How to eat a Cherimoya: A Photographic Guide

How to eat a Cherimoya: A Photograpic Guide | Cooking On The Weekends

“A Cherimoya is deliciousness itself.” — Mark Twain When I opened the box of Cherimoyas that Melissa’s Produce sent me, I immediately remembered when I had my first one — about twenty years ago, when I was living in Spain.  My Spanish sister, Pilar, introduced me to them. I hadn’t seen anything like them before.  […]

Holiday Hors D’Oeuvre Party Recipes

Holiday Hors D'Oeuvre Party Recipes | Cooking On The Weekends with Valentina

With just a few more days before Christmas, and  about a week before New Year’s Eve, we’re starting to write shopping lists and plan the cooking! I love a delicious Holiday Hors D’Oeuvre party!  One to two bites, pretty colors, easy to handle and a burst of flavor.  A perfect hors d’oeuvre should have these […]

Chocolate Coffee-Almond Granola Recipe

Chocolate Coffee-Almond Granola Recipe | Cooking On The Weekends, with valentina

A few scenarios to ponder . . . One — It’s Christmas morning, Santa’s cookie plate is left with a few crumbs, presents are opened, wrapping paper is all over the floor, and you’re hungry for scrumptious breakfast. Two — It’s a lovely winter evening, you’ve had a delicious dinner, have a bowl of vanilla […]

Gluten-Free Spiced Cranberry Sauce Corn Muffin Recipe

Gluten-Free Spiced Cranberry Sauce Muffin Recipe | Cooking On The Weekends

I’m always surprised that the morning after the Thanksgiving 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 leftover cranberry sauce, (which is the one thing I always seem to make about fifty-seven times as much as I’ll need). […]

Mesquite Chipotle-Cheddar Potato Muffin Recipe

Mesquite Chipotle-Cheddar Potato Muffin Recipe | Cooking On The Weekends

Have you ever used, or heard of Mesquite Flour? I hadn’t until a couple of months ago when a fantastic food blogger, David of Cocoa and Lavender, sent me a bag to sample.  David lives in Arizona, where mesquite flour is readily available.  Mesquite trees grow throughout the Sonoran desert, which covers about two-thirds of […]

Roasted Matchstick Parmesan French Fry Recipe

Roasted Matchstick Parmesan French Fries  | Cooking On The Weekends

It’s only fitting that I share a potato recipe with you today. I’m heading to Idaho this morning, along with a handful of other food bloggers and the Idaho Potato Commission. We’ll be harvesting and learning all about Famous Idaho Potatoes.   I can’t wait to tell you all about the experience when I return. If […]

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 […]

Smoky Chipotle Mango Quesadilla Recipe

Smoky Chipotle Mango Quesadilla | Cooking On The Weekends

When two of my (many) favorite foods on the planet are a a match made in heaven, as a pair they might just surpass everything else. Smoky, spicy chipotle peppers and sweet, tangy mangoes create the most unbelievable flavor combination imaginable.  This delectable summer quesadilla can be served in small slices as an appetizer, and […]

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