My family likes to eat at a local Chinese restaurant owned by a man nicknamed Homer (Homer, as in the ancient Greek author). He got this nickname decades ago by a family friend of ours (who happened to be Greek) who was Homer’s sponsor when Homer immigrated here from China. I have no idea what his real name is, but even the other people at the restaurant call him Homer, too.Continue reading Ginger Beef Noodle Soup
Fasolakia Yiahni (Greek Green Bean and Potato Stew)
There are a variety of dishes that I wasn’t fond of when I was a kid. I look back and wonder what the heck was wrong with me. Please don’t answer that question for me!Continue reading Fasolakia Yiahni (Greek Green Bean and Potato Stew)
Creamy Tuna Pasta
I will never tire of hearing my children’s angelic voices asking me “Mom, what’s for dinner?” Just kidding, it got old as soon as they learned the phrase.Continue reading Creamy Tuna Pasta
Slow Cooked Barbeque-Beer Beef Tri Tip
At one point I had three electric slow-cookers, but I’m down to two now. One would think that having this many would mean that I use them a lot. One would think that, now wouldn’t they?Continue reading Slow Cooked Barbeque-Beer Beef Tri Tip
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!Continue reading Super Easy Southwest Style Bean Soup
Ginger & Green Onion Roast Chicken
Every 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.
Manestra (Greek Pasta in Tomato Sauce)
This may not be one of the most well known (if at all) Greek dishes to those who are not Greek, but ask any kid who grew up with traditional Greek food and this will likely be one of their favorites.
Leek & Fennel Salmon Loaf
One of the greatest things about salmon (aside from all the healthy stuff… omega-3 fatty acids…blah, blah, blah… you know “omega” is a Greek letter) is the fact that it is the perfect medium for so many other flavors, yet is still strong enough to hold its own.
Kalamata Olive Brined Pork Chops
Easy recipe? Check! Using flavorful ingredients that you thought you were going to throw out but have found another use for? Check, check, check!!!
Tahini & Garlic Crusted Roast Chicken
I eat tahini straight from the jar. I don’t have a problem, unless you tell on me. Please don’t tell on me.