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 […]

Chile Spiced Chinese Noodles Recipe

Chile spiced Chinese Noodles with Chicken and Gai Lan-chopsticks | COOKINGONTHEWEEKENDS.COM

What Super Bowl?  Is that today? I know, I know, but I’m not thinking guacamole and chips, salsa, or dips today (as I should be, or you might be) — I’m thinking it’s only 19 days until Chinese New Year! There’s a super secret ingredient in this recipe and it makes these Chinese noodles absolutely […]

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 […]

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 […]

Roasted Butternut Squash Gingerbread Recipe

Roasted Butternut Squash Ginger Bread Recipe - cookingontheweekends.com

This year we had a smaller Thanksgiving than usual and it was lovely — warm, peaceful and intimate.  Eleven of us fit around my parents’ beautiful dining room table, candles lit, kids giggling, dogs under the table, and my dad carving the turkey.  It was perfect — except for one thing . . . Circumstances […]

Roasted Butternut Squash Sage Butter

Roasted Butternut Squash Sage Butter | cookingontheweekends.com

I know, it’s a little bit redundant.  I could hardly call butternut squash a “nut” squash, though. I absolutely love blending delicious flavors into butter — you can do this with almost anything, and then use it on almost anything.  (This is called a compound butter.) Imagine the flavors of earthy sage, sweet squash, and […]

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