Summertime Garden Party Menu

Summertime Garden Party Menu

photo credit: shepaused4thought.com Isn’t it so hard to slow down?  To make time for yourself?  To do something just for fun?  It sure is for me, and when I do it, it never fails to remind me that I should make a bigger effort to do it more often.   Last week I had the […]

Sweet and Spicy Tomato-Mango, Goat Cheese Appetizer Recipe

Sweet & Spicy Tomato Mango Goat Cheese Appetizer Recipe

Do you ever have days when you’re so stressed out, and things keep going wrong?  Okay seriously, that’s a rhetorical question — obviously you do!  If you’re human, anyway. 😉 Yesterday was one of those days. I won’t bore you with all of the details, but the highlight was when I opened my (parked) car […]

Spicy Serrano Tomato Preserves Recipe

Spicy Serrano-Tomato Preserves

I was just about to say that I can’t believe summer is half over, when I realized how much more delightful it would be if I said how great it was that we have half of the summer left.  We have half of the summer left!  There you have it. Tomatoes scream summer.  Especially if […]

Bacon-Onion Heirloom Tomato Pizza Recipe

Bacon-Onion Heirloom Tomato Pizza Recipe

Let’s just go over what’s going on here . . . This pizza starts with my Grilled Gluten-Free Pizza Crust, which is made with olive oil.  Gluten-free or not, you’ll love it!The crust is sprinkled with thin layer of my favorite Kerrygold cheese, Dubliner.  Yum! Added to that is an absolutely delectable bacon-onion compote — […]

Balsamic Glazed Fresh Melon Cake Recipe

Balsamic Glazed Melon Cake Recipe

For a while now, I’ve been imagining how pretty super thin melon slices would be stacked together — in the form of a cake.  I’m not the first to think of a cake made of fresh melon — but, I’ve never seen one quite like this.  This is one idea that’s been on my want-to-do […]

Caramelized Banana-Blueberry Gelato Recipe

Beach and rocks

It turned out to be a good thing that we couldn’t eat our most recent batch of bananas quickly enough.  I bought way too many at once, and somehow did the same thing with blueberries. I couldn’t very well let these delicious fruits go to waste, so I created this super interesting and crazy delicious […]

Idaho Potatoes Through The Seasons

Idaho Potatoes Through The Seasons: Top Food Bloggers Share Their Favorite Potato Recipes for Each Month of the Year

Top Food Bloggers Share Their Favorite Potato Recipes.  From bright, summer potato salads to creamy, winter mashed potatoes — they’re all mouth-wateringly delicious! Four years ago, just before I launched Cooking On The Weekends, I went to Camp Blogaway for the first time.  Patti Londre, the founder and leader, describes her camp as a “little […]

Honey-Grapefruit Popsicle Recipe

Honey Grapefruit Popsicle Recipe

 My current favorite breakfast is a Ruby grapefruit cut in half with honey drizzled over it.  I just love the perfect blend of the tart, juicy grapefruit with the sweet honey.  Each bite is perfectly balanced. I’ve been loving this so much that I decided to deconstruct it, then reshape it into an ice cold […]

Cherry Bacon Blueberry Kebab Recipe

Cherry-Bacon Blueberry Kebabs

A red, white and blue recipe for the 4th of July. A sweet, tart, and smoky appetizer. A Caprese of sorts. A delightful, super pretty summer hors d’oeuvre. Yep, it’s all that.  Call these beautiful, quick and easy kebabs what you will — any which way they’re absolutely delicious! PrintCherry Bacon Blueberry Kebab Recipe Prep […]

Lime-Shallot Purple Asparagus Recipe

Lime-Shallot Purple Asparagus Recipe

A 15-minute beautiful and delicious, spring and summer vegetarian side dish. Purple asparagus.  Did you expect it to be a vibrant green beneath it’s purple-reddish exterior?  It’s beautiful inside and out. One of my favorite things to do on Cooking On The Weekends is simply to celebrate the beauty of food.  I often look at […]

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