Summer Hors d’Oeuvre Recipe: Minty Lime Granita Strawberry Cups

Summer Hors d'Oeuvre Recipe: Minty Lime Granita Strawberry Cups | cookingontheweekends.com

Delicious, pretty, refreshing and incredibly fun!  This is quite possibly the best summer hors d'oeuvre your guests will have ever had!  (In my humble opinion, of course.)If you choose to add the vodka, it's like a sweet, edible cocktail. So cool. … [Read more...]

Mother’s Day Mimosa Granita Cocktail Recipe

Mother's Day Mimosa Granita Cocktail Recipe | cookingontheweekends.com

Here's what I want for Mother's Day . . .Number one is a given -- to be with my mom and my boys.  Second is a perfect cup of coffee (also a given if you know me well), and third is brunch around 11 AM -- which will include of the most delectable foods ever.  And as I arrive (rather, as my guests arrive), I'll be … [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...]

Smoky Potato-Pickled Tomato Bites and Savory Cocktails

Smoky Potato-Pickled Tomato Bites and Savory Cocktails | Cooking On The Weekends

Greg Henry of SippitySup was one of the first people who welcomed me into the food blogging community a couple of years ago, just before I started Cooking On The Weekends.I loved SippitySup immediately, and it's no wonder that since I met Greg, he's had his first two cookbooks published: Savory Pies and Savory … [Read more...]

Fresh Strawberry Granita Recipe

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So you know I have huge crush on summer strawberries, right?  Well, now I'm seriously flirting with them.As I told you when we made our Lemon-Basil Strawberry Caprese, I buy six baskets of strawberries at a time.  I've been doing this every Sunday at my local Farmer's Market -- and they just keep getting sweeter … [Read more...]

Friday Flowers: Purple-Flowered Rock Rose and Iced Mocha Smoothie

Friday Flowers: Purple-Flowered Rock Rose and Iced Mocha Smoothie | Cooking On The Weekends

When I go to a breakfast or brunch in someone's home, I expect coffee will be served.  And if it's not, I regret that I haven't snuck in my coffee thermos from the car, to sip discretely while others drink their mimosas. My rule, if you will, is that if it's before noon, there should be coffee.  And frankly, if it's … [Read more...]

Tropical Smoothie Recipe

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I exercise simply because I feel I should.  I don't love it.  On a good day, I like it.I trail run a few times a week, for about twenty minutes (tops!).I'm incredibly lucky to have the Santa Monica Mountains as my neighbor.  It's on a trail in these mountains where I run, and it's the beautiful  scenery that … [Read more...]

Rambutini: A Rambutan Martini Recipe

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A Rambutan Martini Recipe -- I'm calling it a Rambutini. Fun!What is a rambutan, you ask?  Have you ever seen one?  Tried one?I'd seen these jewels before, but didn't know their name until last week when I was fortunate enough to learn about this super cool, exotic fruit from Melissa's Produce.A rambutan is … [Read more...]

Spicy Mayan Hot Chocolate with Red Savina Habanero Peppers

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This is one hot chocolate that I would not serve to my kids.Oh no -- this fiery H-O-T-hot chocolate is for the grown-up palate only.Melissa’s Red Savina Habanero is one of the hottest chile peppers in the world!In the world!And it's this pepper that makes this hot chocolate unique and so delicious. The … [Read more...]

An (Almost) Classic Bloody Mary

An (Almost) Classic Bloody Mary - You will flip over the bacon!

My husband's favorite cocktail is a Bloody Mary, and I think it'll pair quite nicely with the Mexican fare we're serving for his birthday dinner.   This is his drink, and honestly I'm not exactly sure what his ingredient list is, or how much of each he uses. This is exactly the sort of recipe that should be made to … [Read more...]