Roasted Hatch Chile Seared Scallops

Roasted Hatch Chile Seared Scallops | Cooking On The Weekends

Since I pretty much stick to food talk around here, you might not know that beneath my Chef's hat, I'm always wearing my Mommy hat.  It goes on first.Yesterday was a big Mommy day.My boys started 2nd & 4th grade.  My little boys are becoming big boys, and it makes me smile and shed a few tears all at … [Read more...]

It’s Hatch Chile Season: Hatch Chile Tequila Chicken Tostada Recipe

Hatch Chile Tequila Chicken Tostada Recipe | Cooking On The Weekends

It's time to celebrate Hatch chile season! It officially began this week and you'll start finding them in stores today!Hatch chiles are a prized New Mexican chile and are only available in August and September.  These Southwestern chiles are grown in the Mesilla Valley, where the sunlight is intense and and the … [Read more...]

Swiss Chard Vegetarian Lasagna Recipe – It’s Not What You’d Think

Vegetarian Chard Lasagna Recipe | Cooking On The Weekends

Coming from a family of gardeners, you'd think I'd have a green thumb.   Well, I don't.  My thumb, if you will, is somewhere between brown and olive green -- at best.Fortunately my family lives close by, and I have wonderful neighbors, who all have bright green thumbs, and they invite me in to "shop" in their … [Read more...]

16 Delicious Potato Recipes for Potato Lovers’ Month

16 Delicious Potato Recipes for Potato Lovers' Month | Cooking On The Weekends

We must celebrate potatoes before February is over.It's not like we don't enjoy potatoes all the time, but you see, February is Potato Lovers' Month!Potatoes are a quintessential ingredient in almost any comfort food dish.  And why wouldn't they be?  Pulled from the earth, they're warming, buttery, creamy, and … [Read more...]

Curried Tomato-Potato Soup Recipe

Curried Tomato-Potato Soup | Cooking On The Weekends

Doesn't this bowl of soup make you want to curl up with a soft blanket on the couch?After a whole lot of Valentine's Day chocolate  yesterday, I'm ready for some comfort food -- in the form of a warmly spiced, slightly spicy, and incredibly creamy soup.Are you with me?This soup is made even better with a … [Read more...]

Chipotle-Potato Mexican Lasagna Recipe {Gluten-Free}

Chipotle-Potato Mexican Lasagna Recipe {Gluten-Free} |

It's the pretty celadon green casserole dish in these images that inspired this recipe.Though this isn't typically how I create recipes, I love when it happens.  Normally I select the dish, pan, plates, etc.,  based on what I've cooked or want to cook.  Not the other way around.My mother-in-law gave me this … [Read more...]

Sardinian Pasta Recipe


I think a traditional Sardinian pasta dish usually includes saffron and sausage.  And by "I think," I mean it's an educated guess.This is not at all a traditional dish from Sardinia, and both of those (albeit delicious), ingredients are not in it. I'm calling it "Sardinian Pasta," for two reasons.One, it sounds … [Read more...]

Curried Tomato Beef Stew


My Thai Curry Paste is gone.We sure had a lovely time together. . .It was so much fun slathered on those divine Curry French Fries, wasn't it?!And oh-so-wonderful for kale leaves to soften in all night, for the super delicious Kale-Grape Salad.And today the last of the it dances with flavor in this … [Read more...]

Summer Tomatoes: A Spanish Breakfast


The last time I was in Spain visiting Pilar, her brother Rafael made a breakfast I will never forget.This breakfast was simple, beautiful and delicious!  He made it almost every day -- right at the table! There was always a bowl of freshly picked, sun-kissed, summer tomatoes on the kitchen table in Pilar's family … [Read more...]

Friday Flowers: Butterfly Flowers and Summer Tomato Gazpacho


The apple doesn't fall far from the tree . . .I've already showed off my dad's tomato garden, and today's Summer Tomato Gazpacho Recipe is inspired by my brother, who rarely eats anything that's not grown on a local farm, or in his own backyard.And just like my mom, my brother's a great cook who just throws … [Read more...]