Mango Avocado Pesto Stack Recipe

Mango Avocado Pesto Stack Recipe -- Fresh, sweet, creamy and slightly spicy -- you won't believe how utterly delicious a combination of mango, avocado and pesto is!

Fresh, sweet, creamy and slightly spicy -- you won't believe how utterly delicious a combination of mango, avocado and pesto is! When my 10-year-old son saw this creation he asked if I could really call it a recipe. He said, "You just layered a few things into a stack.  I could do that."Um . . . . just?  Yep, I … [Read more...]

Basil Lemon Verbena Pesto Recipe

Basil-Lemon Verbena Pesto Recipe -- This pesto is made with basil and lemon verbena, and it's absolutely packed with fresh, intense, delicious flavors. It's rich, smooth and its lovely fragrance unbelievably divine!

This pesto, made with basil and lemon verbena, is packed with fresh, intense, delicious flavor.  It's rich, smooth and its lovely fragrance unbelievably divine! The same sweet 12-year old who grew the tomatoes in my Avocado Soft Boiled Egg Toast Recipe, is responsible for this gorgeous basil and lemon verbena. In fact, … [Read more...]

Cinnamon-Cardamom Spiced Apple Butter Recipe

Cinnamon-Cardamom Apple Butter Recipe - Cinnamon-Cardamom Spiced Apple Butter is as buttery as can be with no butter! With the fall flavors throughout, it's rich, creamy, smooth and oh-so-delicious!

Cinnamon-Cardamom Spiced Apple Butter is as buttery as can be with no butter!  With fall flavors throughout, it's rich, creamy, smooth and oh-so-delicious! When a raw apple is cooked, the transformation is really quite incredible.  It's taken from a tart crisp bite, to one that's soft and sweet. So soft that it's … [Read more...]

Smoky Red Lentil “Hummus” Recipe

Smoky Red Lentil Chipotle Hummus -- This is an earthy dip full of warm flavors. Perfect for fall!

Creamy, rich and smooth like hummus, this dip is full of earthy, warm flavors and is perfect for fall.Where I live in Los Angeles -- the Santa Monica mountains are on one side of me and the ocean is on the other.  I know I'm fortunate to be surrounded by all of this beauty.  Yesterday we spent the afternoon at the … [Read more...]

Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin with Spicy Pluot Sauce and Crispy Potatoes

Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin with Spicy Pluot Sauce and Crispy Potatoes

What is your perfect bite of food?A few chocolate chips in a spoonful of creamy, salted peanut butter?Chopsticks holding the freshest Yellow Tail sashimi imaginable with jalapeño and citrus?A forkful of medium-rare steak topped garlic-gorgonzola mashed potato and a caramelized shallot?That's a yes, yes … [Read more...]

Spicy Serrano Tomato Preserves Recipe

Spicy Serrano-Tomato Preserves

I was just about to say that I can't believe summer is half over, when I realized how much more delightful it would be if I said how great it was that we have half of the summer left.  We have half of the summer left!  There you have it.Tomatoes scream summer.  Especially if you can grab one off a vine in your … [Read more...]

Espresso Chocolate Sauce Recipe

Chocolate-Espresso Sauce Recipe

I eat it with a spoon.I dip my biscotti in it.I drizzle it over my ice cream.I cover strawberries with it.I pour it over bananas.Really, I could drink it.Over the weekend I served it with Individual Chocolate-Coffee Mud Pies for my dad's birthday.  (We'll have that tomorrow.  Stay … [Read more...]

Cinco de Mayo Recipes: Smoky Poblano Enchilada Sauce and Pasta Para Duros

Smoky Poblano Enchilada Sauce and Pasta Duros-green-clay-ceramic-herbs-pasta duros-don enrique | cookingontheweekends.com

Cinco de Mayo recipes are here, there and everywhere at the moment.  And frankly, there can never be too many recipes for this delicious holiday.I love creating sauce recipes using different chile varieties, and the smoky flavor of the dried poblanos makes this recipe incredibly delicious!  Now I'll switch off … [Read more...]

Red Goddess Grilled Flank Steak Recipe

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At the end of a meal, when I'm faced with a serving platter with a few bits of steak left, and some crazy delicious sauce still remaining along its surface, I find it nearly impossible to get into the kitchen before I go at it.  (Which I only do if there are guests -- otherwise, why would I even get up!?)This is … [Read more...]

Red Goddess Marinade and Sauce Recipe

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I know you've very likely heard of Green Goddess dressings, sauces, etc. -- but, have you ever heard of Red Goddess?I thought I was brilliant when this idea popped into my head, though after googling it, turns out I'm not the first person to think of it -- in fact seems I might the two millionth or so.  ;-)I … [Read more...]