Skillet Braised Chicken Recipe with Cognac Caramelized Lemon-Shallot-Sauce

Skillet Braised Chicken Recipe with Caramelized Lemon-Shallot-Sauce

This dish is the perfect example of what recipes on Cooking On The Weekends are all about -- it's creative and comforting food for casual entertaining.  (That's my tagline -- see it up in the top right?) :-)This recipe is the result of throwing a handful of delicious ingredients -- in a specific order -- together … [Read more...]

Cabbage Steamed Salmon Recipe with Citrus Shallot Vinaigrette

Savoy Cabbage Steamed Salmon Recipe

He was served this Steamed Salmon entrée, a melon salad, delicious rustic bread, and an Individual Coffee-Chocolate Mud Pie -- however, the only thing my dad requested for his 80th birthday dinner was the salmon.This was a tall order.  You see, my dad is known for his perfectly cooked salmon -- so of course, mine … [Read more...]

Cinco de Mayo Recipes: Chicken Poblano Pappardelle Pasta

Chicken Poblano Pappardelle Pasta Recipe-green |

A Mexican comfort food dish made with pasta is every bit as satisfying an Italian one.   (Trust me on this -- I had this for dinner last night!)If you really want to shine and mix up the buffet at the Cinco de Mayo party in a few days, I highly recommend bringing Chicken Poblano Pappardelle Pasta.  Imagine how … [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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

Smoky Chipotle Bacon Zucchini Cake Recipe

Chipotle Bacon Zucchini Cake |

Recipes just happen upon me sometimes.A friend brought me zucchini, freshly picked from her backyard garden, I had a tasty chunk of Kerrygold Aged Cheddar in the fridge, and my son wanted bacon.So when I made my son the bacon, I (naturally) made extra and left the grease in the pan.  Then I grated the zucchini … [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...]