Spiced Tortilla Baked Chicken Strips Recipe & Honey-Lime Crema

Spiced Tortilla Crusted Baked Chicken Strips Recipe with Zesty Lime Crema - With a crispy, gluten-free, spicy crust, and a refreshing, zesty sauce, these succulent chicken strips are beyond delicious!

With a crispy, gluten-free, spicy crust -- and a refreshing, zesty sauce, these succulent chicken strips are beyond delicious!Here's the thing, people say that one of the most important things in writing a blog, of any sort, is to be authentic.We're all often tempted to say or do things simply so that we'll be more … [Read more...]

Ponzu-Marinated Watermelon Cucumber Recipe

Ponzu-Marinated Watermelon Cucumber Recipe | Cooking On The Weekends

The first time I laid eyes on these Watermelon Cucumbers from Melissa's Produce, I thought they were teeny-tiny watermelons.  (Go figure.)  At first glance they're super cute -- and when you take a closer look, maybe even slice one in half, they're truly exquisite.  A more vibrant green inside than other cucumber … [Read more...]

Grilled Chile-Lime Corn on the Cob Recipe and Little Something Sweet . . .

Grilled Chile-Lime Corn on the Cob Recipe and Little Something Sweet . . .  | Cooking On The Weekends

It's the little things.Sometimes it's the most simple, littliest things that can make me happy.Last week we walked out our front door, just like we had a million times before -- only this time we noticed that we had house guests.   The best, sweetest, most delightful house guests possible -- and they can stay … [Read more...]

Watermelon Cucumber Salsa Recipe

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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...]

An (Almost) Classic Bloody Mary

An (Almost) Classic Bloody Mary - You will flip over the bacon!

My husband's favorite cocktail is a Bloody Mary, and I think it'll pair quite nicely with the Mexican fare we're serving for his birthday dinner.   This is his drink, and honestly I'm not exactly sure what his ingredient list is, or how much of each he uses. This is exactly the sort of recipe that should be made to … [Read more...]

Mexican Chopped Salad Recipe with Spiced Pepitas and Honey-Chipotle Lime Dressing

Mexican Chopped Salad with Chipotle Lime Dressing | Cooking On The Weekends

Our Mexican food fest continues.  This Mexican Chopped Salad will be the perfect light accompaniment to the Smoky Chipotle Nachos and other richer dishes we'll be serving at my husband's little birthday soirée this weekend.With food, little details can make a big difference.   For example, I think ice-cream tastes … [Read more...]

Friday Flowers: Hibiscus and Pineapple-Quinoa Berry Salad With Shrimp

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Hibiscus flowers will always remind me of my beautiful and relaxing honeymoon. The biggest decision on the blissful island of Huahini in French Polynesia, was whether to lay on the deck of our bungalow in the ocean, or on the warm sand with ocean waves splashing over me.  Rough, I know.Hibiscus flowers remind me of … [Read more...]

Marinated Grilled Portabella Mushroom Recipe

Marinated Grilled Portabella Mushrooms

Portabella mushrooms are "meaty."  Really, they are!  Just ask my vegetarian husband.  As if he'd know, right?  Actually, the truth is, while they certainly can't compete with a perfect rib-eye or flank steak, they are indeed a very hearty mushroom!This marinade is one of my favorites!  It has a spicy Asian vibe … [Read more...]