Creamy Rosemary-Dubliner Polenta with Crispy Pancetta Recipe

Creamy Rosemary Dubliner Polenta with Crispy Pancetta1

This polenta dish can be a side or main course -- it's incredibly hearty, packed with flavor and it's comforting beyond belief!Yep, it's absolutely as delicious as it sounds.I'm not kidding around here -- this is one comforting dish you won't want to miss!  Between the warmth of the rosemary and the sweet, nutty … [Read more...]

Winter Citrus Honey Melt

Winter Citrus Honey Melt | cookingontheweekends.com

I know, I know, citrus and melting cheese might sound like a bizarre combination.  I suppose it is -- but, it's also interesting and super delicious.Citrus is more typically paired with softer aged cheeses, like Cashel Blue or Gorgonzola, and with good reason -- it's fabulous!  (Goat cheese is also a lovely … [Read more...]

Smoky Chipotle Bacon Zucchini Cake Recipe

Chipotle Bacon Zucchini Cake | cookingontheweekends.com

Recipes just happen upon me sometimes.A friend brought me zucchini, freshly picked from her backyard garden, I had a tasty chunk of Kerrygold Aged Cheddar in the fridge, and my son wanted bacon.So when I made my son the bacon, I (naturally) made extra and left the grease in the pan.  Then I grated the zucchini … [Read more...]

Shaved Melon-Avocado Salad Recipe

Shaved Avocado-Melon Salad Melon | cookingontheweekends.com

Some days I have more to say than others, and today is one of those days.  If you're not in the mood or you're rushed, please skip to the bottom for the recipe.  Otherwise, take your time and hang out with me for a bit.In the La Tourangelle brochure, it says: "La Tourangelle artisan nut oils are handcrafted in our … [Read more...]

Cheddar Grilled Cheese Bagel Breakfast Recipe with Serrano-Bacon Caramelized Onions and Egg

Cheddar Grilled Cheese Bagel Breakfast Recipe with Serrano-Bacon Caramelized Onions and Egg | cookingontheweekends.com

Cheddar Grilled Cheese Bagel Breakfast Recipe with Serrano-Bacon Caramelized Onions and Egg -- it's a mouthful, I know.Might just be the best mouthful ever!  It's epic. There's no other way to describe this sandwich.  (Plus, that's what my 8-year-old always says when something in amazing. ;-)) … [Read more...]

Holiday Hors D’Oeuvre Party Recipes – 2013

Holiday Hors D'Oeuvre Party Recipes | Cooking On The Weekends with Valentina

With just a few more days before Christmas, and  about a week before New Year's Eve, we're starting to write shopping lists and plan the cooking!I love a delicious Holiday Hors D'Oeuvre party!  One to two bites, pretty colors, easy to handle and a burst of flavor.  A perfect hors d'oeuvre should have these four … [Read more...]

Dubliner Panini with Bacon-Blueberry Caramelized Onions

Dubliner Panini with Bacon-Blueberry Caramelized Onions | Cooking On The Weekends

Have you ever won anything?  Anything you absolutely love?  Anything so special, you might not want to share?If you've ever sampled Kerrygold products, you probably feel the same way.I recently had the opportunity to enter a Kerrygold giveaway.  Now before you start thinking "I knew her when," my winning had … [Read more...]

Thank You! For Sharing the Cooking Love with Me!

Thank You! For Sharing the Cooking Love with Me!

I've been told I have a habit of thanking people too much.  So please bear with me!Cooking On The Weekends' 1st Annual "Share the Love" Cooking Giveaway, was a big success!  And I have all of you to thank. (See, it's already happening!)A huge shout out to my amazing prize sponsors -- all brands I love!Thank … [Read more...]

Cooking On The Weekends’ First Annual “Share the Love” Cooking Giveaway {GIVEAWAY CLOSED}

Cooking On The Weekends' "Share the Love" Cooking Giveaway!

{GIVEAWAY CLOSED — WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON 9/4}It's here!  It's Cooking On The Weekends' First Annual "Share The Love" Cooking Giveaway! The prizes are awesome -- and there are a lot of them!  But first, here are the guidelines to follow: *Skip to Step 5 if you don't want to cook, but still want to … [Read more...]