Summer Melon Recipes

Summer Melon Recipes -- From cocktails and pies, to salads and sushi, juicy and flavorful summer melons are the star ingredient in all of them!

From cocktails and pies, to salads and sushi, juicy and flavorful summer melons are the star ingredient in all of these recipes!  And even though they're not red, white and blue -- they would all be lovely at your 4th of July barbecue!  How much do you love to sink your teeth into fresh, sweet and juicy summer … [Read more...]

Balsamic Glazed Fresh Melon Cake Recipe

Balsamic Glazed Melon Cake Recipe

The most stunning and delicious fresh melon "cake" that everyone will love -- and it's vegan, dairy-free and gluten-free! For a while now, I've been imagining how pretty super thin melon slices would be stacked together -- in the form of a cake.  I'm not the first to think of a cake made of fresh melon -- but, I've … [Read more...]

Shaved Melon-Avocado Salad Recipe

Shaved Avocado-Melon Salad Melon | cookingontheweekends.com

Some days I have more to say than others, and today is one of those days.  If you're not in the mood or you're rushed, please skip to the bottom for the recipe.  Otherwise, take your time and hang out with me for a bit.In the La Tourangelle brochure, it says: "La Tourangelle artisan nut oils are handcrafted in our … [Read more...]

Thank You! For Sharing the Cooking Love with Me!

Thank You! For Sharing the Cooking Love with Me!

I've been told I have a habit of thanking people too much.  So please bear with me!Cooking On The Weekends' 1st Annual "Share the Love" Cooking Giveaway, was a big success!  And I have all of you to thank. (See, it's already happening!)A huge shout out to my amazing prize sponsors -- all brands I love!Thank … [Read more...]

Sugar Kiss Melon and Chorizo-Manchego Grilled Cheese Recipe

Sugar Kiss Melon and Chorizo-Manchego Grilled Cheese | Cooking On The Weekends

I've said it before, and I'll say it again -- if you haven't tried a Kiss melon, you must!I connected with Sandstone Melons just after I fell in love with the unbelievable flavor and sweetness of the Sugar Kiss.  Last year I wrote a dozen Kiss melon recipes, and this year I'm writing a whopping four and a half … [Read more...]

Cooking On The Weekends’ First Annual “Share the Love” Cooking Giveaway {GIVEAWAY CLOSED}

Cooking On The Weekends' "Share the Love" Cooking Giveaway!

{GIVEAWAY CLOSED — WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON 9/4}It's here!  It's Cooking On The Weekends' First Annual "Share The Love" Cooking Giveaway! The prizes are awesome -- and there are a lot of them!  But first, here are the guidelines to follow: *Skip to Step 5 if you don't want to cook, but still want to … [Read more...]

15 July 4th Recipe Ideas

15 Best 4th of July Recipes | Cooking On The Weekends

* From left to right, recipe links to the above images are below. * What are you doing to celebrate the 4th of July?  More importantly, what are you eating to celebrate the 4th of July? … [Read more...]

Sunomono Salad, Minty Popsicles, Vanilla Smoothies, and Spicy Salsa: All full of Kisses!

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Kiss melons have worked their way onto my favorite foods list.And my favorite foods list is quite exclusive. (Even if you know another food on the list, it's hard to get on, or move your way up.)A couple of weeks ago I announced my new and exciting collaboration with Sandstone Melons, and today I'm sending you … [Read more...]

Cooking On The Weekends + Sandstone Melons

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True story:A little over a year ago, I ran out for some sushi rolls at our local market and returned home with the best melon I've ever tasted -- a Sugar Kiss.  (Good thing the produce department had a tray of samples out, because I can't pass those by!)After my family and I devoured this delectable melon, I … [Read more...]