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...]

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...]

Smoky Paprika Lemon Herb Chicken Under a Brick Recipe

Smoky Paprika Lemon Herb Chicken Under a Brick Recipe -- Packed with fresh, smoky and tangy flavor, this is the most succulent, delicious chicken of all time!

Packed with fresh, smoky and tangy flavors, this is the most succulent, delicious chicken of all time!Yep, under a brick!This is one way -- my new favorite way -- to cook chicken so that its skin is crisped to perfection and its interior is wonderfully juicy.Add the most delicious butter filled with fresh garden … [Read more...]

Chorizo-Potato Spiced Sesame Hand Pies Recipe

Chorizo-Potato Spiced Sesame Hand Pies -- It's packed with Cacique® Pork Chorizo, Cacique® Panela cheese and creamy potatoes -- and it's all inside a flaky, buttery, sesame crust. One won't be enough!

A savory, comforting and scrumptious hand pie for any time of year!  It's packed with delicious Cacique® Pork Chorizo, Cacique® Panela cheese and creamy potatoes -- and all inside a flaky, buttery, sesame crust.  One won't be enough!This is a sponsored post by Cacique Inc. and Society Culinaria.  All opinions are my … [Read more...]

Olive Oil-Thyme Poached Salmon Recipe and Introducing the “Two Extra Virgins” and the Arianna Trading Company

Arianna Trading Co. | cookingontheweekends.com

This is not a sponsored post -- as always I only write about things I love. I've been wine tasting, cheese tasting, chocolate tasting, and now I can add olive oil tasting to the list -- thanks to Melissa's Produce, Laura Bashar, Mary Platis and Geroge Menzelos.Melissa's Produce hosted a lovely book signing … [Read more...]

22 Amazing Lemon Recipes

Smoky Lemon-Paprika Quinoa

When life gives you lemons . . . .What?  Make lemonade?  Why not make something else?How about: "When life gives you lemons, make Lemon-Basil Strawberry Caprese."  Or "When life gives you lemons, make Smoky Lemon-Paprika Quinoa?" … [Read more...]

Lemon-Sherry Braised Belgian-Style Leeks Recipe

Lemon-Sherry Braised Leeks Recipe | Cooking On The Weekends

Whether onions are red and small, golden and large, or green, white and long, we typically think of them as being an ingredient in a finished dish. Well I'm not feeling so typical today (or any day, really ;-)).  I love celebrating onions on their own -- as the star of their own dish.  This recipe would be divine … [Read more...]

Valentine’s Day Chocolate Recipes – 2013!

Valentine's Day Chocolate | Cooking On The Weekends

Maybe we should just break down and call February 14th Chocolate Day -- don't you think!?Let's be real, are we celebrating love or chocolate?These are some of my favorite, beautiful chocolate treats I've created since my Valentine's Day Chocolate 2012 post.  They're pictured above and the recipes are linked to … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving Recipe: Hazelnut Brown Butter Brussels Sprouts

Thanksgiving-Recipe-Hazelnut Brown Butter Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts are delicious.  Don't try to tell me otherwise!  And here, they are covered in a light hazelnut brown butter.  You don't really need to hear much more than "brown butter" to want to make this, right?Even if you think turkey, stuffing, cranberries, or Apple-Sweet Potato Soup are the best part of … [Read more...]

Roasted Kale Chip-Quinoa Salad With Pancetta and Tomato Vinaigrette

Roasted Kale Chip-Quinoa Salad With Pancetta and Tomato Vinaigrette

Did you know kale chips are not just for eating on their own!?I made this salad for the first time yesterday, and I absolutely love it!  It's healthy, beautiful, sweet, crisp, and full of flavor.  It's a meal. It's a side dish. It's lunch, brunch, or dinner. And it's so crazy delicious!In my experience, anyone … [Read more...]