Really, REALLY Good Chicken Recipe

Really, REALLY Good Chicken Recipe |

Would you ever order a dish on a menu called, "Really, REALLY Good Chicken?"  I most certainly hope so. Recipe titles come naturally to me as I'm cooking.  And if you've been following my recipes for a while, you know I'm somewhat notorious for having very long titles.  Some (well, my husband), would say too long. As, … [Read more...]

Patagonian Toothfish in Sweet Red Pepper-Spinach Sauce

Patagonian Toothfish in Sweet Red Pepper-Spinach Sauce  | Cooking On The Weekends

Please don't be turned off by its name!  There are no teeth in the fillets, I promise!You most likely know Patagonian Toothfish as Chilean Seabass (which is really just a more palatable name for it).  For many years this fish was on the Seafood Watch "red list." Now though, if it's marked with a blue eco-label of … [Read more...]

Gluten-Free Quinoa Crusted “Fried” Chicken Recipe

Gluten-Free Quinoa Crusted "Fried" Chicken Recipe  | Cooking On The Weekends

When was the last time you had some finger-lickin' good fried chicken?I had some last night, and believe it or not (actually, believe it!), it was boneless, skinless chicken with a crunchy, super delicious quinoa crust, that was fried in a small amount of olive oil. … [Read more...]

Smoky Lemon-Paprika Quinoa Recipe

Smoky Lemon Paprika Quinoa Recipe | Cooking On The Weekends

I love smoked paprika -- and even more, I love when I'm able to add the word "smoky" to a recipe title.  It seems to add allure and mystery -- and it always hints towards deliciousness.This is no ordinary quinoa my friends, each seed (yup, quinoa is a seed, not a grain), is packed with the flavors of the smoked … [Read more...]

Cilantro Chimichurri Recipe and 50 Best Plants on the Planet

Cilantro Chimichurri & 50 Best Plants on the Planet | Cooking On The Weekends

I have a new favorite cookbook!  It's an incredibly educational fruit and vegetable guide that's packed with 150 delicious recipes -- all made with the most nutrient dense fruits and vegetables on the planet.50 Best Plants on the Planet, by Cathy Thomas is the newest book from Melissa's Produce.  I've had my copy … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving Recipe: Smoky Paprika-Bacon Roasted Turkey


As you know from yesterday's Cornbread Stuffing recipe, Thanksgiving is full of wonderful food memories for me -- and it happens to be my favorite holiday!  After all, it's all about food!I go nuts with the turkey, and I love the entire process.  If time permits,  I highly recommend brining your turkey.  Brining … [Read more...]

Silvia’s Summer Seafood Paella


As you know, we recently took a family vacation to New York.  We planned the trip around the wedding of our close friends, Ed and Danielle.  The wedding was at Danielle's family home in Woodstock, and it was gorgeous!  I could write forever about all the exciting details of the fun wedding -- but, for now I'm focusing … [Read more...]