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 -- together … [Read more...]

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, mine … [Read more...]

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 hot, with an egg freshly … [Read more...]

Cinco de Mayo Recipes: Chicken Poblano Pappardelle Pasta

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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 Pappardelle Pasta.  Imagine how … [Read more...]

Red Goddess Grilled Flank Steak Recipe

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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, why would I even get up!?)This is … [Read more...]

Mango-Avocado Salad with Panela Croutons and Chipotle Crema Mexicana

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This is a sponsored post by Cacique Inc. and Society Culinaria.  And as always, all opinions are my own.When you cut Cacique's Panela cheese and fry it over high heat in a bit of oil, you can sear it -- just as you would steak.  No joke! Rather than melt into a sauce, the surface of this delicious cheese, … [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 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...]

Spring Asparagus Grilled Cheese + 8 Favorite Asparagus Recipes

It's cute, crazy delicious and they sing springtime.  What more could you want in a grilled cheese sandwich!?  This is one of a few Easter recipes I wrote for Momtastic.  You can get the recipe and see it featured here.  Enjoy!Below are a few more of my favorite asparagus recipes -- all of which would be delightful … [Read more...]

Light Spring & Summer Fish Stew Recipe

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So it's not quite summer, I know.  However, while this recipe is delicious now, it will be even better in the summer months when the corn and tomatoes are are at the peak of their season.Full of mild, flaky and buttery fish, sweet and sightly crunchy corn, bright green spring asparagus, tomatoes and smoky spices -- … [Read more...]

Chorizo Enchilado Melt

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This is a sponsored post by Cacique Inc. and Society Culinaria.  As always, all opinions are my own.My work can't get much better than tasting my way through all of the delicious Cacique products.  I have been loving creating recipes with them!  And this recipe combines two of my favorites: beef chorizo and … [Read more...]