Chocolate-Chipotle Colorado-Style Chili Recipe & my Favorite Mexican Restaurant of all Time: Casa Mia

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On Tuesday nights my dad would go on his weekly Sierra Club hike, I would go to gymnastics practice, and my mom and brother would go to one of the best Mexican restaurants of all time — Casa Mia. by

Buttermilk Baked French Toast Recipe, + a Side of Bacon & Eggs

Buttermilk Baked French Toast Recipe . . . With a Side of Bacon and Eggs | Cooking On The Weekends with Valentina

You know that bite of French toast drizzled with maple Print Buttermilk Baked French Toast Recipe, + a Side of Bacon and Eggs Prep Time: 3 hours, 30 minutesCook Time: 1 minuteActive Work Time: 30 minutes Yield: Serves 6 Please note that only 30 minutes of the prep time is active working time.Recipe1¾ cups buttermilk […]

Blueberry Balsamic Braised Brisket Recipe

Blueberry Balsamic Braised Brisket Recipe | Cooking On The Weekends

There’s a reason blueberries are being called “little blue dynamos.”  Blueberries can enhance much more than a bowl of granola, my friends! These dynamos have a place at breakfast, lunch, dinner and everything in-between.  From grilled cheese sandwiches, to sparkling cocktails and cookies — these wonderfully sweet berries, chock full of nutrients, are finding their […]

Dubliner Panini with Bacon-Blueberry Caramelized Onions

Dubliner Panini with Bacon-Blueberry Caramelized Onions | Cooking On The Weekends

Have you ever won anything?  Anything you absolutely love?  Anything so special, you might not want to share? If you’ve ever sampled Kerrygold products, you probably feel the same way. by

Sesame Orange Steak Salad Recipe

Sesame Orange Steak Salad Recipe | Cooking On The Weekends

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again — for me, creating a plate of food is often like creating a painting.  It’s the fine art I’ve chosen in life. It began with a new, pretty golden-orange bowl and super flavorful, leftover steak. Next, varying shades of green, beautifully textured lettuce and vibrant, shiny […]

Fire Roasted Corn and Hatch Chile Stuffed Sole, Wrapped Two Ways: Bacon or Sweet Potato

Fire Roasted Corn and Hatch Chile Stuffed Sole, Wrapped Two Ways: Bacon or Sweet Potato | Cooking On The Weekends

Remember when we made Chilled Cucumber-Basil Soup, and I told you about the numerous (often quirky), culinary phases my husband goes through? Well, there’s a whole new (definitely quirky) phase going on now. Without getting into detail, let’s just say that in addition to a whole lot of pumpkin purée and agave nectar suddenly appearing […]

Sugar Kiss Melon and Chorizo-Manchego Grilled Cheese Recipe

Sugar Kiss Melon and Chorizo-Manchego Grilled Cheese | Cooking On The Weekends

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again — if you haven’t tried a Kiss melon, you must! I connected with Sandstone Melons just after I fell in love with the unbelievable flavor and sweetness of the Sugar Kiss.  Last year I wrote a dozen Kiss melon recipes, and this year I’m writing a […]

Summer Grilling Recipes

Summer Grilling Recipes | Cooking On The Weekends

It’s Memorial Day weekend and tomorrow is the first official BBQ day of summer.  (I just made that up.) These are some of my favorite summer grilling recipes that are perfect for casual outdoor entertaining! Click on the titles to get the delicious recipes. Top left: Spicy Grilled Sriracha Burgers with Crispy Shallots and Ginger-Chile […]

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. by

Crispy Hash Browns, Eggs and a Side of Bacon

Crispy Hash Browns, Eggs and a Side of Bacon | Cooking On The Weekends

You could have hash browns, bacon and eggs — each one a couple inches apart form the other on a somewhat sparse looking plate.  That could be good — however, what if you fancied up this traditional breakfast combination, and put them neatly together in a cute little ramekin? by

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