Bob’s Red Mill Giveaway + Crispy Red Quinoa Almond-Tomato Burger Recipe {GIVEAWAY CLOSED}

Crispy Red Quinoa Almond-Tomato "Burger" Recipe + Bob's Red Mill Giveaway |

Gluten-free and vegetarian, these burgers are ridiculously delicious and flavorful.  (And by "ridiculously," I mean wonderfully, incredibly, amazingly, and so on.)  And it's all about red quinoa from Bob's Red Mill.While I've worked with quinoa quite a bit, I think this is my favorite use of it.  And the … [Read more...]

Rambutini: A Rambutan Martini Recipe


A Rambutan Martini Recipe -- I'm calling it a Rambutini. Fun!What is a rambutan, you ask?  Have you ever seen one?  Tried one?I'd seen these jewels before, but didn't know their name until last week when I was fortunate enough to learn about this super cool, exotic fruit from Melissa's Produce.A rambutan is … [Read more...]

Friday Flowers: Gerberas and Pumpkin Braised Short Ribs Recipe

Pumpkin Braised Short Ribs | Cooking On The Weekends

It's October. It's fall. So naturally, it's time to cook with pumpkins and make warm, comforting one-pot meals!Pumpkin Braised Short Ribs are a treat not to be missed.  And good news, you can make this over the weekend . . . temperatures are dropping!How much do you love it when arrive at a home, and you're … [Read more...]

Roasted Cauliflower With Annato Seed Oil


Rosh Hashanah begins this Wednesday, September 28th, and my husband's birthday is the 29th.  I'll be celebrating both with some "small plates" and a gluten-free birthday cake!  Quite a combination, I know.In the food and restaurant world, "small plates" are essentially mini-dishes on small plates.  The idea is that … [Read more...]

Summer Wrap-Up and Recipes For Your Labor Day Soireé!


These three boys are responsible for my having a fantastic summer! I can only hope  summer felt longer to my kids than it did for me!  Somehow it flew by.  My boys and I spent most of it just hangin' out together, and cooking on the weekends, of course! So it's time for the last summer BBQ (though there's no rule … [Read more...]

Grilled Mediterranean Burger Recipe


As promised. . . here is the meat for your BBQ!The days of summer are winding down, and I want to soak them up.  I want to relish the time with my kids, friends, family, and of course . . . yummy food!It doesn't get much better than a great burger!  A big, juicy, packed-with-flavor burger!  These burgers are … [Read more...]

Tempeh Wild Rice Pesto “Burger” Recipe


On our first date, my now-husband told me he was a vegetarian.I am someone who's extremely passionate about food -- all food - and I wondered if his dietary choice would be a deal breaker!  He then said that he eats fish, dairy products, and eggs (a "Pesco" Vegetarian, if you will). Phew! I really, really liked … [Read more...]

Friday Flowers: A Special Kind of Lily and an Almond Joy Cookie Recipe {Gluten-Free}


The common name for the lily flowers I'm sharing with you today is actually Naked Ladies. Naked Ladies don't usually bring my mind to food -- rather, to an amazing trip to Big Sur, California I took with my husband -- then suitor ;-).These pretty pink flowers were popping up here, there, and everywhere!  They were … [Read more...]

Friday Flowers: Chive Flowers and Melon Gazpacho Recipe


My 5-year old son has a serious sweet tooth. The cutest thing ever is when he asks me which tooth it is, and why there's only one!So needless to say, this little guy absolutely loves melon -- especially Kiss melons, which are super sweet and flavorful!The Sugar Kiss, Honey Kiss and Golden Kiss melons are all … [Read more...]

Strawberry Avocado Salsa Recipe


Tomorrow is June 21st -- the first official day of summer!  Yay! My two boys are very excited that school will be out soon. They know that more playtime and a slightly later bedtime will ensue.  For me, the excitement is about a new season of culinary delights!  There are dozens of foods summer brings -- strawberries … [Read more...]