Chipotle Bacon Brisket Chili Recipe

Chocolate Chipotle Smoky Bacon Brisket Chili Recipe

This is not a sponsored post. Melissa's Produce sent me their Steamed Red Kidney Beans for recipe testing. Precooked, with a super smooth texture, they're a delicious addition to this chili.  All opinions are my own, and as always, I only work with products I like and want to share with my readers."When you're … [Read more...]

8 Crazy Delicious French Fry Recipes!

8 Interesting Crazy Delicious French Fry Recipes!

It's National French Fry Day and the party is not over -- there are a few hours left, at least in my time zone. ;-)   We have to celebrate, right!?Did you know there's a food holiday every single day of the year?  It's true, and kinda funny, if you ask me -- but who am I not to celebrate food!?  I mean, come … [Read more...]

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 can handle fighting the crowds at the market, … [Read more...]

Cherry Bacon Blueberry Kebab Recipe

Cherry-Bacon Blueberry Kebabs

A red, white and blue recipe for the 4th of July.A sweet, tart, and smoky appetizer. A Caprese of sorts.A delightful, super pretty summer hors d'oeuvre.Yep, it's all that.  Call these beautiful, quick and easy kebabs what you will -- any which way they're absolutely delicious!Cherry Bacon Blueberry … [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...]

Cinco de Mayo Recipes: Smoky Poblano Enchilada Sauce and Pasta Para Duros

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Cinco de Mayo recipes are here, there and everywhere at the moment.  And frankly, there can never be too many recipes for this delicious holiday.I love creating sauce recipes using different chile varieties, and the smoky flavor of the dried poblanos makes this recipe incredibly delicious!  Now I'll switch off … [Read more...]

Smoky Tomato-Bacon-Chipotle Deviled Eggs

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Current food trends: asparagus, matzo dishes, artsy eggs, and fun deviled eggs!  (Just to name a few.)Which means the obvious, of course -- it's spring, and Easter and Passover are on the horizon.If you've been reading Cooking On The Weekends for a while, you know how much I love smoky flavors -- and that I … [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...]

Flourless Chocolate Kahlúa-Espresso Decadence Cake


There are seven more chocolate recipe-planning days until Valentine's Day.Let's be honest: Valentine's Day is simply a good excuse to eat chocolate -- and for one reason and one reason only --  because it's just so good.This recipe is absolutely luscious.  I mean seriously, it's oozing with melting dark … [Read more...]