Smoky Potato-Pickled Tomato Bites and Savory Cocktails

Smoky Potato-Pickled Tomato Bites and Savory Cocktails | Cooking On The Weekends

Greg Henry of SippitySup was one of the first people who welcomed me into the food blogging community a couple of years ago, just before I started Cooking On The Weekends.I loved SippitySup immediately, and it's no wonder that since I met Greg, he's had his first two cookbooks published: Savory Pies and Savory … [Read more...]

Cooking On The Weekends’ First Annual “Share the Love” Cooking Giveaway {GIVEAWAY CLOSED}

Cooking On The Weekends' "Share the Love" Cooking Giveaway!

{GIVEAWAY CLOSED — WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON 9/4}It's here!  It's Cooking On The Weekends' First Annual "Share The Love" Cooking Giveaway! The prizes are awesome -- and there are a lot of them!  But first, here are the guidelines to follow: *Skip to Step 5 if you don't want to cook, but still want to … [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...]

Summer Grilling Recipes

Summer Grilling Recipes | Cooking On The Weekends

It's Memorial Day weekend and tomorrow is the first official BBQ day of summer.  (I just made that up.)These are some of my favorite summer grilling recipes that are perfect for casual outdoor entertaining!Click on the titles to get the delicious recipes.Top left: Spicy Grilled Sriracha Burgers with Crispy … [Read more...]

Cinco de Mayo Recipes 2013

Cinco de Mayo Recipes | Cooking On The Weekends

You still have time!  Quick, call a few friends and invite them for a casual, fun Cinco de Mayo fiesta.If I'm being honest, my favorite part about Cinco de Mayo is the food.Pictured above are a few of my recent Cinco de Mayo recipes and a few others with incredibly delicious Latin flavors.  Here are the links … [Read more...]

Cinco de Mayo Recipes: Mexican Chocolate Crème Brûlée

Cinco de Mayo Recipes: Mexican Chocolate Creme Brulee | Cooking On The Weekends

My mom takes her desserts very seriously.Her desserts must be just the right flavor, texture and temperature.My mom adores custards, so when we're in a Mexican restaurant she loves ending her meal with a lovely flan.  In her fairly fluent Spanish, she asks the server if the flan is "as smooth as silk," or if … [Read more...]

Cinco de Mayo Recipes: Blood Orange Halibut Ceviche Tacos

Blood Orange Halibut Ceviche Tacos | Cooking On The Weekends

This ceviche tastes like the beach.Okay, not literally.  I would never serve you something as salty as the ocean, or as gritty as the sand.  And this is actually quite the opposite -- it's perfectly seasoned and will melt in your mouth.The ceviche in these tacos tastes like the beach in that it simply brings my … [Read more...]

Wilted Chard and Basil-Grapefruit Sesame Salad Recipe

Wilted Chard and Basil-Grapefruit Sesame Salad Recipe | Cooking On The Weekends

What are you doing this weekend?Want to have brunch with me?Excellent! The menu . . . French Toast Bread Pudding Crispy Hash Browns with Eggs and a Side of Bacon Wilted Chard and Basil-Grapefruit Salad Spiced Granola Breakfast Cookies Chocolate Truffle Espresso Muffins Iced Mocha Smoothies There … [Read more...]

Port Glazed Manchego Figs and Prosciutto

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 What's better than a cute, tasty and easy-to-eat hours d'oeuvre at a holiday party?  After all, you can mingle, eat, and have a cocktail all at once.Holiday Hors D'Oeuvre Parties are my favorite!Ideally at a party, an hors d'oeuvre should be one, maybe two bites.And these bites or two should look fantastic … [Read more...]

Eggnog Poppy Seed Bundt Cake Recipe

Eggnog Poppy Seed Bundt Cake | Cooking On The Weekends cookingontheweekends.com

I love bundt cakes!"Bundt" simply refers to the shape of the cake.  A bundt cake is made in ring-shaped, fluted pan.I love the look of it and I love the endless possibilities of flavors that a bundt pan can hold and mold. And I absolutely love the gorgeous amount of "crust" on a bundt cake.  The bundt pan … [Read more...]