Roasted Butternut Squash Sage Butter

I know, it’s a little bit redundant.  I could hardly call butternut squash a “nut” squash, though. I absolutely love blending delicious flavors into butter — you can do this with almost anything, and then use it on almost anything.  (This is called a compound butter.) Imagine the flavors of earthy sage, sweet squash, and […]

What Makes a Comfort Food a Comfort Food? | Top 20 Comfort Food Recipes + Cookbook Giveaway!

Top 20 Comfort Food Meals | cookingontheweekends.com

Though I’d love for you to take your time, if  you want to jump to the bottom of the post to enter this awesome cookbook giveaway, I won’t be offended.  What makes something a comfort food? Some people think of comfort foods as something soothing when they’re sad or upset.  You know, like if you’ve […]

Spicy Garlic-Ginger Grilled Flank Steak

Garlic-Ginger Grilled Flank Steak | cookingontheweekends.com

I’m keeping it simple today and I have a fantastic idea!  (Ideas, really.) Prep this recipe at some point today. It’ll only take 10 minutes. Pull it out of the fridge tomorrow and within about 8 minutes the most amazingly scrumptious dinner will be ready! Of course you’ll likely want a delightful and delicious salad […]

Cilantro Chimichurri Peach Roasted Pork Tenderloin

Cilantro Chimichurri Peach Roasted Pork Tenderloin | cookingontheweekends.com

Sometimes I like to talk a lot.  (So I’m told, anyway.)  Today though, I’m going to get right to it — because I’m starving! I think you should make this for dinner.  If not tonight, then tomorrow.  It’s bursting with fresh flavors, it’s succulent and juicy and it presents beautifully. I think you’ll enjoy it […]

Chipotle Bacon Zucchini Cake Recipe

Chipotle Bacon Zucchini Cake | cookingontheweekends.com

Recipes just happen upon me sometimes. A friend brought me zucchini, freshly picked from her backyard garden, I had a tasty chunk of Kerrygold Aged Cheddar in the fridge, and my son wanted bacon. So when I made my son the bacon, I (naturally) made extra and left the grease in the pan.  Then I […]

16 Best Meat Recipes and Surprise Giveaway Revealed!

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In a hurry for the recipes?  Jump to the bottom of the post. A week or so ago, I challenged you to take a shot at guessing why, after 21 years, did my husband, Stephen, decide to add meat back into his diet. Today you get the answer, from the man himself. He’s a bit of […]

Strawberry-Chipotle Compote Bacon-Meatballs

Strawberry-Chipotle Compote Bacon-Meatballs | cookingontheweekends.com

There is so much deliciousness going on here — it’s almost out of control.  Somewhere between the sweet and spicy Strawberry-Chipotle Compote and the mouthwatering smoky Bacon-Meatballs, you might just loose your mind.  (Only for a moment — until the next bite, that is.) Remember the other day, when I told you about the super […]

Blackberry-Thyme Roasted Chicken and a Surprise Gift

Blackberry-Thyme Butter Roasted Chicken | cookingontheweekends.com

A fun contest with a super cool prize starts today!  Read on for the details . . . . I have big, exciting news! It’s not what you might be thinking — I didn’t get a cookbook deal or win the lottery, and 2 kids are plenty.  This is food news, my friends.  My husband, […]

Summer “Spaghetti” and Pesto Meatballs {Gluten-Free Recipe}

Summer Squash Spaghetti and Pesto Meatballs | cookingontheweekends.com

This meal is beautiful, comforting, full of delicious summer flavors, and came together for a few simple reasons . . . . First — and by far the most interesting — my husband, who’s been a Vegetarian (Pescatarian, really), for the past twenty-one years, was craving meatballs and suddenly and without warning, decided he wanted […]

Sweet and Spicy Pineapple Grilled Pork Chop Recipe

Sweet and Spicy Pineapple Grilled Pork Chop Recipe | cookingontheweekends.com

We’re going on a family vacation to a tropical beach very soon — so naturally, I have pineapple on my mind.  (And I’m beyond excited about the vacation!)  When I’ve been cooking lately, I’ve found myself thinking of how to add tropical twists to my recipes. by

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