A Dozen Mother’s Day Recipes From my Mom

A Dozen Mother's Day Recipes From my Mom

A dozen mouth-watering recipes from my mom or inspired by her -- all are made with love.My mom was an absolutely amazing cook who rarely, if ever, followed a recipe.  She created masterpieces from leftovers – and her meals often had many “secret ingredients.” My mom shared her kitchen with me when I was growing up, 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...]

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...]

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: Mexican Chocolate Crème Brûlée

Cinco de Mayo Recipes: Mexican Chocolate Creme Brulee | Cooking On The Weekends

My mom takes her desserts very seriously.Her desserts must be just the right flavor, texture and temperature.My mom adores custards, so when we're in a Mexican restaurant she loves ending her meal with a lovely flan.  In her fairly fluent Spanish, she asks the server if the flan is "as smooth as silk," or if … [Read more...]

Friday Flowers: Princess Flowers and Coconut Pandan Crème Brûlée Recipe with Fresh Berries

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As a girl, I wasn’t really into princesses. I was more into art and baking cookies.  However, I always loved my family’s Princess tree (or shrub?)!  It always looked so sweet and beautiful at the front of our house.The purple color is so gorgeous.  Princess flowers are still one of my favorites -- and I love how … [Read more...]