Chorizo Enchilado Melt

Cacique-Chorizo Stew Melt-Enchilado-cilantro-green |

This is a sponsored post by Cacique Inc. and Society Culinaria.  As always, all opinions are my own.My work can't get much better than tasting my way through all of the delicious Cacique products.  I have been loving creating recipes with them!  And this recipe combines two of my favorites: beef chorizo and … [Read more...]

Stove-Top Spiced Turkey Meatball Stew Recipe

Stove-Top Spiced Turkey Meatball Stew - yellow - bowl- red - casserole pan - striped red tablecloth - basil leaves | COOKINGONTHEWEEKENDS.COM

As you may know, when my husband started eating meat again after being a vegetarian for twenty-one years, I had a celebration of sorts. Remember, my Blackberry-Thyme Roasted Chicken?Well, now he can't get enough.  Any time I ask him if he wants anything from the market, his response is always, "meat, chicken, … [Read more...]

Chile Spiced Chinese Noodles Recipe

Chile spiced Chinese Noodles with Chicken and Gai Lan-chopsticks | COOKINGONTHEWEEKENDS.COM

What Super Bowl?  Is that today?I know, I know, but I'm not thinking guacamole and chips, salsa, or dips today (as I should be, or you might be) -- I'm thinking it's only 19 days until Chinese New Year!There's a super secret ingredient in this recipe and it makes these Chinese noodles absolutely amazing -- I … [Read more...]

Smoky Chipotle Pumpkin-Sage Risotto Recipe

Smoky Chipotle Pumpkin-Sage Risotto Recipe |

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.  Imagine if you will, a … [Read more...]

Spicy Garlic-Ginger Grilled Flank Steak

Garlic-Ginger Grilled Flank Steak |

I'm keeping it simple today and I have a fantastic idea!  (Ideas, really.)Prep this recipe at some point today. It'll only take 10 minutes.Pull it out of the fridge tomorrow and within about 8 minutes the most amazingly scrumptious dinner will be ready!Of course you'll likely want a delightful and delicious … [Read more...]

Really, REALLY Good Chicken Recipe

Really, REALLY Good Chicken Recipe |

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, … [Read more...]

Papaya-Avocado Salad with Cactus Pear-Lemon Vinaigrette

Papaya Avocado Salad with Cactus Pear Lemon Vinaigrette |

This is definitely one of those dishes that might as well be a painting.  (Well, at least an edible one.)  It's one of my recipes that came together as much by color as it did by flavor.I started with the stunning Cactus Pear-Lemon Vinaigrette, and from there, my first requirement for each ingredient was that the … [Read more...]

Cilantro Chimichurri Peach Roasted Pork Tenderloin

Cilantro Chimichurri Peach Roasted Pork Tenderloin |

Sometimes I like to talk a lot.  (So I'm told, anyway.)  Today though, I'm going to get right to it -- because I'm starving!I think you should make this for dinner.  If not tonight, then tomorrow.  It's bursting with fresh flavors, it's succulent and juicy and it presents beautifully. I think you'll enjoy it … [Read more...]

Summer Spaghetti and Pesto Meatballs {Gluten-Free Recipe}

Summer Squash Spaghetti and Pesto Meatballs |

This meal is beautiful, comforting, full of delicious summer flavors, and came together for a few simple reasons . . . .First -- and by far the most interesting -- my husband, who's been a Vegetarian (Pescatarian, really), for the past twenty-one years, was craving meatballs and suddenly and without warning, … [Read more...]

Balsamic Glazed Watermelon-Avocado Chopped Salad Recipe

]Balsamic Glazed Watermelon-Avocado Chopped Salad Recipe |

It's beautiful, hearty, refreshing, packed with amazing flavors and it's screaming with summertime deliciousness.I don't like to toot my own horn, but this salad is off the hook!  I truly hope you'll try it to see what all the fuss is about. … [Read more...]