How To Make Risotto: Brown Sage Butter Mushroom Risotto Recipe


Typically I try not to drone on about technical cooking terms or techniques that I find exciting -- for fear you might not. Today however, I'm going to teach you something you might not know -- and if you don't, I know you'll love the little lesson!I'll never forget when I  learned that Risotto wasn't actually the … [Read more...]

Brown Butter Broccoli Gratin Recipe


This is one of my favorite weekend recipes!  And therefore it pretty much sums up what I love and what Cooking On The Weekends is all about!I often say when I write  my recipes, that cooking is like art an project.  And that is definitely the case with this recipe.First, we prepare all of the ingredients which … [Read more...]

Brown Butter Chocolate Oat Bars {Gluten-Free Recipe}


Have you ever tasted something incredibly delicious and had absolutely no idea what was going on with it?!  You know, like you were wondering what in the world the secret ingredient could possibly be?Make these Brown Butter Chocolate Oat Bars and everyone will be asking that very question!The secret ingredient … [Read more...]

How To Brown Butter


Sure, some things are better with bacon, like Bloody Marys and grilled cheese.(And some things are better with Lime-Pickled Shallots!  Don't you always find yourself saying that?  Lime-pickled shallots are great on asparagus saladand pizza, for example.Well, did you know that cakes, cookies, pastas, breads, … [Read more...]

Friday Flowers: Iceberg Roses and Chocolate Blackout Nutella Cake Recipe


As much as I love relaxing, casual dinner "parties" on my sofa in my sweatpants, I also love throwing slightly fancier parties. You know, where we dress up a bit and sit in a garden or chat around the bar.As I mentioned when we made the fantastic grilled cheese sandwich on Wednesday, I hosted a baby shower for a … [Read more...]

How To Make Simple Syrup


Here's the deal, you're going to need to know How To Make Simple Syrup for the over the top, Chocolate Blackout Nutella Cake we're making tomorrow. Simple syrup is a mixture of equal parts sugar and water, heated until the sugar dissolves and then cooled. It's commonly used in mixed drinks and in various dessert … [Read more...]

Bacon, Basil, and Tomato Grilled Cheese Recipe

April6-grilled cheese month

If you haven't already treated yourself to a delicious grilled cheese sandwich this month, you've still got a couple of weeks to do so.  And you must! April is National Grilled Cheese Month, after all!This recipe is an indulgent combination of gorgonzola, caramelized onion, and applewood smoked bacon. And the … [Read more...]

Cucumber-Lemon Tomato Salad Recipe


For months I've been thinking about a beautiful salad that my friend Greg of SippitySup made.  I was quite taken by his use of lemon slices as a main ingredient.  I think this is brilliant!Inspired by Greg's salad, I created this super tasty recipe, which is very different, but I hope somewhat as delicious and as … [Read more...]

Friday Flowers: Pride of Madeira and Salt Roasted Chicken Recipe


I could have called this "The Best Chicken Recipe Ever!"  I didn't, though.  You see, there are hundreds of best-this and best-that claims out there.  People throw the word "best" around a lot.This, however, is the best chicken I've ever made.  Hands down. And let me tell you, I've made dozens upon dozens of … [Read more...]

Chocolate Frangelico Crème Anglaise


Sometimes even Chocolate-Chocolate Gelato isn’t chocolatey enough for a true chocoholic.What I didn't tell you when I shared the gelato for my Mom's birthday is that we poured a touch of this Chocolate Frangelico Crème Anglaise over it!  And (obviously) it was over the top!  This sauce will transform an already … [Read more...]