Comforting Potato Dishes For Fall

Idaho Potato Turkey Chili Bowl

Though we all love Idaho Potatoes Through the Seasons, they are as much a fall comfort food as hot chocolate and pumpkin bread pudding!  (You can scroll to the bottom to click on the images to get the recipes . . . or, slow down and enjoy all of the potatoes!)Creamy and rich, hearty and versatile, it's smart to have … [Read more...]

Smoky Paprika Lemon Herb Chicken Under a Brick Recipe

Smoky Paprika Lemon Herb Chicken Under a Brick Recipe -- Packed with fresh, smoky and tangy flavor, this is the most succulent, delicious chicken of all time!

Packed with fresh, smoky and tangy flavors, this is the most succulent, delicious chicken of all time!Yep, under a brick!This is one way -- my new favorite way -- to cook chicken so that its skin is crisped to perfection and its interior is wonderfully juicy.Add the most delicious butter filled with fresh garden … [Read more...]

Garlic-Ginger Chicken Dumpling Recipe (Momo)

Garlic Ginger Chicken Dumpling Recipe (Momo) - Juicy chicken, flavorful vegetables and aromatic garlic and ginger in every bite! The perfect hors d'oeuvres or appetizer that you won't be able to stop eating!

Juicy chicken, flavorful vegetables and aromatic garlic and ginger in every bite!  The perfect hors d'oeuvre or appetizer that you won't be able to stop eating!My 10-year-old came downstairs recently with tears in his eyes, saying we had to help the red pandas. They're in danger of becoming endangered.When I asked … [Read more...]

Top 10 Things to Throw on the Grill This Summer

Chile-Lime Grilled Watermelon Recipe

From succulent steak and juicy watermelon, to earthy mushrooms and crisped corn, there's no topping foods grilled to perfection to serve on Memorial Day, or any time during the warm summer months!  1. Chile-Lime Grilled Watermelon Recipe This watermelon is an explosion of sweet and spicy and is the perfect compliment … [Read more...]

Spiced Tortilla Baked Chicken Strips Recipe & Honey-Lime Crema

Spiced Tortilla Crusted Baked Chicken Strips Recipe with Zesty Lime Crema - With a crispy, gluten-free, spicy crust, and a refreshing, zesty sauce, these succulent chicken strips are beyond delicious!

With a crispy, gluten-free, spicy crust -- and a refreshing, zesty sauce, these succulent chicken strips are beyond delicious!Here's the thing, people say that one of the most important things in writing a blog, of any sort, is to be authentic.We're all often tempted to say or do things simply so that we'll be more … [Read more...]

Persimmon-Grape Udon Salad with Ginger Miso Dressing

Persimmon-Grape Udon Salad with Ginger Miso Dressing -- A picturesque seasonal salad that's packed with fall fruits and a dressing that's out of this world!

A picturesque seasonal salad that's packed with fall fruits and a dressing that's out of this world!  I'm not sure who (or what, I suppose) the star is here, the grapes, the persimmons, or the dressing.  I think they all have lead roles, and the noodles, lettuce and other ingredients are excellent supporting … [Read more...]

Coconut Mango Baked Chicken Recipe

Coconut-Cayenne Mango Baked Chicken Recipe - Creamy, rich, spicy and sweet, the mango sauce makes this baked chicken over the top delicious!

Creamy, rich, spicy and sweet, the mango sauce makes this baked chicken over the top delicious!  Over the top, I tell you!My mom and I have always loved the Mango Chicken Curry at a local Indian restaurant.  And by loved, I mean we could drink the sauce.  Perhaps with a straw.I remember that my mom would sometimes … [Read more...]

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 -- together … [Read more...]

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 Pappardelle Pasta.  Imagine how … [Read more...]

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