Portuguese-Style Sausage Mushroom Omelet Recipe and the Hawaiian Style Cafe

Portuguese-Style Sausage Mushroom Omelet Recipe and the Hawaiian Style Cafe -- This hearty breakfast is packed with super delicious smoky, savory flavors that will keep you satisfied all day!

This hearty breakfast is packed with super delicious smoky, savory flavors that will keep you satisfied all day!Back in July I started taking you on a culinary journey through the Big Island of Hawaii.  And after a detour of sorts, we’re back on that journey.And I’m super excited to share this new Portuguese-Style … [Read more...]

Eating in Seattle: Restaurants You Won’t Want to Miss!

Eating in Seattle - Matt's Restaurant

This is not a sponsored post.  I am writing about these restaurants because I loved them and want to share them with you!I usually post new, original recipes here, but today we're taking a little eating trip through Seattle instead.  I visited that town recently, and the food was simply to good to go without … [Read more...]

LA Restaurant Review: Tatsu Ramen

Los Angeles Tatsu Ramen Restaurant Review

I'm really excited about this restaurant.  Don't miss the video at the bottom of the post! My brother recently moved back to LA after not living here since he left for college in 1987.We're very close -- always have been.We shared a room when we were young kids, until we were about 8 and 9, I think.  (He's 14 … [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...]

Los Angeles Times’ The TASTE 2014

The Taste LA | cookingontheweekends.com

 I was given a press pass for The Taste -- as always, all opinions are my own. Labor Day weekend I went to the Los Angeles Times, The TASTE, held at Paramount Studios in Hollywood.  This is an amazing annual event that stimulates all of your senses.  You're surrounded by an extensive variety of interesting and … [Read more...]

Hale I’A Da Fish House in Kawaihae, Hawaii: It’s Where the Locals Eat

Da Fish House - Kawaihae, Hawaii | cookingontheweekends.com

I love, LOVE, trying the local food when I'm traveling.When we were in Hawaii on the Big Island last month, I was on a hunt for the best local food I could find.  The resort where we were staying was lovely -- and the food was too -- but, it was not unlike food I could find in lovely restaurants where I live.On … [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...]

Skorthalia Recipe {Greek Garlic-Potato Dip}

Skorthalia Recipe {Greek Garlic-Potato Dip} | cookingontheweekends.com

Last weekend, with live Greek music and plates breaking in the background, I ate one of the most delicious Greek meals ever.The Greek Authentic Cuisine restaurant is in downtown Santa Cruz, CA.Amongst a few chefs in the open kitchen, I could see the owner, a Greek man, Vasili Karagiannopoulos, overseeing the … [Read more...]

Chocolate-Chipotle Colorado-Style Chili Recipe & my Favorite Mexican Restaurant of all Time: Casa Mia


On Tuesday nights my dad would go on his weekly Sierra Club hike, I would go to gymnastics practice, and my mom and brother would go to one of the best Mexican restaurants of all time -- Casa Mia.My mom and brother went Tuesday nights, but we all went together at least once a week also.  Casa Mia was a dive.  … [Read more...]