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, a Pescatarian (who doesn't eat bottom … [Read more...]

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 long. … [Read more...]

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 always be authentic.  I listened to that, and I'm so … [Read more...]

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? … [Read more...]

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 called … [Read more...]

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), … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

Spiced Chicken-Butternut Squash “Lasagna” Recipe {Gluten-Free}

December 2-Cinnamon Chicken Butternut Squash Lasagna Recipe

I'm always in search of the perfect lasagna noodles -- those that aren't pasta, that is.I love finding new ways to separate layers of delicious sauce and melting cheese in a unique, gluten-free way.  With two gluten-free eaters in my house, I think this way about a lot of foods I prepare.When cooking … [Read more...]

30 Sweet & Savory October Apple Recipes

Crimson Gold Apples | Cooking On The Weekends

I'm thinking of starting National Port Glazed Manchego Figs and Prosciutto with Beet Pickled Eggs Day.  Kidding!  (I mean, could it be any more bizarre and specific!?)I just find it so funny that these days there's a special day, week or month to celebrate just about every food in the world (i.e., National Nutella … [Read more...]

Sweet Pepper Baked Chicken Recipe

Sweet Pepper Baked Chicken Recipe | Cooking On The Weekends

My cousin is like a sister to me.She had, had a really rough week.  Her dad (my mom's brother and my uncle), hadn't been well.  Time didn't allow for me to do much more than check-in on the phone, and I felt badly that I wasn't able to able to help. … [Read more...]