Top 10 Things to Throw on the Grill This Summer

Chile-Lime Grilled Watermelon Recipe

From succulent steak and juicy watermelon, to earthy mushrooms and crisped corn, there's no topping foods grilled to perfection to serve on Memorial Day, or any time during the warm summer months!  1. Chile-Lime Grilled Watermelon Recipe This watermelon is an explosion of sweet and spicy and is the perfect compliment … [Read more...]

Honey Jalapeño Citrus Salad Recipe

Honey Jalapeno Citrus Salad Recipe

Okay, so maybe it's more a stack of citrus, than it is a salad.  Whatever you want to call it, it's beautiful and bursting with the fresh sweet, tangy flavors of seasonal winter citrus. Whether you serve this as a stunning first course at dinner, as a light lunch, or perhaps even as a refreshing dessert, this pretty … [Read more...]

Smoky Jalapeño Roasted Corn Recipe

Smoky Jalapeño Roasted Corn Recipe | Cooking On The Weekends

I love corn.And it's no wonder because it's so very sweet.As you probably know by now, I have a serious sweet tooth.  As far as I'm concerned if you love cookies, semisweet chocolate, and strawberries at the peak of their season, it only makes sense that you'd love corn.  And you know what makes something sweet … [Read more...]

Friday Flowers: Jasmine and Spicy Marinated Yellowtail and Mandarin Sashimi Recipe

Spicy Marinated Yellowtail and Mandarin Sashimi Recipe

My 7-year-old son once asked me what would happen when his "sweet tooth" fell out.  (l o v e !)  It was hard to explain to him that a "sweet tooth" isn't exactly a tooth.  In the end I said, "let's just say you take after your mommy, and you will forever love all things sweet!"Fortunately there's a whole lot of … [Read more...]

Pickled Tomatoes Recipe

Pickled Tomatoes | Cooking On The Weekends

Trends in the culinary world change the same way they do in the fashion world, the design world, and I'm sure in a plethora of other "worlds."One minute you're in a platform shoe, and the next minute you're shopping for flats.  One minute you're hanging out in a living room with shag carpet, and the next minute … [Read more...]

My Top Ten Summer Salsas!


Salsa is perfect in the summertime.  Summer is the time when a great variety of fruits are in season and can be used to make delicious, unique, and memorable salsas. Berries, stone fruits, melons -- paired with spicy peppers and fresh herbs -- oh my -- I just love it! So I've gathered here my top ten salsas!  Some are … [Read more...]

Watermelon Cucumber Salsa Recipe


This salsa says poolside snack, it screams early summer barbecue appetizer, it cools me off just to look at it, and it happens to be one of my favorite weekend recipes in the summertime!Culinarily speaking, this Watermelon Cucumber Salsa is the best, most delicious way to celebrate summer! And today is the first … [Read more...]

Cinco de Mayo Recipes: Spicy Pepper Jack Potato Pancakes


Last year at this time, Cooking On The Weekends wasn't born yet.I had just read an article in the LA Times Food Section about Sarah Gim of TasteSpotting.  It said that Sarah would be speaking at Camp Blogaway -- a two-day camp packed with back to back sessions about all of the different aspects of the food blogging … [Read more...]

Grapefruit Jalapeño Marmalade Recipe


My grandfather was an amazing painter.  He had a really cool studio in the house he shared with my grandmother. The floor of the studio was linoleum brick, its tables were filled with paints, and easels stood everywhere. My grandfather's paintings covered every inch of the walls, and my grandmother's African Violets … [Read more...]

Roasted Corn Salsa Recipe


Sunday is my favorite day in the kitchen.Shortly after my boys wake at the early hour of 6 AM (gasp!), the house begins to fill with loud voices, laughter and the sound of Legos being dumped out of bins.Fortunately my husband is a "morning person," so he's a part of the boy action while I continue (to try) to … [Read more...]