Valentina's passion is food, and she loves spending time in her "kitchen retreat," as she refers to that room in her house. Valentina develops recipes for creative and comforting food that works perfectly for casual entertaining. Both her recipes and food photography have been featured many times on popular food websites and in print. Valentina shares her beautiful photographs as well as new and interesting recipes almost daily on her blog, Cooking on the Weekends.
Outside the worlds of food and photography, Valentina's other passion is her family (including her two young boys, her husband and her puppy, Maple.)
To learn more about Valentina and where her work has been featured, visit her About page at Cooking On The Weekends.
Bonus: It takes just 30 minutes to make.
I swap out turkey for beef more often than not. My kids love the flavor and I don't miss the calories.
Green veggies aren't always an easy sell -- unless you serve up this super addictive snack.
The Cauliflower Mash and the Lightened Up Green Bean Casserole are my personal faves.