Skillet Braised Chicken Recipe with Cognac Caramelized Lemon-Shallot-Sauce

Skillet Braised Chicken Recipe with Caramelized Lemon-Shallot-Sauce

This dish is the perfect example of what recipes on Cooking On The Weekends are all about -- it's creative and comforting food for casual entertaining.  (That's my tagline -- see it up in the top right?) :-)This recipe is the result of throwing a handful of delicious ingredients -- in a specific order -- together … [Read more...]

Fire Roasted Tomato Tortilla Soup Recipe

Frost in LA and Roasted Tortilla Soup Recipe |

I didn't intend to make tortilla soup -- nor is this a traditional tortilla soup.Last Sunday was incredibly cold and I was making a casual family dinner to bring to my parents' house.  I set out to make a roasted tomato soup of sorts to warm us all up, and it tasted extremely reminiscent of my mom's favorite … [Read more...]

What Makes a Comfort Food a Comfort Food? | Top 20 Comfort Food Recipes + Cookbook Giveaway {CLOSED}

Top 20 Comfort Food Meals |

What makes something a comfort food? Some people think of comfort foods as something soothing when they're sad or upset.  You know, like if you've had a really rough day, so you stop on your way home for a pint of coffee ice cream, that you hope to have while you watch mindless TV?  (Not that I know who that would … [Read more...]

Kotosoupa Recipe {Greek Chicken-Lemon Soup}

Kotosoupa Recipe-Greek Chicken Lemon Soup |

Move over Chicken Noodle, here comes something a little more interesting, and perhaps even more comforting.After I ate every last bit of the Skorthalia that I loved so much at The Greek Authentic Cuisine, I had a bowl of an incredibly delicious, traditional Greek soup called Kotosoupa.  Whether you want to soothe a … [Read more...]

Lemony Tomato Caper Marinated Mahi Mahi Recipe

Lemony Tomato Caper Marinated Mahi Mahi Recipe | Cooking On The Weekends

I don't know about you, but this time of year is so incredibly busy for me, I feel like I'm just going, going, going -- and then going some more!I have to make an effort to slow down, and take time out to enjoy a meal with friends and family.  And there's no better time then in the heart of comfort food … [Read more...]

Cardamom Buttermilk Roasted Chicken and Potatoes with Apple Spiced Brown Rice

Cardamom Buttermilk Roasted Chicken and Potatoes with Apple Spiced Brown Rice | Cooking On The Weekends

It's that time of year again.  Okay, not quite -- but, I'm really in the mood for comfort food, anyway.Let's be real, there's never a "wrong" time for a cozy, warmly spiced, super flavorful, one-pot-meal.  And this is one of my (almost) fall favorites.So let's cook, shall we? … [Read more...]

Crispy Hash Browns, Eggs and a Side of Bacon

Crispy Hash Browns, Eggs and a Side of Bacon | Cooking On The Weekends

You could have hash browns, bacon and eggs -- each one a couple inches apart form the other on a somewhat sparse looking plate.  That could be good -- however, what if you fancied up this traditional breakfast combination, and put them neatly together in a cute little ramekin?I'll tell you exactly what . . . you'd … [Read more...]

Chicken-Grape Salad with Sautéed Potatoes, Sweet Spiced Pecans and Lemon-Mustard Dressing


Did you know you can invite people (presumably friends or family) over for a meal and serve only salad? It's true: you could consider salad to be a "one-pot meal" of sorts!Okay, let's be realistic:  I wouldn't serve just salad without a nice, rustic loaf of bread, drinks and of course, a fantastic dessert!This … [Read more...]

Friday Flowers: Gerberas and Pumpkin Braised Short Ribs Recipe

Pumpkin Braised Short Ribs | Cooking On The Weekends

It's October. It's fall. So naturally, it's time to cook with pumpkins and make warm, comforting one-pot meals!Pumpkin Braised Short Ribs are a treat not to be missed.  And good news, you can make this over the weekend . . . temperatures are dropping!How much do you love it when arrive at a home, and you're … [Read more...]

Roasted Butternut Squash Vegetarian Chili Recipe


I just feel like announcing that it is actually getting cold.   It's beginning to feel like fall, and I love it.  I think fall is my favorite cooking season; it is all about cozy one-pot meals, warming spices, and slower cooking -- things that make the house smell wonderful!I'm thinking this chili is a perfect … [Read more...]