Smoky Lemon Vegetable Quinoa Recipe

Smoky Lemon Vegetable Quinoa Recipe -- This super healthy, hearty side dish or main course is absolutely exploding with flavors that will keep you coming back for more!

This super healthy, vegan, gluten-free side dish or main course of Smoky Lemon Vegetable Quinoa, is absolutely exploding with flavors that will keep you coming back for more!We are always on the hunt for fabulous restaurants with a lot of gluten-free options for my my 13-year-old son who has Celiac Disease.  Our … [Read more...]

Bacon Basil Baked Sweet Potato Recipe

Bacon Basil Baked Sweet Potato -- Comforting, sweet, savory, creamy & fresh -- this recipe is all of that!

Comforting, sweet, savory, creamy & fresh -- these Bacon Basil Baked Sweet Potatoes are all of that, and then some! Sometimes I methodically plan out what I'm going to cook for you.  Sometimes days in advance.  Sometimes weeks in advance.  Not this time.It was only after I took the sweet potatoes out of the … [Read more...]

Oven Baked Zucchini Chips

Oven Baked Zucchini Chips - Crispy on the outside, soft on the inside and absolutely packed with delicious flavors!

A most excellent vegetarian side dish or snack, these Oven Baked Zucchini Chips are crispy on the outside, soft on the inside and packed with delicious flavors!If you're starving, scroll to the bottom to jump to the recipe. :-) If you've been hanging out on Cooking On The Weekends for a while, you probably know that I … [Read more...]

Colorful Citrus Carrot Salad Recipe

Colorful Citrus Carrot Salad Recipe -- It's as delicious as it is stunning.

This Colorful Citrus Carrot Salad is as delicious as it is stunning.  It's like an edible painting.   A couple of days ago I told you that Melissa's Produce has declared the Shishito pepper to be the most trendy pepper of 2017.  And today it's a key ingredient in a salad that's trendy for other reasons.Yep, … [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...]

Meyer Lemon-Thyme Spaghetti Recipe

Meyer Lemon-Thyme Spaghetti Recipe -- Lovely. There's simply no better way to describe Meyer Lemon-Thyme Spaghetti.

Lovely.  There's simply no better way to describe Meyer Lemon-Thyme Spaghetti.The little lemon tree that could.When we moved into our house almost 8 years ago we transplanted a little Meyer lemon tree, which had not yet produced any lemons.  The next year we got two lemons, and every year since we've gotten about … [Read more...]

Vegan Jalapeño Creamed Corn Recipe

Vegan Jalapeno Creamed Corn Recipe -- This is possibly the most comforting and delicious corn side dish ever -- it's sweet, slightly spicy, and it's as creamy as can be without any cream!

This is possibly the most comforting and delicious corn side dish ever -- it's sweet, slightly spicy, and it's as creamy as can be without any cream! As we are in the last few days of 2016, I'm craving comfort food more and more.Perhaps it's because I've been reading the news every day.  (UGH!!)  Or perhaps it's … [Read more...]

Caramelized Onion-Bacon Cranberry Honeynut Squash Recipe

Caramelized Onion-Bacon & Cranberry Honeynut Squash Recipe -- Caramelized Onion-Bacon & Cranberry Honeynut Squash is one of the prettiest & most delicious Thanksgiving side dish recipes!

Caramelized Onion-Bacon Cranberry Honeynut Squash is one of the prettiest & most delicious Thanksgiving side dish recipes!However you may be feeling after this crazy election week, I'm guessing you're still hungry, and we all still need to eat!  So let's carry on in the kitchen, shall we?We can perhaps even … [Read more...]

Pecan Crusted Acorn Squash Recipe with Crispy Sage Leaves

Roasted Pecan Crusted Acorn Squash with Crispy Sage Leaves -- This warmly spiced Pecan Crusted Acorn Squash with Crispy Sage Leaves is the ideal Thanksgiving side dish! It's full of delicious, comforting fall flavors, and it will be a beautiful addition to your holiday table.

This warmly spiced Pecan Crusted Acorn Squash with Crispy Sage Leaves is the ideal Thanksgiving side dish.  It's full of comforting fall flavors, and it will be a beautiful addition to your holiday table.When people ask me to describe my site, I typically say that Cooking On The Weekends celebrates the beauty of … [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...]