Once upon a time, people had the time needed to prepare more time-consuming meals for dinner. Bwahahahahahahahahaha!!! Yeah… right.Continue reading Roast Chicken with Summer Squash
I am a firm believer in the saying “necessity is the mother of invention”. Dinner is necessary. At least that’s what my family keeps telling me.Continue reading Creamy Mushroom Soup Risotto
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.Continue reading Lemon-Mustard Baked Chicken and Rice
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.Continue reading Chicken Stifado (Greek Chicken and Onion Stew)
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!Continue reading Super Easy Southwest Style Bean Soup
As a child, I was not a fan of spinach, or anything that contained it, and no amount of watching Popeye cartoons could make me change my mind. Thank goodness for adulthood.Continue reading Spinach & Feta Galette
I don’t make this dish enough. Nowhere nearly enough. My medium boy reminds of this on a regular basis.
Hello, I’m Dorie, and I’m a gravy snob. I do not need a support group to get over it, thank you very much.
There are likely more recipes for mashed potatoes than there are people on this planet, and yet they all seem to ignore the ONE ingredient that will make them perfect. Okay, there’s more than one, but one of them is really important. Continue reading Simply Perfect Mashed Potatoes
I’m not going to lie, I hated this when I was a kid. I used to call it moose-skata. My mother was not pleased with this nickname. I’ll explain in a moment.
You 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.
There are some foods that will never photograph well no matter how delicious they really are. This, sadly, is one of those foods.
This recipe was actually born from an epic fail of one of my earlier experiments in my cooking history. I was *trying* to make a pumpkin infused rice by cooking the rice inside of a pumpkin inside of the oven. It didn’t work.
It’s easy to get in a rut when it comes to preparing certain types of foods. It’s not so easy figuring out a way to get out of said rut. Sometimes I manage to make it happen. Yay me!
In all honesty, I don’t cook seafood as often as I would like to eat it. I really need to work on this.
Greeks like to joke about the song “Mary Had a Little Lamb” by noting that it’s in past tense. Had.
You 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)
Our 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.
Wherever you are in Greece, some sort of body of water is likely to be near. Unsurprisingly, seafood is a common ingredient in many dishes. This particular one marries a few traditional Greek flavors into one hearty, tasty, lick-the-bowl-clean meal.