Summer Tomato-Sweet Onion & Blue Cheese Salad Recipe

Summer Tomato Sweet Onion and Blue Cheese -- A simple salad recipe, full seasonal summer flavors, that’s as delicious as it is beautiful.

A simple salad recipe, full of seasonal summer flavors, that’s as delicious as it is beautiful.    Please excuse my absence. Hopefully you’re very hungry for a new recipe!And this one just so  happens to be a lovely appetizer to serve at your July 4th barbecue! After a very rough few months dealing with my dad’s … [Read more...]

Breadless Bell Pepper Ham and Cheese “Panini” Recipe

Breadless Bell Pepper 6Grilled Ham and Cheese Sandwich Recipe -- The super fun, breadless sandwich is over-the-top delicious! I made it with peppers because I think it’s tasty, and it also happens to be an awesome gluten-free dish!

This super fun, breadless sandwich is over-the-top delicious!  I made it with peppers because I think it’s tasty, and it also happens to be an awesome gluten-free dish! Have you ever done an art project that turns out exactly how you imagined it would?That’s what happened here . . . .I imagined that it might be … [Read more...]

Best Burger Recipes for Summer

Best Burger Recipes for Summer -- From sriracha beef and pineapple turkey to cilantro shrimp and vegetarian lentil, there's a scrumptious burger here for everyone!

Turkey, beef, seafood and vegetarian burgers -- there's a truly scrumptious burger here for everyone!  This variety of burgers is great to have up your sleeve.  Especially if you're having a crowd of people over.There are usually a few vegetarians in the group, and maybe someone who only eats fish and seafood -- or … [Read more...]

Minty Avocado Toast Recipe: Three Ways

Minty Avocado Toast Recipe-Three Ways -- Fresh, beautiful fruit is a beautiful touch on minty avocado toast. Oh yes, it’s the perfect summer appetizer!

Fresh fruit is a beautiful touch on minty avocado toast. Oh yes, it’s the perfect summer appetizer!You know who loves avocado toast?Um. . . . everybody!And this bright, stunning, fruity version is so much fun for summer!You can use your favorite fruit.  I think these three are especially delicious with the … [Read more...]

Oregano-Lemon Butter Braised Chicken Recipe

Lemon-Oregano Butter Braised Chicken Recipe -- This easy-to-make, oregano-lemon-scented chicken is so succulent and delicious that it might just become your new go-to chicken dish.

This easy-to-make, oregano-lemon chicken is so succulent and delicious that it might just become your new go-to chicken recipe. My life has a new rhythm than it did a few months ago.The last time I wrote about my parents’ situation, I let you know my dad was back home after a couple of months in the hospital, and … [Read more...]

Smoky Bacon Fried Calamari {Gluten-Free Recipe}

Smoky Bacon Fried Calamari -- A gluten-free, fried calamari strewn with bits of bacon and laced with its smoky flavor.

A gluten-free fried calamari strewn with bits of bacon and laced with smoky flavor. Oh my!You know how you had one, maybe two teachers when you were a kid, that you'll never forget because they were so inspiring?  So fun? So interesting?  They created an environment where you were super excited to learn? My 13-year-old … [Read more...]

Cappuccino Chocolate Chip Muffins Recipe

Cappuccino Chocolate Chip Muffins Recipe -- Espresso and chocolate — all in a cake-like breakfast muffin. It’s a perfect way to start the day!

Espresso and chocolate — all in a cake-like breakfast muffin. It’s a perfect way to start the day!I’ve had this recipe in my mind for a month, and some of the ingredients on my kitchen counter for almost as long. I’m thrilled to have baked yesterday!After over eight weeks in the hospital, my dad is finally back … [Read more...]

My Favorite 5 Recipes for Cinco de Mayo

My Favorite 5 Recipes for Cinco de Mayo -- From lemony guacamole and smoky salsa to spicy lettuce-wrapped tacos and fresh seafood ceviche, these Latin inspired recipes are over-the-top!

From lemony guacamole to spicy lettuce-wrapped tacos and fresh ceviche, these Latin inspired recipes are over-the-top delicious! ¡Muy sabroso!Happy Cinco de Mayo!I've been remiss for not getting a new recipe to you earlier in the week.  Hopefully these five Latin favorites of mine for Cinco de Mayo will make up for … [Read more...]

Quick and Easy Caramelized Mushroom & Pork Stew Recipe

Caramelized Mushroom Pork Stew Recipe -- This comforting stew is full of earthy flavors, it’s super hearty, and oh-so delicious. You won’t believe how quick and easy it is!

This comforting stew is full of earthy flavors, it’s super hearty and oh-so delicious.  You won’t believe how quick and easy it is!If you’ve been following Cooking On The Weekends for a while, you know I’m someone who loves being in being in the kitchen — delectable briskets cooking all day, yummy bread puddings that … [Read more...]

Cocoa Fudge Mint Brownies {Gluten-Free Recipe}

Cocoa Fudge Mint Brownie Recipe -- These fudge-like brownies have a thin layer of delicate mint running through them . . . in the form of an After Eight Mint!

These gluten-free, fudge-like brownies have a thin layer of delicate mint running through them . . . in the form of an After Eight Mint! Where have I been?Well, it’s five weeks today that my dad’s been in the hospital. What should have been one week is now five, and it’ll still be another few.This was elective … [Read more...]