Sherry Mushroom Cauliflower “Risotto”

Sherry Mushroom Cauliflower "Risotto" -- Riced Cauliflower is the star of this rich and creamy, healthier "risotto." Basil, sherry and mushrooms make this a wonderfully earthy-flavored dish that your whole family will love!

Riced Cauliflower is the star of this rich and creamy, vegetarian, healthier "risotto."  Basil, sherry and mushrooms make this a wonderfully earthy-flavored dish that your whole family will love!In Style Magazine tells me people are wearing skinny jeans, bell bottoms (yep, they're back . . . again), and open-knit … [Read more...]

Roasted Red Fresno Pepper Pesto Recipe

Roasted Red Fresno Pepper Pesto Recipe

There are a handful of foods I like to have at the ready at all times:  cooked rice, homemade salad dressing, compound butters, cookie dough, and pesto -- just to name a few.This is a thick, spicy and slightly sweet pesto that's amazingly delicious . . . on everything!  Which is exactly why it should be "at the … [Read more...]

New Year’s Hoppin’ John Black-Eyed Pea-Spinach and Mushroom Gratin Recipe

Black-Eyed Pea-Spinach and Mushroom Gratin Recipe | Cooking On The Weekends

It might be a big stretch for me to call this a form of a New Year’s Hoppin’ John dish, but I'm going to anyway.In the South, folks believe that eating black-eyed peas on New Year's day will bring good luck and prosperity in the new year.  Hoppin' John is the name of a traditional Southern dish that includes … [Read more...]

Fried Meyer Lemon Caesar Salad Recipe

Fried Meyer Lemon Caesar Salad Recipe | Cooking On The Weekends

My cousin laughed the other day when I asked her if she'd like any citrus.  I could have been more specific I suppose, but at the moment, in my mind, citrus may as well be its own food group!Blood oranges, Satsumas, Sumos, Pixies, limes and lemons are constantly inspiring me lately.  I simply can't get enough, so … [Read more...]

Red Swiss Chard Pesto Recipe

Red Swiss Chard Pesto Recipe | Cooking On The Weekends

I don't take vitamins.  (GASP -- I really hope my mom isn't reading this!)I do however, eat vitamins.You know how I've been so into my new cookbook from Melissa's Produce, 50 Best Plants on the Planet?  Well not only am I now eating cilantro and blackberries by the bucket-full, but Swiss chard has completely … [Read more...]

Lemon Caper Pesto Recipe

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It was a typical summer day for my boys and me.For my boys, there was a lot of Lego building, a lot of art, and a brief dip in the pool down the road.For me, there was a lot of Lego clean-up, a lot of cleaning art detritus, a brief dip in the pool down the road -- and slipping in and out of the kitchen to  … [Read more...]

Mother’s Day Brunch Recipe: Potato Crusted Eggs Florentine with Prosciutto

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I was recently given this cool, heart-muffin, ceramic baking dish.I immediately knew I had to use it for one of my Mother's Day brunch recipes! You see, my mom likes this shade of blue, hearts are all about love, and I adore creating small, individual servings that beautifully incorporate a layering of flavors for … [Read more...]

How To Make Risotto: Brown Sage Butter Mushroom Risotto Recipe

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Typically I try not to drone on about technical cooking terms or techniques that I find exciting -- for fear you might not. Today however, I'm going to teach you something you might not know -- and if you don't, I know you'll love the little lesson!I'll never forget when I  learned that Risotto wasn't actually the … [Read more...]

Rosemary Garlic Crusted Pork Chops Recipe

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Today I will be your "drop-off chef."   That is, I will cook a dinner at my place and then drop it off at yours.Well okay, fine, I'm a virtual drop-off chef.You see, I'm on a little holiday with my boys!I'm relaxing, and eating delicious food, I'm sure -- I'm sure it's inspiring all sorts of new culinary … [Read more...]

Asparagus-Parmesan Salad Recipe

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Beautiful and delicious. My favorite combination!You know how you can't stop eating a bowl of chocolate-covered pretzels? (I can only assume that happens to you, too.)Well, have you ever been served a salad you simply can't stop eating -- in the same way?!  This happens to me with both sweet and savory foods -- … [Read more...]