Oregano-Lemon Butter Braised Chicken Recipe

Lemon-Oregano Butter Braised Chicken Recipe -- This easy-to-make, oregano-lemon-scented chicken is so succulent and delicious that it might just become your new go-to chicken dish.

This easy-to-make, oregano-lemon chicken is so succulent and delicious that it might just become your new go-to chicken recipe. My life has a new rhythm than it did a few months ago.The last time I wrote about my parents’ situation, I let you know my dad was back home after a couple of months in the hospital, and … [Read more...]

Smoky Bacon Fried Calamari {Gluten-Free Recipe}

Smoky Bacon Fried Calamari -- A gluten-free, fried calamari strewn with bits of bacon and laced with its smoky flavor.

A gluten-free fried calamari strewn with bits of bacon and laced with smoky flavor. Oh my!You know how you had one, maybe two teachers when you were a kid, that you'll never forget because they were so inspiring?  So fun? So interesting?  They created an environment where you were super excited to learn? My 13-year-old … [Read more...]

My Favorite 5 Recipes for Cinco de Mayo

My Favorite 5 Recipes for Cinco de Mayo -- From lemony guacamole and smoky salsa to spicy lettuce-wrapped tacos and fresh seafood ceviche, these Latin inspired recipes are over-the-top!

From lemony guacamole to spicy lettuce-wrapped tacos and fresh ceviche, these Latin inspired recipes are over-the-top delicious! ¡Muy sabroso!Happy Cinco de Mayo!I've been remiss for not getting a new recipe to you earlier in the week.  Hopefully these five Latin favorites of mine for Cinco de Mayo will make up for … [Read more...]

Greek-Style Lasagna Recipe with Lamb

Greek-Style Lasagna Recipe -- This unique, hearty lasagna is packed with aromatic, delicious strong flavors — and it’s the epitome of comfort food!

This unique, hearty lasagna is packed with aromatic, delicious strong flavors — and it’s the epitome of comfort food!  It’s going to be a long day.My dad was just wheeled into surgery — 6 hours of open heart surgery, that is.As you probably know, I typically keep my writing to food, but there is a connection — … [Read more...]

Ginger-Garlic Vegetable Baked Tofu Recipe

Garlic-Ginger Vegetable Baked Tofu Recipe -- This super tasty Ginger-Garlic Vegetable Baked Tofu is one of the most hearty and satisfying vegan dishes ever!

This super tasty Ginger-Garlic Vegetable Baked Tofu is one of the most hearty and satisfying vegan, gluten-free dishes ever!If you’ve been reading Cooking On The Weekends for a while, you know I love to cook and eat just about everything — from light salads and chocolaty cakes, to fresh seafood and cheesy casseroles -- … [Read more...]

Sheet Pan Miso Glazed Pork Chops with Broccolini

Sheet Pan Miso Glazed Pork Chops with Broccolini -- This quick and easy sheet pan dinner is packed with delicious Asian flavors and will blow your taste buds away.

This quick and easy sheet pan dinner of Miso Glazed Pork Chops and Broccolini is packed with delicious Asian flavors and will blow your taste buds away.  Lately I've been loving sheet pan meals as much as one-pot meals.Typically a "one-pot meal" is thought of as something that's slowly cooked, for a long period of … [Read more...]

Asian-Style Basil Slaw Recipe

Asian-Style Basil Slaw Recipe -- This sweet and spicy coleslaw is packed with incredibly delicious, super fresh flavors! Asian-Style Basil Slaw is the perfect side for grilled meat, chicken or fish.

This sweet and spicy coleslaw is packed with incredibly delicious, super fresh flavors! Asian-Style Basil Slaw is the perfect side for grilled meat, chicken or fish.Oh, and it's just so pretty!This is the slaw I whipped up for my husband's birthday, to go with the Smoky Sweet and Spicy Pork Ribs.  It was a perfect … [Read more...]

Melon Pesto Prosciutto Salad Recipe

Melon Pesto Proscuitto Salad -- A fun play on spaghetti and meatballs turns pasta and meat into melon and cheese -- it's sweet, savory and absolutely divine!

A fun play on spaghetti and meatballs turns pasta and meat into melon and cheese -- it's sweet, savory and absolutely divine!My boys (10 & 12), like to watch Food Network Star. So we all watch and it's become one of our "family shows."  :-) Do you watch?The idea for this unique, delicious recipe came to me … [Read more...]

Grilled Rosemary Lamb Kalamata Kebabs Recipe

Rosemary Lamb Olive Kebabs -- These lamb kebabs are absolutely packed with flavor and are a fantastic new grilling recipe for the summer. They're quick, easy and over-the-top delicious!

These lamb kebabs are absolutely packed with flavor and are a fantastic new grilling recipe for the summer.  They're quick, easy and over-the-top delicious!I get all sorts of cooking requests from my boys. Sometimes it's as boring (no offense!), as buttered toast or cheese and crackers -- but, other times it's quite … [Read more...]

Cinco de Mayo Recipe: Pepper Jack Turkey-Pickled Onion Lettuce Tacos

Pepper-Jack-Turkey-Pickled-Onion-Lettuce-Tacos

These bundles of lettuce are packed with superb spicy, savory flavors, and are perfect for a lighter meal to go alongside different salsas and guacamole!I love big flavors.There are certainly times when "a hint" of, or "a splash" of an ingredient is perfect -- however, for the most part, I say just go for it!And … [Read more...]