Snow Pea Shoot Smoked Salmon Potato Stacks

pSnow Pea Shoot Smoked Salmon Potato Stacksea-green-salmon-orange | cookingontheweekends.com

Have you ever seen a prettier plant on a plate? Pea shoots are definitely one of my favorite greens that appear in the spring.  They taste like peas — only in the form of tender leaves and beautiful, delicate tendrils.  I adore them!  In salads, wraps, stir-fry recipes — oh, and in “stacks!” I wrote […]

Creamy Caramelized Parsnip Soup Recipe with Baby Parsnip French Fries

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I know that life is super busy and that it’s often hard to slow down, which is one of the many reasons I so appreciate you being here.  And now, if you can squeeze in just an extra moment for me — well, for this soup — take a good look at the image above.  […]

Rustic Garlic Confit Mashed Potato Recipe

Rustic Garlic Confit Mashed Potatoes | cookiingontheweekends.com

Do you ever have a bite of a delicious food, and without intentionally doing so, you close your eyes and moan a bit?  (Bet you’ve never been asked that before!) This has happened to me with a few times recently — with the Whole Thai Snapper and Warm Castelvetrano Olives, and yes, these Rustic Garlic […]

Smashed Potato Pizza Crust

Smashed Potato Pizza Crust | cookingontheweekends.com

When it comes to cooking, I know I toot my own horn from time to time — but, I don’t often call my creations “brilliant” (even if I’m thinking it).  And while I don’t want the horn to toot to loud, I’m quite certain this recipe is brilliant. There, I said it. One ingredient (plus […]

Smoky Cumin Roasted Root Vegetable Recipe

Smoky Cumin Roasted Root Vegetable Recipe | cookingontheweekends.com

This might just be the most comforting of all vegetarian comfort foods. I’m just going to cut to the chase today and tell you that this recipe is best described as creamy, crisp, earthy, rich, smoky, and sweet.

Kotosoupa Recipe {Greek Chicken-Lemon Soup}

Kotosoupa Recipe-Greek Chicken Lemon Soup | cookingontheweekends.com

Move over Chicken Noodle, here comes something a little more interesting, and perhaps even more comforting. After I ate every last bit of the Skorthalia that I loved so much at The Greek Authentic Cuisine, I had a bowl of an incredibly delicious, traditional Greek soup called Kotosoupa.  Whether you want to soothe a cold, […]

Skorthalia Recipe {Greek Garlic-Potato Dip}

Skorthalia Recipe {Greek Garlic-Potato Dip} | cookingontheweekends.com

Last weekend, with live Greek music and plates breaking in the background, I ate one of the most delicious Greek meals ever. The Greek Authentic Cuisine restaurant is in downtown Santa Cruz, CA.

Holiday Hors D’Oeuvre Party Recipes

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 […]

DAY THREE: IDAHO POTATO HARVEST TOUR

DAY THREE: IDAHO POTATO HARVEST TOUR | Cooking On The Weekends

So the Idaho Potato Harvest Tour, hosted by the Idaho Potato Commission, is slowly winding down — but we’re so not done!  (If you missed the first two days, you can catch up here and here. We spent the morning in Idaho Falls at Potandon, an independent company, and full-line supplier of fresh potatoes and […]

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