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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Cilantro Chimichurri Peach Roasted Pork Tenderloin

Cilantro Chimichurri Peach Roasted Pork Tenderloin | cookingontheweekends.com

Sometimes I like to talk a lot.  (So I’m told, anyway.)  Today though, I’m going to get right to it — because I’m starving! I think you should make this for dinner.  If not tonight, then tomorrow.  It’s bursting with fresh flavors, it’s succulent and juicy and it presents beautifully. I think you’ll enjoy it […]

Chipotle Bacon Zucchini Cake Recipe

Chipotle Bacon Zucchini Cake | cookingontheweekends.com

Recipes just happen upon me sometimes. A friend brought me zucchini, freshly picked from her backyard garden, I had a tasty chunk of Kerrygold Aged Cheddar in the fridge, and my son wanted bacon. So when I made my son the bacon, I (naturally) made extra and left the grease in the pan.  Then I […]

16 Best Meat Recipes and Surprise Giveaway Revealed!

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In a hurry for the recipes?  Jump to the bottom of the post. A week or so ago, I challenged you to take a shot at guessing why, after 21 years, did my husband, Stephen, decide to add meat back into his diet. Today you get the answer, from the man himself. He’s a bit of […]

Strawberry-Chipotle Compote Bacon-Meatballs

Strawberry-Chipotle Compote Bacon-Meatballs | cookingontheweekends.com

There is so much deliciousness going on here — it’s almost out of control.  Somewhere between the sweet and spicy Strawberry-Chipotle Compote and the mouthwatering smoky Bacon-Meatballs, you might just loose your mind.  (Only for a moment — until the next bite, that is.) Remember the other day, when I told you about the super […]

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