4th of July Recipe: A Patriotic Grilled Cheese Sandwich

4th of July Recipe: Patriotic Grilled Cheese

If you can hardly contain your excitement about this sandwich, you can head to the bottom of the post to be directed to the recipe.  Otherwise, I’d love for you to take your time . . . . We live in a small-ish town in LA County. Without traffic (as if), we're about 20 minutes from downtown LA, and about 10 minutes … [Read more...]

Smoky Hazelnut Crusted Chicken Roulade Recipe


Who doesn't love a crispy, juicy breaded piece of chicken!?  (A rhetorical question -- I want to think you all love it!)With two gluten-free eaters in my house, I'm always looking for new and creative ways to do this without bread.  I have two super delicious, favorite recipes -- the one posted here (obviously), … [Read more...]

St. Patrick’s Day Corned Beef Grilled Cheese Recipe


Tonight I'll be home on the couch with my family, in my pajamas, with a good TV show -- not at an Irish Pub.  That won't stop me from enjoying St. Patrick's Day, though!  I've mentioned before (just a million times or so), that I enjoy most foods -- and the food on this holiday is no exception.  I love these leftovers … [Read more...]

Mother’s Day Brunch Recipes: Caramelized Red Onion Asparagus Frittata, and then some. . .

Mother's Day Brunch Recipes | Cooking On The Weekends

I think the mere act of sitting down to a brunch can be as decadent as the food served.Never mind "breakfast is the most important meal of the day," I think brunch is the most important meal of the day!  However, it's the one meal that nobody has regularly.  And it's for exactly that reason that it's so … [Read more...]

Friday Flowers: Agapanthus and Crustless Zucchini-Gruyère Tartlets


Summer zucchini recipes!  I just love them! Never mind that our new, cutest puppy ever, makes it impossible for me to have a thriving summer vegetable garden.Never mind that this adorable little canine enjoys digging up the roots of my baby lemon tree.And never mind that the same little sweetie dug all the way … [Read more...]

Mother’s Day Brunch Recipe: Potato Crusted Eggs Florentine with Prosciutto


I was recently given this cool, heart-muffin, ceramic baking dish.   I immediately knew I had to use it for one of my Mother's Day brunch recipes!  (Be sure to scroll all the way down to the bottom portion of the recipe below to see all of the cool images of this dish!)You see, my mom likes this shade of blue, … [Read more...]

Brown Butter Broccoli Gratin Recipe


This is one of my favorite weekend recipes!  And therefore it pretty much sums up what I love and what Cooking On The Weekends is all about!I often say when I write  my recipes, that cooking is like art an project.  And that is definitely the case with this recipe.First, we prepare all of the ingredients which … [Read more...]

Portabella-Chorizo “Pizza” with Pickled Shallots

Portabella-Chorizo "Pizza" with Pickled Shallots

You know how people say "everything's better with bacon?"  Well, I've officially decided that everything's actually better with Lime-Pickled Shallots!  They definitely made the Asparagus-Parmesan Salad addicting, and wait till you try this "pizza!"Remember that I learned about these wonderful delights as I was … [Read more...]

Friday Flowers: Geraniums and Hollywood Eggs

Hollywood Eggs! | cookingontheweekends.com

Over the years, my mom has been famous for many different things: her amazing design and decorating skills, planting trees on every street in our town, her ability to speak her mind, just being cute, and her cooking, for sure!Oh, and you can't walk down a street with her without learning that her gardening clippers … [Read more...]

Fried Egg Sandwich Recipe


The other day, I met a friend at the super delicious Rustic Canyon restaurant in Santa Monica.  They have a burger that I've been dying to try.Turns out they're closed for lunch!  (Really!?)So we went across the street to Huckleberry (same owners).  Just about everything at Huckleberry is also fantastic, and … [Read more...]