Summer Melon Recipes

Summer Melon Recipes -- From cocktails and pies, to salads and sushi, juicy and flavorful summer melons are the star ingredient in all of them!

From cocktails and pies, to salads and sushi, juicy and flavorful summer melons are the star ingredient in all of these recipes!  And even though they're not red, white and blue -- they would all be lovely at your 4th of July barbecue!  How much do you love to sink your teeth into fresh, sweet and juicy summer … [Read more...]

No-Churn Pineapple Guava Ice Cream Recipe

No Churn Guava Ice Cream Recipe -Luscious and creamy, with a tropical fruity and nutty flavor, this no-churn ice cream is the perfect, easy and delicious summer treat!

Luscious and creamy, with a tropical fruity and nutty flavor, this no-churn ice cream is the perfect, easy and delicious summer treat!I'm wondering if the following has ever happened to you. . . .You taste something and it's delicious, and you think you know what it is, but really, you have absolutely no idea -- … [Read more...]

Gluten-Free Brownie Cake Recipe and Then Some . . .

Gluten Free Brownie Cake Recipe -- You won't believe this brownie cake is gluten-free -- it's rich, chocolaty, and the almost fluffy texture is out of this world!

You won't believe that this brownie cake is gluten-free. It's rich and chocolaty, and the creamy and light texture — that's somewhere between a dense brownie and an airy cake — is out of this world! I have a lot to say today, and while I hope you check it out, if you're simply interested in getting to the recipe, … [Read more...]

A Dozen Mother’s Day Recipes From my Mom

A Dozen Mother's Day Recipes From my Mom

A dozen mouth-watering recipes from my mom or inspired by her -- all are made with love.My mom was an absolutely amazing cook who rarely, if ever, followed a recipe.  She created masterpieces from leftovers – and her meals often had many “secret ingredients.” My mom shared her kitchen with me when I was growing up, and … [Read more...]

Pink Lemonade-Coconut Bars {Gluten-Free Recipe}

Gluten-Free Pink Lemonade-Coconut Bars - Sweet, tart and oh-so-pretty -- this delectable dessert will make you a star!

These delectable lemon bars will make you a star -- they're sweet, tart and oh-so-pretty! Though they appear more yellow than pink, these are quite literally pink lemon bars!  I used Frieda's Pink Lemons, and they are absolutely stunning.  So stunning that I just had to paint a pretty picture with them -- in the form … [Read more...]

10 Beautiful Blood Orange Recipes

Blood Orange Recipes

The Beauty of a Blood Orange knows no bounds -- this winter citrus should be celebrated!  If you visit Cooking On The Weekends regularly, you know I often love to pause and admire the beauty of whole, fresh ingredients.A blood orange is a perfect example of a food that is art.  I mean, are you kidding me!?  Look at … [Read more...]

Persimmon Gingerbread Recipe

Persimmon Gingerbread Recipe - Quick and easy to bake, super delicious, Persimmon Gingerbread is packed with soul-warming spices.

Quick and easy to bake, super delicious, Persimmon Gingerbread is packed with soul-warming spices.  Christmas breakfast, anyone?It's so that weekend.That weekend to bake amazingly delicious dessert bread.Dessert bread full of warming spices that make the whole house smell good.  Dessert bread with spices so … [Read more...]

Passion Fruit-Ginger Cheesecake Bars Recipe

Passion Fruit Ginger Cheesecake Bars - - Sweet, tart, subtly spicy, creamy and oh-so-pretty!

My Passion Fruit-Ginger Cheesecake bars are sweet, tart, subtly spicy, creamy and oh-so-pretty!This is an interesting and very delicious dessert.  And by interesting, I mean it's far different from your run-of-the-mill (also delicious) cheesecakes.It's alluring.  I mean, look at it!  That color!  Those spots!  Look … [Read more...]

Grilled Corn Ice Cream Recipe

Grilled Corn Ice Cream Recipe

We took a family trip to Seattle a couple of weeks ago and had some absolutely incredible meals.  I'll be writing all about all of them and the restaurants very soon, but today you get a small taste from one of them.At Matt's in the Market restaurant, (where I also got my inspiration for the Compressed Watermelon … [Read more...]

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 you can grab one off a vine in your … [Read more...]