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

potatoes-baking sheet-paper towels-How to Make Perfect Crispy Oven Baked French Fries-red-turquoise-tiny bowls | COOKINGONTHEWEEKENDS.COM

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 […]

Ginger-Carrot Soba Noodles

Ginger-Carrot Soba Noodles | COOKINGONTHEWEEKENDS.COM

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Smashed Potato Pizza Crust

Smashed Potato Pizza Crust | cookingontheweekends.com

When it comes to cooking, I know I toot my own horn from time to time — but, I don’t often call my creations “brilliant” (even if I’m thinking it).  And while I don’t want the horn to toot to loud, I’m quite certain this recipe is brilliant. There, I said it. One ingredient (plus […]

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 and inspiring.  (For me, […]

How to Roast Butternut Squash: A Photographic Guide

How to Roast Butternut Squash: A Photographic Guide - cookingontheweekends.com

Even before taking pictures of food was part of my job description, I’d find myself in the middle of cooking a recipe looking for my camera. The simple beauty of an ingredient can make me pause. This happens more often than not.  Whether I’m peeling asparagus or an onion, slicing beets or citrus, or maybe simply […]

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 […]

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