Cilantro Chimichurri Peach Roasted Pork Tenderloin

Cilantro Chimichurri Peach Roasted Pork Tenderloin |

Sometimes I like to talk a lot.  (So I'm told, anyway.)  Today though, I'm going to get right to it -- because I'm starving!I think you should make this for dinner.  If not tonight, then tomorrow.  It's bursting with fresh flavors, it's succulent and juicy and it presents beautifully. I think you'll enjoy it … [Read more...]

Friday Flowers: Ceanothus and Cardamom-Honey Roasted Baby Carrot Recipe

Cardamom-Honey Roasted Baby Carrot Recipe | Cooking On The Weekends

How pretty would these Cardamom-Honey Roasted Baby Carrots be in the center of your Passover or Easter table?Very pretty!  Oh, and they're very, very delicious!And I think these beautiful Ceanothus flowers (also called California Lilacs), are perfect for Easter, Passover, or simply anytime in the spring.  It's … [Read more...]

Smoky Jalapeño Roasted Corn Recipe

Smoky Jalapeño Roasted Corn Recipe | Cooking On The Weekends

I love corn.And it's no wonder because it's so very sweet.As you probably know by now, I have a serious sweet tooth.  As far as I'm concerned if you love cookies, semisweet chocolate, and strawberries at the peak of their season, it only makes sense that you'd love corn.  And you know what makes something sweet … [Read more...]

How to Cook Beets

How to Cook Beets | Cooking On The Weekends

With their deep, dark red color and vibrant red streaked green leaves, there's just no denying the beauty of a beet.Chock full of nutrients, beets are sweet and delicious -- and when cooked properly, a beet will have a velvety, succulent texture that will melt in your mouth.And never throw away the gorgeous … [Read more...]

Simple Honey-Lemon Roasted Chicken Recipe

Simple Honey-Lemon Roasted Chicken | Cooking On The Weekends

The other day a friend asked if my recipes are "involved.""Why yes," I said.  "I like to make a day of it."  It's totally true for me  -- the longer the cooking project the better.However, I don't always have the time, and I realize that this certainly isn't the case for everyone.  So every now and then I like … [Read more...]

Ancho Chile-Red Wine and Grape Roasted Chicken and Quinoa

Ancho Chile-Red Wine Grape Roasted Chicken and Quinoa on #chickenrecipes

Many of the recipes I create come from my own food cravings.I woke up a few weeks ago in need of a warm, cozy comfort food meal.  And not for breakfast -- but for that evening.I wanted something with rich, bold, warming flavors. And I wanted to make a project of it, because for me, the process is where part of … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving Recipes: Sweet Potato Soup, Spiced Caramel Pumpkin Pie & Everything In Between

November 10-ThanksgivingGrid

I haven't quite sorted out all of our Thanksgiving details yet, but a few things I know for sure.I know I'll be with people I love, there will be a roaring fire in the fireplace, and I know I'm making Smoky Paprika-Bacon Roasted Turkey.And Pecan Crusted, Spiced Caramel Pumpkin Pie.And this pie happens to be … [Read more...]

How to Roast and Peel a Pepper: A Photographic Guide


This red pepper is delicious.  It's fresh, sweet and crunchy.Now let's roast it and turn it into something rich, smoky, and soft.  It's also delicious -- in a different way.There are a few different ways to roast a pepper -- my technique of choice for large peppers is on a stove burner.  Off we go. Place the … [Read more...]

Friday Flowers: Pride of Madeira and Salt Roasted Chicken Recipe


I could have called this "The Best Chicken Recipe Ever!"  I didn't, though.  You see, there are hundreds of best-this and best-that claims out there.  People throw the word "best" around a lot.This, however, is the best chicken I've ever made.  Hands down. And let me tell you, I've made dozens upon dozens of … [Read more...]

Roasted Vegetable Pot Pie Recipe for a Passover Potluck

Roasted Vegetable Pot Pie Recipe for Passover

There's nothing quite as comforting as a savory pie for dinner!This one is gluten-free as it's made with a wonderful potato latke-like crust.  Oh yes, it's like one big delicious latke -- one that's filled with scrumptious  vegetables that have been roasted to sweet perfection.This is a beautiful centerpiece for … [Read more...]