Summer Tomato-Sweet Onion & Blue Cheese Salad Recipe

Summer Tomato Sweet Onion and Blue Cheese -- A simple salad recipe, full seasonal summer flavors, that’s as delicious as it is beautiful.

A simple salad recipe, full of seasonal summer flavors, that’s as delicious as it is beautiful.    Please excuse my absence. Hopefully you’re very hungry for a new recipe!And this one just so  happens to be a lovely appetizer to serve at your July 4th barbecue! After a very rough few months dealing with my dad’s … [Read more...]

Kerrygold Cashel Blue Grilled Peaches with Honey-Balsamic Glaze

Kerrygold Cashel Blue Grilled Peaches with Honey-Balsamic Glaze | Cooking On The Weekends

So you know how I love one-pot meals?  Well I'm learning that I also love one-fruit meals.  (I totally made that term up -- if you think of a better way to put it, please let me know.)You see, if a fruit has a pit, you can remove it and fill it with layers upon layers of ingredients, creating something beautiful … [Read more...]

Roasted Kale Sprout Salad with Pickled Beets, Mandarins & Spicy Pecans

Kale Sprouts for Roasted Kale Sprout Salad with Pickled Beets, Mandarins & Spicy Pecans | Cooking On The Weekends

Once again, good things seem to come in small packages.  A cross between Russian Red Kale and Brussels Sprouts, Kale Sprouts look like a tiny head of kale . . . until you slice them in half, at which point they resemble a brussels sprout.  Delicious and simply gorgeous, either way.Grown in California, Kale Sprouts … [Read more...]

Chicken-Grape Salad with Sautéed Potatoes, Sweet Spiced Pecans and Lemon-Mustard Dressing

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Did you know you can invite people (presumably friends or family) over for a meal and serve only salad?It's true: you could consider salad to be a "one-pot meal" of sorts!Okay, let's be realistic:  I wouldn't serve just salad without a nice, rustic loaf of bread, drinks and of course, a fantastic dessert!This … [Read more...]

Winter Persimmon Salad with Honey Glazed Pistachios and Blue Cheese

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Did you know that just like a bowl of chili, a salad can also be a comfort food!?  It's so true!  And this Winter Persimmon Salad is a perfect example.This salad is rich with flavor -- both sweet and savory -- and has warming spices.  I even find a persimmon to be aesthetically comforting and warm.  Just look at … [Read more...]

Friday Flowers: Nastursiums! Grapefruit-Avocado Salad Recipe

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Welcome, everybody, to my first "Friday Flowers!"Flowers inspire me greatly -- and different flowers make me think about different foods."Friday Flowers" isn't necessarily about adding floral items to what I'm cooking.   Flowers often just make me think of different foods I want to eat or cook.  For example … [Read more...]