Smoky Bacon Fried Calamari {Gluten-Free Recipe}

Smoky Bacon Fried Calamari -- A gluten-free, fried calamari strewn with bits of bacon and laced with its smoky flavor.

A gluten-free fried calamari strewn with bits of bacon and laced with smoky flavor. Oh my!You know how you had one, maybe two teachers when you were a kid, that you'll never forget because they were so inspiring?  So fun? So interesting?  They created an environment where you were super excited to learn? My 13-year-old … [Read more...]

My Favorite 5 Recipes for Cinco de Mayo

My Favorite 5 Recipes for Cinco de Mayo -- From lemony guacamole and smoky salsa to spicy lettuce-wrapped tacos and fresh seafood ceviche, these Latin inspired recipes are over-the-top!

From lemony guacamole to spicy lettuce-wrapped tacos and fresh ceviche, these Latin inspired recipes are over-the-top delicious! ¡Muy sabroso!Happy Cinco de Mayo!I've been remiss for not getting a new recipe to you earlier in the week.  Hopefully these five Latin favorites of mine for Cinco de Mayo will make up for … [Read more...]

Snow Pea Shoot-Cranberry Salad with Crispy Rice & Spicy Pecan Dressing

Snow Pea Shoot-Cranberry Salad with Crispy Rice & Spicy Pecan Dressing -- vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free and a spectacular centerpiece for a holiday table!

This beautiful salad is vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free -- and it's the perfect centerpiece for a special event or holiday meal table! Last week I shared my love of baby bok choy from Jade Asian Greens, and today I'm sharing  their Snow Pea Shoots (Dau Miu), which I think are one of the most stunning and interesting … [Read more...]

Spicy Caesar Little Gems Recipe

Spicy Caesar Little Gems Recipe -- Little Gem Lettuce leaves hold all the classic flavors of a traditional Caesar salad with a kick of heat to bring it over the top.

Little Gem Lettuce leaves hold all the classic flavors of a traditional Caesar salad with a kick of heat to bring it over the top. It’s a mixed rustic salad in a large serving bowl to share with friends.It’s a lovely, elegant plated appetizer at a small dinner party.It’s a beautiful platter of hors d’oeuvres … [Read more...]

12 Most Popular Recipes of 2016

12 Most Popular Recipes of 2016

The 12 most popular 2016 recipes on Cooking On The Weekends have been chosen by all of you. Below is one delicious recipe from each month of 2016 that was the most visited, shared and cooked throughout the year.I want to thank all of you for visiting my site, looking at my photographs, reading bits about my life, … [Read more...]

Cinnamon Persimmon Bacon Baked Brie Recipe

Cinnamon Persimmon Bacon Baked Brie Recipe -- Cinnamon Persimmon Bacon Baked Brie is warm, smoky, sweet and over-the-top delicious! It's the perfect appetizer to get your guests ready for the Thanksgiving feast!

Cinnamon Persimmon Bacon Baked Brie is warm, smoky, sweet and over-the-top delicious! It's the most scrumptious holiday appetizer your guests could hope for!This is a show stopper, my friends!  Your Thanksgiving guests will be in wowed before they even sit down to the main course.Just look at these stunning … [Read more...]

Caramelized Onion-Bacon Cranberry Honeynut Squash Recipe

Caramelized Onion-Bacon & Cranberry Honeynut Squash Recipe -- Caramelized Onion-Bacon & Cranberry Honeynut Squash is one of the prettiest & most delicious Thanksgiving side dish recipes!

Caramelized Onion-Bacon Cranberry Honeynut Squash is one of the prettiest & most delicious Thanksgiving side dish recipes!However you may be feeling after this crazy election week, I'm guessing you're still hungry, and we all still need to eat!  So let's carry on in the kitchen, shall we?We can perhaps even … [Read more...]

26 Delicious Idaho Potato Recipes #HappyBirthdayDrPotato

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26 mouth-watering recipes created with several Idaho potato varieties -- from soups and French fries, to casseroles and cakes, they're all going to make you happy! Today I'm celebrating Don Odiorne (AKA Dr. Potato)!  It's his birthday, and I can't very well let it go by without sharing delicious recipes created from … [Read more...]

Mango Avocado Pesto Stack Recipe

Mango Avocado Pesto Stack Recipe -- Fresh, sweet, creamy and slightly spicy -- you won't believe how utterly delicious a combination of mango, avocado and pesto is!

Fresh, sweet, creamy and slightly spicy -- you won't believe how utterly delicious a combination of mango, avocado and pesto is! When my 10-year-old son saw this creation he asked if I could really call it a recipe. He said, "You just layered a few things into a stack.  I could do that."Um . . . . just?  Yep, I … [Read more...]

More of the Best Hatch Chile Recipes!

Hatch Chile Season 2016 - 15 recipes

I didn't learn about Hatch Chiles until about five years ago. (GASP!)  I'd been missing out on one of the most prized chiles in existence for too long!Have you tried them?  Don't wait another moment!  Their season goes through September.Here’s a list of places across the country where you can buy Hatch Chiles … [Read more...]