Skillet Braised Chicken Recipe with Cognac Caramelized Lemon-Shallot-Sauce

Skillet Braised Chicken Recipe with Caramelized Lemon-Shallot-Sauce

This dish is the perfect example of what recipes on Cooking On The Weekends are all about — it’s creative and comforting food for casual entertaining.  (That’s my tagline — see it up in the top right?) This recipe is the result of throwing a handful of delicious ingredients — in a specific order — […]

Lime-Shallot Purple Asparagus Recipe

Lime-Shallot Purple Asparagus Recipe

A 15-minute beautiful and delicious, spring and summer vegetarian side dish. Purple asparagus.  Did you expect it to be a vibrant green beneath it’s purple-reddish exterior?  It’s beautiful inside and out. One of my favorite things to do on Cooking On The Weekends is simply to celebrate the beauty of food.  I often look at […]

Lime Granita-Mango Salsa Bites Appetizer on POPSUGAR Food

Lime Granita-Mango Salsa Bites Recipe | POPSUGAR FOOD/ Cooking On The Weekends

A few months ago I was invited to be a part of  POPSUGAR Select, which is a top network featuring the best fashion, beauty, fitness, food, home, mom and video bloggers. I accepted the invitation in a heartbeat. Any recipes I submit to POPSUGAR will be written specifically for them, and will never have appeared […]

The Ultimate Stuffed Artichoke Recipe

The Ultimate Stuffed Artichoke Recipe | cookingontheweekends.com

You know that restaurant you’d frequent with your friends when you were in high school?  Ours was Vittorio, and a group of us would go after school, during school (don’t tell my parents!), on the weekends, and we’d pick up take-out if we wanted to hang out at home. All of us would order the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Pickled Beets Recipe

Pickled Beets | Cooking On The Weekends

For years I’ve wondered how it’s possible that my sweet vegetarian husband, doesn’t care for beets. I support the way he (or anyone for that matter), chooses to eat, but this I just don’t get.   I mean, what’s not to love about a beet?  They’re a hearty, warming, deliciously sweet, beautiful root vegetable.

Muscato Grape-Shallot Pork Chops

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The entrée, the main course. . . . it’s dinner, really. Today we’re making the Muscato Grape-Shallot Pork Chops, which will be beautifully placed on top of the Mashed Okinawan Sweet Potatoes and Citrus Steamed Asparagus.  All strewn with the Crispy Asparagus Garnish.  It’s really a beautiful dinner party plate! I use to call the […]

Easy Thai Curry Paste Recipe

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Let’s be real. We don’t wake up feeling great every single day. Today I woke up on the wrong side of the bed.  Well, actually that’s not true, I woke up on my side of the bed — just way too late. I won’t bore you with the stress I felt for the following twenty-five […]

Baby Bok Choy with Crispy Garlic Orange-Sesame Sauce

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Yesterday my super sweet six-year-old wasn’t feeling his best so he stayed home from school. After spending an incredibly cozy morning on the couch under a blanket, reading books and watching TV, we decided to do some art. He used oil pastels to make this beautiful picture.  I love it!  Do you know what it […]

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