Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin with Spicy Pluot Sauce and Crispy Potatoes

Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin with Spicy Pluot Sauce and Crispy Potatoes

What is your perfect bite of food? A few chocolate chips in a spoonful of creamy, salted peanut butter? Chopsticks holding the freshest Yellow Tail sashimi imaginable with jalapeño and citrus? A forkful of medium-rare steak topped garlic-gorgonzola mashed potato and a caramelized shallot? That’s a yes, yes and yes for me.  Really, my personal […]

Summertime Garden Party Menu

Summertime Garden Party Menu

photo credit: shepaused4thought.com Isn’t it so hard to slow down?  To make time for yourself?  To do something just for fun?  It sure is for me, and when I do it, it never fails to remind me that I should make a bigger effort to do it more often.   Last week I had the […]

Bacon-Onion Heirloom Tomato Pizza Recipe

Bacon-Onion Heirloom Tomato Pizza Recipe

Let’s just go over what’s going on here . . . This pizza starts with my Grilled Gluten-Free Pizza Crust, which is made with olive oil.  Gluten-free or not, you’ll love it!The crust is sprinkled with thin layer of my favorite Kerrygold cheese, Dubliner.  Yum! Added to that is an absolutely delectable bacon-onion compote — […]

Grilled Sirloin Steak-Kimchi Sandwich Recipe with Ginger Chile Aioli

Kimchi Grillef Steak Sandwich

In my last post, How to Make Kimchi, I told you that much like butter, everything is better with Kimchi.  Okay, fine, not banana bread or a chocolate chip cookie, but you know what I mean. There’s just something about the tangy, sour, crunchy, spicy and fresh deliciousness of kimchi that can elevate a dish […]

Red Goddess Grilled Flank Steak Recipe

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At the end of a meal, when I’m faced with a serving platter with a few bits of steak left, and some crazy delicious sauce still remaining along its surface, I find it nearly impossible to get into the kitchen before I go at it.  (Which I only do if there are guests — otherwise, […]

THE Breakfast Taco Recipe

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It’s not just a breakfast taco — it’s the breakfast taco. My 11-year-old son loves tacos, and by “loves,” I mean he devours them, makes up songs about them and even urns them into super heroes in stories he writes.  Yes, a taco. A super hero. So the other day, he suggested I make a […]

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 […]

25 Things You Never Knew You Wanted to Know How to do in the Kitchen!

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Ever wished you knew how to pit and peel a lychee or cut and eat a cactus pear?  Or perhaps you’ve wished you knew how to use lemongrass or how in the world to go about eating a cherimoya?  Well you’ve come to the right place, my friends!  Here you’ll find 25 Things You Never […]

Chorizo Enchilado Melt

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This is a sponsored post by Cacique Inc. and Society Culinaria.  As always, all opinions are my own. My work can’t get much better than tasting my way through all of the delicious Cacique products.  I have been loving creating recipes with them!  And this recipe combines two of my favorites: beef chorizo and Enchilado […]

Shredded Chicken Cobb Salad Recipe with Citrus Vinaigrette

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Brunoise, chiffonade, mince, rough chop, large dice, thin slices, and grated — these are just a few of the many ways foods can be cut before they are added to recipes.  And the entire vibe of a dish can depend on how the ingredients are cut.  The size and shape of each ingredient can be […]

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