Herbs de Provence Roasted Carrots

Herbs de Provence Roasted Carrots | cookingontheweekends.com

Does anyone you live with you often buy food you already have, not having looked around (including behind things) before shopping? I’m not going to name names, but suffice it to say it’s not my boys (8 & 10 years-old), and clearly not the dog, so . . . . I love you, honey. This […]

Papaya-Avocado Salad with Cactus Pear-Lemon Vinaigrette

Papaya Avocado Salad with Cactus Pear Lemon Vinaigrette | cookingontheweekends.com

This is definitely one of those dishes that might as well be a painting.  (Well, at least an edible one.)  It’s one of my recipes that came together as much by color as it did by flavor. I started with the stunning Cactus Pear-Lemon Vinaigrette, and from there, my first requirement for each ingredient was […]

Spicy Quick Pickled Broccoli

Spicy Quick Pickled Broccoli | cookingontheweekends

I loved family dinner parties at my grandparents’ house. My perception as a little girl, was that my grandparents were fancy. No matter what the occasion, Christmas Eve or a typical weekend evening, the table was set much like that in the upstairs dining room in Downton Abbey. Okay, so my grandparents didn’t use a […]

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 […]

Shaved Melon-Avocado Salad Recipe

Shaved Avocado-Melon Salad Melon | cookingontheweekends.com

Some days I have more to say than others, and today is one of those days.  If you’re not in the mood or you’re rushed, please skip to the bottom for the recipe.  Otherwise, take your time and hang out with me for a bit. In the La Tourangelle brochure, it says: “La Tourangelle artisan […]

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

4th of July Recipe: A Patriotic Grilled Cheese Sandwich

4th of July Recipe: Patriotic Grilled Cheese

If you can hardly contain your excitement about this sandwich, you can head to the bottom of the post to be directed to the recipe.  Otherwise, I’d love for you to take your time . . . . We live in a small-ish town in LA County. Without traffic (as if), we’re about 20 minutes […]

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