Last-Minute 4th of July BBQ Menu!

Last-Minute 4th of July BBQ Menu!

So it's late afternoon on the 3rd of July and you might not know what to make for your 4th of July guests yet.  Do not fear!  I'm here to help. ;-)  Here's an awesome four course menu that you can easily pull off, and you will totally impress your guests!  As long as you can handle fighting the crowds at the market, … [Read more...]

Cherry Bacon Blueberry Kebab Recipe

Cherry-Bacon Blueberry Kebabs

A red, white and blue recipe for the 4th of July.A sweet, tart, and smoky appetizer. A Caprese of sorts.A delightful, super pretty summer hors d'oeuvre.Yep, it's all that.  Call these beautiful, quick and easy kebabs what you will -- any which way they're absolutely delicious!Cherry Bacon Blueberry … [Read more...]

4th of July Recipe: A Patriotic Grilled Cheese Sandwich

4th of July Recipe: Patriotic Grilled Cheese

If you can hardly contain your excitement about this sandwich, you can head to the bottom of the post to be directed to the recipe.  Otherwise, I’d love for you to take your time . . . . We live in a small-ish town in LA County. Without traffic (as if), we're about 20 minutes from downtown LA, and about 10 minutes … [Read more...]

Fresh Lemon-Pepper Grilled Corn Recipe

Fresh Lemon-Pepper Grilled Corn Recipe |

This super simple recipe screams summer fresh deliciousness!   And in this case, by "recipe," I mean throwing a few lovely flavors together on the grill.  I promise you, if you serve this at a summer BBQ, you'll be a star. … [Read more...]

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? … [Read more...]

Fresh Strawberry Granita Recipe


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 sweeter … [Read more...]

Grilled Chile-Lime Corn on the Cob Recipe and Little Something Sweet . . .

Grilled Chile-Lime Corn on the Cob Recipe and Little Something Sweet . . .  | Cooking On The Weekends

It's the little things.Sometimes it's the most simple, littliest things that can make me happy.Last week we walked out our front door, just like we had a million times before -- only this time we noticed that we had house guests.   The best, sweetest, most delightful house guests possible -- and they can stay … [Read more...]

July 4th Recipe: Strawberry-Blueberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies


Red, white and blue. . . Fourth of July cookies! Well, I guess it's time to be feeling a little patriotic. Here's the deal, I wanted to make something fun for this fun summer holiday!  And I wanted it to be a delightful, delicious treat to serve at your party, as well as something that's super easy for you to bring … [Read more...]