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 […]

Spiced Chicken-Butternut Squash “Lasagna” Recipe {Gluten-Free}

December 2-Cinnamon Chicken Butternut Squash Lasagna Recipe

I’m always in search of the perfect lasagna noodles — those that aren’t pasta, that is. I love finding new ways to separate layers of delicious sauce and melting cheese in a unique, gluten-free way.  With two gluten-free eaters in my house, I think this way about a lot of foods I prepare. When cooking […]

Creamy Cranberry Balsamic Salad Dressing Recipe

Creamy Cranberry Balsamic Salad Dressing Recipe | Cooking On The Weekends

Do you still have leftover Thanksgiving cranberry sauce? Did you make the oh-so-yummy Spiced Cranberry Sauce Corn Muffins?  They promise to be a treat, especially warmed up with a dab of butter. I made the muffins and still had cranberry sauce to spare, so used it to whip up this delicious, rich and creamy salad […]

Poached Egg on Grilled Avocado with Bacon-Onion Compote and Kerrygold Cashel Blue

Kerrygold Cashel Blue | Cooking On The Weekends

There’s flying coach, and then there’s flying first class. There’s fat-free frozen yogurt, and then there’s Italian gelato. And there’s blue cheese, and then there’s Kerrygold Cashel Blue cheese! This semi-soft, unbelievably creamy cheese has an tangy, robust flavor that spreads onto toast and melts in your mouth like butter.  It’s softer and and much […]

Blackberry Balsamic Vinaigrette Recipe

Blackberry Balsamic Vinaigrette | Cooking On The Weekends - blackberries are the most nutrient dense fruit on the planet!

If you know me well — or if you’ve spent five minutes with me — you know how much I love divine chocolates, scrumptious cookies, and simply over-the-top decadent desserts. While I do partake in delicious sweets almost daily — okay, daily — I make sure to fill the rest of my diet with a […]

Bacon, Basil and Balsamic . . . on a potato!

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Okay, I’m taking a quick, brief break from chocolate (I had quite a bit of chocolate for Valentine’s Day — and by quite a bit, I mean enough to satisfy four or five small families.)  The holiday is past, and I am looking forward to cooking up a super tasty breakfast this weekend.   by

Cannellini Bean-Tuna Salad Recipe with Lemon-Caper Balsamic Vinaigrette

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My sons are in a Lego phase. My husband’s in a rowing phase. And, my friends, I am in a Cannellini bean phase.  I know, it’s sort of funny.  The rowing, that is. ;-)    by

Roasted Grape Mascarpone Pasta Sauce

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I could not be more excited to share this recipe with you! Okay, remember the grapes we marinated in wine last week?  Well, if you haven’t eaten all of them, you can roast them (yup, you heard me right — roast them), to use in this amazing pasta sauce — along with their marinade! by

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