A Week of Main Course Salads

A Week of Main Course Salads

From Fried Meyer Lemon Caesar Salad to Kale-Grape Salad with Thai Curry Vinaigrette, these seven salads are over-the-top delicious and hearty enough to be a meal!You might think I'm dishing up salads for a week because it's a new year -- and we should be eating lighter after the holidays, dieting or … [Read more...]

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...]

Meyer Lemon-Red Chard Risotto with Pancetta

Meyer Lemon-Red Chard Risotto with Pancetta | Cooking On The Weekends

You know what's awesome about risotto?Among other things, you can flavor it any way you desire to suit whatever food craving you might be having.  Once you learn how to make risotto -- a technique for cooking Arborio rice -- you can throw in whatever delicious ingredients you want, and the rice will soak up those … [Read more...]

Chicken Sausage Cassoulet Recipe

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In almost every situation -- be it a movie, a quick coffee, or a party -- I don't like to exclude anyone who might want to join in.So, if you're a meat eater, I certainly hope you didn't think for a moment that I'd leave you out of our cassoulet indulgence!Sure, the Vegetarian Cassoulet Recipe we made yesterday … [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...]