Breadless Bell Pepper Ham and Cheese “Panini” Recipe

Breadless Bell Pepper 6Grilled Ham and Cheese Sandwich Recipe -- The super fun, breadless sandwich is over-the-top delicious! I made it with peppers because I think it’s tasty, and it also happens to be an awesome gluten-free dish!

This super fun, breadless sandwich is over-the-top delicious!  I made it with peppers because I think it’s tasty, and it also happens to be an awesome gluten-free dish! Have you ever done an art project that turns out exactly how you imagined it would?That’s what happened here . . . .I imagined that it might be … [Read more...]

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...]

Cocoa Fudge Mint Brownies {Gluten-Free Recipe}

Cocoa Fudge Mint Brownie Recipe -- These fudge-like brownies have a thin layer of delicate mint running through them . . . in the form of an After Eight Mint!

These gluten-free, fudge-like brownies have a thin layer of delicate mint running through them . . . in the form of an After Eight Mint! Where have I been?Well, it’s five weeks today that my dad’s been in the hospital. What should have been one week is now five, and it’ll still be another few.This was elective … [Read more...]

Bok Choy Shiitake Mushroom Gratin

Bok Choy Shitake Mushroom Gratin Recipe

This vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free Bok Choy Shiitake Mushroom Gratin is absolutely lovely for Easter, or any other celebration.When you invite a crowd, there will almost always be someone who has special dietary needs.  And I want to make those guests just as happy as everyone else!And guess what?  In one fell … [Read more...]

15 Over-The-Top-Delicious Easter Brunch Menu Ideas

15 Over-The-Top-Delicious Easter Brunch Menu Ideas

Easter Sunday is the perfect day for brunch!  From a bright spring salad and beautiful fresh citrus, to unique and colorful eggs and scrumptious French toast bread pudding -- there's something here for everyone!  I think my dad has turned not one, but two corners.  The first is that he's no longer taking any steps … [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...]

Smoky Lemon Vegetable Quinoa Recipe

Smoky Lemon Vegetable Quinoa Recipe -- This super healthy, hearty side dish or main course is absolutely exploding with flavors that will keep you coming back for more!

This super healthy, vegan, gluten-free side dish or main course of Smoky Lemon Vegetable Quinoa, is absolutely exploding with flavors that will keep you coming back for more!We are always on the hunt for fabulous restaurants with a lot of gluten-free options for my my 13-year-old son who has Celiac Disease.  Our … [Read more...]

Sheet Pan Parmesan-Herb Chicken with Poblano Potatoes Recipe

Sheet Pan Parmesan-Herb Chicken with Poblano Potatoes Recipe -- Packed with bold and delicious flavors, this hearty, comforting dinner is so easy and is a huge crowd pleaser.

Packed with bold and delicious flavors, this hearty, comforting dinner is so easy and is a huge crowd pleaser.Something has changed with the way my boys eat, and it's awesome!Hard for me to believe, but they've been pretty picky most of their lives.  As a chef, I'd never imagined that would be the case.It used … [Read more...]

Vegan Jalapeño Creamed Corn Recipe

Vegan Jalapeno Creamed Corn Recipe -- This is possibly the most comforting and delicious corn side dish ever -- it's sweet, slightly spicy, and it's as creamy as can be without any cream!

This is possibly the most comforting and delicious corn side dish ever -- it's sweet, slightly spicy, and it's as creamy as can be without any cream! As we are in the last few days of 2016, I'm craving comfort food more and more.Perhaps it's because I've been reading the news every day.  (UGH!!)  Or perhaps it's … [Read more...]