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...]

Sheet Pan Miso Glazed Pork Chops with Broccolini

Sheet Pan Miso Glazed Pork Chops with Broccolini -- This quick and easy sheet pan dinner is packed with delicious Asian flavors and will blow your taste buds away.

This quick and easy sheet pan dinner of Miso Glazed Pork Chops and Broccolini is packed with delicious Asian flavors and will blow your taste buds away.  Lately I've been loving sheet pan meals as much as one-pot meals.Typically a "one-pot meal" is thought of as something that's slowly cooked, for a long period of … [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...]

Potato Moussaka Recipe

Potato Moussaka - From Raghavan Iyer's newest cookbook, Smashed, Mashed, Boiled and Baked, this delicious, vegetarian Moussaka recipe is packed with warm spices, tender slices of potato and caramelized eggplant.

This post is sponsored by the Idaho Potato Commission.  As always, all opinions are my own.From Raghavan Iyer's newest cookbook, Smashed, Mashed, Boiled and Baked, this delicious, vegetarian Moussaka recipe is packed with warm spices, tender slices of potato and caramelized eggplant.  I was thrilled when the Idaho … [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...]

Sheet Pan Parmesan-Herb Chicken with Poblano Potatoes Recipe

Sheet Pan Parmesan-Herb Chicken with Poblano Potatoes Recipe -- Packed with bold and delicious flavors, this hearty, comforting dinner is so easy and is a huge crowd pleaser.

Packed with bold and delicious flavors, this hearty, comforting dinner is so easy and is a huge crowd pleaser.Something has changed with the way my boys eat, and it's awesome!Hard for me to believe, but they've been pretty picky most of their lives.  As a chef, I'd never imagined that would be the case.It used … [Read more...]

A Week of Main Course Salads

A Week of Main Course Salads

From Fried Meyer Lemon Caesar Salad to Kale-Grape Salad with Thai Curry Vinaigrette, these seven salads are over-the-top delicious and hearty enough to be a meal!You might think I'm dishing up salads for a week because it's a new year -- and we should be eating lighter after the holidays, dieting or … [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...]