Cinco de Mayo Recipes: Chicken Poblano Pappardelle Pasta

Chicken Poblano Pappardelle Pasta Recipe-green |

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

Smoky Poblano Enchilada Sauce and Pasta Duros-green-clay-ceramic-herbs-pasta duros-don enrique |

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...]

Cinco de Mayo Recipes 2014

Cinco De Mayo Recipes 2014 |

Every year I create a handful of recipes with a Mexican vibe, and I gather them together to celebrate Cinco de Mayo.  (No, I'm not making all of these! ) There are two more days until this super delicious holiday, so who will you invite?  What will you cook? … [Read more...]

Cinco de Mayo Recipes 2013

Cinco de Mayo Recipes | Cooking On The Weekends

You still have time!  Quick, call a few friends and invite them for a casual, fun Cinco de Mayo fiesta.If I'm being honest, my favorite part about Cinco de Mayo is the food.Pictured above are a few of my recent Cinco de Mayo recipes and a few others with incredibly delicious Latin flavors.  Here are the links … [Read more...]

Cinco de Mayo Recipes: Mexican Chocolate Crème Brûlée

Cinco de Mayo Recipes: Mexican Chocolate Creme Brulee | Cooking On The Weekends

My mom takes her desserts very seriously.Her desserts must be just the right flavor, texture and temperature.My mom adores custards, so when we're in a Mexican restaurant she loves ending her meal with a lovely flan.  In her fairly fluent Spanish, she asks the server if the flan is "as smooth as silk," or if … [Read more...]

Cinco de Mayo Recipes: Blood Orange Halibut Ceviche Tacos

Blood Orange Halibut Ceviche Tacos | Cooking On The Weekends

This ceviche tastes like the beach.Okay, not literally.  I would never serve you something as salty as the ocean, or as gritty as the sand.  And this is actually quite the opposite -- it's perfectly seasoned and will melt in your mouth.The ceviche in these tacos tastes like the beach in that it simply brings my … [Read more...]

Cinco de Mayo Recipes: Spicy Cilantro Deviled Eggs

Spicy Cilantro Deviled Eggs | Cooking On The Weekends

Don't think just because I've been eating Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles and delicious cheesecake recently, that I've forgotten about the most nutrient dense vegetable on the planet!Oh no, no. I still work cilantro into my meals regularly.I love these Spicy Cilantro Deviled Eggs!  They're as packed with … [Read more...]

Ancho Chile Enchilada Sauce Recipe


My favorite thing to do with leftovers is to crack an egg over them -- over easy, please.  And that's what I suggest you do today with your  Thanksgiving leftovers!I know you've likely been cooking all week -- and guess what?  -- we're carrying on over here at Cooking On The Weekends!  That's just what we do. (And … [Read more...]

Cinco de Mayo Recipes 2012


Cinco de Mayo is this Saturday!Are you celebrating?Either way, we certainly don't need an excuse to indulge in scrumptious Mexican food! Right?!  Right.Some of my favorite Cinco de Mayo recipes are pictured above with the recipes linked to their titles listed below.  So whether you're having a big festive … [Read more...]

Cinco de Mayo Recipes: Spicy Pepper Jack Potato Pancakes


Last year at this time, Cooking On The Weekends wasn't born yet.I had just read an article in the LA Times Food Section about Sarah Gim of TasteSpotting.  It said that Sarah would be speaking at Camp Blogaway -- a two-day camp packed with back to back sessions about all of the different aspects of the food blogging … [Read more...]