Hatch Chile Pineapple Salsa Turkey Burger Recipe

Roasted Hatch Pineapple Salsa Turkey Burger -- A scrumptious turkey burger filled with spicy roasted Hatch chiles and sweet fruit. It just doesn't get any better!

A scrumptious turkey burger filled with spicy roasted Hatch chiles and sweet fruit.  It just doesn't get any better! There is so much good stuff going on here!There are three main elements to this absolutely scrumptious burger.  Juicy turkey, sweet and spicy Roasted Hatch Chile Pineapple Salsa, and tangy Tangerine … [Read more...]

Top 10 Things to Throw on the Grill This Summer

Chile-Lime Grilled Watermelon Recipe

From succulent steak and juicy watermelon, to earthy mushrooms and crisped corn, there's no topping foods grilled to perfection to serve on Memorial Day, or any time during the warm summer months!  1. Chile-Lime Grilled Watermelon Recipe This watermelon is an explosion of sweet and spicy and is the perfect compliment … [Read more...]

Cinco de Mayo Recipe: Pepper Jack Turkey-Pickled Onion Lettuce Tacos


These bundles of lettuce are packed with superb spicy, savory flavors, and are perfect for a lighter meal to go alongside different salsas and guacamole!I love big flavors.There are certainly times when "a hint" of, or "a splash" of an ingredient is perfect -- however, for the most part, I say just go for it!And … [Read more...]

Last-Minute 4th of July BBQ Menu!

Last-Minute 4th of July BBQ Menu!

So it's late afternoon on the 3rd of July and you might not know what to make for your 4th of July guests yet.  Do not fear!  I'm here to help. ;-)  Here's an awesome four course menu that you can easily pull off, and you will totally impress your guests!  As long as you can handle fighting the crowds at the market, … [Read more...]

Stove-Top Spiced Turkey Meatball Stew Recipe

Stove-Top Spiced Turkey Meatball Stew - yellow - bowl- red - casserole pan - striped red tablecloth - basil leaves | COOKINGONTHEWEEKENDS.COM

As you may know, when my husband started eating meat again after being a vegetarian for twenty-one years, I had a celebration of sorts. Remember, my Blackberry-Thyme Roasted Chicken?Well, now he can't get enough.  Any time I ask him if he wants anything from the market, his response is always, "meat, chicken, … [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...]

Holiday Hors D’Oeuvre Party Recipes – 2013

Holiday Hors D'Oeuvre Party Recipes | Cooking On The Weekends with Valentina

With just a few more days before Christmas, and  about a week before New Year's Eve, we're starting to write shopping lists and plan the cooking!I love a delicious Holiday Hors D'Oeuvre party!  One to two bites, pretty colors, easy to handle and a burst of flavor.  A perfect hors d'oeuvre should have these four … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving Recipes: Sweet Potato Soup, Spiced Caramel Pumpkin Pie & Everything In Between

November 10-ThanksgivingGrid

I haven't quite sorted out all of our Thanksgiving details yet, but a few things I know for sure.I know I'll be with people I love, there will be a roaring fire in the fireplace, and I know I'm making Smoky Paprika-Bacon Roasted Turkey and Pecan Crusted, Spiced Caramel Pumpkin Pie.Above and below are some … [Read more...]

Holiday Hors D’Oeuvre Party – 2011

December 8-holiday hors d'oeuvre party-grid

People ask me for catering recommendations all the time.I always say the same thing -- Garrick & Miller Fine Catering (mrsjam30@aol.com)!  Always!Their food is unbelievably delicious and simply beautiful.  And they happen to be two of the loveliest people I know!While Grrick & Miller cater all types … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving Recipe: Smoky Paprika-Bacon Roasted Turkey

Thanksgiving Recipe: Smoky Paprika-Bacon Roasted Turkey - truly AMAZING!

As you know from yesterday's Cornbread Stuffing recipe, Thanksgiving is full of wonderful food memories for me -- and it happens to be my favorite holiday!  After all, it's all about food!I go nuts with the turkey, and I love the entire process.  If time permits,  I highly recommend brining your turkey.  Brining … [Read more...]