Chipotle Bacon Zucchini Cake Recipe

Chipotle Bacon Zucchini Cake | cookingontheweekends.com

Recipes just happen upon me sometimes. A friend brought me zucchini, freshly picked from her backyard garden, I had a tasty chunk of Kerrygold Aged Cheddar in the fridge, and my son wanted bacon. So when I made my son the bacon, I (naturally) made extra and left the grease in the pan.  Then I […]

Hatch Chile Potato Hash and Eggs With Chipotle Roasted Tomatoes

Hatch Chile Potato Hash and Eggs with Chipotle Roasted Tomatoes | cookingontheweekends.com

It’s been quite a while since I’ve cracked an egg over a meal, and we’re smack in the middle of Hatch Chile season — hence,  Hatch Chile Potato Hash and Eggs.  Breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner — whatever time it is, if you’re hungry, this is the answer. I’m starving!  Let’s just get to the […]

Roasted Hatch Chile-White Peach Salsa and an Awesome Hatch Chile Package Giveaway! {Giveaway Closed}

Roasted Hatch Chile-Peach Salsa and Double Cookbook Giveaway | cookingontheweekends.com

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.  Winter, spring, summer, hatch, and fall. Some consider Hatch Chile season as important as any other season — and they fit it in […]

Quick Spicy Pickled Cabbage Recipe

Quick Spicy PIckled Cabbage Recipe | cookingontheweekends.com

This is just the beginning.  The beginning of the best fish tacos I’ve ever had, that is. I’m in the process of trying to recreate the amazing fish tacos I had at the Hale I’A Fish House in Kawaihae, Hawaii.  I’m certain that it’s this pickled cabbage combined with the spices on the fish, that […]

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 […]

Best Hatch Chile Recipes

My Best Hatch Chile Recipes | cookingontheweekends.com

Get the above Hatch chile recipes by clicking on their images at the bottom of this post. Within about 3 weeks, you will start to see the very special, very delicious Hatch chiles at your local markets.  And when you do, I suggest taking advantage of it, because their season is only about 6 weeks […]

Garlicky Coconut Gai Lan Recipe

Garlicky Coconut Gai Lan | cookingontheweekends.com

Gai Lan is Chinese Kale, commonly called Chinese Broccoli.  And the flavor reflects those names perfectly — slightly bitter like kale and slightly sweet like broccoli. At the Katie Chin book signing at Melissa’s produce, I was given a beautiful bundle of Gai Lan and immediately pictured it in a sauté pan, sizzling with a […]

How to Use Lemongrass: A Photographic Guide

How to Use Lemongrass-A Photographic Guide | cookingontheweekends.com

If you’ve never tasted anything with lemongrass in it, or taken in its alluring fragrance, I think you’re missing out. Lemongrass is a root that looks much like a scallion and tastes lemony.  Lemongrass has more than the flavor of lemon though — it also has delicious, subtle notes of ginger, lime, and mint. by

Introducing Christina’s Cucina

Introducing Christina's Cucina

Have you ever had a friend who you really wanted to introduce to another friend because you knew they’d be a great match?  (And no, I’m not setting you up on a blind date.)  In this case, Christina of Christina’s Cucina is one friend, and all of you, my readers, are another — and I’m […]

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

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