4th of July Recipe: A Patriotic Grilled Cheese Sandwich

4th of July Recipe: Patriotic Grilled Cheese

If you can hardly contain your excitement about this sandwich, you can head to the bottom of the post to be directed to the recipe.  Otherwise, I’d love for you to take your time . . . . We live in a small-ish town in LA County. Without traffic (as if), we’re about 20 minutes […]

Strawberry-Rosemary Cake Recipe

Strawberry-Rosemary Cake Recipe | cookingontheweekends.com

I know I’ve said this before, and I’ll say it again — just because it’s made in a bread pan, doesn’t necessarily mean it should be called “bread.”  You could call this recipe bread, but who would you be kidding?  It’s cake!  And “muffins” — don’t even get me started. by

Eight Awesome Grilled Side Dish Recipes

Eight Awesome Grilled Side Dish Recipes | cookingontheweekends.com #memorialdayrecipes

It’s Memorial Day weekend and we’re firing up the grill, and inviting friends over to enjoy this summer kick-off with a delicious BBQ. by

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. by

Mother’s Day Mimosa Granita Cocktail Recipe

Mother's Day Mimosa Granita Cocktail Recipe | cookingontheweekends.com

Here’s what I want for Mother’s Day . . . Number one is a given — to be with my mom and my boys.  Second is a perfect cup of coffee (also a given if you know me well), and third is brunch around 11 AM — which will include of the most delectable foods […]

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? by

Fresh Strawberry Granita Recipe

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So you know I have huge crush on summer strawberries, right?  Well, now I’m seriously flirting with them. As I told you when we made our Lemon-Basil Strawberry Caprese, I buy six baskets of strawberries at a time.  I’ve been doing this every Sunday at my local Farmer’s Market — and they just keep getting […]

Best Avocado Recipes!

Best Avocado Recipes! | Cooking On The Weekends

* Links to all of these avocado recipes are below * The California avocado season for this year is March to September.  So there’s no better time to be eating avocados than right this minute! On Tuesday I shared my recipe for Lemon Chipotle Guacamole, and told you about the California Avocado Commission Blogger Luncheon […]

Best Basil Recipes

Best Basil Reicpes | Cooking On The Weekends

Recently on my Cooking On The Weekends Facebook Page, I asked the question, “If you had to name one food that most quickly brings your mind to summer, what would it be?”  Amidst all of the peaches and strawberries, basil was a recurring answer. So while I plan to bring you many peach and strawberry […]

Lemon-Basil Strawberry Caprese Recipe

Lemon-Basil Strawberry Caprese Recipe | Cooking On The Weekends

I’ve been tasting strawberries for the past few weeks at my local Farmer’s Market, and they’re getting sweeter and sweeter, and this past Sunday they were so amazing that I bought two, three packs at once.  To be clear, that’s six baskets! by

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