Risotto Cake Recipe

Risotto Cakes - the perfect use of leftover risotto! | Cooking On The Weekends

When you make risotto you should do one of two things: 1), don't make so much that you create leftovers, or 2), my preference, plan to make risotto cakes the next day. Risotto should be served immediately -- right out of the pan.  When it's spooned onto a plate, it will sort of fall into place.  It's a creamy, loose … [Read more...]

Apple Roasted Cinnamon Granola Recipe

Apple Roasted Cinnamon Granola | Cooking On The Weekends

Growing up I remember if ever I was up late, I could often find my dad at the breakfast room table indulging in a bowl of granola for a "late-night-snack."At the time I didn't quite understand the appeal -- after all granola is technically a cereal, a breakfast food.  I would have certainly gone for the chocolate … [Read more...]

Ancho Chile-Red Wine and Grape Roasted Chicken and Quinoa

Ancho Chile-Red Wine Grape Roasted Chicken and Quinoa on http://cookingontheweekends.com #chickenrecipes

Many of the recipes I create come from my own food cravings.I woke up a few weeks ago in need of a warm, cozy comfort food meal.  And not for breakfast -- but for that evening.I wanted something with rich, bold, warming flavors. And I wanted to make a project of it, because for me, the process is where part of … [Read more...]

Sherried Wild Mushrooms with Creamy Parmesan Polenta Recipe

November 1-Wild Mushroom Polenta

I am really and truly not a food snob, unless . . . .  you want me to eat "fake" meat.  Morning Strips?  No thank you. "Chickin’? No thank you.Maybe this is unfair of me since I'm not a vegetarian and enjoy nothing more that braised short ribs on a cool, winter day.  And please, if you love a good slice of Tofurky, … [Read more...]

Grilled Chile-Lime Baby Corn Recipe

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"Little" means "cute," don't' you think?Babies, puppies, doll house furniture -- even a teeny tiny pencil can be cute!You're wondering:  why is she talking about all this little stuff?  Am I right?It's because of this super cute (yes, cute!) baby corn my friend Rebecca brought me from the Farmer's Market … [Read more...]

Fresh Corn Cardamom Pancakes {Gluten-Free Recipe}

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Are there any foods that aren't necessarily in the dessert category, but that are desserts to you? Let me explain . . . When I eat a Sugar Kiss melon, I feel as though I might as well be eating a bowl of ice-cream. And when I oven roast tomatoes for hours on end, the satisfaction of their sweetness is not unlike … [Read more...]

Friday Flowers: Blue Elderberry and Oven Roasted Granola for Father’s Day!

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Do you think it's stereotyping to say that most dads are really into grilling and barbecuing for Father's Day?It might just be!My dad is super into granola!  Remember the Father's Day Granola I made him last year?  Well it was very good, and it even turned into some very delicious Granola Chocolate Chip Cookies … [Read more...]

How To Make Risotto: Brown Sage Butter Mushroom Risotto Recipe

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Typically I try not to drone on about technical cooking terms or techniques that I find exciting -- for fear you might not. Today however, I'm going to teach you something you might not know -- and if you don't, I know you'll love the little lesson!I'll never forget when I  learned that Risotto wasn't actually the … [Read more...]

Roasted Grape Mascarpone Pasta Sauce

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I could not be more excited to share this recipe with you! Okay, remember the grapes we marinated in wine last week?  Well, if you haven't eaten all of them, you can roast them (yup, you heard me right -- roast them), to use in this amazing pasta sauce -- along with their marinade!(If you did eat all of them, no … [Read more...]

Savory Mushroom Polenta Cake {Gluten-Free Recipe}

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This side dish or main course will absolutely satisfy you, just as a serving of steak and potatoes would! I should know because I happen to be someone who loves meat and potatoes!  This Mushroom Polenta Cake is intensely flavorful and extremely hearty.  And believe it or not, this dish is both vegetarian and … [Read more...]