Spiced Chicken Sausage Pumpkin Pappardelle Pasta Recipe

Spiced Chicken Sausage Pumpkin Pappardelle is hearty, cozy and full of delicious, warming fall flavors that will keep you coming back for more.

Spiced Chicken Sausage Pumpkin Pappardelle is hearty, cozy and full of delicious, warming fall flavors that will keep you coming back for more. Pumpkins.You're seeing them through windows, on doorsteps, in fields and in every single store -- they're everywhere!pumpkin pies pumpkin cookies pumpkin coffee … [Read more...]

Spiced Lamb and Mushroom Penne Gratin Recipe

Spiced Lamb and Mushroom Penne Gratin -- This one-pan meal is rich, hearty, packed with warm flavors and is comfort food at its finest!

With a gluten-free option, this one-pan meal is hearty, rich, packed with warm flavors, and is comfort food at its finest!Imagine, if you will, the most scrumptious macaroni and cheese ever . . .Now imagine, adding to it, tender ground lamb with delicious warming spices, onions and mushrooms caramelized to … [Read more...]

Yakisoba Omelet (Okonomiyaki) Recipe

Yakisoba Omelet Recipe- Bursting with umami flavors, this is a super hearty, rich and delicious comfort food like no other.

 Bursting with umami flavors, this is a super hearty, rich and delicious comfort food like no other. Okonomiyaki is a Japanese savory pancake that contains a wide variety of ingredients. Okonomi is Japanese for as you like, and I took that quite literally.This is my rendition of a Yakisoba Omelet.  And although … [Read more...]

Creamy Rosemary-Dubliner Polenta with Crispy Pancetta Recipe

Creamy Rosemary Dubliner Polenta with Crispy Pancetta1

This polenta dish can be a side or main course -- it's incredibly hearty, packed with flavor and it's comforting beyond belief!Yep, it's absolutely as delicious as it sounds.I'm not kidding around here -- this is one comforting dish you won't want to miss!  Between the warmth of the rosemary and the sweet, nutty … [Read more...]

Knockwurst and the Best Baked Beans Ever

Knockwurst and Baked Beans Recipe

The most delicious baked beans you will ever taste. Promise.When I came to the Baked Beans in my Grandmother's recipe collection, my jaw dropped.  For real!This recipe is no joke!  It's a bunch a crazy tasty ingredients that marry together in a low oven all day long.  All day!Unlike my Grandmother's Stuffed … [Read more...]

Vegan Tomato-Turmeric Cabbage Stew Recipe

Spicy Vegan Tomato-Turmeric Cabbage Stew Recipe

This meatless stew is as hearty as the next one, and as delicious as they come!  It's packed with tender vegetables in a rich blend of spices and tomatoes -- you will devour every last bite!Just as there are trends for jeans people are wearing, there are trends for the sort of foods people are cooking and … [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...]

Best Avocado Grilled Cheese Sandwich Ever

Best Avocado Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipe Ever

This is truly the best avocado grilled cheese sandwich of all time!  It's full of delicious, creamy avocado, chorizo, quick-pickled onions and roasted red peppers -- all snug between golden, crisp buttery slices of bread, and melting Manchego cheese.  I'm feeling scattered and emotional today.  With the horrible … [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...]

Skillet Braised Chicken Recipe with Cognac Caramelized Lemon-Shallot-Sauce

Skillet Braised Chicken Recipe with Caramelized Lemon-Shallot-Sauce

This dish is the perfect example of what recipes on Cooking On The Weekends are all about -- it's creative and comforting food for casual entertaining.  (That's my tagline -- see it up in the top right?) :-)This recipe is the result of throwing a handful of delicious ingredients -- in a specific order -- together … [Read more...]