Rustic Garlic Confit Mashed Potato Recipe

Rustic Garlic Confit Mashed Potatoes | cookiingontheweekends.com

Do you ever have a bite of a delicious food, and without intentionally doing so, you close your eyes and moan a bit?  (Bet you've never been asked that before!)This has happened to me with a few times recently -- with the Whole Thai Snapper and Warm Castelvetrano Olives, and yes, these Rustic Garlic Confit Mashed … [Read more...]

Black Garlic Pappardelle Pasta Recipe

Black Garlic | Cooking On The Weekends

I've known about black garlic for a few years, but we only met this past weekend -- and I might just be in love.Since I'm a chef and feel I should know these things, it is with some embarrassment that I admit to you, that I thought black garlic was another garlic variety that simply was black.   (Okay, this is not … [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...]

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...]

Vegetarian Cassoulet Recipe

Vegetarian Cassoulet Recipe | cookingontheweekends.com

I'm in.  Deep in, my friends. Deep into my cannelloni bean phase, that is!  Oh yes, it's on!First we cooked the beans, then we made that super scrumptious salad, and today I'm serving up this amazing vegetarian comfort food dish with them.Cassoulet is a rich, slow-cooked bean stew or casserole originating in … [Read more...]

Roasted Garlic Chicken Recipe with Brown Basmati Rice

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Clearly I'm having a bit of a "thing" with roasted garlic.I can't help it.  I always roast a bunch of garlic at once to have on hand to cook with for a couple of weeks (and to spread on bread)!  In this recipe, the roasted garlic transforms the chicken and rice into a delicious comfort food!  I'm telling you:  … [Read more...]

Roasted Garlic Bread Recipe. . . With Roquefort, Bacon and Grilled Pear!

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Once I have roasted garlic in the house, I can't stop cooking with it.  And why would I?! One of the reasons to roast a lot of garlic at once is that it will go a long way.Usually I crave roasted garlic and garlic bread in the cool, winter months, but driving by all the garlic fields in Gilroy this past weekend … [Read more...]

How To Roast Garlic

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We just got home from a delightful weekend visiting my brother in Santa Cruz.  One of the things I love about driving up north is passing through Gilroy and other California farm towns.  When you open your windows in Gilroy, the strong, wonderful scent of garlic is in the air, and there are signs for fresh-picked … [Read more...]