Smoky Red Lentil “Hummus” Recipe

Smoky Red Lentil Chipotle Hummus -- This is an earthy dip full of warm flavors. Perfect for fall!

Creamy, rich and smooth like hummus, this dip is full of earthy, warm flavors and is perfect for fall.Where I live in Los Angeles -- the Santa Monica mountains are on one side of me and the ocean is on the other.  I know I'm fortunate to be surrounded by all of this beauty.  Yesterday we spent the afternoon at the … [Read more...]

Smoky Spanish Smashed Potato Casserole Recipe

Smoky Spanish Smashed Potato Casserole -- These potatoes are deliciously rich, super creamy, and comforting beyond belief. This is the perfect fall side dish to go with braised meats, chicken or even a salad.

These potatoes are deliciously rich, super creamy, and comforting beyond belief. This is the perfect fall side dish to go with braised meats, chicken or even a salad.This recipe sort of just happened.  Much like "the stars align" and something big can happen in your life -- my ingredients, my day, and my thoughts … [Read more...]

Grilled Corn Ice Cream Recipe

Grilled Corn Ice Cream Recipe

We took a family trip to Seattle a couple of weeks ago and had some absolutely incredible meals.  I'll be writing all about all of them and the restaurants very soon, but today you get a small taste from one of them.At Matt's in the Market restaurant, (where I also got my inspiration for the Compressed Watermelon … [Read more...]

Spicy Serrano Tomato Preserves Recipe

Spicy Serrano-Tomato Preserves

I was just about to say that I can't believe summer is half over, when I realized how much more delightful it would be if I said how great it was that we have half of the summer left.  We have half of the summer left!  There you have it.Tomatoes scream summer.  Especially if you can grab one off a vine in your … [Read more...]

8 Crazy Delicious French Fry Recipes!

8 Interesting Crazy Delicious French Fry Recipes!

It's National French Fry Day and the party is not over -- there are a few hours left, at least in my time zone. ;-)   We have to celebrate, right!?Did you know there's a food holiday every single day of the year?  It's true, and kinda funny, if you ask me -- but who am I not to celebrate food!?  I mean, come … [Read more...]

Idaho Potatoes Through The Seasons

Idaho Potatoes Through The Seasons: Top Food Bloggers Share Their Favorite Potato Recipes for Each Month of the Year

Top Food Bloggers Share Their Favorite Potato Recipes.  From bright, summer potato salads to creamy, winter mashed potatoes -- they're all mouth-wateringly delicious!Four years ago, just before I launched Cooking On The Weekends, I went to Camp Blogaway for the first time.  Patti Londre, the founder and leader, … [Read more...]

Introducing the Enjoya Pepper

Enjoya Peppers

I could not be more excited to share the incredibly stunning Enjoya Pepper with you today!My friend Nancy of Melissa's Produce posted a picture of these peppers on Facebook a couple of weeks ago.  My jaw dropped when I saw it.  I'd never seen a pepper like this and at first glace it looked like someone had stroked … [Read more...]

Lime-Shallot Purple Asparagus Recipe

Lime-Shallot Purple Asparagus Recipe

A 15-minute beautiful and delicious, spring and summer vegetarian side dish.Purple asparagus.  Did you expect it to be a vibrant green beneath it's purple-reddish exterior?  It's beautiful inside and out.One of my favorite things to do on Cooking On The Weekends is simply to celebrate the beauty of food.  I … [Read more...]

Kimchi Egg Ramen Recipe

Kimchi Egg Ramen Bowl Recipe

Before our adorable boys came into our lives, my husband and I used to frequent a Korean restaurant that we could walk to from our house.  We'd always order the Kimchi Ramen.  It was just so good!  This spicy soup packed with soft noodles in a rich red broth, would arrive to the table sizzling hot, with an egg freshly … [Read more...]

Grilled Sirloin Steak-Kimchi Sandwich Recipe with Ginger Chile Aioli

Kimchi Grillef Steak Sandwich

In my last post, How to Make Kimchi, I told you that much like butter, everything is better with Kimchi.  Okay, fine, not banana bread or a chocolate chip cookie, but you know what I mean.There's just something about the tangy, sour, crunchy, spicy and fresh deliciousness of kimchi that can elevate a dish to a … [Read more...]