Hatch Chile Season 2015!

Hatch Chile Season 2015

'Tis the season.  You know how it goes, "winter, spring, summer, hatch, and fall."I've been celebrating this joyous culinary season for the past four years, and I'm happy to have created about a dozen Hatch Chile recipes to show for it.  Here's one of my favorites -- Roasted Hatch Chile & White Peach … [Read more...]

Summertime Garden Party Menu

Summertime Garden Party Menu

photo credit: shepaused4thought.com Isn't it so hard to slow down?  To make time for yourself?  To do something just for fun?  It sure is for me, and when I do it, it never fails to remind me that I should make a bigger effort to do it more often.   Last week I had the most delightful time with some of my favorite … [Read more...]

Balsamic Glazed Fresh Melon Cake Recipe

Balsamic Glazed Melon Cake Recipe

For a while now, I've been imagining how pretty super thin melon slices would be stacked together -- in the form of a cake.  I'm not the first to think of a cake made of fresh melon -- but, I've never seen one quite like this.  This is one idea that's been on my want-to-do list for a long time, and I'm super excited to … [Read more...]

Spiced Olive Oil Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Recipe

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Chocolate chips or not, banana bread has always been, and always will be cake.Sure, it's shaped like bread, presented and sliced like bread, and well, perhaps we feel better having it for breakfast when we call it bread -- but lest be real, it's cake.It's soft, sweet and warm.  Ummm?  Yep, it's cake.It's … [Read more...]

THE Breakfast Taco Recipe

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It's not just a breakfast taco -- it's the breakfast taco. My 11-year-old son loves tacos, and by "loves," I mean he devours them, makes up songs about them and even urns them into super heroes in stories he writes.  Yes, a taco. A super hero.So the other day, he suggested I make a breakfast taco.  Fun!  Nothing … [Read more...]

Smoky Tomato-Bacon-Chipotle Deviled Eggs

Smoky Tomato Bacon Chipotle Deviled Eggs

Current food trends: asparagus, matzo dishes, artsy eggs, and fun deviled eggs!  (Just to name a few.)Which means the obvious, of course -- it's spring, and Easter and Passover are on the horizon.If you've been reading Cooking On The Weekends for a while, you know how much I love smoky flavors -- and that I think … [Read more...]

Matzo Brei à la Florentine Recipe

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I know, I know -- could there be a more confusing recipe title?  There's a lot going on here.  Let me (try) to explain . . .Matzo Brei is a dish with Ashkenazi Jewish origins that's traditionally made with matzo and eggs.  (Think scrambled eggs meet French toast.)  It's commonly eaten during Passover when only … [Read more...]

Meyer Lemon-Vanilla Hot Milk Cake Recipe

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This post is sponsored by the California Milk Advisory Board, written by me and as always, all opinions are 100% my own.A few weeks ago I told you about the fantastic trip I took with the California Milk Advisory Board to the Bootsma Dairy Farm.  Remember?  I was hanging out with some very happy cows?When I … [Read more...]

Brown Butter Blueberry-Bacon Waffle Recipe {Gluten-Free Option}

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It's subtly smoky, super sweet, fruity and cake-like -- it's the waffle of your dreams.And now . . . .  it's a reality.Anyone would be happy to wake up to the incredible aroma of the flavors in these waffles coming together.  Anyone would believe they're still dreaming as the aroma drifts beneath their bedroom … [Read more...]

Breakfast Bacon and Eggs Smashed Potato Pizza

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You know when this recipe would be perfect?Yep, you got it -- Christmas morning!  We'll, really any morning (afternoon or evening), but with Christmas just two days away, why not make it extra special with this deliciousness!?A bite of crispy potato with melting Dubliner, smoky bacon and creamy egg yolk might … [Read more...]