Creamy Roasted Jalapeno-Lime Vinaigrette Recipe

Roasted Jalapeno Lime Vinaigrette Recipe -- Creamy, tangy, spicy and sweet — this Creamy Roasted Jalapeno-Lime Vinaigrette is all that and then some!

Creamy, tangy, spicy and sweet — this Creamy Roasted Jalapeno-Lime Vinaigrette is all that and then some! I want this on my salad.I want fish or chicken marinating in it.I want it mixed into rice, quinoa or couscous.I want to spoon it over broiled salmon.I want to stir it into softened butter and melt … [Read more...]

The Vegetarian Flavor Bible Giveaway & Garlic-Tarragon Beet Soup Recipe {GIVEAWAY CLOSED}

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This is not a sponsored posts and as always, all opinions are my own.Just like you can turn the volume up or down when you're listening to a song on the radio, you can also do so with recipes. Yes, I'm talking about quiet and loud. Want to quiet down a recipe? Use tofu. Make it louder? Bring on the wasabi. Get … [Read more...]

Warm Castelvetrano Olives

Warm Castelvetrano Olives | cookingontheweekends.com

A huge crowd pleaser, unbelievably delicious, and quite possibly the most simple hors d'oeuvre or appetizer you'll ever make.Life is super busy.  Too busy!  So it's  important that my husband and I carve out time for the occasional "date night." And when we do, it's also important that we eat somewhere delicious … [Read more...]

The Everything Cookie

The Everything Cookie | cookingontheweekends.com

You might be thinking The Everything Cookie is similar to a "Kitchen Sink" cookie.  You know, the cookies you throw everything into (M & M's, oats, raisins, nuts, etc.)? Think again. Think The Everything Bagel. Think The Everything Bagel without the garlic and onion. Think The Everything Bagel without the … [Read more...]

Olive Oil-Thyme Poached Salmon Recipe and Introducing the “Two Extra Virgins” and the Arianna Trading Company

Arianna Trading Co. | cookingontheweekends.com

This is not a sponsored post -- as always I only write about things I love. I've been wine tasting, cheese tasting, chocolate tasting, and now I can add olive oil tasting to the list -- thanks to Melissa's Produce, Laura Bashar, Mary Platis and Geroge Menzelos.Melissa's Produce hosted a lovely book signing … [Read more...]

Friday Flowers: California Poppies and Creamy Avocado Gazpacho Recipe

Photo taken by Jim Kenney, during the peak of California Poppy season (March-May)

I'll never forget the first time my Spanish "sister," Pilar, came to visit and made gazpacho in my mom's kitchen. Pilar literally added "a little of this and a little of that."  At the time I didn't know what the "this" or the "that" was, but the kitchen smelled amazing -- like a ripe vegetable garden -- and what she … [Read more...]

Mango-Manchego Basil Salad Recipe

Mango-Manchego Basil Salad Recipe

Mango-Manchego! It sounds like a Spanish dance, doesn't it?  I love that!That's really what this salad is.  Well, I suppose it's more of a worldly dance -- a dance with a few wonderful flavors from different areas of the world.Since hanging out with the lovely folks from the National Mango Board, I've been … [Read more...]

Creamy Cranberry-Ginger Balsamic Vinaigrette

Creamy Cranberry-Ginger Balsamic Vinaigrette | Cooking On The Weekends

You know how your taste buds crave a sweet after some savory?And something savory after a sweet?  Well, after indulging in my Thanksgiving feast, my taste buds crave . . . salad!  Lots of salad!(As it turns out, I don't then immediately crave Thanksgiving foods. Phew!)So without further ado, my taste buds … [Read more...]

Spinach Kale Pesto Recipe

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When I was growing up, my parents grew beautiful basil in their garden.  (And they still do.)  So naturally, my mom made a ton of beautiful basil pesto!It became a tradition to have the pesto on English muffins topped with thick slices of sweet, heirloom tomatoes (also from their garden).This yummy dinner … [Read more...]