Top 10 Valentine’s Day Desserts

Top 10 Valentine's Day Desserts - red - pink - flowers | COOKINGONTHEWEEKENDS.COM

From dark rich chocolate and a cocktail in a strawberry, to natural red velvet perfection and a sexy blood orange, there's a luscious Valentine's Day treat here for everyone."You can't make everybody happy, you're not a jar of Nutella." (I love that quote!)  Get the recipe here.The beauty of a blood … [Read more...]

Smoky Strawberry-Chipotle Compote Bacon-Meatballs

Smoky Strawberry-Chipotle Compote Bacon-Meatballs - AMAZING!

There is so much deliciousness going on here -- it's almost out of control.  Somewhere between the sweet and spicy Strawberry-Chipotle Compote and the mouthwatering smoky Bacon-Meatballs, you might just loose your mind.  (Only for a moment -- until the next bite, that is.) Remember the other day, when I told you about … [Read more...]

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 from downtown LA, and about 10 minutes … [Read more...]

Strawberry-Rosemary Cake Recipe

Strawberry-Rosemary Cake Recipe |

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.Moving right along . . . it's that time of year … [Read more...]

Eight Awesome Grilled Side Dish Recipes

Eight Awesome Grilled Side Dish Recipes | #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. … [Read more...]

Summer Hors d’Oeuvre Recipe: Minty Lime Granita Strawberry Cups

Summer Hors d'Oeuvre Recipe: Minty Lime Granita Strawberry Cups |

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...]

Mother’s Day Mimosa Granita Cocktail Recipe

Mother's Day Mimosa Granita Cocktail Recipe |

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 ever.  And as I arrive (rather, as my guests arrive), I'll be … [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...]

Fresh Strawberry Granita Recipe


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 sweeter … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]