Smoky Paprika Lemon Herb Chicken Under a Brick Recipe

Smoky Paprika Lemon Herb Chicken Under a Brick Recipe -- Packed with fresh, smoky and tangy flavor, this is the most succulent, delicious chicken of all time!

Packed with fresh, smoky and tangy flavors, this is the most succulent, delicious chicken of all time!Yep, under a brick!This is one way -- my new favorite way -- to cook chicken so that its skin is crisped to perfection and its interior is wonderfully juicy.Add the most delicious butter filled with fresh garden … [Read more...]

Roasted Cauliflower “Steak” with Orange-Basil Butter

Roasted Cauliflower Steak with Orange-Basil Butter - Juicy, hearty and crazy delicious!

This cauliflower is juicy, crispy, hearty and unbelievably delicious!First, there was my Tofu "Sashimi" that didn't have a raw fish anywhere near it.I then presented a Red Lentil Hummus that -- while delicious -- was without chickpeas, and therefore isn't a true hummus.Today, it's this amazing (and I mean … [Read more...]

Roasted Butternut Squash Sage Butter

Roasted Butternut Squash Sage Butter |

I know, it's a little bit redundant.  I could hardly call butternut squash a "nut" squash, though.I absolutely love blending delicious flavors into butter -- you can do this with almost anything, and then use it on almost anything.  (This is called a compound butter.) Imagine the flavors of earthy sage, sweet … [Read more...]

Blackberry-Thyme Roasted Chicken and a Surprise Gift

Blackberry-Thyme Butter Roasted Chicken |

A fun contest with a super cool prize starts today!  Read on for the details . . . .I have big, exciting news!It's not what you might be thinking -- I didn't get a cookbook deal or win the lottery, and 2 kids are plenty.  ;-)This is food news, my friends.  My husband, a Pescatarian (who doesn't eat bottom … [Read more...]

Best Hatch Chile Recipes

My Best Hatch Chile Recipes |

Get the above Hatch chile recipes by clicking on their images at the bottom of this post. Within about 3 weeks, you will start to see the very special, very delicious Hatch chiles at your local markets.  And when you do, I suggest taking advantage of it, because their season is only about 6 weeks long. … [Read more...]

Whipped Meyer Lemon-Vanilla Butter Recipe

Whipped Lemon Vanilla Butter

This, my friends, is simply luscious.  It's subtly sweet, lemony, and scented with the beautiful fragrance of vanilla.If I were you I'd serve this at a casual brunch with warm scones, pastries or brioche.  Or I might even serve it at fun BBQ, melted over corn on the cob hot off the grill.  That's just me, though.  … [Read more...]

Friday Flowers: Lemon Blossoms and Hatch Chile-Agave Compound Butter Recipe

Hatch Chile-Agave Compound Butter Recipe | Cooking On The Weekends

A lot of things in my life make me smile.  Some are big . . .When my mom says she's having a good day.When my boys feel proud of themselves.The sound of my boys laughing together.My sweet brother.And some are little . . . … [Read more...]

Three Compound Butter Recipes + Giveaway {GIVEAWAY CLOSED}

Compound Butter Recipes | Cooking On The Weekends

To have great success while cooking, you must start with the best ingredients possible.  This is true whether we're talking about anything from a fresh tomato to pasta, and of course, to butter!  I've been using Kerrygold butter for the past year or so -- and don't foresee using another butter in the near future.So … [Read more...]