12 Most Popular Recipes of 2015

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The 12 most popular recipes on Cooking On The Weekends have been chosen by all of you, my readers.  Below is the one delicious recipe from each month of 2015 that was the most visited throughout the year.I truly appreciate you all for having been a part of  Cooking On The Weekends in 2015!Thank you visiting my … [Read more...]

Braised Short Rib Stew with Creamy Gorgonzola Polenta and Swiss Chard

Braised Short Rib Stew with Creamy Gorgonzola Polenta and Swiss Chard

This braised short rib recipe is the most delicious, comforting and cozy meal for the winter months. Trust me!You'll find comfort in every bite of this meal.It's it every shred of the tender beef that's falling off the bone.It's in every slice of caramelized onion, and in the soft, sweet carrots.There's … [Read more...]

Tex Mex Macaroni and Cheese

Tex Mex Macaroni and Cheese

This Tex Mex Macaroni and Cheese is creamy, rich, hearty, packed with delicious, bold Mexican flavors, and is comforting beyond belief! We all probably have a ton of Christmas leftovers.  And we can surely keep eating them, and even create new recipes with them, like my Spiced Cranberry Muffins.However, delicious … [Read more...]

Persimmon Gingerbread Recipe

Persimmon Gingerbread Recipe - Quick and easy to bake, super delicious, Persimmon Gingerbread is packed with soul-warming spices.

Quick and easy to bake, super delicious, Persimmon Gingerbread is packed with soul-warming spices.  Christmas breakfast, anyone?It's so that weekend.That weekend to bake amazingly delicious dessert bread.Dessert bread full of warming spices that make the whole house smell good.  Dessert bread with spices so … [Read more...]

French Onion Mushroom Casserole Recipe

French Onion Mushroom Casserole Recipe - It's like the best bowl of French Onion Soup you've ever had, only in the form of a casserole. It's the top of the soup -- the perfectly toasted French bread, the melting Swiss cheese, the caramelized onions, and all of the hearty, warm flavors of beef, garlic and mushrooms.

Imagine the best bowl of French Onion Soup you've ever had, only in casserole form.  The perfectly toasted French bread, the melting Swiss cheese, the caramelized onions, and all of the hearty, warm flavors of beef, garlic and mushrooms.Creative and comforting food for casual entertaining.  That's what I do -- here on … [Read more...]

Tomato-Spinach Pesto Spaghetti Squash Recipe

Tomato-Spinach Pesto Spaghetti Squash Recipe - Delicate and soft with a slight crunch to it, this Spaghetti Squash is made even more delicious with a fresh pesto-wine sauce.

Delicate & soft with a slight crunch, this Spaghetti Squash is made even more scrumptious with a fresh pesto-wine sauce.  It's an ideal gluten-free, vegan entrée.  Let's face it, a Spaghetti Squash is so bizarre!  Right!?  It's easy to cook and it tastes delicious -- but it falls into strings when it's cooked for … [Read more...]

How to Cook a Spaghetti Squash: A Photographic Guide

How to Cook Spaghetti Squash -- It's so easy!

Spaghetti Squash is a fascinating, delicious and versatile winter vegetable.  It may seem daunting to prepare, but after reading this step-by-step guide, you'll see how easy it is.Put away your Spiralizer, my friends!  This variety of winter squash is naturally spiralized -- when it's cooked, the flesh loosens and  has … [Read more...]

Smoky, Sweet and Spicy Pork Ribs Recipe

Smoky, Sweet & Spicy Pork Ribs -- Super succulent and tender, these pork ribs are made with a delicious spice rub that becomes a wonderful sauce as they slow roast to perfection.

Smoky, Sweet & Spicy Pork Ribs -- Super succulent and tender, these pork ribs are made with a delicious spice rub that becomes a wonderful sauce as they slow roast to perfection.My husband's birthday was last week, and I love that he requested these Smoky, Sweet and Spicy Pork Ribs for dinner!  Love it!Do you … [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...]

Chipotle Bacon Brisket Chili Recipe

Chocolate Chipotle Smoky Bacon Brisket Chili Recipe

This is not a sponsored post. Melissa's Produce sent me their Steamed Red Kidney Beans for recipe testing. Precooked, with a super smooth texture, they're a delicious addition to this chili.  All opinions are my own, and as always, I only work with products I like and want to share with my readers."When you're … [Read more...]