Tomato & Feta Salsa Recipe for Meat or Chicken

Tomato Feta Salsa Recipe for Meat or Chicken

At the super delicious and delightful Summertime Garden Party I went to, my friend Judy made a Mint and Feta Salsa.  It was outstanding, and I'd never before thought of adding cheese to a salsa. It was brilliant!Totally inspired by Judy's creation, I made this salsa with summer tomatoes as the star. The Feta and … [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...]

Espresso Chocolate Sauce Recipe

Chocolate-Espresso Sauce Recipe

I eat it with a spoon.I dip my biscotti in it.I drizzle it over my ice cream.I cover strawberries with it.I pour it over bananas.Really, I could drink it.Over the weekend I served it with Individual Chocolate-Coffee Mud Pies for my dad's birthday.  (We'll have that tomorrow.  Stay … [Read more...]

Cinco de Mayo Recipes: Smoky Poblano Enchilada Sauce and Pasta Para Duros

Smoky Poblano Enchilada Sauce and Pasta Duros-green-clay-ceramic-herbs-pasta duros-don enrique | cookingontheweekends.com

Cinco de Mayo recipes are here, there and everywhere at the moment.  And frankly, there can never be too many recipes for this delicious holiday.I love creating sauce recipes using different chile varieties, and the smoky flavor of the dried poblanos makes this recipe incredibly delicious!  Now I'll switch off … [Read more...]

Red Goddess Grilled Flank Steak Recipe

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At the end of a meal, when I'm faced with a serving platter with a few bits of steak left, and some crazy delicious sauce still remaining along its surface, I find it nearly impossible to get into the kitchen before I go at it.  (Which I only do if there are guests -- otherwise, why would I even get up!?)This is … [Read more...]

Red Goddess Marinade and Sauce Recipe

Red Goddess Marinade and Sauce| cookingontheweekends.com

I know you've very likely heard of Green Goddess dressings, sauces, etc. -- but, have you ever heard of Red Goddess?I thought I was brilliant when this idea popped into my head, though after googling it, turns out I'm not the first person to think of it -- in fact seems I might the two millionth or so.  ;-)I … [Read more...]

Roasted Butternut Squash Sage Butter

Roasted Butternut Squash Sage Butter | cookingontheweekends.com

I know, it's a little bit redundant.  I could hardly call butternut squash a "nut" squash, though.I absolutely love blending delicious flavors into butter -- you can do this with almost anything, and then use it on almost anything.  (This is called a compound butter.) Imagine the flavors of earthy sage, sweet … [Read more...]

Champagne Grape-Avocado Bruschetta Recipe

Champagne Grape-Avocado Bruschetta Recipe | cookingontheweekends.com

This unique bruschetta could not be more delicious.  It just couldn't be.  (If I do say so myself.)  Not only is this a gorgeous hors d'oeuvre, but it's fantastic over grilled chicken or fish or shellfish.These sweet, succulent, pearl-sized grapes are the smallest seedless grape variety.  And aren't they … [Read more...]

Creamy Lemon-Lime Avocado Salad Dressing Recipe

Creamy Lemon-Lime Avocado Salad Dressing Recipe | Cooking On The Weekends

You know when you have so much to do that you don't know where to begin?  And you just want to do nothing, which isn't really an option?  So maybe you make a "to do" list?  (And if you're me, you also review and/or add to a "recipe idea" list.)  Then you procrastinate more by making a perfect cup of coffee?  And so … [Read more...]

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.Amongst a few chefs in the open kitchen, I could see the owner, a Greek man, Vasili Karagiannopoulos, overseeing the … [Read more...]