Spicy Eggplant-Almond Cakes with Cilantro-Lemon Yogurt

Spicy Eggplant-Almond Cakes Recipe with Cilantro-Lemon Yogurt - Crispy on the outside, soft in the center, these super flavorful, spicy and earthy eggplant cakes are an incredibly delicious, crowd-pleasing hors d'oeuvre or appetizer.

Crispy on the outside, soft in the center, these super flavorful, spicy and earthy eggplant cakes are an incredibly delicious, crowd-pleasing hors d'oeuvre or appetizer. I had the pleasure of attending a delightful presentation by Faye Levy at Melissa's Produce a couple of weeks ago.  Faye, an authority on Middle … [Read more...]

Top Twenty Smoky Chipotle Recipes

Top Twenty Smoky Chipotle Recipes - From muffins and casseroles to soups and French fries, these 20 recipes are full of the utterly delicious, smoky and spicy flavor of chipotle chile peppers.

From muffins and casseroles to soups and French fries, these twenty recipes are full of the utterly delicious, smoky and spicy flavor of chipotle chile peppers.Over the past few years, I've written over two dozen recipes which are made fabulous with the use of Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce.  Chipotles are jalapeños … [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...]

Champagne Grape-Avocado Bruschetta Recipe

Champagne Grape-Avocado Bruschetta Recipe | cookingontheweekends.com

This unique bruschetta could not be more delicious.  It just couldn't be.  (If I do say so myself.)  Not only is this a gorgeous hors d'oeuvre, but it's fantastic over grilled chicken or fish or shellfish.These sweet, succulent, pearl-sized grapes are the smallest seedless grape variety.  And aren't they … [Read more...]

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...]

Holiday Hors D’Oeuvre Party Recipes – 2013

Holiday Hors D'Oeuvre Party Recipes | Cooking On The Weekends with Valentina

With just a few more days before Christmas, and  about a week before New Year's Eve, we're starting to write shopping lists and plan the cooking!I love a delicious Holiday Hors D'Oeuvre party!  One to two bites, pretty colors, easy to handle and a burst of flavor.  A perfect hors d'oeuvre should have these four … [Read more...]

Risotto Cake Recipe

Risotto Cakes - the perfect use of leftover risotto! | Cooking On The Weekends

When you make risotto you should do one of two things: 1), don't make so much that you create leftovers, or 2), my preference, plan to make risotto cakes the next day. Risotto should be served immediately -- right out of the pan.  When it's spooned onto a plate, it will sort of fall into place.  It's a creamy, loose … [Read more...]

Roasted Poblano Guacamole Recipe

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Do you ever wake up with a particular ingredient on your mind? One that you must run out and buy immediately?  (Or in my case, have your husband run out for immediately -- because you'd rather stay at home with a new puppy and two cute boys!)Welcome to my Sunday morning and poblano peppers! Also, I know I my … [Read more...]