Summer Tomato-Sweet Onion & Blue Cheese Salad Recipe

Summer Tomato Sweet Onion and Blue Cheese -- A simple salad recipe, full seasonal summer flavors, that’s as delicious as it is beautiful.

A simple salad recipe, full of seasonal summer flavors, that’s as delicious as it is beautiful.    Please excuse my absence. Hopefully you’re very hungry for a new recipe!And this one just so  happens to be a lovely appetizer to serve at your July 4th barbecue! After a very rough few months dealing with my dad’s … [Read more...]

Snow Pea Shoot-Cranberry Salad with Crispy Rice & Spicy Pecan Dressing

Snow Pea Shoot-Cranberry Salad with Crispy Rice & Spicy Pecan Dressing -- vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free and a spectacular centerpiece for a holiday table!

This beautiful salad is vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free -- and it's the perfect centerpiece for a special event or holiday meal table! Last week I shared my love of baby bok choy from Jade Asian Greens, and today I'm sharing  their Snow Pea Shoots (Dau Miu), which I think are one of the most stunning and interesting … [Read more...]

15 Over-The-Top-Delicious Easter Brunch Menu Ideas

15 Over-The-Top-Delicious Easter Brunch Menu Ideas

Easter Sunday is the perfect day for brunch!  From a bright spring salad and beautiful fresh citrus, to unique and colorful eggs and scrumptious French toast bread pudding -- there's something here for everyone!  I think my dad has turned not one, but two corners.  The first is that he's no longer taking any steps … [Read more...]

Spicy Caesar Little Gems Recipe

Spicy Caesar Little Gems Recipe -- Little Gem Lettuce leaves hold all the classic flavors of a traditional Caesar salad with a kick of heat to bring it over the top.

Little Gem Lettuce leaves hold all the classic flavors of a traditional Caesar salad with a kick of heat to bring it over the top. It’s a mixed rustic salad in a large serving bowl to share with friends.It’s a lovely, elegant plated appetizer at a small dinner party.It’s a beautiful platter of hors d’oeuvres … [Read more...]

Colorful Citrus Carrot Salad Recipe

Colorful Citrus Carrot Salad Recipe -- It's as delicious as it is stunning.

This Colorful Citrus Carrot Salad is as delicious as it is stunning.  It's like an edible painting.   A couple of days ago I told you that Melissa's Produce has declared the Shishito pepper to be the most trendy pepper of 2017.  And today it's a key ingredient in a salad that's trendy for other reasons.Yep, … [Read more...]

A Week of Main Course Salads

A Week of Main Course Salads

From Fried Meyer Lemon Caesar Salad to Kale-Grape Salad with Thai Curry Vinaigrette, these seven salads are over-the-top delicious and hearty enough to be a meal!You might think I'm dishing up salads for a week because it's a new year -- and we should be eating lighter after the holidays, dieting or … [Read more...]

12 Most Popular Recipes of 2016

12 Most Popular Recipes of 2016

The 12 most popular 2016 recipes on Cooking On The Weekends have been chosen by all of you. Below is one delicious recipe from each month of 2016 that was the most visited, shared and cooked throughout the year.I want to thank all of you for visiting my site, looking at my photographs, reading bits about my life, … [Read more...]

Asian-Style Basil Slaw Recipe

Asian-Style Basil Slaw Recipe -- This sweet and spicy coleslaw is packed with incredibly delicious, super fresh flavors! Asian-Style Basil Slaw is the perfect side for grilled meat, chicken or fish.

This sweet and spicy coleslaw is packed with incredibly delicious, super fresh flavors! Asian-Style Basil Slaw is the perfect side for grilled meat, chicken or fish.Oh, and it's just so pretty!This is the slaw I whipped up for my husband's birthday, to go with the Smoky Sweet and Spicy Pork Ribs.  It was a perfect … [Read more...]

Mango Avocado Pesto Stack Recipe

Mango Avocado Pesto Stack Recipe -- Fresh, sweet, creamy and slightly spicy -- you won't believe how utterly delicious a combination of mango, avocado and pesto is!

Fresh, sweet, creamy and slightly spicy -- you won't believe how utterly delicious a combination of mango, avocado and pesto is! When my 10-year-old son saw this creation he asked if I could really call it a recipe. He said, "You just layered a few things into a stack.  I could do that."Um . . . . just?  Yep, I … [Read more...]

Melon Pesto Prosciutto Salad Recipe

Melon Pesto Proscuitto Salad -- A fun play on spaghetti and meatballs turns pasta and meat into melon and cheese -- it's sweet, savory and absolutely divine!

A fun play on spaghetti and meatballs turns pasta and meat into melon and cheese -- it's sweet, savory and absolutely divine!My boys (10 & 12), like to watch Food Network Star. So we all watch and it's become one of our "family shows."  :-) Do you watch?The idea for this unique, delicious recipe came to me … [Read more...]