How To Make Caramelized Onions

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Today we are creating an unbelievable, intensely rich, sweet flavored, caramel-colored, spreadable delicacy.  It's like gold.  We're caramelizing onions!  We're cooking onions very slowly on the stove. . . drawing all of their natural sugars to their surface.Although you can use olive oil, I love using clarified, … [Read more...]

Key Lime Grilled Corn Guacamole Recipe

Lime Grilled Corn Guacamole | Cooking On The Weekends

I can't get enough of avocados in the summertime!  I absolutely love them -- on their own, in salads, avocado fries, and of course, in a guacamole recipe!The key to making fantastic guacamole is starting with fantastic avocados! And I have a new avocado find I'm excited to tell you about!  Paradise Grove Avocados!  … [Read more...]

A July 4th Recipe! Pomegranate Berry Popsicles and Cocktails

Pomegranate Berry Popsicles

I've just about survived our first week of summer. I've only signed my boys up for a couple weeks of camp here and there, but for the most part, they'll be hanging with me.I think that it's so important for me to soak them up while I can.  I know it's a cliche, but . . . it all goes by so fast! My five-year-old has … [Read more...]

Cucumber-Dill Canapé Recipe

Cucumber Dill Canapé Recipe

I made these adorable, delicious hors d'oeuvres for the very first party I ever catered, way back in 1995. (Oh my!)  And I think these may have been on the menu of every party I catered there after.  They are always a crowd pleaser!  They're light, refreshing, pretty, and packed with flavor -- and all in one … [Read more...]

Almond-Plum Upside Down Pandan Cake {Gluten-Free Recipe}

Up Side Down Plum-Pandan Cake Recipe

I feel so fortunate to live close to my parents.  They're very close with my boys, they can watch their grandchildren grow up, and they often babysit so I can have a moment to myself here and there. I can pick up what they need when I'm out, I can cook for them, they host lovely family events, and they always have a … [Read more...]

Friday Flowers: Matilija Poppies and Buckwheat Banana Pancake Recipe {Gluten-Free}

Buckwheat Banana Pancake Recipe {Gluten-Free}

I've never been much of a gadget-girl, but I must say that I love my iPhone!  Sure I text, email, and get calls, but I love it the most on my early morning trail runs! I listen to Pandora (Jack Johnson Radio, if you must know), I use my Run Keeper app (which generally confirms I'm a slow as I'd thought), I can call my … [Read more...]

Spinach Kale Pesto Recipe

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When I was growing up, my parents grew beautiful basil in their garden.  (And they still do.)  So naturally, my mom made a ton of beautiful basil pesto!It became a tradition to have the pesto on English muffins topped with thick slices of sweet, heirloom tomatoes (also from their garden).This yummy dinner … [Read more...]

Strawberry Avocado Salsa Recipe

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Tomorrow is June 21st -- the first official day of summer!  Yay! My two boys are very excited that school will be out soon. They know that more playtime and a slightly later bedtime will ensue.  For me, the excitement is about a new season of culinary delights!There are dozens of foods summer brings -- strawberries … [Read more...]

What To Cook For Father’s Day: A Few Delicious Ideas

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You already know I'm making a super delicious granola for my dad for Father's Day,  but that's his gift, not our Father's Day meal!He'll likely have the granola for a late-night snack!For dinner, I'm thinking we'll have Mediterranean Marinated Flank Steak with salad and these oh-so-tasty Smoky Chipotle Parmesan … [Read more...]

Father’s Day Granola Recipe

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Father's Day is this Sunday! And while most of us associate Father’s Day with grilling on the barbecue, I think of granola. You see, my own dad loves granola.  So much so that at dessert time, he’ll pass on cookies and ice-cream and opt for a big bowl of granola instead.  And if my dad is ever caught having a … [Read more...]