Spring Asparagus Grilled Cheese + 8 Favorite Asparagus Recipes

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It's cute, crazy delicious and they sing springtime.  What more could you want in a grilled cheese sandwich!?  This is one of a few Easter recipes I wrote for Momtastic.  You can get the recipe and see it featured here.  Enjoy!Below are a few more of my favorite asparagus recipes -- all of which would be delightful … [Read more...]

Light Spring & Summer Fish Stew Recipe

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So it's not quite summer, I know.  However, while this recipe is delicious now, it will be even better in the summer months when the corn and tomatoes are are at the peak of their season.Full of mild, flaky and buttery fish, sweet and sightly crunchy corn, bright green spring asparagus, tomatoes and smoky spices -- … [Read more...]

Grilled Cheese Month: Top Ten Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipes

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Turns out, April is National Grilled Cheese month.  Who knew!?With just one more day in April, I couldn't possibly let it go without presenting my top ten grilled cheese sandwiches, and I urge you to cook and eat them any month you like!Above pictured deliciousness from Cooking On The Weekends (that's … [Read more...]

Tangy Lemon-Dill White Asparagus Recipe

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You know what I think is so bizarre?White asparagus!I know, your thinking, "fascinating, Valentina."  (And in a bored tone, no less.)  Well let me tell you, it is fascinating -- or interesting, at the very least. ;-)You see white asparagus is grown while covered with mulch and dark plastic so that it never … [Read more...]

Lemon Black Rice Spring Salad Recipe

Lemon Black Rice Spring Salad Recipe | Cooking On The Weekends

Sometimes selecting different foods to put together in a recipe, is like selecting different paint colors to put together in a house.If you're not sure what I mean, follow my thought process in creating this recipe.First, I was in Trader Joe's (not shopping for rice), when a bag of black rice caught my eye.  … [Read more...]

Why Are You Here?

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Why are you here?Why am I here?No, I haven't suddenly delved into philosophy here.  I'm not talking about the meaning of life or anything serious like that.I'm talking about this website, Cooking on the Weekends.  Why are you here?I'll tell you why I am.  I've mentioned this before, but I just thought I … [Read more...]

Mother’s Day Brunch Recipes: Caramelized Red Onion Asparagus Frittata, and then some. . .

Mother's Day Brunch Recipes | Cooking On The Weekends

I think the mere act of sitting down to a brunch can be as decadent as the food served.Never mind "breakfast is the most important meal of the day," I think brunch is the most important meal of the day!  However, it's the one meal that nobody has regularly.  And it's for exactly that reason that it's so … [Read more...]

Muscato Grape-Shallot Pork Chops

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The entrée, the main course. . . . it's dinner, really. Today we're making the Muscato Grape-Shallot Pork Chops, which will be beautifully placed on top of the Mashed Okinawan Sweet Potatoes and Citrus Steamed Asparagus.  All strewn with the Crispy Asparagus Garnish.  It's really a beautiful dinner party plate!I … [Read more...]

Citrus Steamed Asparagus and Crispy Asparagus Garnish

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Over Rambutini cocktails yesterday, I promised we'd plan our entrée for a dinner party for this weekend.(Have you invited your guests?)And the entrée is . . . Muscato Grape-Shallot Pork Chops with Mashed Okinawan Sweet Potatoes and Citrus Steamed Asparagus.This Citrus Steamed Asparagus is going to brighten … [Read more...]

Peach Caprese with Balsamic Glaze

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Traditional Caprese, as you probably know, is made of fresh buffalo mozzarella, tomatoes and basil. This Insalata Caprese is thought to have originated in Capri, hence its name.My Caprese originated in my mind -- a place not quite as glamorous as Capri.  It features thinly sliced peaches and asparagus.  It's as … [Read more...]