Spring Asparagus Grilled Cheese + 8 Favorite Asparagus Recipes


It's cute, crazy delicious and they sing springtime.  What more could you want in a grilled cheese sandwich!?  This is one of a few Easter recipes I wrote for Momtastic.  You can get the recipe and see it featured here.  Enjoy!Below are a few more of my favorite asparagus recipes -- all of which would be delightful … [Read more...]

Roasted Vegetable Citrus Salad with Quinoa Crisps

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Perhaps it's the way I'm wired -- with my huge sweet tooth and all -- but I think any vegetable that's caramelized is amazingly delicious.Depending on the vegetable, roasting it at a very high temperature and bringing all of its natural sugars to the surface can turn it into something almost as sweet as candy.  … [Read more...]

Red Quinoa Crisps Recipe

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This is not what you think!  Here's the thing, not everybody enjoys quinoa.  (GASP!)  I think I'm going to change those folks today, though.  You see I've found a way to raise quinoa to another level.  A superior level.  I've always liked quinoa, but I must say, using this cooking technique I'm going to show you, I now … [Read more...]

How to Make Perfect Crispy Oven-Roasted French Fries: A Photographic Guide

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Do you love French fries?  Me too.Wanna make them today?  Me too.Yet, do you want to make a big pot of oil super hot and risk making a big greasy mess?  Me neither!Not only are oven roasted French fries mess-free, they're also very easy to make and they're absolutely just as delicious as those dunked in … [Read more...]

Ginger-Carrot Soba Noodles


Are “spiralized” vegetables to the food world what “bedazzled” shirts are to the clothing world? The word “bedazzle” is funny.  Right?  Are you with me?   And then there’s the “bedazzler” (yes, this makes me giggle, too) — which you need if you’re to bedazzle anything! Still a little funny to me, though not quite as … [Read more...]

Rustic Garlic Confit Mashed Potato Recipe

Rustic Garlic Confit Mashed Potatoes | cookiingontheweekends.com

Do you ever have a bite of a delicious food, and without intentionally doing so, you close your eyes and moan a bit?  (Bet you've never been asked that before!)This has happened to me with a few times recently -- with the Whole Thai Snapper and Warm Castelvetrano Olives, and yes, these Rustic Garlic Confit Mashed … [Read more...]

12 Most Popular Recipes of 2014

Most Popular Recipes of 2014 | cookingontheweekends.com

I appreciate you all for being a part of my year  -- for visiting my site, looking at my photographs, reading bits about my life, trying my recipes and leaving me comments.   All of this truly means a lot to me -- it makes all of the thought and time I put into my work well worth it.  I love what I do, and it's made … [Read more...]

Chile-Lemon Roasted Purple Sweet Potato French Fries

Chile-Lemon Roasted Purple Sweet Potato Fries | cookingontheweekends.com

I love strolling through a Farmer's Market or the produce section in stores to see all of the stunning colors.  Everything from broccoli and mangoes to Dragon fruit and apples -- and there are so many gorgeous shades of purple! A couple of years ago I was introduced to -- and proceeded to fall in love with -- the … [Read more...]

Herbs de Provence Roasted Carrots

Herbs de Provence Roasted Carrots | cookingontheweekends.com

Does anyone you live with you often buy food you already have, not having looked around (including behind things) before shopping? I'm not going to name names, but suffice it to say it's not my boys (8 & 10 years-old), and clearly not the dog, so . . . . I love you, honey. This is why I found 5 (1-pound) bags of … [Read more...]

The Very Best Pumpkin Recipes and an Introduction to Bijouxs

Top 10 Pumpkin Recipes | cookingontheweekends.com

Enjoy the pumpkin deliciousness, and I have a special treat for you at the end of the post!Now, you know when I say something like "the very best," I mean my very best, right?  Though I'd be delighted if they were known to be the very best.  ;-)I love everything about pumpkins.  Their natural beauty, delicious … [Read more...]