As I mentioned in my last post, these Roasted Veggie Tacos use the same ingredients as my Mediterranean-Style Bowl but taste totally different! So take a chance and make them two days in a row to see what I mean….it’s the perfect way to use up leftovers… they’re so delicious!
I was so in the mood for some comfort food…I haven’t made this in such a long time and was really looking forward to serving this for dinner and it turned out wonderful…so warm and tasty…just the right meal for today… Continue reading →
Did you know that the potato originated in southern Peru sometime between 8000-5000 BC? Wow…pretty cool. Anyway, I’m glad that they’re still around and are just as delicious now as they were back then. Mashed, boiled, roasted – Any way you make ’em. Today I’ve used baby potatoes so they cook up quicker and have a wonderful creamy flavor. The thyme adds a perfect little note to that creamy flavor… Continue reading →
We are huge fans of Greek food…I make a lot of it at home and we also head over to our favorite Greek spots a few times a month (Estia Taverna and Black Olive)…but had never made Moussaka at home until this past weekend…I didn’t want to follow anyone else’s recipe – I knew the flavors very well since I’ve eaten it many times at restaurants…so I sat down and wrote my ideas out in my cooking notebook…shopped for all the ingredients ….then gave it a whirl on Sunday afternoon. It turned out superb! Definitely restaurant quality (can I toot my own horn and say even better than restaurant quality?!) I roasted the eggplant and baked the layer of potatoes before assembling the remaining layers; bringing out the delicious flavors of both, while the beef simmered in a tomato sauce seasoned with cinnamon, allspice and ginger. The final layer is a custard-like béchamel sauce topped with a mix of shredded cheeses…truly scrumptious! Continue reading →
Heidi and I are headed into New York City today to do some shopping and sightseeing…we’re meeting up with my hubby, who works on Madison Avenue, for dinner along with my cousin Dan and his new wife Nisrine…We’ll be eating Greek tonight…my favorite! Anyway, I left a Savory Chicken Pie for the boys to enjoy while we’re away – and decided to revisit my Savory Chicken Pie recipe from way back when we started the blog in 2015…have a wonderful day all! 🙂 Continue reading →
A strata is a great dish to serve when you are having a brunch and need an easy make-ahead meal for a group. I made this strata for a group of friends to close out the summer. Served at room temperature with a salad, I was able to enjoy my friends without worrying about the kitchen. It turned out to be a slightly overcast day, but we had a lot of fun anyway. Continue reading →
This is one of those once-a-year meals…you know the kind…when you use every pot in the kitchen and have a huge clean up…should I be telling you this before you even read it? My mother-in-law used to make this dish and I always loved it. Her recipe could feed a huge family, so I reduced the ingredients to feed four and put my own spin on it. I make it once a year during the winter when comfort food is truly needed… Continue reading →
Some meals taste much better than they look! This hearty one-pot dish is one of those meals that doesn’t look beautiful but tastes wonderful…tender chicken thighs braised with garlic & potatoes and glazed with a touch of maple syrup at the end to give it a delicious flavor and aroma… Continue reading →