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...]

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 … [Read more...]

Summertime Garden Party Menu

Summertime Garden Party Menu

photo credit: 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 most delightful time with some of my favorite … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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 to a … [Read more...]

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, why would I even get up!?)This is … [Read more...]

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 breakfast taco.  Fun!  Nothing … [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...]

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 Knew You Wanted to Know How to do in the … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]