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 Salsa.These […]

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 […]

Bacon-Onion Heirloom Tomato Pizza Recipe

Bacon-Onion Heirloom Tomato Pizza Recipe

Let’s just go over what’s going on here . . . This pizza starts with my Grilled Gluten-Free Pizza Crust, which is made with olive oil.  Gluten-free or not, you’ll love it!The crust is sprinkled with thin layer of my favorite Kerrygold cheese, Dubliner.  Yum! Added to that is an absolutely delectable bacon-onion compote — […]

Last-Minute 4th of July BBQ Menu!

Last-Minute 4th of July BBQ Menu!

So it’s late afternoon on the 3rd of July and you might not know what to make for your 4th of July guests yet.  Do not fear!  I’m here to help. 😉  Here’s an awesome four course menu that you can easily pull off, and you will totally impress your guests!  As long as you […]

Idaho Potatoes Through The Seasons

Idaho Potatoes Through The Seasons: Top Food Bloggers Share Their Favorite Potato Recipes for Each Month of the Year

Top Food Bloggers Share Their Favorite Potato Recipes.  From bright, summer potato salads to creamy, winter mashed potatoes — they’re all mouth-wateringly delicious! Four years ago, just before I launched Cooking On The Weekends, I went to Camp Blogaway for the first time.  Patti Londre, the founder and leader, describes her camp as a “little […]

Skillet Braised Chicken Recipe with Cognac Caramelized Lemon-Shallot-Sauce

Skillet Braised Chicken Recipe with Caramelized Lemon-Shallot-Sauce

This dish is the perfect example of what recipes on Cooking On The Weekends are all about — it’s creative and comforting food for casual entertaining.  (That’s my tagline — see it up in the top right?) This recipe is the result of throwing a handful of delicious ingredients — in a specific order — […]

Cabbage Steamed Salmon Recipe with Citrus Shallot Vinaigrette

Savoy Cabbage Steamed Salmon Recipe

He was served this Steamed Salmon entrée, a melon salad, delicious rustic bread, and an Individual Coffee-Chocolate Mud Pie — however, the only thing my dad requested for his 80th birthday dinner was the salmon. This was a tall order.  You see, my dad is known for his perfectly cooked salmon — so of course, […]

Kimchi Egg Ramen Recipe

Kimchi Egg Ramen Bowl Recipe

Before our adorable boys came into our lives, my husband and I used to frequent a Korean restaurant that we could walk to from our house.  We’d always order the Kimchi Ramen.  It was just so good!  This spicy soup packed with soft noodles in a rich red broth, would arrive to the table sizzling […]

Cinco de Mayo Recipes: Chicken Poblano Pappardelle Pasta

Chicken Poblano Pappardelle Pasta Recipe-green | cookingontheweekends.com

A Mexican comfort food dish made with pasta is every bit as satisfying an Italian one.   (Trust me on this — I had this for dinner last night!) If you really want to shine and mix up the buffet at the Cinco de Mayo party in a few days, I highly recommend bringing Chicken Poblano […]

Red Goddess Grilled Flank Steak Recipe

April 6-Red Goddess Flank Steak-meat-red-purple 2

At the end of a meal, when I’m faced with a serving platter with a few bits of steak left, and some crazy delicious sauce still remaining along its surface, I find it nearly impossible to get into the kitchen before I go at it.  (Which I only do if there are guests — otherwise, […]

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