Smoky Lemon Vegetable Quinoa Recipe

Smoky Lemon Vegetable Quinoa Recipe -- This super healthy, hearty side dish or main course is absolutely exploding with flavors that will keep you coming back for more!

This super healthy, vegan, gluten-free side dish or main course of Smoky Lemon Vegetable Quinoa, is absolutely exploding with flavors that will keep you coming back for more!We are always on the hunt for fabulous restaurants with a lot of gluten-free options for my my 13-year-old son who has Celiac Disease.  Our … [Read more...]

Vegan Jalapeño Creamed Corn Recipe

Vegan Jalapeno Creamed Corn Recipe -- This is possibly the most comforting and delicious corn side dish ever -- it's sweet, slightly spicy, and it's as creamy as can be without any cream!

This is possibly the most comforting and delicious corn side dish ever -- it's sweet, slightly spicy, and it's as creamy as can be without any cream! As we are in the last few days of 2016, I'm craving comfort food more and more.Perhaps it's because I've been reading the news every day.  (UGH!!)  Or perhaps it's … [Read more...]

Smoky Paprika Lemon Herb Chicken Under a Brick Recipe

Smoky Paprika Lemon Herb Chicken Under a Brick Recipe -- Packed with fresh, smoky and tangy flavor, this is the most succulent, delicious chicken of all time!

Packed with fresh, smoky and tangy flavors, this is the most succulent, delicious chicken of all time!Yep, under a brick!This is one way -- my new favorite way -- to cook chicken so that its skin is crisped to perfection and its interior is wonderfully juicy.Add the most delicious butter filled with fresh garden … [Read more...]

Stuffed Cabbage Recipe with Tomato Caramelized Onion Sauce

Stuffed Cabbage-Recipe with Caramelized Onion Tomato Sauce

A rich, warmly spiced sauce wraps itself around each of the beef and rice filled cabbage rolls, making for the most delicious comfort food this winter!My Grandmother was an excellent cook.Everything was always delicious and the table was always set perfectly.  (I told you about how fancy I thought my Grandparents … [Read more...]

Smoky, Sweet and Spicy Pork Ribs Recipe

Smoky, Sweet & Spicy Pork Ribs -- Super succulent and tender, these pork ribs are made with a delicious spice rub that becomes a wonderful sauce as they slow roast to perfection.

Smoky, Sweet & Spicy Pork Ribs -- Super succulent and tender, these pork ribs are made with a delicious spice rub that becomes a wonderful sauce as they slow roast to perfection.My husband's birthday was last week, and I love that he requested these Smoky, Sweet and Spicy Pork Ribs for dinner!  Love it!Do you … [Read more...]

Smoky Spanish Smashed Potato Casserole Recipe

Smoky Spanish Smashed Potato Casserole -- These potatoes are deliciously rich, super creamy, and comforting beyond belief. This is the perfect fall side dish to go with braised meats, chicken or even a salad.

These potatoes are deliciously rich, super creamy, and comforting beyond belief. This is the perfect fall side dish to go with braised meats, chicken or even a salad.This recipe sort of just happened.  Much like "the stars align" and something big can happen in your life -- my ingredients, my day, and my thoughts … [Read more...]

Matzo Brei à la Florentine Recipe

Matzo Brei a la florentine-white-black-broken cracker | cookingontheweekends.com

I know, I know -- could there be a more confusing recipe title?  There's a lot going on here.  Let me (try) to explain . . .Matzo Brei is a dish with Ashkenazi Jewish origins that's traditionally made with matzo and eggs.  (Think scrambled eggs meet French toast.)  It's commonly eaten during Passover when only … [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...]

Fire Roasted Tomato Tortilla Soup Recipe

Frost in LA and Roasted Tortilla Soup Recipe | cookingontheweekends.com

I didn't intend to make tortilla soup -- nor is this a traditional tortilla soup.Last Sunday was incredibly cold and I was making a casual family dinner to bring to my parents' house.  I set out to make a roasted tomato soup of sorts to warm us all up, and it tasted extremely reminiscent of my mom's favorite … [Read more...]

Roasted Butternut Squash Sage Butter

Roasted Butternut Squash Sage Butter | cookingontheweekends.com

I know, it's a little bit redundant.  I could hardly call butternut squash a "nut" squash, though.I absolutely love blending delicious flavors into butter -- you can do this with almost anything, and then use it on almost anything.  (This is called a compound butter.) Imagine the flavors of earthy sage, sweet … [Read more...]