Purple Sweet Potato Soup with Spicy Chile Oil

Purple Sweet Potato--Soup with Spicy Chile Oil | cookingontheweekends.com

 This soup is really this color.  It's this purple, this bright, and this beautiful. The purple of these Stokes Sweet Potatoes only becomes deeper and more intense when they're cooked.  And the color varies slightly depending on the type of preparation.  When we made the Chile-Lemon Purple Sweet Potato Fries, for … [Read more...]

Spicy Garlic-Ginger Grilled Flank Steak

Garlic-Ginger Grilled Flank Steak | cookingontheweekends.com

I'm keeping it simple today and I have a fantastic idea!  (Ideas, really.)Prep this recipe at some point today. It'll only take 10 minutes.Pull it out of the fridge tomorrow and within about 8 minutes the most amazingly scrumptious dinner will be ready!Of course you'll likely want a delightful and delicious … [Read more...]

Spicy Quick Pickled Broccoli

Spicy Quick Pickled Broccoli | cookingontheweekends

I loved family dinner parties at my grandparents' house.My perception as a little girl, was that my grandparents were fancy.No matter what the occasion, Christmas Eve or a typical weekend evening, the table was set much like that in the upstairs dining room in Downton Abbey. Okay, so my grandparents didn't use … [Read more...]

Sweet and Spicy Pineapple Grilled Pork Chop Recipe

Sweet and Spicy Pineapple Grilled Pork Chop Recipe | cookingontheweekends.com

We're going on a family vacation to a tropical beach very soon -- so naturally, I have pineapple on my mind.  (And I'm beyond excited about the vacation!)  When I've been cooking lately, I've found myself thinking of how to add tropical twists to my recipes. … [Read more...]

Spicy Cabbage-Potato Pancake Recipe for St. Patrick’s Day

Spicy Cabbage-Potato Pancake Recipe for St. Patrick's Day | cookingontheweekends.com

Want to know how happy I am when I see a Melissa's Produce box at my door?  So happy, that it's as if I'm one of my sons seeing an Amazon box that contains a new Skylander.  (Trust me -- that's happy!) … [Read more...]

Crispy Garlic Ginger Bok Choy Recipe

Crispy Garlic Ginger Bok Choy Recipe | Cooking On The Weekends

Spicy and and full of flavor, Crispy Garlic Ginger Baby Bok Choy is an addicting snack, a scrumptious side dish and would add perfectly to a menu celebrating the Chinese New Year! … [Read more...]

Grilled Chile-Lime Baby Corn Recipe


"Little" means "cute," don't' you think?Babies, puppies, doll house furniture -- even a teeny tiny pencil can be cute!You're wondering:  why is she talking about all this little stuff?  Am I right?It's because of this super cute (yes, cute!) baby corn my friend Rebecca brought me from the Farmer's Market … [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...]

Spiced Tangerine Grilled Tofu Recipe


Shortly after I got married, I awoke one morning to the wonderful aroma of what I thought might be bacon.  Since my husband’s a vegetarian, I thought it couldn't be.  And I was right.When I went to the kitchen I found him eating what looked like long, rectangular, pinkish crackers.  Um . . . fake bacon?  … [Read more...]

Spicy Miso Glazed Eggplant Recipe


Do you know how eggplants got their name?  They're not eggs, after all!Turns out that small, Thai eggplants are a whitish, yellowish color and have the shape of a goose egg.  And because of these particular fruits, in the 18th century, the name eggplant was born.  (Yes, though eaten as a vegetable, technically … [Read more...]