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...]

Bacon-Onion Heirloom Tomato Pizza Recipe

Bacon-Onion Heirloom Tomato Pizza Recipe

Let's just go over what's going on here . . .This pizza starts with my Grilled Gluten-Free Pizza Crust, which is made with olive oil.  Gluten-free or not, you'll love it!The crust is sprinkled with thin layer of my favorite Kerrygold cheese, Dubliner.  Yum!Added to that is an absolutely delectable bacon-onion … [Read more...]

Bacon Basil Hasselback Dutch Yellow Potatoes

Bacon Basil Hasselback Dutch Yellow Potatoes |

Can you just imagine the smoky, incredible flavor of bacon seeping into every nook and cranny of these potatoes as they roast.  I'm telling you, the whole potato takes on the flavor and is therefor one of the tastiest bites of potato you'll ever have.  Add to that, fresh basil-garlic deliciousness and it puts it over … [Read more...]

Cheddar Grilled Cheese Bagel Breakfast Recipe with Serrano-Bacon Caramelized Onions and Egg

Cheddar Grilled Cheese Bagel Breakfast Recipe with Serrano-Bacon Caramelized Onions and Egg |

Cheddar Grilled Cheese Bagel Breakfast Recipe with Serrano-Bacon Caramelized Onions and Egg -- it's a mouthful, I know.Might just be the best mouthful ever!  It's epic. There's no other way to describe this sandwich.  (Plus, that's what my 8-year-old always says when something in amazing. ;-)) … [Read more...]

Smoky Three-Pepper Corn Chowder Recipe + The Great Pepper Cookbook Giveaway! {GIVEAWAY CLOSED}

Smoky Three Pepper Corn Chowder Recipe | Cooking On The Weekends

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. ;-) ~ ~ ~ Peppers, peppers, peppers!  From mild to wild, get ready for a whole lot of them.  From this crazy good chowder to a fiery pesto and a spicy, hearty egg … [Read more...]

Buttermilk Baked French Toast Recipe, + a Side of Bacon & Eggs

Buttermilk Baked French Toast Recipe . . . With a Side of Bacon and Eggs | Cooking On The Weekends with Valentina

You know that bite of French toast drizzled with maple syrup, that gets a bit of the yolk from the side of eggs, and a few crumbles from the side of bacon?  (The best bite ever.)Well here it is all neatly put together into one dish, just for you.This "French toast" should really be called bread pudding, since … [Read more...]

Dubliner Panini with Bacon-Blueberry Caramelized Onions

Dubliner Panini with Bacon-Blueberry Caramelized Onions | Cooking On The Weekends

Have you ever won anything?  Anything you absolutely love?  Anything so special, you might not want to share?If you've ever sampled Kerrygold products, you probably feel the same way.I recently had the opportunity to enter a Kerrygold giveaway.  Now before you start thinking "I knew her when," my winning had … [Read more...]

Poached Egg on Grilled Avocado with Bacon-Onion Compote and Kerrygold Cashel Blue

Kerrygold Cashel Blue | Cooking On The Weekends

There's flying coach, and then there's flying first class.There's fat-free frozen yogurt, and then there's Italian gelato.And there's blue cheese, and then there's Kerrygold Cashel Blue cheese! This semi-soft, unbelievably creamy cheese has an tangy, robust flavor that spreads onto toast and melts in your … [Read more...]

Roasted Hatch Chile Pepper Jack, Bacon and Eggs Recipe


At the moment, Hatch chile peppers are to the culinary world what skinny jeans are to the fashion world.They're hot!Hatch Chiles are a prized New Mexican chile and are available in August and September. These favorite Southwestern chiles are grown in the Mesilla Valley, just north of Las Cruces, where the … [Read more...]

Bacon, Basil, and Tomato Grilled Cheese Recipe

April6-grilled cheese month

If you haven't already treated yourself to a delicious grilled cheese sandwich this month, you've still got a couple of weeks to do so.  And you must! April is National Grilled Cheese Month, after all!This recipe is an indulgent combination of gorgonzola, caramelized onion, and applewood smoked bacon. And the … [Read more...]