Top 10 Things to Throw on the Grill for Memorial Day

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...]

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...]

Mahi Mahi Stuffed Roasted Hatch Chiles with Tomato Lime Sauce

Mahi Mahi Stuffed Roasted Hatch Chiles with Tomato Lime Sauce

This is one of those recipes where the process is as beautiful as the result.  I encourage you to look through all of the images —including those in the instructions below — to see what I'm talking about!My parents have been married for over 50 years, and are about the same age. They are at very different stages of … [Read more...]

Spicy Serrano Tomato Preserves Recipe

Spicy Serrano-Tomato Preserves

I was just about to say that I can't believe summer is half over, when I realized how much more delightful it would be if I said how great it was that we have half of the summer left.  We have half of the summer left!  There you have it.Tomatoes scream summer.  Especially if you can grab one off a vine in your … [Read more...]

Lime-Shallot Purple Asparagus Recipe

Lime-Shallot Purple Asparagus Recipe

A 15-minute beautiful and delicious, spring and summer vegetarian side dish.Purple asparagus.  Did you expect it to be a vibrant green beneath it's purple-reddish exterior?  It's beautiful inside and out.One of my favorite things to do on Cooking On The Weekends is simply to celebrate the beauty of food.  I … [Read more...]

Roasted Vegetable Citrus Salad with Quinoa Crisps

Roasted Vegetable Salad with Quinoa Crisps-salad-roasted vegetables-red plate-white plate-wooden table |cookingontheweekends.com

Perhaps it's the way I'm wired -- with my huge sweet tooth and all -- but I think any vegetable that's caramelized is amazingly delicious.Depending on the vegetable, roasting it at a very high temperature and bringing all of its natural sugars to the surface can turn it into something almost as sweet as candy.  … [Read more...]

Shredded Chicken Cobb Salad Recipe with Citrus Vinaigrette

Shredded Chicken Cobb Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette-green-leaves-orange bowl-COOKINGONTHEWEEKENDS.COM

Brunoise, chiffonade, mince, rough chop, large dice, thin slices, and grated -- these are just a few of the many ways foods can be cut before they are added to recipes.  And the entire vibe of a dish can depend on how the ingredients are cut.  The size and shape of each ingredient can be as important as the cooking … [Read more...]

Thai-Inspired Mahi Mahi Recipe

Thai Inspired Mahi Mahi Recipe | cookingontheweekends.com

Having spent a couple of hours with the lovely Katie Chin at a signing for her latest book, Everyday Thai Cooking, with a bag of Asian produce in hand -- Thai inspired I was!Fresh cilantro, garlic, ginger root, lemongrass, limes, mint, Thai basil, turmeric root, and more.  What's a girl to do?I'll tell exactly … [Read more...]

Lime Granita-Mango Salsa Bites Appetizer on POPSUGAR Food

Lime Granita-Mango Salsa Bites Recipe | POPSUGAR FOOD/ Cooking On The Weekends

A few months ago I was invited to be a part of  POPSUGAR Select, which is a top network featuring the best fashion, beauty, fitness, food, home, mom and video bloggers. I accepted the invitation in a heartbeat.Any recipes I submit to POPSUGAR will be written specifically for them, and will never have appeared on … [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...]