Tomato & Feta Salsa Recipe for Meat or Chicken

Tomato Feta Salsa Recipe for Meat or Chicken

At the super delicious and delightful Summertime Garden Party I went to, my friend Judy made a Mint and Feta Salsa.  It was outstanding, and I’d never before thought of adding cheese to a salsa. It was brilliant! Totally inspired by Judy’s creation, I made this salsa with summer tomatoes as the star. The Feta […]

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 […]

Grilled Coffee Balsamic Flank Steak Recipe

Grilled Coffee Balsamic Flank Steak | Cooking On The Weekends www.cookingontheweekends.com

I love coffee. I love a perfect cup in the morning. I love it in my ice cream pie, and in my cookies. And now, I love it on my steak! Both the marinade and the sauce in the recipe are filled with the aromatic, deep, rich flavors of coffee.  Add a touch of sweetness […]

Strawberry-Grape Grilled Cheese with Brie and Lemony Basil

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Sometimes I spend days creating recipes in my mind. Sometimes I spend hours, sometimes minutes, and sometimes just seconds. This one came to me almost instantly for a few reasons: I was famished. I had a craving for red grapes and brie the other day, so I had them on hand. My dad had just […]

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. How does crisp, […]

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. 😉 I’m really having fun experimenting with these super delicious beans. Cooking dried beans is the perfect weekend cooking project!  Cook a […]

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