Smoky Three Pepper Corn Chowder Recipe | Cooking On The Weekends

Though I’d love for you to take your time, if  you want to jump to the bottom of the post for the recipe and to enter the giveaway, I won’t be offended. ;-)

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Peppers, peppers, peppers!  From mild to wild, get ready for a whole lot of them.  From this crazy good chowder to a fiery pesto and a spicy, hearty egg breakfast, they’ll be starring in my next few recipes.  And I’m giving away a fantastic, hot off the press cookbook — The Great Pepper Cookbook: The Ultimate Guide to Choosing and Cooking with Peppers, from Melissa’s Produce!

Last week I went to a super fun book launch party at Melissa’s for this awesome new book, and I left totally pepper inspired.

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Tangy Lemon-Dill White Asparagus Recipe

by valentina on April 14, 2014

Tangy Lemon-Dill White Asparagus | Cooking On The Weekends

You know what I think is so bizarre?

White asparagus!

I know, your thinking, “fascinating, Valentina.”  (And in a bored tone, no less.)  Well let me tell you, it is fascinating — or interesting, at the very least. ;-)

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Cardamom-Honey Roasted Baby Carrot Recipe | Cooking On The Weekends

How pretty would these Cardamom-Honey Roasted Baby Carrots be in the center of your Passover or Easter table?

Very pretty!  Oh, and they’re very, very delicious!

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Cuban-Style Chicken Stew Recipe

April 9, 2014
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New culinary word or the day: alcaparrado.  Ever heard of it?  I hadn’t either, until a few days ago when I read a Cuban recipe in the March issue of Savuer Magazine. Alcaparrado is a mix of pimento-stuffed olives, capers and raisins.  This blend of deliciousness is typically found in a rich, hearty cuban stew [...]

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Creamy Lemon-Lime Avocado Salad Dressing Recipe

April 7, 2014
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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 [...]

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Garlic-Onion Crispy Fingerling Potato Recipe

April 5, 2014
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Sometimes I feel like I’m in a hurry all of the time.  Actually, I’ll be honest, I am in a hurry all of the time.  I’m always trying to fit as many things as I can into one day, and wishing for more hours all the while.  I know I’m not alone, so let’s do [...]

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Blue Corn Blueberry Chocolate Muffins {Gluten-Free Recipe}

April 2, 2014
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For the last few months there’s been a bag of blue cornmeal in my pantry, starring at me, asking — begging, really — to be turned into something wonderful. by

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Lemon Black Rice Spring Salad Recipe

March 31, 2014
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Sometimes selecting different foods to put together in a recipe, is like selecting different paint colors to put together in a house. If you’re not sure what I mean, follow my thought process in creating this recipe. by

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Oatmeal Raisin (Chocolate Chip) Cookie Recipe

March 28, 2014
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I wanted to be okay with just the raisins and oats . . . . but I really wasn’t. I soaked the raisins and started gathering the other ingredients.  As I moved around the kitchen, I tried to stop thinking about it and move on . . . . but I couldn’t. by

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Hazelnut-Orange Granola Recipe

March 26, 2014
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So here’s what happened . . . Last week, when I was devouring one of the Roasted Hazelnut-Orange & Chocolate Granola Bars, I couldn’t help but think of how incredibly delicious they would be broken up into small pieces in a pretty bowl, with cold milk, and a cup of coffee on the side, of [...]

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