Chipotle Bacon Brisket Chili Recipe

Chocolate Chipotle Smoky Bacon Brisket Chili Recipe

This is not a sponsored post. Melissa's Produce sent me their Steamed Red Kidney Beans for recipe testing. Precooked, with a super smooth texture, they're a delicious addition to this chili.  All opinions are my own, and as always, I only work with products I like and want to share with my readers."When you're … [Read more...]

Light Spring & Summer Fish Stew Recipe

Light Spring and Summer Asparagus Fish Stew-blue-dill |

So it's not quite summer, I know.  However, while this recipe is delicious now, it will be even better in the summer months when the corn and tomatoes are are at the peak of their season.Full of mild, flaky and buttery fish, sweet and sightly crunchy corn, bright green spring asparagus, tomatoes and smoky spices -- … [Read more...]

Cinco de Mayo Recipes 2014

Cinco De Mayo Recipes 2014 |

Every year I create a handful of recipes with a Mexican vibe, and I gather them together to celebrate Cinco de Mayo.  (No, I'm not making all of these! ) There are two more days until this super delicious holiday, so who will you invite?  What will you cook? … [Read more...]

Smoky Three-Pepper Corn Chowder Recipe + The Great Pepper Cookbook Giveaway! {GIVEAWAY CLOSED}

Smoky Three Pepper Corn Chowder Recipe | Cooking On The Weekends

Though I'd love for you to take your time, if  you want to jump to the bottom of the post for the recipe and to enter the giveaway, I won’t be offended. ;-) ~ ~ ~ Peppers, peppers, peppers!  From mild to wild, get ready for a whole lot of them.  From this crazy good chowder to a fiery pesto and a spicy, hearty egg … [Read more...]

12 Most Popular Recipes of 2013

12 most popular receips of 2013 | Cooking On The Weekends

Is there anyone who likes traffic?Where I live in Los Angeles, I-405, I-10, I-101, you name it, and it's full of traffic most of the time.  Nobody likes it!  Ever!There is one place though, where I actually LOVE traffic.  You heard me . . . LOVE!Right here, my friends -- on Cooking On The Weekends!  All of … [Read more...]

Fire Roasted Corn and Hatch Chile Stuffed Sole, Wrapped Two Ways: Bacon or Sweet Potato

Fire Roasted Corn and Hatch Chile Stuffed Sole, Wrapped Two Ways: Bacon or Sweet Potato | Cooking On The Weekends

Remember when we made Chilled Cucumber-Basil Soup, and I told you about the numerous (often quirky), culinary phases my husband goes through?Well, there's a whole new (definitely quirky) phase going on now. Without getting into detail, let's just say that in addition to a whole lot of pumpkin purée and agave nectar … [Read more...]

Smoky Jalapeño Roasted Corn Recipe

Smoky Jalapeño Roasted Corn Recipe | Cooking On The Weekends

I love corn.And it's no wonder because it's so very sweet.As you probably know by now, I have a serious sweet tooth.  As far as I'm concerned if you love cookies, semisweet chocolate, and strawberries at the peak of their season, it only makes sense that you'd love corn.  And you know what makes something sweet … [Read more...]

Summer Grilling Recipes

Summer Grilling Recipes | Cooking On The Weekends

It's Memorial Day weekend and tomorrow is the first official BBQ day of summer.  (I just made that up.)These are some of my favorite summer grilling recipes that are perfect for casual outdoor entertaining!Click on the titles to get the delicious recipes.Top left: Spicy Grilled Sriracha Burgers with Crispy … [Read more...]

Fresh Corn Cardamom Pancakes {Gluten-Free Recipe}


Are there any foods that aren't necessarily in the dessert category, but that are desserts to you? Let me explain . . . When I eat a Sugar Kiss melon, I feel as though I might as well be eating a bowl of ice-cream. And when I oven roast tomatoes for hours on end, the satisfaction of their sweetness is not unlike … [Read more...]

Summer Corn Chowder {Vegan Recipe}


Do you love eating fresh corn and tomatoes in the summertime -- at the peak of their season?   What about fresh basil? And avocados, too? I know, who doesn't!?  (Don't even answer that, please!)How excited are you that it's pretty much that time again?And it's that time when corn is so sweet, it might as well … [Read more...]