Top 10 Valentine’s Day Desserts

Top 10 Valentine's Day Desserts - red - pink - flowers | COOKINGONTHEWEEKENDS.COM

From dark rich chocolate and a cocktail in a strawberry, to natural red velvet perfection and a sexy blood orange, there's a luscious Valentine's Day treat here for everyone."You can't make everybody happy, you're not a jar of Nutella." (I love that quote!)  Get the recipe here.The beauty of a blood … [Read more...]

Winter Citrus Honey Melt

Winter Citrus Honey Melt |

I know, I know, citrus and melting cheese might sound like a bizarre combination.  I suppose it is -- but, it's also interesting and super delicious.Citrus is more typically paired with softer aged cheeses, like Cashel Blue or Gorgonzola, and with good reason -- it's fabulous!  (Goat cheese is also a lovely … [Read more...]

Valentine’s Day Dessert Recipe: Blood Orange-Champagne Crème Brûlée

Valentine's Day Dessert Recipe:  Blood Orange-Champagne Creme Brûlée | Cooking On The Weekends (

This isn't chocolate.  And it's a Valentine's Day dessert.  Who am I!?I'm the girl who is only okay with a non-chocolate dessert (for Valentine's Day, or otherwise), when it's super creamy, rich and delicately flavored with seasonal fruit.  Specific enough? … [Read more...]

40+ of the Best Citrus Recipes!

30+ Best Citrus Recipes | Cooking On The Weekends

Be it a Pixi tangerine, a Ruby grapefruit, or a big, plump Sumo, I love juicy, sweet, perfectly ripe winter citrus as much as I do a plum pulled right from its tree in the summer.My absolute favorite way to eat citrus is simply peeled and out of hand.  That said, there are so many divine creations to be made with … [Read more...]

How to Cut Citrus Segments and Slices: A Photographic Guide

How to Cut Citrus Segments and Slices | Cooking On The Weekends

As much as I love stone fruit and avocados in the summer, I might just love citrus in the winter even more.  And when I eat citrus fruits any way other than straight from the peel, I like to it be cut perfectly -- removed from its skin, pith (the white portion that's just inside the skin), and membranes.  This part of … [Read more...]

Cinco de Mayo Recipes 2013

Cinco de Mayo Recipes | Cooking On The Weekends

You still have time!  Quick, call a few friends and invite them for a casual, fun Cinco de Mayo fiesta.If I'm being honest, my favorite part about Cinco de Mayo is the food.Pictured above are a few of my recent Cinco de Mayo recipes and a few others with incredibly delicious Latin flavors.  Here are the links … [Read more...]

Cinco de Mayo Recipes: Blood Orange Halibut Ceviche Tacos

Blood Orange Halibut Ceviche Tacos | Cooking On The Weekends

This ceviche tastes like the beach.Okay, not literally.  I would never serve you something as salty as the ocean, or as gritty as the sand.  And this is actually quite the opposite -- it's perfectly seasoned and will melt in your mouth.The ceviche in these tacos tastes like the beach in that it simply brings my … [Read more...]

The Beauty of a Blood Orange

The Beauty of a Blood Orange | Cooking On The Weekends

The skin of a blood orange can be bright orange, red, or orange streaked with soft blush tones.And the outside color is never indicative of the color of their sweet interior.It's somewhat dramatic when the skin is gently peeled away, revealing the deep, dark flesh.I thought about creating a recipe with … [Read more...]

Friday Flowers: Stone Fruit Flowers and Winter Citrus Carpaccio


It's the beginning of February, right?  Well, I don't know about you, but I'm already seeing signs of Spring!Yesterday in and around Los Angeles, I saw several stone fruit trees beginning to bloom!  (Most of the trees blooming this early are ornamental ones, which are those that don't produce fruit.  Stone fruits … [Read more...]