Smoky Bacon Fried Calamari {Gluten-Free Recipe}

Smoky Bacon Fried Calamari -- A gluten-free, fried calamari strewn with bits of bacon and laced with its smoky flavor.

A gluten-free fried calamari strewn with bits of bacon and laced with smoky flavor. Oh my!You know how you had one, maybe two teachers when you were a kid, that you'll never forget because they were so inspiring?  So fun? So interesting?  They created an environment where you were super excited to learn? My 13-year-old … [Read more...]

How to Cook Shishito Peppers

How to Cook Shishito Peppers

Shishito peppers are THE pepper of the 2017!If you want to hang with the popular peppers, the Shishito is the current leader.I had the best time at a media event at Melissa's Produce the other day, for a sneak peak at the produce trends for 2017. I have so many fun and exciting things to share with you about it, … [Read more...]

Asian-Style Basil Slaw Recipe

Asian-Style Basil Slaw Recipe -- This sweet and spicy coleslaw is packed with incredibly delicious, super fresh flavors! Asian-Style Basil Slaw is the perfect side for grilled meat, chicken or fish.

This sweet and spicy coleslaw is packed with incredibly delicious, super fresh flavors! Asian-Style Basil Slaw is the perfect side for grilled meat, chicken or fish.Oh, and it's just so pretty!This is the slaw I whipped up for my husband's birthday, to go with the Smoky Sweet and Spicy Pork Ribs.  It was a perfect … [Read more...]

Basil Lemon Verbena Pesto Recipe

Basil-Lemon Verbena Pesto Recipe -- This pesto is made with basil and lemon verbena, and it's absolutely packed with fresh, intense, delicious flavors. It's rich, smooth and its lovely fragrance unbelievably divine!

This pesto, made with basil and lemon verbena, is packed with fresh, intense, delicious flavor.  It's rich, smooth and its lovely fragrance unbelievably divine! The same sweet 12-year old who grew the tomatoes in my Avocado Soft Boiled Egg Toast Recipe, is responsible for this gorgeous basil and lemon verbena. In fact, … [Read more...]

Kimchi-Bacon Fried Rice and Eggs Recipe

Kimchi-Bacon Fried Rice and Eggs Recipe - This is the end-all comfort food!

This is the end-all comfort food! With both creamy and crispy textures, this fried rice is also exploding with flavors -- from spicy and tart to smoky and rich, it'll absolutely knock your socks off! "With rice at your house at all times, you can always find a way to cook for yourself or others."  -- Roy ChoiThis … [Read more...]

Quick and Easy Ginger Mashed Sweet Potatoes Recipe

Ginger Mashed Sweet Potatoes Recipe - This quick and easy sweet potato side dish is perfect for fall and lovely for Thanksgiving! It's creamy, rich and packed with warm flavors.

This quick and easy vegetarian, sweet potato side dish is perfect for fall and lovely for Thanksgiving!  It's creamy, rich and packed with warm flavors.If you've been following my recipes and blog for a while, you know my passions in life are family and food, and that most of my days are composed of creating recipes, … [Read more...]

Tomato & Feta Salsa Recipe for Meat or Chicken

Tomato Feta Salsa Recipe for Meat or Chicken

At the super delicious and delightful Summertime Garden Party I went to, my friend Judy made a Mint and Feta Salsa.  It was outstanding, and I'd never before thought of adding cheese to a salsa. It was brilliant!Totally inspired by Judy's creation, I made this salsa with summer tomatoes as the star. The Feta and … [Read more...]

Idaho Potatoes Through The Seasons

Idaho Potatoes Through The Seasons: Top Food Bloggers Share Their Favorite Potato Recipes for Each Month of the Year

Top Food Bloggers Share Their Favorite Potato Recipes.  From bright, summer potato salads to creamy, winter mashed potatoes -- they're all mouth-wateringly delicious!Four years ago, just before I launched Cooking On The Weekends, I went to Camp Blogaway for the first time.  Patti Londre, the founder and leader, … [Read more...]

Red Goddess Marinade and Sauce Recipe

Red Goddess Marinade and Sauce| cookingontheweekends.com

I know you've very likely heard of Green Goddess dressings, sauces, etc. -- but, have you ever heard of Red Goddess?I thought I was brilliant when this idea popped into my head, though after googling it, turns out I'm not the first person to think of it -- in fact seems I might the two millionth or so.  ;-)I … [Read more...]

Warm Castelvetrano Olives

Warm Castelvetrano Olives | cookingontheweekends.com

A huge crowd pleaser, unbelievably delicious, and quite possibly the most simple hors d'oeuvre or appetizer you'll ever make.Life is super busy.  Too busy!  So it's  important that my husband and I carve out time for the occasional "date night." And when we do, it's also important that we eat somewhere delicious … [Read more...]