What Makes a Comfort Food a Comfort Food? | Top 20 Comfort Food Recipes + Cookbook Giveaway {CLOSED}

Top 20 Comfort Food Meals | cookingontheweekends.com

What makes something a comfort food? Some people think of comfort foods as something soothing when they’re sad or upset.  You know, like if you’ve had a really rough day, so you stop on your way home for a pint of coffee ice cream, that you hope to have while you watch mindless TV?  (Not […]

Smoky Chipotle Pumpkin-Sage Risotto Recipe

Smoky Chipotle Pumpkin-Sage Risotto Recipe | cookingontheweekends.com

It finally feels like fall where I live.  It’s a little bit grey outside, I’ve dusted off my UGGS and the couch is adorned with cozy blankets. All of this is an invitation for comfort foods.  I know we all have our own ideas of what comfort foods are, and this risotto recipe epitomizes mine. […]

Purple Sweet Potato Soup with Spicy Chile Oil

Purple Sweet Potato--Soup with Spicy Chile Oil | cookingontheweekends.com

 This soup is really this color.  It’s this purple, this bright, and this beautiful. The purple of these Stokes Sweet Potatoes only becomes deeper and more intense when they’re cooked.  And the color varies slightly depending on the type of preparation.  When we made the Chile-Lemon Purple Sweet Potato Fries, for example, after roasting with […]

Spicy Garlic-Ginger Grilled Flank Steak

Garlic-Ginger Grilled Flank Steak | cookingontheweekends.com

I’m keeping it simple today and I have a fantastic idea!  (Ideas, really.) Prep this recipe at some point today. It’ll only take 10 minutes. Pull it out of the fridge tomorrow and within about 8 minutes the most amazingly scrumptious dinner will be ready! Of course you’ll likely want a delightful and delicious salad […]

Chai Spiced Winter Oatmeal Recipe

Chai Spiced Winter Oatmeal | cookingontheweekends.com

A blend of Chai spices can warm your heart and soothe your soul. At least, I think it can. (And even more, I love how that sounds.) Much like a curry, there are many different blends of chai with various combinations of spices.  In this recipe I use cardamom, cinnamon, cloves and ginger and together they […]

Chile-Lemon Roasted Purple Sweet Potato Fries

Chile-Lemon Roasted Purple Sweet Potato Fries | cookingontheweekends.com

I love strolling through a Farmer’s Market or the produce section in stores to see all of the stunning colors.  Everything from broccoli and mangoes to Dragon fruit and apples — and there are so many gorgeous shades of purple! A couple of years ago I was introduced to — and proceeded to fall in love […]

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 […]

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