Sweet and Spicy Pineapple Grilled Pork Chop Recipe

Sweet and Spicy Pineapple Grilled Pork Chop Recipe | cookingontheweekends.com

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...]

Herb-Grilled Elephant Garlic Recipe

Herb-Grilled Elephant Garlic Recipe | cookingontheweekends.com

When my husband goes to the Farmer's Market, he inevitably comes home with a handful of produce that's never quite what he's expecting it to be.  It's hilarious.I could give you some background on his comical produce identifying history, like the time he complimented the grilled peaches, that were in fact butternut … [Read more...]

Grilled Jalapeño Pepper Jack Turkey Burger Recipe

Grilled Jalapeno Pepper Jack Turkey Burger Recipe

True story. . .I'd told my parents we'd be there for my Dad's birthday dinner at 5:30 PM, with dinner in tow.At 5:05 PM, I heard noises in the kitchen.  I walked in to find my (usually perfect, and always adorable) dog licking up the last bite of the dinner I'd just finished cooking.  The LAST bite!After … [Read more...]

Creamy Lemon-Lime Avocado Salad Dressing Recipe

Creamy Lemon-Lime Avocado Salad Dressing Recipe | Cooking On The Weekends

You know when you have so much to do that you don't know where to begin?  And you just want to do nothing, which isn't really an option?  So maybe you make a "to do" list?  (And if you're me, you also review and/or add to a "recipe idea" list.)  Then you procrastinate more by making a perfect cup of coffee?  And so … [Read more...]

Garlic-Onion Crispy Fingerling Potato Recipe

Garlic-Onion Crispy Fingerling Potato Recipe  - Cooking On The Weekends

Sometimes I feel like I'm in a hurry all of the time.  Actually, I'll be honest, I am in a hurry all of the time.  I'm always trying to fit as many things as I can into one day, and wishing for more hours all the while.  I know I'm not alone, so let's do something different today.Let's slow down!  And yes, I know, … [Read more...]

Tofu “Sashimi” Recipe

Tofu "Sashimi" Recipe  | cookingontheweekends.com

While I have an aversion to treating tofu like something it's not (i.e. the infamous Tofurky), I'm very happy to treat it like raw fish, like sashimi, if you will. Raw tofu sliced super thinly, doused in warm, spicy Asian flavors is absolutely divine!  A fresh basil leaf between each slice of tofu adds a pop of … [Read more...]

Spiced Tortilla Chip Crusted Pork Chop Recipe with Avocado-Lime Sauce {Gluten-Free}

Spiced Tortilla Chip Crusted Pork Chop Recipe with Avocado-Lime Sauce | cookingontheweekends.com

My youngest son goes to his art class twice a week.  It's a long class, and it's full with friends he goes to school with, two of which are his best friends who sit on either side of him.The scene looks like a party -- one that he might have planned himself.  Though when I enter the art studio, he's in his own … [Read more...]

Smoky Cumin Roasted Root Vegetable Recipe

Smoky Cumin Roasted Root Vegetable Recipe | cookingontheweekends.com

This might just be the most comforting of all vegetarian comfort foods.I'm just going to cut to the chase today and tell you that this recipe is best described as creamy, crisp, earthy, rich, smoky, and sweet. Now imagine all of that, at once, in each bite. And there you have it.Smoky Cumin Roasted Root … [Read more...]

Skorthalia Recipe {Greek Garlic-Potato Dip}

Skorthalia Recipe {Greek Garlic-Potato Dip} | cookingontheweekends.com

Last weekend, with live Greek music and plates breaking in the background, I ate one of the most delicious Greek meals ever.The Greek Authentic Cuisine restaurant is in downtown Santa Cruz, CA.Amongst a few chefs in the open kitchen, I could see the owner, a Greek man, Vasili Karagiannopoulos, overseeing the … [Read more...]

Roasted Garlic-Basil Brown Rice Recipe

Roasted Garlic-Basil Brown Rice Recipe | Cooking On The Weekends

The flavors in this bowl of comfort are a culinary transition from summer to fall.  The last of my dad's beautiful, summer, garden basil blended with warm, creamy, slow roasted garlic.  Need I say more?Well okay, just one more thing -- this rice is fantastic to have on hand as it's perfect along side, or beneath … [Read more...]