12 Most Popular Recipes of 2013

12 most popular receips of 2013 | Cooking On The Weekends

Is there anyone who likes traffic? Where I live in Los Angeles, I-405, I-10, I-101, you name it, and it’s full of traffic most of the time.  Nobody likes it!  Ever! There is one place though, where I actually LOVE traffic.  You heard me . . . LOVE! Right here, my friends — on Cooking […]

Creamy Cranberry Balsamic Salad Dressing Recipe

Creamy Cranberry Balsamic Salad Dressing Recipe | Cooking On The Weekends

Do you still have leftover Thanksgiving cranberry sauce? Did you make the oh-so-yummy Spiced Cranberry Sauce Corn Muffins?  They promise to be a treat, especially warmed up with a dab of butter. I made the muffins and still had cranberry sauce to spare, so used it to whip up this delicious, rich and creamy salad […]

30 Sweet & Savory October Apple Recipes

Crimson Gold Apples | Cooking On The Weekends

I’m thinking of starting National Port Glazed Manchego Figs and Prosciutto with Beet Pickled Eggs Day.  Kidding!  (I mean, could it be any more bizarre and specific!?) I just find it so funny that these days there’s a special day, week or month to celebrate just about every food in the world (i.e., National Nutella Day, […]

Sesame Orange Steak Salad Recipe

Sesame Orange Steak Salad Recipe | Cooking On The Weekends

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again — for me, creating a plate of food is often like creating a painting.  It’s the fine art I’ve chosen in life. It began with a new, pretty golden-orange bowl and super flavorful, leftover steak. Next, varying shades of green, beautifully textured lettuce and vibrant, shiny […]

Ponzu-Marinated Watermelon Cucumber Recipe

Ponzu-Marinated Watermelon Cucumber Recipe | Cooking On The Weekends

The first time I laid eyes on these Watermelon Cucumbers from Melissa’s Produce, I thought they were teeny-tiny watermelons.  (Go figure.)  At first glance they’re super cute — and when you take a closer look, maybe even slice one in half, they’re truly exquisite.  A more vibrant green inside than other cucumber varieties, and a […]

It’s Hatch Chile Season: Hatch Chile Tequila Chicken Tostada Recipe

Hatch Chile Tequila Chicken Tostada Recipe | Cooking On The Weekends

It’s time to celebrate Hatch chile season! It officially began this week and you’ll start finding them in stores today! Hatch chiles are a prized New Mexican chile and are only available in August and September.  These Southwestern chiles are grown in the Mesilla Valley, where the sunlight is intense and and the nights are […]

Best Avocado Recipes!

Best Avocado Recipes! | Cooking On The Weekends

* Links to all of these avocado recipes are below * The California avocado season for this year is March to September.  So there’s no better time to be eating avocados than right this minute! On Tuesday I shared my recipe for Lemon Chipotle Guacamole, and told you about the California Avocado Commission Blogger Luncheon […]

Meyer Lemon-Black Quinoa Plum and Avocado Salad Recipe

r Lemon-Black Quinoa Plum and Avocado Salad Recipe | Cooking On The Weekends

Making this salad felt a bit like painting a picture. You see, as I was cooking the black quinoa, I spotted my big bowl ripe plums out of the corner of my eye. I thought their bright reddish color would look so pretty against the beautifully textured, black quinoa. Then I imagined how lovely the […]

Happy Father’s Day!

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My dad with me exactly 11 years ago, on my wedding day . . . . and a couple of weeks ago with his two favorite dogs, me and my boys. My husband, the other best dad in the world. ~    ~     ~ Wishing you all a very happy, warm, and love-filled Father’s […]

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