Olive Oil-Thyme Poached Salmon Recipe and Introducing the “Two Extra Virgins” and the Arianna Trading Company

Arianna Trading Co. | cookingontheweekends.com

This is not a sponsored post -- as always I only write about things I love. I've been wine tasting, cheese tasting, chocolate tasting, and now I can add olive oil tasting to the list -- thanks to Melissa's Produce, Laura Bashar, Mary Platis and Geroge Menzelos.Melissa's Produce hosted a lovely book signing … [Read more...]

Best Hatch Chile Recipes

My Best Hatch Chile Recipes | cookingontheweekends.com

Get the above Hatch chile recipes by clicking on their images at the bottom of this post. Within about 3 weeks, you will start to see the very special, very delicious Hatch chiles at your local markets.  And when you do, I suggest taking advantage of it, because their season is only about 6 weeks long. … [Read more...]

Shaved Melon-Avocado Salad Recipe

Shaved Avocado-Melon Salad Melon | cookingontheweekends.com

Some days I have more to say than others, and today is one of those days.  If you're not in the mood or you're rushed, please skip to the bottom for the recipe.  Otherwise, take your time and hang out with me for a bit.In the La Tourangelle brochure, it says: "La Tourangelle artisan nut oils are handcrafted in our … [Read more...]

How to Use Lemongrass: A Photographic Guide

How to Use Lemongrass-A Photographic Guide | cookingontheweekends.com

If you've never tasted anything with lemongrass in it, or taken in its alluring fragrance, I think you're missing out.Lemongrass is a root that looks much like a scallion and tastes lemony.  Lemongrass has more than the flavor of lemon though -- it also has delicious, subtle notes of ginger, lime, and mint.I've … [Read more...]

Herb-Grilled Elephant Garlic Recipe

Herb-Grilled Elephant Garlic Recipe | cookingontheweekends.com

When my husband goes to the Farmer's Market, he inevitably comes home with a handful of produce that's never quite what he's expecting it to be.  It's hilarious.I could give you some background on his comical produce identifying history, like the time he complimented the grilled peaches, that were in fact butternut … [Read more...]

Smoky Hazelnut Crusted Chicken Roulade Recipe


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 + Roasted Hazelnut-Orange & Chocolate Granola Bar Recipe {GIVEAWAY CLOSED}

Roasted Hazelnut-Orange & Chocolate Granola Bar Recipe

There are granola bars, and there are Roasted Hazelnut-Orange Chocolate Granola Bars.Since tasting Nutella for the first time as a little kid, hazelnuts have been one of my favorite things in the world.  Their rich, buttery flavor is matched by no other nut.  And when you cook good , your house will be filled with … [Read more...]

New Year’s Hoppin’ John Black-Eyed Pea-Spinach and Mushroom Gratin Recipe

Black-Eyed Pea-Spinach and Mushroom Gratin Recipe | Cooking On The Weekends

It might be a big stretch for me to call this a form of a New Year’s Hoppin’ John dish, but I'm going to anyway.In the South, folks believe that eating black-eyed peas on New Year's day will bring good luck and prosperity in the new year.  Hoppin' John is the name of a traditional Southern dish that includes … [Read more...]

20 Cool Gifts For Foodies For Under $20 – 2013

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The things on this list fall into two categories -- things I have that I love, and things I want to have.  These are great gifts for under $20, for all of the foodies in your life. … [Read more...]