Lahanodolmades (Greek Cabbage Rolls with Avgolemono Sauce)

I was not a fan of Greek grape-leaf dolmades when I was a kid, but I have thankfully gotten my act together. However, cabbage rolls are just as good… and so much bigger!

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Authentic Pita Gyro (Greek Pita Sandwich)

First things first: it’s pronounced “YEE-roh”. Not “euro”. Not “ji-roh”. Not “guy-roh”. Please. And it is never, ever, ever, ever properly made with meat paste. Or lettuce. Just. Stop.

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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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Dolmades (Greek Stuffed Grape Leaves with Tomato and Meat Filling)

20200518_231648Each spring the family gathers together to participate in their most beloved activity: harvesting grape leaves.  They pretty much hate it.

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Ham & Cheese Empanadas

20200123_142927Several days ago I gave the Old Man and the Medium Boy the task of putting in a new pond liner for our back yard.  It’s hard work.  I fed them these empanadas as payment.

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Kalamata Olive Brined Pork Chops

20190818_192643xdfEasy recipe?  Check!  Using flavorful ingredients that you thought you were going to throw out but have found another use for?  Check, check, check!!!

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Fennel & Leek Loukaniko (Greek Sausage)

20190718_214038You know the old saying “close only counts with horseshoes and hand grenades”?  Well, close is seldom close enough when it comes to certain foods, it’s either get the real-deal or go home and make it yourself.

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Traditional Romanian Cabbage Rolls (Sarmale)

20190327_171506erdfgI recently carried out my first experiment fermenting whole cabbage heads.  I did it solely to be able to make these cabbage rolls.  I waited six weeks.  Six whole weeks.  That’s how good these are.  (Psssstt… I have a shortcut if you’re in a hurry.)

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Ham & Pea Pasta

20190126_093937dtrfgEach year around Christmas I’ll buy a ham.  Ironically, we never eat it for Christmas dinner.  I just get it because I want ham and that’s usually the best time to find a good one.

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Easy Weeknight Spareribs

20181128_184043There are a couple of staples that my spice cabinet is never without because they help make meal prep so much easier.  One is an “Italian Seasoning” salt-free herb blend, and the other is a vegetable and spice mix.  Blend them together with a little olive oil and you have an instant rub for every roast or chicken feast.

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