Knockwurst and the Best Baked Beans Ever

Knockwurst and Baked Beans Recipe

The most delicious baked beans you will ever taste. Promise.When I came to the Baked Beans in my Grandmother's recipe collection, my jaw dropped.  For real!This recipe is no joke!  It's a bunch a crazy tasty ingredients that marry together in a low oven all day long.  All day!Unlike my Grandmother's Stuffed … [Read more...]

Spicy Serrano Tomato Preserves Recipe

Spicy Serrano-Tomato Preserves

I was just about to say that I can't believe summer is half over, when I realized how much more delightful it would be if I said how great it was that we have half of the summer left.  We have half of the summer left!  There you have it.Tomatoes scream summer.  Especially if you can grab one off a vine in your … [Read more...]

Chile Spiced Chinese Noodles Recipe

Chile spiced Chinese Noodles with Chicken and Gai Lan-chopsticks | COOKINGONTHEWEEKENDS.COM

What Super Bowl?  Is that today?I know, I know, but I'm not thinking guacamole and chips, salsa, or dips today (as I should be, or you might be) -- I'm thinking it's only 19 days until Chinese New Year!There's a super secret ingredient in this recipe and it makes these Chinese noodles absolutely amazing -- I … [Read more...]

Smoky Strawberry-Chipotle Compote Bacon-Meatballs

Smoky Strawberry-Chipotle Compote Bacon-Meatballs - AMAZING!

There is so much deliciousness going on here -- it's almost out of control.  Somewhere between the sweet and spicy Strawberry-Chipotle Compote and the mouthwatering smoky Bacon-Meatballs, you might just loose your mind.  (Only for a moment -- until the next bite, that is.) Remember the other day, when I told you about … [Read more...]

Smoky Three-Pepper Corn Chowder Recipe + The Great Pepper Cookbook Giveaway! {GIVEAWAY CLOSED}

Smoky Three Pepper Corn Chowder Recipe | Cooking On The Weekends

Though I'd love for you to take your time, if  you want to jump to the bottom of the post for the recipe and to enter the giveaway, I won’t be offended. ;-) ~ ~ ~ Peppers, peppers, peppers!  From mild to wild, get ready for a whole lot of them.  From this crazy good chowder to a fiery pesto and a spicy, hearty egg … [Read more...]

Garlic-Onion Crispy Fingerling Potato Recipe

Garlic-Onion Crispy Fingerling Potato Recipe  - Cooking On The Weekends

Sometimes I feel like I'm in a hurry all of the time.  Actually, I'll be honest, I am in a hurry all of the time.  I'm always trying to fit as many things as I can into one day, and wishing for more hours all the while.  I know I'm not alone, so let's do something different today.Let's slow down!  And yes, I know, … [Read more...]

Smoky Cumin Roasted Root Vegetable Recipe

Smoky Cumin Roasted Root Vegetable Recipe | cookingontheweekends.com

This might just be the most comforting of all vegetarian comfort foods.I'm just going to cut to the chase today and tell you that this recipe is best described as creamy, crisp, earthy, rich, smoky, and sweet. Now imagine all of that, at once, in each bite. And there you have it.Smoky Cumin Roasted Root … [Read more...]

Smoky Grilled Red Onions (and introducing Not Ketchup)

Smoky Grilled Red Onions | Cooking On The Weekends

My mom seems to be a common theme in my posts lately.  Last week she starred in my Ginger-Citrus Pie post, and then over the weekend, it was her favorite burrito that inspired the Chocolate Chipotle Chili."Double the onions."  That's a famous quote from my mom.  Whether she's ordering pizza, Chicken Tikka, steak, … [Read more...]

Roasted Garlic-Basil Brown Rice Recipe

Roasted Garlic-Basil Brown Rice Recipe | Cooking On The Weekends

The flavors in this bowl of comfort are a culinary transition from summer to fall.  The last of my dad's beautiful, summer, garden basil blended with warm, creamy, slow roasted garlic.  Need I say more?Well okay, just one more thing -- this rice is fantastic to have on hand as it's perfect along side, or beneath … [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...]