Smoky Bacon Fried Calamari {Gluten-Free Recipe}

Smoky Bacon Fried Calamari -- A gluten-free, fried calamari strewn with bits of bacon and laced with its smoky flavor.

A gluten-free fried calamari strewn with bits of bacon and laced with smoky flavor. Oh my!You know how you had one, maybe two teachers when you were a kid, that you'll never forget because they were so inspiring?  So fun? So interesting?  They created an environment where you were super excited to learn? My 13-year-old … [Read more...]

Shrimp Cilantro Burgers with Smoky Chipotle-Lime Guacamole

Shrimp Cilantro Burgers with Smoky Chipotle Lime Guacamole

I'm going to be in full bragging mode today and tell you that you absolutely, must, without question, make this burger recipe!The shrimp burger is out of control juicy and oozing with delicious flavors, and the guacamole is is beyond belief, as it's smoky, spicy, fresh and creamy all at once.  Oh, and the little … [Read more...]

How to Peel and Devein Shrimp: A Photographic Guide

How to Peel and Devein Shrimp-A Photographic Guide

If time allows when you're cooking, starting from scratch is always best.  And in the case of peeling and deveining shrimp it can save you money -- shrimp per pound is considerably more expensive if the work has been done for you. Makes perfect sense, but it's really easy to do yourself, and from my experience, it's … [Read more...]

Cabbage Steamed Salmon Recipe with Citrus Shallot Vinaigrette

Savoy Cabbage Steamed Salmon Recipe

He was served this Steamed Salmon entrée, a melon salad, delicious rustic bread, and an Individual Coffee-Chocolate Mud Pie -- however, the only thing my dad requested for his 80th birthday dinner was the salmon.This was a tall order.  You see, my dad is known for his perfectly cooked salmon -- so of course, mine … [Read more...]

Light Spring & Summer Fish Stew Recipe

Light Spring and Summer Asparagus Fish Stew-blue-dill | cookingontheweekends.com

So it's not quite summer, I know.  However, while this recipe is delicious now, it will be even better in the summer months when the corn and tomatoes are are at the peak of their season.Full of mild, flaky and buttery fish, sweet and sightly crunchy corn, bright green spring asparagus, tomatoes and smoky spices -- … [Read more...]

Best Hatch Chile Recipes

My Best Hatch Chile Recipes | cookingontheweekends.com

Get the above Hatch chile recipes by clicking on their images at the bottom of this post. Within about 3 weeks, you will start to see the very special, very delicious Hatch chiles at your local markets.  And when you do, I suggest taking advantage of it, because their season is only about 6 weeks long. … [Read more...]

Thai-Inspired Mahi Mahi Recipe

Thai Inspired Mahi Mahi Recipe | cookingontheweekends.com

Having spent a couple of hours with the lovely Katie Chin at a signing for her latest book, Everyday Thai Cooking, with a bag of Asian produce in hand -- Thai inspired I was!Fresh cilantro, garlic, ginger root, lemongrass, limes, mint, Thai basil, turmeric root, and more.  What's a girl to do?I'll tell exactly … [Read more...]

Five-Minute Mexican Blackened Salmon Recipe

Five-Minute Mexican Blackened Salmon Recipe - Cooking On The Weekends

My recipe ideas come from anywhere and everywhere:  talking with people, colors I see, the weather, my mood, my fruit bowl, food images in magazines, walking down an aisle in the market, my kids, a book, a TV show, the seasons, and the list goes on.The idea for this recipe came to me when I brought home a ton of … [Read more...]

Lemony Tomato Caper Marinated Mahi Mahi Recipe

Lemony Tomato Caper Marinated Mahi Mahi Recipe | Cooking On The Weekends

I don't know about you, but this time of year is so incredibly busy for me, I feel like I'm just going, going, going -- and then going some more!I have to make an effort to slow down, and take time out to enjoy a meal with friends and family.  And there's no better time then in the heart of comfort food … [Read more...]

Fire Roasted Corn and Hatch Chile Stuffed Sole, Wrapped Two Ways: Bacon or Sweet Potato

Fire Roasted Corn and Hatch Chile Stuffed Sole, Wrapped Two Ways: Bacon or Sweet Potato | Cooking On The Weekends

Remember when we made Chilled Cucumber-Basil Soup, and I told you about the numerous (often quirky), culinary phases my husband goes through?Well, there's a whole new (definitely quirky) phase going on now. Without getting into detail, let's just say that in addition to a whole lot of pumpkin purée and agave nectar … [Read more...]