Pickled Ginger-Citrus Salad with Creamy Wasabi Dressing and Spicy Crispy Fried Rice

Pickled Ginger Citrus Salad with Creamy Wasabi Dressing and Crispy Fried Rice -- This salad is an explosion of spicy, sweet, fresh, and mind-blowingly delicious flavors!

This salad is an explosion of spicy, sweet, fresh, and mind-blowingly delicious flavors!This salad began with an invitation to a Super Bowl party and a big bowl of Cara Cara oranges.  Yep, that's what it took to get this creation going.The sweet, super juicy oranges were begging for a spicy wasabi dressing, and … [Read more...]

10 Beautiful Blood Orange Recipes

Blood Orange Recipes

The Beauty of a Blood Orange knows no bounds -- this winter citrus should be celebrated!  If you visit Cooking On The Weekends regularly, you know I often love to pause and admire the beauty of whole, fresh ingredients.A blood orange is a perfect example of a food that is art.  I mean, are you kidding me!?  Look at … [Read more...]

Blood Orange-Turmeric Upside Down Pound Cake Recipe

Blood Orange-Turmeric Upside Down Pound Cake

This picturesque cake will wow your guests -- it's gorgeous and packed with delicious fresh flavors and buttery goodness! Inspiration for my recipes comes from all over the place. It can be anything from the produce that's in season and the temperature outside, to the mood I'm in and flavors I'm craving.  It can also … [Read more...]

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 | cookingontheweekends.com

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 (http://www.cookingontheweekends.com)

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?When I was asked to bring a chocolate dessert, or a … [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...]