Seared Ahi Tuna Mango-Avocado Appetizer Recipe

Seared Ahi Tuna Avocado-Mango Appetizer Recipe |

For weeks I've been thinking about avocado and mango slices together on a plate.  I know, there's no end to my exciting food thoughts. ;-)Gorgeous and delicious, sweet and creamy, they're both at the tippy top of my favorite foods list(s).Pairing up with peppery, savory, seared Ahi, turns these two beauties … [Read more...]

Sweet & Savory Skellig Potato Bites with Cranberry-Pecan Caramelized Onions

Sweet and Savory Skellig Cheddar Potato Bites  | Cooking On The Weekends

I used to feel like Thanksgiving wouldn't be the Thanksgiving I knew and loved, if we didn't celebrate in the home I grew up in.  The home my parents still live in, and where most of the Thanksgivings of my life were spent.My parents' home invites Thanksgiving like no other.  The whole family filled the living … [Read more...]

Cucumber-Lemon Tomato Salad Recipe


For months I've been thinking about a beautiful salad that my friend Greg of SippitySup made.  I was quite taken by his use of lemon slices as a main ingredient.  I think this is brilliant!Inspired by Greg's salad, I created this super tasty recipe, which is very different, but I hope somewhat as delicious and as … [Read more...]

Ginger Ahi Tuna Tartare


Almost ten years ago, my husband and I honeymooned on the island of Huahini in French Polynesia.  It was an incredibly amazing vacation -- in every way.We ate a ton of fresh fish and tropical fruits, all delicious.  However, the most memorable dish we ate was an Ahi Tuna Tartare at a small, charming restaurant in … [Read more...]

Gluten-Free Potato Pancakes with Red Onion-Apple Compote


My mom and my aunt used to spend hours in the kitchen together making potato pancakes.  And I mean hours!I loved those hours! They'd grate and grate potatoes, fry and fry the pancakes, and talk and laugh -- a lot!These cooking get-togethers usually took place around Hanukkah -- and sometimes they happened … [Read more...]

Friday Flowers: Red Succulents and Cream of Chestnut-Potato Soup Recipe


A friend of mine recently asked me what Friday Flowers is all about, and if I cook with the flowers.  No, I don't.  (Well, very rarely -- Nastursiums for example, are tasty and edible.)  However, Friday Flowers is really about how certain flowers make me think about certain foods.  And on most Friday's, I share these … [Read more...]

Apricot Glazed Carrots


To be honest with you, my favorite part about the Jewish holidays -- well, all holidays -- is the food.With Rosh Hashanah beginning in two days, I'm still working on my small plates of sweet, delicious side dishes that will make up the main course.  Next up . . . . Apricot Glazed Carrots! It's said that eating … [Read more...]

Friday Flowers: Chive Flowers and Melon Gazpacho Recipe


My 5-year old son has a serious sweet tooth. The cutest thing ever is when he asks me which tooth it is, and why there's only one!So needless to say, this little guy absolutely loves melon -- especially Kiss melons, which are super sweet and flavorful!The Sugar Kiss, Honey Kiss and Golden Kiss melons are all … [Read more...]