Shrimp Cilantro Burgers with Smoky Chipotle-Lime Guacamole

Shrimp Cilantro Burgers with Smoky Chipotle Lime Guacamole

I'm going to be in full bragging mode today and tell you that you absolutely, must, without question, make this burger recipe!The shrimp burger is out of control juicy and oozing with delicious flavors, and the guacamole is is beyond belief, as it's smoky, spicy, fresh and creamy all at once.  Oh, and the little … [Read more...]

Last-Minute 4th of July BBQ Menu!

Last-Minute 4th of July BBQ Menu!

So it's late afternoon on the 3rd of July and you might not know what to make for your 4th of July guests yet.  Do not fear!  I'm here to help. ;-)  Here's an awesome four course menu that you can easily pull off, and you will totally impress your guests!  As long as you can handle fighting the crowds at the market, … [Read more...]

Grilled Jalapeño Pepper Jack Turkey Burger Recipe

Grilled Jalapeno Pepper Jack Turkey Burger Recipe

True story. . .I'd told my parents we'd be there for my Dad's birthday dinner at 5:30 PM, with dinner in tow.At 5:05 PM, I heard noises in the kitchen.  I walked in to find my (usually perfect, and always adorable) dog licking up the last bite of the dinner I'd just finished cooking.  The LAST bite!After … [Read more...]

Grilled Split Pea Vegetarian Burger Recipe {Gluten-Free}

Grilled Split Pea Vegetarian Burger Recipe |

I never know what to call something like this, other than a "burger."  The truth is though, in my humble opinion a burger is a sandwich that includes a bun, cooked meat, and usually other ingredients such as cheese, onion, tomatoes, etc.  That said, it simply doesn't sound as delicious to call this a vegetarian "patty" … [Read more...]

Bob’s Red Mill Giveaway + Crispy Red Quinoa Almond-Tomato Burger Recipe {GIVEAWAY CLOSED}

Crispy Red Quinoa Almond-Tomato "Burger" Recipe + Bob's Red Mill Giveaway |

Gluten-free and vegetarian, these burgers are ridiculously delicious and flavorful.  (And by "ridiculously," I mean wonderfully, incredibly, amazingly, and so on.)  And it's all about red quinoa from Bob's Red Mill.While I've worked with quinoa quite a bit, I think this is my favorite use of it.  And the … [Read more...]

15 July 4th Recipe Ideas

15 Best 4th of July Recipes | Cooking On The Weekends

* From left to right, recipe links to the above images are below. * What are you doing to celebrate the 4th of July?  More importantly, what are you eating to celebrate the 4th of July? … [Read more...]

Best Basil Recipes

Best Basil Reicpes | Cooking On The Weekends

Recently on my Cooking On The Weekends Facebook Page, I asked the question, "If you had to name one food that most quickly brings your mind to summer, what would it be?"  Amidst all of the peaches and strawberries, basil was a recurring answer.So while I plan to bring you many peach and strawberry recipes … [Read more...]

Spicy Sriracha Salmon-Basil Burger Recipe

Spicy Sriracha Salmon-Basil Burger Recipe | Cooking On The Weekends

You have my dad to thank for all of the gorgeous basil we've been cooking with all week.You see there's a lot going on in his garden right now.  The tomatoes vines are thriving with new growth, the plum tree is full with ripe, succulent fruit, the peaches will be the perfect color and ready to pick in a few weeks, … [Read more...]

Spicy Grilled Sriracha Burgers with Crispy Shallots and Ginger-Chile Aioli


Do you remember the delicious Miso Marianted Black Cod I made for my dad's birthday last year?  You might also recall the Creamy Miso Noodle Soup we made recently that was inspired by his love of Japan.  (And no, we're not having a quiz! ;-))As you can tell, my dad quite likes foods with an Asian vibe.  (Me too!) … [Read more...]

Top Ten Things I Can’t Live Without — In The Kitchen!


Truthfully, there are more than ten things I couldn't live without in my kitchen -- however, these are the most important.  Now, could I really not live without them?  What do you think?  Yes, of course I'd continue breathing if someone took away my cast iron skillet!  Would I be sad with out it?  Oh yes!  Very … [Read more...]