Pink Lemonade-Coconut Bars {Gluten-Free Recipe}

Gluten-Free Pink Lemonade-Coconut Bars - Sweet, tart and oh-so-pretty -- this delectable dessert will make you a star!

These delectable lemon bars will make you a star -- they're sweet, tart and oh-so-pretty! Though they appear more yellow than pink, these are quite literally pink lemon bars!  I used Frieda's Pink Lemons, and they are absolutely stunning.  So stunning that I just had to paint a pretty picture with them -- in the form … [Read more...]

Purple Sweet Potato Rosemary Muffins Recipe

Purple Sweet Potato Rosemary Muffins Recipe - A savory muffin filled with creamy melting cheese, subtly sweet, sweet potato and fresh rosemary -- it doesn't get much better!

A savory muffin filled with creamy melting cheese, subtly sweet, sweet potato and fresh rosemary -- it doesn't get much better!Yet another thing they didn't teach me in culinary school -- baking soda will turn a purple potato into a green potato.  As you may already know, I'm a chef, not a scientist, so here's a bit … [Read more...]

Purple Sweet Potato Soup with Spicy Chile Oil

Purple Sweet Potato--Soup with Spicy Chile Oil | cookingontheweekends.com

This soup is really this color.  It's this purple, this bright, and this beautiful. The purple of these Stokes Sweet Potatoes only becomes deeper and more intense when they're cooked.  And the color varies slightly depending on the type of preparation. When we made the Chile-Lemon Purple Sweet Potato Fries, for … [Read more...]

Chile-Lemon Roasted Purple Sweet Potato French Fries

Chile-Lemon Roasted Purple Sweet Potato Fries | cookingontheweekends.com

I love strolling through a Farmer's Market or the produce section in stores to see all of the stunning colors.  Everything from broccoli and mangoes to Dragon fruit and apples -- and there are so many gorgeous shades of purple! A couple of years ago I was introduced to -- and proceeded to fall in love with -- the … [Read more...]

The Ultimate Stuffed Artichoke Recipe

The Ultimate Stuffed Artichoke Recipe | cookingontheweekends.com

You know that restaurant you'd frequent with your friends when you were in high school?  Ours was Vittorio, and a group of us would go after school, during school (don't tell my parents!), on the weekends, and we'd pick up take-out if we wanted to hang out at home.All of us would order the greasy, herbed garlic … [Read more...]

Heirloom Apple Salad Recipe, Starring the Pink Pearl

Heriloom Apple Salad Recipe

Have you ever opened a beautifully wrapped gift to find something so stunning, and so unexpected inside, that it takes your breath away?This is exactly the experience I had first time I cut into a Pink Pearl heirloom apple.Pale yellow with a subtle rosy hue on the outside, you wouldn't suspect the deep, vibrant … [Read more...]

Honey Broiled Angelcot and Prosciutto Spinach Salad Recipe

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I'm clearly having a thing with stone fruits this week.  And can you blame me?!  After all, this is their season!  I hope you loved the Grilled Peach and Chorizo Pizza we made on Tuesday.   Today I created a super yummy summer salad with another delicious stone fruit! Have you ever heard of an Angelcot?!  I hadn't … [Read more...]

Lemon Roasted Baby Artichoke and Avocado Salad Recipe with Sherry Vinaigrette

Lemon Roasted Baby Artichoke and Avocado Salad with Sherry Vinaigrette | cookingontheweekends.com

This weekend was highly unusual around here.The kitchen was quiet!No simmering, no braising, no chopping, and no stirring.(In fact, we even got Indian take-out one night -- yum!)You see, on Saturday morning we collected our newest family member, Maple.  It was a very busy weekend and we're all in love. … [Read more...]