy Pancetta1

This polenta dish can be a side or main course -- it's incredibly hearty, packed with flavor and it's comforting beyond belief!Yep, it's absolutely as delicious as it sounds.I'm not kidding around here -- this is one comforting dish you won't want to miss!  Between the warmth of the rosemary and the sweet, nutty … [Read more...]

Spiced Pork and Mango Chimichurri Lettuce Wraps Recipe

Spiced Pork and Mango Chimichurri Lettuce Wraps Recipe

The most scrumptious lunch or dinner, these gluten-free wraps are filled with tender, warmly spiced pork, juicy, sweet mango and chimichurri sauce with a delicious kick! I've always put mangoes high up on a pedestal.  From their beautiful orange-red skin and brilliant golden flesh, to their tropical, floral fragrance … [Read more...]

10 Beautiful Blood Orange Recipes

Blood Orange Recipes

The Beauty of a Blood Orange knows no bounds -- this winter citrus should be celebrated!  If you visit Cooking On The Weekends regularly, you know I often love to pause and admire the beauty of whole, fresh ingredients.A blood orange is a perfect example of a food that is art.  I mean, are you kidding me!?  Look at … [Read more...]

Knockwurst and the Best Baked Beans Ever

Knockwurst and Baked Beans Recipe

The most delicious baked beans you will ever taste. Promise.When I came to the Baked Beans in my Grandmother's recipe collection, my jaw dropped.  For real!This recipe is no joke!  It's a bunch a crazy tasty ingredients that marry together in a low oven all day long.  All day!Unlike my Grandmother's Stuffed … [Read more...]

Triple Chocolate Gluten-Free Biscotti Recipe

Triple Chocolate Gluten-Free Biscotti

This biscotti is crisp, sweet, full of chocolate and will dip perfectly into your morning coffee. I was getting ready to make espresso biscotti, that I'd been imagining I'd be dunking in my coffee, when my 12-year-old son walked into the kitchen and asked me three questions in a row, without pause and full of … [Read more...]