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...]

Compressed Watermelon Salad With Creamy Lemon-Lime Avocado

Compressed Watermelon Salad

I have so much to talk about that I don't even know where to begin.  (If my husband were editing this, he would have just told me I've already told you more that you need to know.)  Since the editor is out, I'll carry on. ;-)The thing is, I have a lot on my mind -- about this recipe, and otherwise.The recipe.  If … [Read more...]

Perfect Poached Eggs Over Double Hatch Hash Browns

Perfect Poached Eggs Over Double Hatch Hash Browns

This is an absolutely ideal, comforting brunch dish that's full of rich and intense flavors and all kinds of contrasting textures.I can't express enough to you how incredibly delicious this is.  I urge you to make it for friends and family, as it will surely be a meal they'll never forget.  Every bite has both soft … [Read more...]

Hatch Chile Season 2015!

Hatch Chile Season 2015

'Tis the season.  You know how it goes, "winter, spring, summer, hatch, and fall."I've been celebrating this joyous culinary season for the past four years, and I'm happy to have created about a dozen Hatch Chile recipes to show for it.  Here's one of my favorites -- Roasted Hatch Chile & White Peach … [Read more...]

Tomato & Feta Salsa Recipe for Meat or Chicken

Tomato Feta Salsa Recipe for Meat or Chicken

At the super delicious and delightful Summertime Garden Party I went to, my friend Judy made a Mint and Feta Salsa.  It was outstanding, and I'd never before thought of adding cheese to a salsa. It was brilliant!Totally inspired by Judy's creation, I made this salsa with summer tomatoes as the star. The Feta and … [Read more...]

Sweet and Spicy Tomato-Mango, Goat Cheese Appetizer Recipe

Sweet & Spicy Tomato Mango Goat Cheese Appetizer Recipe

Do you ever have days when you're so stressed out, and things keep going wrong?  Okay seriously, that's a rhetorical question -- obviously you do!  If you're human, anyway. ;-)Yesterday was one of those days.I won't bore you with all of the details, but the highlight was when I opened my (parked) car door about … [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...]