Smoky Grilled Tomato Recipe

Smoky Grilled Tomatoes | cookingontheweekends.com

I tend to add the word "smoky" to my recipe titles a lot.  The words "delicious" and "smoky" are synonyms.  (In my own culinary mind, anyway.)  And therefor, adding smoky (or delicious, if you will), flavors to food elevates them to higher level. When I made these grilled tomatoes the other night, I mixed them into an … [Read more...]

Tangy Lemon-Dill White Asparagus Recipe

Tangy Lemon-Dill White Asparagus Recipe | Cooking On The Weekends

You know what I think is so bizarre?White asparagus!I know, your thinking, "fascinating, Valentina."  (And in a bored tone, no less.)  Well let me tell you, it is fascinating -- or interesting, at the very least. ;-)You see white asparagus is grown while covered with mulch and dark plastic so that it never … [Read more...]

Baby Kiwi Parfait Recipe

Baby Kiwi Parfait Recipe | cookingontheweekends.com

How cute are these little, tiny kiwis?  I know, they're adorable!Baby kiwi are actually a berry and are bit smaller than the size of an average grape.  They have smooth, fuzz-less, eatable, thin skin, and are absolutely delicious.  (And did I mention cute?)  Though more delicate, the sweet and tart flavor of baby … [Read more...]

Crispy Garlic Ginger Bok Choy Recipe

Crispy Garlic Ginger Bok Choy Recipe | Cooking On The Weekends

Spicy and and full of flavor, Crispy Garlic Ginger Baby Bok Choy is an addicting snack, a scrumptious side dish and would add perfectly to a menu celebrating the Chinese New Year! … [Read more...]

Honey Jalapeño Citrus Salad Recipe

Honey Jalapeno Citrus Salad Recipe

Okay, so maybe it's more a stack of citrus, than it is a salad.  Whatever you want to call it, it's beautiful and bursting with the fresh sweet, tangy flavors of seasonal winter citrus. Whether you serve this as a stunning first course at dinner, as a light lunch, or perhaps even as a refreshing dessert, this pretty … [Read more...]

Five-Minute Mexican Blackened Salmon Recipe

Five-Minute Mexican Blackened Salmon Recipe - Cooking On The Weekends

My recipe ideas come from anywhere and everywhere:  talking with people, colors I see, the weather, my mood, my fruit bowl, food images in magazines, walking down an aisle in the market, my kids, a book, a TV show, the seasons, and the list goes on.The idea for this recipe came to me when I brought home a ton of … [Read more...]

Tangerine Caprese Kebab Recipe

Tangerine Caprese Kebab Recipe | Cooking On The Weekends

Another delightful, delicious holiday hors d'oeuvre recipe!  How pretty and festive would this be along with a few of these, for a New Year's Eve cocktail party?Just look at how vibrant and beautiful the orange color of the tangerine is!  These are  Neapolitan (also called Page) Tangerines.  These are true gems!  … [Read more...]

Lemony Tomato Caper Marinated Mahi Mahi Recipe

Lemony Tomato Caper Marinated Mahi Mahi Recipe | Cooking On The Weekends

I don't know about you, but this time of year is so incredibly busy for me, I feel like I'm just going, going, going -- and then going some more!I have to make an effort to slow down, and take time out to enjoy a meal with friends and family.  And there's no better time then in the heart of comfort food … [Read more...]

Gluten-Free Spiced Cranberry Sauce Corn Muffin Recipe

Gluten-Free Spiced Cranberry Sauce Corn Muffin Recipe

These gluten-free muffins are the best way ever to use your leftover Thanksgiving or Christmas cranberry sauce!I'm always surprised that the morning after the Thanksgiving or Christmas feast, I wake up hungry.  In fact, starving.  What's up with that!?These are quick and easy muffins that you can whip up with your … [Read more...]

Sweet Red Kapia Pepper Soup Recipe

Sweet Red Kapia Pepper Soup Recipe | Cooking On The Weekends

Remember when I said the sweet red pepper sauce I made for the Patagonian Tooth Fish, was so delicious, that I could practically drink it?Well I slightly revised the recipe, poured it into a bowl, and compromised a bit by using a spoon instead of a straw. ;-)Starring Sweet Red Kapia Peppers from Melissa's … [Read more...]