Smoky Hazelnut Crusted Chicken Roulade Recipe

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Who doesn't love a crispy, juicy breaded piece of chicken!?  (A rhetorical question -- I want to think you all love it!)With two gluten-free eaters in my house, I'm always looking for new and creative ways to do this without bread.  I have two super delicious, favorite recipes -- the one posted here (obviously), … [Read more...]

Spicy Quinoa Pesto Bites Recipe

Spicy Quinoa Pesto Bites Recipe | cookingontheweekends.com

As you know, if you've been following my recipes for a while, I always try to use the freshest, healthiest ingredients whenever possible.  I taste and experiment with new healthy foods all the time, but they must also be delicious for me to want to cook with them.  Fortunately hundreds of healthy foods are incredibly … [Read more...]

Bob’s Red Mill Giveaway + Crispy Red Quinoa Almond-Tomato Burger Recipe {GIVEAWAY CLOSED}

Crispy Red Quinoa Almond-Tomato "Burger" Recipe + Bob's Red Mill Giveaway | cookingontheweekends.com

Gluten-free and vegetarian, these burgers are ridiculously delicious and flavorful.  (And by "ridiculously," I mean wonderfully, incredibly, amazingly, and so on.)  And it's all about red quinoa from Bob's Red Mill.While I've worked with quinoa quite a bit, I think this is my favorite use of it.  And the … [Read more...]

Roasted Garlic-Basil Brown Rice Recipe

Roasted Garlic-Basil Brown Rice Recipe | Cooking On The Weekends

The flavors in this bowl of comfort are a culinary transition from summer to fall.  The last of my dad's beautiful, summer, garden basil blended with warm, creamy, slow roasted garlic.  Need I say more?Well okay, just one more thing -- this rice is fantastic to have on hand as it's perfect along side, or beneath … [Read more...]

A One-Pan-Meal! Soy and Honey Glazed Tofu, Broccoli and Rice

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When people ask me what I share on this blog, I usually respond with:I celebrate cooking and the beauty of food.It's where I cook creative and comforting food for casual entertaining.It's where we add "coarse sea salt and freshly ground black pepper" -- not simply "salt and pepper."  (Please, don't … [Read more...]

Cardamom Buttermilk Roasted Chicken and Potatoes with Apple Spiced Brown Rice

Cardamom Buttermilk Roasted Chicken and Potatoes with Apple Spiced Brown Rice | Cooking On The Weekends

It's that time of year again.  Okay, not quite -- but, I'm really in the mood for comfort food, anyway.Let's be real, there's never a "wrong" time for a cozy, warmly spiced, super flavorful, one-pot-meal.  And this is one of my (almost) fall favorites.So let's cook, shall we?  Cardamom Buttermilk Roasted … [Read more...]

Smoky Hatch Chile Skillet Cornbread Recipe {Gluten-Free}

Smoky Hatch Chile Skillet Cornbread Recipe {Gluten-Free} | Cooking On The Weekends

When I shared my recipe for Jalapeño-Bacon Cornbread, I told you how invaluable a cast iron skillet is.Here's the deal -- if you develop flavors in the same skillet where you're going bake, your dish will be that much more flavorful, crispy and delicious.  You know how what's left stuck to the sides and bottom of … [Read more...]

Spiced Granola Breakfast Cookie Recipe

Spiced Granola Breakfast Cookie Recipe | Cooking On The Weekends

Ever just wanna have a friend come by for a cup of coffee on a lazy weekend morning?  While I adore a feast of a brunch, on occasion, I just want a delicious morning snack and a fantastic cup of coffee.This creation developed as a result of my love of granola, cookies, and breakfast/brunch.  Rather than make this a … [Read more...]

Gluten-Free Quinoa Crusted “Fried” Chicken Recipe

Gluten-Free Quinoa Crusted "Fried" Chicken Recipe  | Cooking On The Weekends

When was the last time you had some finger-lickin' good fried chicken?I had some last night, and believe it or not (actually, believe it!), it was boneless, skinless chicken with a crunchy, super delicious quinoa crust, that was fried in a small amount of olive oil.I love quinoa with chicken (especially … [Read more...]

Cranberry Oat Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Cranberry Oat Chocolate Chip Cookies | Cooking On The Weekends

I think I have a problem.  I think it's a good problem, though.As soon as I hear good (or bad -- but hopefully not!), news about a friend or family member, I'm immediately thinking about what kind of cookies I'll make them.Seriously, someone could be mid-sentence telling me whatever the news is, and I'm … [Read more...]