Roast Chicken with Summer Squash

Once upon a time, people had the time needed to prepare more time-consuming meals for dinner. Bwahahahahahahahahaha!!! Yeah… right.

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Lemon-Mustard Baked Chicken and Rice

During our last trip to visit family in Greece, we were as usual, fussed over by my mom’s sister. My Thea (Aunt) Nitsa is an amazing cook, so being fussed over by her means you are in for a treat and will not be allowed to leave without being thoroughly stuffed.

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Chicken Stifado (Greek Chicken and Onion Stew)

It could be a bazillion degrees outside, but once the sun starts setting earlier in the evenings as autumn gets into full swing, my taste buds undergo a subtle but distinct shift to craving warm and filling comfort foods. I gladly surrender to this change.

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Super Easy Southwest Style Bean Soup

Cooking is a form of relaxation for me. However, sometimes I want to relax on the couch, thank you very much. You want dinner? Open a can!

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Ginger & Green Onion Roast Chicken

20200321_204418Every so often I do a little grocery shopping in my own pantry.  I’m sure many of us find ourselves in the same position: you buy an ingredient that you only need a little of and then the rest sits there for ages waiting for you to remember it’s there.

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Scottish Cock-A-Leekie Soup

20191ghbjYou will likely never eat a truly traditional cock-a-leekie soup.  The reason is right there in the name.  Sometimes it’s just best not to worry about it.

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Chicken Roasted with Eggplant and Tomato

20190903_212601Our hot summers have the up-side of providing the ideal conditions for growing heat-loving veggies like tomatoes and eggplant.  How fortuitous that they taste so good together!

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Chicken Roasted with Brussels Sprouts & Tomatoes

20190617_154320I used to hate Brussels Sprouts when I was a kid.  I don’t know why I decided to buy some and try cooking them myself several years ago.  I’m honestly not sure why I do a lot of things, but oh well, it turned out to be a good decision!

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Fresh Tomato & Basil Pasta

20180815_221013I have noticed time and again that the best combinations of flavors happen to be with foods that are in season together.  It’s not that other combos don’t work, they just don’t work as well.

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Roast Chicken with Garlic & Carrots

20180426_164152Someone once uttered the phrase “that’s too much garlic.”  It was like they were speaking English, but the words just didn’t make sense.  What is this thing “too much garlic?”  Is this even possible?!

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Easy Cheesy Salsa Chicken

20181114_152547You know you’re from California if you are a Mexican food snob.  Yes, I know other states have a lot of Mexican influences in their cuisine, but that doesn’t mean it’s good.  Just kidding! (not really)

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Greek Lemon & Herb Roasted Chicken

20180131_135451My brain tends to get a multitude of ideas roaming around in it all at once.  Much of the time those ideas have nothing to do with each other, but when I’m hungry those random thoughts start to coalesce around the concept of eating something.  Shocking, I know.

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Avgolemono Soup (Greek Egg & Lemon Chicken Soup)

20181004_202659rexdfI am home with a sick kid today.  I want him nowhere near me because I hate getting sick (does anyone like it?).  On the other hand, there’s that whole motherly love thing that drives me to want to take care of him.  Is there any better cure-all than chicken soup?  I think not.

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Roast Chicken with Greek Pepperoncini

20180917_185256xdfgvOur church holds a Greek “food festival” at the end of summer each year.  It has grown in epic proportions over the past few years, but during its smaller days our community would wrap up all the festivities (and work) with a relaxing luncheon on Sunday after church.

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Turkey “Shepherd’s Pie”

20171126_204154Turkeys are some pretty big birds.  Roast one, and you’ve got yourself enough turkey to last until you start gobbling.  Or maybe crying.  Yep, probably crying.  Don’t despair, help is here in the form of a modern twist on an old recipe.

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