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...]

Watermelon Pizza Recipe

Watermelon Pizza Recipe - The raw watermelon "pizza" is a beautiful, refreshing, and super delicious summer dish!

This raw watermelon "pizza" is a beautiful, refreshing, and super delicious summer dish!  The finger limes put it over the top!I grew up in a family with many artists.My grandfather was a painter and made beautiful jewelry, and my grandmother used to sew the most darling dolls and little teddy bears. My … [Read more...]

Watermelon Sorbet & The Best Summer Watermelon Recipes

Summer Watermelon Sorbet Recipe

Nothing says summer more than juicy, cold watermelon!  This sorbet is a sweet, refreshing way to celebrate the warm weather, along with an array of other delightful and delicious watermelon dishes -- from salads to cake!Easiest Ever Three-Ingredient Watermelon Sorbet Recipe This dessert is somewhere between ice cream … [Read more...]

Dragon Tongue Bean Salad Recipe with Spicy Honey-Mustard

Dragon Tongue Bean Salad Recipe with Spicy Honey Mustard Dressing -- Colorful, beautiful, and so tasty -- this is the perfect summer side dish for barbecues or a vegan main course.

Colorful, beautiful, and so tasty -- this is the perfect summer side dish for barbecues or a vegan main course. When my friends at Melissa's Produce sent me a sample of the ever-so-stunning Dragon Tongue Beans, I wondered if I should use them in the kitchen, or simply set them out in a pretty bowl for display.  Dragon … [Read more...]