Smoky Chipotle Parmesan French Fries

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I truly appreciate your visiting my site!  If this looks delicious to you, please subscribe for my occasional emails with more great recipes, to the right of this post.  You can also follow what I'm cooking on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest and Twitter.One of my absolute favorite flavors in the world (right up … [Read more...]

My Seven Links

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I was delighted to have  Jeanne of Jolly Tomato pass me the torch for "My Seven Links."  My Seven Links was originally started by Trip Base.  The idea is to encourage bloggers to share links to their older posts that deserve to see the light of day again, in seven categories.  The blogger selects their posts that best … [Read more...]

Friday Flowers: A Special Kind of Lily and an Almond Joy Cookie Recipe {Gluten-Free}

Almond Joy Cookie Recipe {Gluten-Free}

The common name for the lily flowers I'm sharing with you today is actually Naked Ladies. Naked Ladies don't usually bring my mind to food -- rather, to an amazing trip to Big Sur, California I took with my husband -- then suitor ;-).These pretty pink flowers were popping up here, there, and everywhere!  They were … [Read more...]

Silvia’s Summer Seafood Paella

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As you know, we recently took a family vacation to New York.  We planned the trip around the wedding of our close friends, Ed and Danielle.  The wedding was at Danielle's family home in Woodstock, and it was gorgeous!  I could write forever about all the exciting details of the fun wedding -- but, for now I'm focusing … [Read more...]

Eating Gluten-Free in New York (Plus a Very Cute Kitchen Timer!)

Eating Gluten-Free In New York

It's been a very busy cooking weekend for me, but before sharing my recipes, I want to share some quick take-aways from our trip to New York.If you've been keeping up with me, you know my 7-year-old son has Celiac Disease and therefore will be a gluten-free eater for the rest of his life.  The only time I really … [Read more...]

Friday Flowers: Hibiscus and Pineapple-Quinoa Berry Salad With Shrimp

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Hibiscus flowers will always remind me of my beautiful and relaxing honeymoon. The biggest decision on the blissful island of Huahini in French Polynesia, was whether to lay on the deck of our bungalow in the ocean, or on the warm sand with ocean waves splashing over me.  Rough, I know.Hibiscus flowers remind me of … [Read more...]

Best Vegetarian Enchilada Recipe Ever!

Best Vegetarian Enchilada Ever | cookingontheweekends.com

I'm home!  Did you notice I snuck out during the dessert party?We went NYC and Woodstock -- sometime between the Salted Caramel Chocolates and the Double Chocolate Almond Spice Cookies.We had a fantastic vacation -- I can't wait to tell you all about it next week!For now though, I'm happy to share this … [Read more...]

Dessert Party: Salted Caramel Chocolates

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Welcome to the first official Cooking On The Weekends dessert party!I hope you prepped with me last week and are ready to create the insanely rich, unbelievably delicious, and beautiful treats I'll be presenting to you at our party. If you didn't, fear not -- save it all for a delightful weekend cooking … [Read more...]

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Fudge Recipe

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This four-ingredient peanut butter cookie recipe comes courtesy my friend Aimée.  She gave it to me when we were very young kids.  Kinda cute, I think.My mom has been making this recipe practically weekly ever since.  No exaggeration!She recalls that Aimée said it was a recipe from the Sesame Street show. … [Read more...]

Cucumber Melon Salad Recipe with Yuzu-Jalapeño Dressing

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Remember the Sugar Kiss melon that I fell in love with?  Ah . . . the love affair continues:   Sugar Kiss melons just melt in your mouth and are right up there with desserts in the sweetness department!Well, once I had the Sugar Kiss, I had to try the Honey Kiss and the Golden Kiss, right?  All of these melons come … [Read more...]