Skillet Braised Chicken Recipe with Cognac Caramelized Lemon-Shallot-Sauce

Skillet Braised Chicken Recipe with Caramelized Lemon-Shallot-Sauce

This dish is the perfect example of what recipes on Cooking On The Weekends are all about — it’s creative and comforting food for casual entertaining.  (That’s my tagline — see it up in the top right?) This recipe is the result of throwing a handful of delicious ingredients — in a specific order — […]

Cinco de Mayo Recipes: Chicken Poblano Pappardelle Pasta

Chicken Poblano Pappardelle Pasta Recipe-green | cookingontheweekends.com

A Mexican comfort food dish made with pasta is every bit as satisfying an Italian one.   (Trust me on this — I had this for dinner last night!) If you really want to shine and mix up the buffet at the Cinco de Mayo party in a few days, I highly recommend bringing Chicken Poblano […]

THE Breakfast Taco Recipe

The Breakfast Taco-fried eggs-yellow-tortilla-red | cookingontheweekends.com

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 […]

Shredded Chicken Cobb Salad Recipe with Citrus Vinaigrette

Shredded Chicken Cobb Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette-green-leaves-orange bowl-COOKINGONTHEWEEKENDS.COM

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 […]

Stove-Top Spiced Turkey Meatball Stew Recipe

Stove-Top Spiced Turkey Meatball Stew - yellow - bowl- red - casserole pan - striped red tablecloth - basil leaves | COOKINGONTHEWEEKENDS.COM

As you may know, when my husband started eating meat again after being a vegetarian for twenty-one years, I had a celebration of sorts. Remember, my Blackberry-Thyme Roasted Chicken? Well, now he can’t get enough.  Any time I ask him if he wants anything from the market, his response is always, “meat, chicken, steak, whatever, just […]

Chile Spiced Chinese Noodles Recipe

Chile spiced Chinese Noodles with Chicken and Gai Lan-chopsticks | COOKINGONTHEWEEKENDS.COM

What Super Bowl?  Is that today? I know, I know, but I’m not thinking guacamole and chips, salsa, or dips today (as I should be, or you might be) — I’m thinking it’s only 19 days until Chinese New Year! There’s a super secret ingredient in this recipe and it makes these Chinese noodles absolutely […]

12 Most Popular Recipes of 2014

Most Popular Recipes of 2014 | cookingontheweekends.com

I appreciate you all for being a part of my year  — for visiting my site, looking at my photographs, reading bits about my life, trying my recipes and leaving me comments.   All of this truly means a lot to me — it makes all of the thought and time I put into my work […]

Roasted Butternut Squash Sage Butter

Roasted Butternut Squash Sage Butter | cookingontheweekends.com

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 {CLOSED}

Top 20 Comfort Food Meals | cookingontheweekends.com

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 had a really rough day, so you stop on your way home for a pint of coffee ice cream, that you hope to have while you watch mindless TV?  (Not […]

Really, REALLY Good Chicken Recipe

Really, REALLY Good Chicken Recipe | cookingontheweekends.com

Would you ever order a dish on a menu called, “Really, REALLY Good Chicken?”  I most certainly hope so. Recipe titles come naturally to me as I’m cooking.  And if you’ve been following my recipes for a while, you know I’m somewhat notorious for having very long titles.  Some (well, my husband), would say too long. As, […]

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