Roasted Double Hatch Chile Pineapple Salsa Recipe

Roasted Double Hatch Chile Pineapple Salsa Recipe -- Sweet summer pineapple blended with smoky Hatch Chile powder and roasted fresh Hatch Chiles, this salsa is fantastic with burgers, over fish, on a chip or with a spoon!

Sweet summer pineapple blended with smoky Hatch Chile powder and roasted fresh Hatch Chiles, this salsa is fantastic with burgers, over fish, on a chip or with a spoon!I write about Hatch Chiles every year when their long awaited season arrives, and it's one of the most beautiful times of the year!  My friends at … [Read more...]

The Best Cinnamon Raisin Cookie Recipe of All Time

Cinnamon Raisin Cookies Recipe -- These cinnamon raisin cookies are truly a melt-in-your-mouth dreamy treat. They're soft and crisp, and buttery and cinnamon-y -- all at once!

These cinnamon raisin cookies are truly a melt-in-your-mouth dreamy treat.  They're soft and crisp, and buttery and cinnamon-y -- all at once! Of all time!?  Well, I do want to be humble, but . . .Yes . . .  of all time!These cookies are SO incredibly buttery and cinnamon-y!  And the raisins – oh, the raisins – … [Read more...]

Honey Spiced Banana Muffins Recipe

Honey Spiced Banana Muffins not only a lovely breakfast with coffee, but they double as dessert! They're warmly spiced, honey-sweetened and oh-so-delicious!

Honey Spiced Banana Muffins not only a lovely breakfast with coffee, but they double as dessert!  They're warmly spiced, honey-sweetened and, you guessed it -- oh-so-delicious!You must be starving!I haven't fed you since last week, when we had Brownie Pretzel S’mores.  They were pretty over-the-top, right?And … [Read more...]

Chorizo-Potato Spiced Sesame Hand Pies Recipe

Chorizo-Potato Spiced Sesame Hand Pies -- It's packed with Cacique® Pork Chorizo, Cacique® Panela cheese and creamy potatoes -- and it's all inside a flaky, buttery, sesame crust. One won't be enough!

A savory, comforting and scrumptious hand pie for any time of year!  It's packed with delicious Cacique® Pork Chorizo, Cacique® Panela cheese and creamy potatoes -- and all inside a flaky, buttery, sesame crust.  One won't be enough!This is a sponsored post by Cacique Inc. and Society Culinaria.  All opinions are my … [Read more...]

Spicy Crispy Fried Rice Recipe

Spicy Crispy Rice Recipe -- Delightfully spicy, this crispy rice is lovely to snack on, and is the perfect crunchy addition to a salad.

Delightfully spicy, this crispy rice is lovely to snack on, and is the perfect crunchy addition to a salad. I was making a winter citrus salad the other day, and it had every element I wanted except for a crunch.It was almost perfect.I thought about different types of nuts and seeds and I just wasn't feeling … [Read more...]

Brown Butter Oatmeal Raisin Breakfast Cookies

Brown Butter Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

It's like you're having a bite of the most scrumptious morning oatmeal you could imagine, only in the form of a cookie.The other day I had a conversation I loved with another mom on my son's school field trip.This mom is a foodie of sorts and loves cooking, so naturally I started talking recipes.  Somehow that led … [Read more...]

Purple Sweet Potato Rosemary Muffins Recipe

Purple Sweet Potato Rosemary Muffins Recipe - A savory muffin filled with creamy melting cheese, subtly sweet, sweet potato and fresh rosemary -- it doesn't get much better!

A savory muffin filled with creamy melting cheese, subtly sweet, sweet potato and fresh rosemary -- it doesn't get much better!Yet another thing they didn't teach me in culinary school -- baking soda will turn a purple potato into a green potato.  As you may already know, I'm a chef, not a scientist, so here's a bit … [Read more...]

Smoky Tomato-Bacon-Chipotle Deviled Eggs

Smoky Tomato Bacon Chipotle Deviled Eggs

Current food trends: asparagus, matzo dishes, artsy eggs, and fun deviled eggs!  (Just to name a few.)Which means the obvious, of course -- it's spring, and Easter and Passover are on the horizon.If you've been reading Cooking On The Weekends for a while, you know how much I love smoky flavors -- and that I think … [Read more...]

Red Quinoa Crisps Recipe

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This is not what you think!  Here's the thing, not everybody enjoys quinoa.  (GASP!)  I think I'm going to change those folks today, though.  You see I've found a way to raise quinoa to another level.  A superior level.  I've always liked quinoa, but I must say, using this cooking technique I'm going to show you, I now … [Read more...]

How to Make Perfect Crispy Oven-Roasted French Fries: A Photographic Guide

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Do you love French fries?  Me too.Wanna make them today?  Me too.Yet, do you want to make a big pot of oil super hot and risk making a big greasy mess?  Me neither!Not only are oven roasted French fries mess-free, they're also very easy to make and they're absolutely just as delicious as those dunked in … [Read more...]