Bacon Basil Hasselback Dutch Yellow Potatoes

Bacon Basil Hasselback Dutch Yellow Potatoes | cookingontheweekends.com

Can you just imagine the smoky, incredible flavor of bacon seeping into every nook and cranny of these potatoes as they roast.  I’m telling you, the whole potato takes on the flavor and is therefor one of the tastiest bites of potato you’ll ever have.  Add to that, fresh basil-garlic deliciousness and it puts it over the […]

Pumpkin Pie-Olive Oil Muffins or Cupcakes {Gluten-Free Recipe}

Pumpkin Pie-Olive Oil Muffins and Cupcakes (Gluten-Free Recipe) | cookingontheweekends.com

What’s the best compliment one can get about the food they cook? Of course we all find it delightful to hear people say how delicious it is, how beautiful it is, etc.  However, my favorite compliment is when someone tries something they actively don’t like, and they love it. Take my cousin Beth for example.   […]

Really, REALLY Good Chicken Recipe

Really, REALLY Good Chicken Recipe | cookingontheweekends.com

Would you ever order a dish on a menu called, “Really, REALLY Good Chicken?”  I most certainly hope so. Recipe titles come naturally to me as I’m cooking.  And if you’ve been following my recipes for a while, you know I’m somewhat notorious for having very long titles.  Some (well, my husband), would say too long. As, […]

Herbs de Provence Roasted Carrots

Herbs de Provence Roasted Carrots | cookingontheweekends.com

Does anyone you live with you often buy food you already have, not having looked around (including behind things) before shopping? I’m not going to name names, but suffice it to say it’s not my boys (8 & 10 years-old), and clearly not the dog, so . . . . I love you, honey. This […]

Papaya-Avocado Salad with Cactus Pear-Lemon Vinaigrette

Papaya Avocado Salad with Cactus Pear Lemon Vinaigrette | cookingontheweekends.com

This is definitely one of those dishes that might as well be a painting.  (Well, at least an edible one.)  It’s one of my recipes that came together as much by color as it did by flavor. I started with the stunning Cactus Pear-Lemon Vinaigrette, and from there, my first requirement for each ingredient was […]

Cactus Pear-Lemon Vinaigrette Recipe

Cactus Pear-Lemon Vinaigrette | cpplomgpmtjeweelemds.com

You didn’t think I was just going to show you How to Cut and Eat Cactus Pears without providing any recipes for them, did you? This might just be the most beautiful vinaigrette I’ve ever made.  (Did you even know a vinaigrette could be beautiful?)  Not only is it a stunning magenta color, but the flavor […]

How to Cut and Eat a Cactus Pear: A Photographic Guide

How to Cut a Cactus Pear: A Photographic Guide | cookingontheweekends.com

If you’ve ever driven through a desert, you’ve likely seen many Prickly Pear Cactus Plants along the way.  Did you have any idea those reddish fruits growing out of the pad-like plants were edible? Well, not only are they edible, they’re also absolutely stunning!  Wait until you see the inside — you’ll be amazed. There […]

The Very Best Pumpkin Recipes and an Introduction to Bijouxs

Top 10 Pumpkin Recipes | cookingontheweekends.com

Enjoy the pumpkin deliciousness, and I have a special treat for you at the end of the post! Now, you know when I say something like “the very best,” I mean my very best, right?  Though I’d be delighted if they were known to be the very best.  I love everything about pumpkins.  Their natural […]

Chocolate Avocado Breakfast Bars on Eating Rules for #OctoberUnprocessed

Chocolate Avocado Breakfast Bars for #OctoberUnprocessed

There’s so much going on in the food world in October:  National Apple Month, National Chili  Month, Vegetarian Awareness Month, and believe it or not, there are many more foods being celebrated. For Andrew Wilder of Eating Rules, the most important one is October Unprocessed — it’s his creation, after all. This is a month […]

Spiced Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies {Gluten-Free Recipe}

Spiced Pumpkin Chocolate Oat Cookies Gluten-Free Recipe | cookingontheweekends.com

Have you ever had a healthy cookie?  Not always so good, right? Okay, perhaps it can be good if you’re not comparing it to a “regular” cookie. When I make a cookie that’s healthier than most, it means I’m adding in some nutrients, not removing all of the ingredients that make a cookie a cookie.  […]

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