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 […]

Smoky Cumin Roasted Root Vegetable Recipe

Smoky Cumin Roasted Root Vegetable Recipe | cookingontheweekends.com

This might just be the most comforting of all vegetarian comfort foods. I’m just going to cut to the chase today and tell you that this recipe is best described as creamy, crisp, earthy, rich, smoky, and sweet. by

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 cold, […]

Miso Gai Lan Egg Soup Recipe

Miso Gai Lan and Egg Soup Recipe | Cooking On The Weekends

It’s almost Chinese New Year — it’s this Friday, the 31st and I suggest serving this super delicious soup after the Crispy Garlic Ginger Bok Choy Chips that we made on Monday. Gai Lan.  Ever heard of it? by

Vegan Coconut Spiced Carrot Soup Recipe

Vegan Coconut Spiced Carrot Soup Recipe | Cooking On The Weekends

People often ask me for restaurant suggestions.  And I always laugh because I have no idea where to send anybody!  (I guess people think I should know since I’m all about food and cooking.  Go figure.) I’d like to say it’s my two young boys that keep me and my husband from getting out much, […]

Blueberry Balsamic Braised Brisket Recipe

Blueberry Balsamic Braised Brisket Recipe | Cooking On The Weekends

There’s a reason blueberries are being called “little blue dynamos.”  Blueberries can enhance much more than a bowl of granola, my friends! These dynamos have a place at breakfast, lunch, dinner and everything in-between.  From grilled cheese sandwiches, to sparkling cocktails and cookies — these wonderfully sweet berries, chock full of nutrients, are finding their […]

One Recipe, Ten Cooks, Ten Different Results — Why?

One Recipe, Ten Cooks, Ten Different Results -- Why? | Cooking On The Weekends

When one of my sons complains that the other one is copying him, I always say the same thing: “First of all, it’s a compliment. He thinks what you’re doing is cool. And second, even if he copies what you’re doing, it will turn out differently.” Then I find myself going on to say: “If […]

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