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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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, […]

Best Hatch Chile Recipes

My Best Hatch Chile Recipes | cookingontheweekends.com

Get the above Hatch chile recipes by clicking on their images at the bottom of this post. Within about 3 weeks, you will start to see the very special, very delicious Hatch chiles at your local markets.  And when you do, I suggest taking advantage of it, because their season is only about 6 weeks […]

Summer Peach-Basil Grilled Chicken Recipe

Summer Peach-Basil Grilled Chicken Recipe - Saturn Peaches | cookingontheweekends.com

Today I have quite a bit to say, so if you’re super hungry and ready to cook, skip down to the recipe.  Otherwise, I’d love for you to take your time . . . . A few years ago when I started Cooking On The Weekends, the most valuable advice I was given was to […]

Cinco de Mayo Recipes 2014

Cinco De Mayo Recipes 2014 | cookingontheweekends.com

Every year I create a handful of recipes with a Mexican vibe, and I gather them together to celebrate Cinco de Mayo.  (No, I’m not making all of these! ) There are two more days until this super delicious holiday, so who will you invite?  What will you cook? by

Cuban-Style Chicken Stew Recipe

Cuban-Style Chicken Stew Recipe | Cooking On The Weekends

New culinary word or the day: alcaparrado.  Ever heard of it?  I hadn’t either, until a few days ago when I read a Cuban recipe in the March issue of Savuer Magazine. Alcaparrado is a mix of pimento-stuffed olives, capers and raisins.  This blend of deliciousness is typically found in a rich, hearty cuban stew […]

Smoky Hazelnut Crusted Chicken Roulade Recipe

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Who doesn’t love a crispy, juicy breaded piece of chicken!?  (A rhetorical question — I want to think you all love it!) With two gluten-free eaters in my house, I’m always looking for new and creative ways to do this without bread.  I have two super delicious, favorite recipes — the one posted here (obviously), […]

Kotosoupa Recipe {Greek Chicken-Lemon Soup}

Kotosoupa Recipe-Greek Chicken Lemon Soup | cookingontheweekends.com

Move over Chicken Noodle, here comes something a little more interesting, and perhaps even more comforting. After I ate every last bit of the Skorthalia that I loved so much at The Greek Authentic Cuisine, I had a bowl of an incredibly delicious, traditional Greek soup called Kotosoupa.  Whether you want to soothe a cold, […]

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