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 […]

Rosemary Mushroom Soup

Rosemary Mushroom Soup | Cooking On The Weekends

Blankets, sweaters, hot cocoa, and soup. These are just a few of the things I love about this time of year. It always amazes me how my desires change as the seasons do.  (Human nature, I know. ;-)) Just as I’m so ready for fresh fruit salsas and the hot sun when summer approaches, I’m […]

Ancho Chile-Red Wine and Grape Roasted Chicken and Quinoa

Ancho Chile-Red Wine Grape Roasted Chicken and Quinoa on http://cookingontheweekends.com #chickenrecipes

Many of the recipes I create come from my own food cravings. I woke up a few weeks ago in need of a warm, cozy comfort food meal.  And not for breakfast — but for that evening. I wanted something with rich, bold, warming flavors. And I wanted to make a project of it, because for me, […]

Sardinian Pasta

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I think a traditional Sardinian pasta dish usually includes saffron and sausage.  And by “I think,” I mean it’s an educated guess. This is not at all a traditional dish from Sardinia, and both of those (albeit delicious), ingredients are not in it. I’m calling it “Sardinian Pasta,” for two reasons. by

Friday Flowers: Passion Flowers and Roasted Pepper Potato Soup with Smoky Chipotle Parmesan French Fries

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A little math equation for you:  favorite, fresh flavors . . . plus wonderful textures . . . plus a bit of warming spices equals . . . a delicious and perfect puréed soup! That’s exactly what’s going one here. Sweet, smoky peppers . . . plus potato . . . plus a bit of […]

Curried Corn Stew with Lentils and Sweet Potato

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Have you ever seen an ingredient in the market and wondered what it was? And how to use it? I know I have and I am a culinary school graduate! But that’s the wonderful thing about cooking and food — there’s always a new discovery to be made.  By stepping a little outside our comfort […]

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