Stove-Top Spiced Turkey Meatball Stew Recipe

Stove-Top Spiced Turkey Meatball Stew - yellow - bowl- red - casserole pan - striped red tablecloth - basil leaves | COOKINGONTHEWEEKENDS.COM

As you may know, when my husband started eating meat again after being a vegetarian for twenty-one years, I had a celebration of sorts. Remember, my Blackberry-Thyme Roasted Chicken? Well, now he can’t get enough.  Any time I ask him if he wants anything from the market, his response is always, “meat, chicken, steak, whatever, just […]

Fire Roasted Tomato Tortilla Soup Recipe

Frost in LA and Roasted Tortilla Soup Recipe | cookingontheweekends.com

I didn’t intend to make tortilla soup — nor is this a traditional tortilla soup. Last Sunday was incredibly cold and I was making a casual family dinner to bring to my parents’ house.  I set out to make a roasted tomato soup of sorts to warm us all up, and it tasted extremely reminiscent […]

Vegan Creamy Mushroom Soup Recipe

Skinny Cream of Mushroom Soup | cookingontheweekends.com

There’s Cream of Mushroom Soup and then there’s Creamy Mushroom Soup. Both are delicious, but the Creamy Mushroom Soup is made sans cream — though you’d never know it.  Never. The super creamy texture comes from the puréeing process, which is best achieved in a powerful blender.  This, plus the earthy flavor of the mushrooms […]

Purple Sweet Potato Soup with Spicy Chile Oil

Purple Sweet Potato--Soup with Spicy Chile Oil | cookingontheweekends.com

 This soup is really this color.  It’s this purple, this bright, and this beautiful. The purple of these Stokes Sweet Potatoes only becomes deeper and more intense when they’re cooked.  And the color varies slightly depending on the type of preparation.  When we made the Chile-Lemon Purple Sweet Potato Fries, for example, after roasting with […]

Really, REALLY Good Chicken Recipe

Really, REALLY Good Chicken Recipe | cookingontheweekends.com

Would you ever order a dish on a menu called, “Really, REALLY Good Chicken?”  I most certainly hope so. Recipe titles come naturally to me as I’m cooking.  And if you’ve been following my recipes for a while, you know I’m somewhat notorious for having very long titles.  Some (well, my husband), would say too long. As, […]

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 […]

Summer “Spaghetti” and Pesto Meatballs {Gluten-Free Recipe}

Summer Squash Spaghetti and Pesto Meatballs | cookingontheweekends.com

This meal is beautiful, comforting, full of delicious summer flavors, and came together for a few simple reasons . . . . First — and by far the most interesting — my husband, who’s been a Vegetarian (Pescatarian, really), for the past twenty-one years, was craving meatballs and suddenly and without warning, decided he wanted […]

22 Amazing Summer Lemon Recipes

Smoky Lemon-Paprika Quinoa

When life gives you lemons . . . . What?  Make lemonade?  Why not make something else? How about: “When life gives you lemons, make Lemon-Basil Strawberry Caprese.”  Or “When life gives you lemons, make Smoky Lemon-Paprika Quinoa?” by

Smoky Three-Pepper Corn Chowder Recipe + The Great Pepper Cookbook Giveaway! {GIVEAWAY CLOSED}

Smoky Three Pepper Corn Chowder Recipe | Cooking On The Weekends

Though I’d love for you to take your time, if  you want to jump to the bottom of the post for the recipe and to enter the giveaway, I won’t be offended. ~ ~ ~ Peppers, peppers, peppers!  From mild to wild, get ready for a whole lot of them.  From this crazy good chowder […]

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 […]

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