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...]

Sweet and Spicy Tomato-Mango, Goat Cheese Appetizer Recipe

Sweet & Spicy Tomato Mango Goat Cheese Appetizer Recipe

Do you ever have days when you're so stressed out, and things keep going wrong?  Okay seriously, that's a rhetorical question -- obviously you do!  If you're human, anyway. ;-)Yesterday was one of those days.I won't bore you with all of the details, but the highlight was when I opened my (parked) car door about … [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...]

Fresh Cherry Watercress Quesadilla Recipe

Fresh Cherry Watercress Quesadilla Recipe | Cooking On The Weekends

For better or worse, recipe ideas come to me all day long.During conversations, I am known to yell suddenly and without warning.  When witnesses ask me the reason for my exclamation, the answer is always the same:  "I had an idea for a recipe!"I have lists and lists and lists of cooking plans for my family, for … [Read more...]

Minted Strawberry Carpaccio


Call me quirky.I prefer to eat my ice-cream right out of a pint container that I've wrapped in a paper towel.  To me, it tastes better this way.I can't drink coffee out of a glass mug.  It's just not the same.I like to eat a peach in slices.These are just a few of my food quirks!The thing is, the way a … [Read more...]

Friday Flowers: Thai Basil Flowers, Tomato Salad Recipe and How to Peel Tomatoes


This salad is simple blend of a few ingredients, and it's an exquisite display of vibrant color.  It's all about freshly picked heirloom tomatoes . . .I can't use a tomato without thinking of my dad's tomato garden.  In the summertime, tomatoes are all he cares about -- well, they're just below my mom and their … [Read more...]