What Makes a Comfort Food a Comfort Food? | Top 20 Comfort Food Recipes + Cookbook Giveaway {CLOSED}

Top 20 Comfort Food Meals | cookingontheweekends.com

What makes something a comfort food? Some people think of comfort foods as something soothing when they’re sad or upset.  You know, like if you’ve had a really rough day, so you stop on your way home for a pint of coffee ice cream, that you hope to have while you watch mindless TV?  (Not […]

Smoky Chipotle Pumpkin-Sage Risotto Recipe

Smoky Chipotle Pumpkin-Sage Risotto Recipe | cookingontheweekends.com

It finally feels like fall where I live.  It’s a little bit grey outside, I’ve dusted off my UGGS and the couch is adorned with cozy blankets. All of this is an invitation for comfort foods.  I know we all have our own ideas of what comfort foods are, and this risotto recipe epitomizes mine. […]

Chai Spiced Winter Oatmeal Recipe

Chai Spiced Winter Oatmeal | cookingontheweekends.com

A blend of Chai spices can warm your heart and soothe your soul. At least, I think it can. (And even more, I love how that sounds.) Much like a curry, there are many different blends of chai with various combinations of spices.  In this recipe I use cardamom, cinnamon, cloves and ginger and together they […]

Really, REALLY Good Chicken Recipe

Really, REALLY Good Chicken Recipe | cookingontheweekends.com

Would you ever order a dish on a menu called, “Really, REALLY Good Chicken?”  I most certainly hope so. Recipe titles come naturally to me as I’m cooking.  And if you’ve been following my recipes for a while, you know I’m somewhat notorious for having very long titles.  Some (well, my husband), would say too long. As, […]

Herbs de Provence Roasted Carrots

Herbs de Provence Roasted Carrots | cookingontheweekends.com

Does anyone you live with you often buy food you already have, not having looked around (including behind things) before shopping? I’m not going to name names, but suffice it to say it’s not my boys (8 & 10 years-old), and clearly not the dog, so . . . . I love you, honey. This […]

Spiced Pumpkin Double Roasted Granola Recipe

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When we’re talking about recipes, let’s be honest, the word “pumpkin” doesn’t really sound as delicious without the word “spiced” before or after it. In the culinary world, pumpkin is the heart of fall comfort foods.  After all, with its beautiful warm orange color, pumpkin can be rich, creamy and hearty.  Add a sprinkling of […]

Cuban-Style Chicken Stew Recipe

Cuban-Style Chicken Stew Recipe | Cooking On The Weekends

New culinary word or the day: alcaparrado.  Ever heard of it?  I hadn’t either, until a few days ago when I read a Cuban recipe in the March issue of Savuer Magazine. Alcaparrado is a mix of pimento-stuffed olives, capers and raisins.  This blend of deliciousness is typically found in a rich, hearty cuban stew […]

Chocolate-Chipotle Colorado-Style Chili Recipe & my Favorite Mexican Restaurant of all Time: Casa Mia

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On Tuesday nights my dad would go on his weekly Sierra Club hike, I would go to gymnastics practice, and my mom and brother would go to one of the best Mexican restaurants of all time — Casa Mia. by

Roasted Cauliflower Basil Soup Recipe

Roasted Cauliflower Basil Soup Recipe | Cooking On The Weekends

In some places around the globe you can see the seasons change. From leaves that are stunningly red when the weather cools, to bare trees, to the sun shining through the clouds, and to striking, colorful blooms and intense heat. by

Rosemary Apple Potatoes – Pavé Style

Rosemary Apple Potatoes - Pavé Style | www.cookingontheweekends.com

I’ve been wanting to try a potato dish of this sort since I saw this gorgeous image on my friend Sara’s site, Average Betty. Pavé is the French word for “paving stones,” and it’s the word that chef Thomas Keller uses to describe any such rectangular or square food preparation. Sara’s Pavé (and I’m sure […]

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