Introducing the Cara Cara Orange


Sometimes I eat something so good that I just have to make sure you know about it. You might be thinking this is an ordinary orange.However, looks can be deceiving.While the skin is bright orange, the interior flesh is a beautiful rosy pink, much like that of a Ruby grapefruit.The Cara Cara was … [Read more...]

Ginger-Citrus Pie Recipe

Ginger-Citrus Pie Recipe | Cooking On The Weekends

I guess you could say my mom is a creature of habit in the restaurant department.  At the moment, if she and my dad are out for dinner, I know exactly where they are and what my mom is ordering.  (My dad changes it up a bit.) … [Read more...]

Introducing Witch Fingers Grapes

Introducing Witch Fingers Grapes | Cooking On The Weekends

How cool are these grapes!?I know, right?It was such a treat when Melissa's Produce introduced them to me, that I have to do the same for you.Sure their unique, elongated shape, and gorgeous deep purple color might have grabbed your attention, but it's their super sweet, delicious flavor that will keep you … [Read more...]

Smoky Chipotle Mango Quesadilla Recipe

Smoky Chipotle Mango Quesadilla | Cooking On The Weekends

When two of my (many) favorite foods on the planet are a a match made in heaven, as a pair they might just surpass everything else.Smoky, spicy chipotle peppers and sweet, tangy mangoes create the most unbelievable flavor combination imaginable.  This delectable summer quesadilla can be served in small slices as an … [Read more...]

15 July 4th Recipe Ideas

15 Best 4th of July Recipes | Cooking On The Weekends

* From left to right, recipe links to the above images are below. * What are you doing to celebrate the 4th of July?  More importantly, what are you eating to celebrate the 4th of July? … [Read more...]

How to Peel and Cut a Pineapple: A Photographic Guide

How to Peel and Cut a Pineapple:  A Photographic Guide | Cooking On The Weekends

There's not much better than the sweet taste of fresh fruit at the peak of its season.  I am in love with summertime strawberries, mangoes, melons and of course pineapples!This gorgeous fruit might be daunting for some to break into, and that might lead them to the canned fruit isle of the market.  Don't do it!  … [Read more...]

Meyer Lemon-Black Quinoa Plum and Avocado Salad Recipe

r Lemon-Black Quinoa Plum and Avocado Salad Recipe | Cooking On The Weekends

Making this salad felt a bit like painting a picture.You see, as I was cooking the black quinoa, I spotted my big bowl ripe plums out of the corner of my eye. I thought their bright reddish color would look so pretty against the beautifully textured, black quinoa. Then I imagined how lovely the soft green color of … [Read more...]

Best Basil Recipes

Best Basil Reicpes | Cooking On The Weekends

Recently on my Cooking On The Weekends Facebook Page, I asked the question, "If you had to name one food that most quickly brings your mind to summer, what would it be?"  Amidst all of the peaches and strawberries, basil was a recurring answer.So while I plan to bring you many peach and strawberry recipes … [Read more...]

Introducing Sumo Citrus

Introducing Sumo Tangerines | Cooking On The Weekends

Sumo Citrus has a thick, bumpy, often dirty rind and a funny knob on top -- however, you should never judge citrus by its skin.You see beneath the seemingly tough rind, is a seedless, delicate, unbelievably juicy fruit -- and it's quite possibly the sweetest citrus I've ever tasted. … [Read more...]