Smoky, Sweet and Spicy Pork Ribs Recipe

Smoky, Sweet & Spicy Pork Ribs -- Super succulent and tender, these pork ribs are made with a delicious spice rub that becomes a wonderful sauce as they slow roast to perfection.

Smoky, Sweet & Spicy Pork Ribs -- Super succulent and tender, these pork ribs are made with a delicious spice rub that becomes a wonderful sauce as they slow roast to perfection.My husband's birthday was last week, and I love that he requested these Smoky, Sweet and Spicy Pork Ribs for dinner!  Love it!Do you … [Read more...]

Grilled Sirloin Steak-Kimchi Sandwich Recipe with Ginger Chile Aioli

Kimchi Grillef Steak Sandwich

In my last post, How to Make Kimchi, I told you that much like butter, everything is better with Kimchi.  Okay, fine, not banana bread or a chocolate chip cookie, but you know what I mean.There's just something about the tangy, sour, crunchy, spicy and fresh deliciousness of kimchi that can elevate a dish to a … [Read more...]

The Vegetarian Flavor Bible Giveaway & Garlic-Tarragon Beet Soup Recipe {GIVEAWAY CLOSED}

The Best Beet Soup-blue-bowl-micro greens

This is not a sponsored posts and as always, all opinions are my own.Just like you can turn the volume up or down when you're listening to a song on the radio, you can also do so with recipes. Yes, I'm talking about quiet and loud. Want to quiet down a recipe? Use tofu. Make it louder? Bring on the wasabi. Get … [Read more...]

Creamy Caramelized Parsnip Soup Recipe with Baby Parsnip French Fries

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I know that life is super busy and that it's often hard to slow down, which is one of the many reasons I so appreciate you being here.  And now, if you can squeeze in just an extra moment for me -- well, for this soup -- take a good look at the image above.  Do you see the beautiful, light golden color?  The … [Read more...]

Shredded Chicken Cobb Salad Recipe with Citrus Vinaigrette

Shredded Chicken Cobb Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette-green-leaves-orange bowl-COOKINGONTHEWEEKENDS.COM

Brunoise, chiffonade, mince, rough chop, large dice, thin slices, and grated -- these are just a few of the many ways foods can be cut before they are added to recipes.  And the entire vibe of a dish can depend on how the ingredients are cut.  The size and shape of each ingredient can be as important as the cooking … [Read more...]

Ginger-Carrot Soba Noodles


Are “spiralized” vegetables to the food world what “bedazzled” shirts are to the clothing world? The word “bedazzle” is funny.  Right?  Are you with me?   And then there’s the “bedazzler” (yes, this makes me giggle, too) — which you need if you’re to bedazzle anything! Still a little funny to me, though not quite as … [Read more...]

Rustic Garlic Confit Mashed Potato Recipe

Rustic Garlic Confit Mashed Potatoes |

Do you ever have a bite of a delicious food, and without intentionally doing so, you close your eyes and moan a bit?  (Bet you've never been asked that before!)This has happened to me with a few times recently -- with the Whole Thai Snapper and Warm Castelvetrano Olives, and yes, these Rustic Garlic Confit Mashed … [Read more...]

Quick Spicy Pickled Cabbage Recipe

Quick Spicy PIckled Cabbage Recipe |

This is just the beginning.  The beginning of the best fish tacos I've ever had, that is.I'm in the process of trying to recreate the amazing fish tacos I had at the Hale I'A Fish House in Kawaihae, Hawaii.  I'm certain that it's this pickled cabbage combined with the spices on the fish, that make the taco a truly … [Read more...]

Thai-Inspired Mahi Mahi Recipe

Thai Inspired Mahi Mahi Recipe |

Having spent a couple of hours with the lovely Katie Chin at a signing for her latest book, Everyday Thai Cooking, with a bag of Asian produce in hand -- Thai inspired I was!Fresh cilantro, garlic, ginger root, lemongrass, limes, mint, Thai basil, turmeric root, and more.  What's a girl to do? … [Read more...]

Sweet and Spicy Pineapple Grilled Pork Chop Recipe

Sweet and Spicy Pineapple Grilled Pork Chop Recipe |

We're going on a family vacation to a tropical beach very soon -- so naturally, I have pineapple on my mind.  (And I'm beyond excited about the vacation!)  When I've been cooking lately, I've found myself thinking of how to add tropical twists to my recipes. … [Read more...]