Spicy Shrimp Tacos with Cilantro Lime Slaw

Spicy Shrimp Tacos with Cilantro Lime Slaw

 Growing up in the Southwest gave me a love for spicy goodness, so Friday when I opened the refrigerator to a head of cabbage and some shrimp…BAM!  I thought tacos (for some reason).  It was probably also slightly inspired by the fact that I keep soft flour tortillas in the pantry as a very important […]

The Kitchen Klinic Chronicles: Part 1

The Kitchen Klinic Chronicles: Part 1

Have you ever read some of your Grandmother’s Cookbooks?  They can be extremely entertaining!!  My mom recently gave me a book called “The Kitchen Klinic” Completed by The Women’s Club of St. Vincent Charity Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio 1936. Gosh, people…some of it is rather comical, but I have a great appreciation for how Homemakers use to […]

German Bierocks

German Bierocks

This recipe for German Hamburgers or “Bierocks” came to me from my Great Grandmother Hans (who also gave me Homemade Noodles!)  All my life I thought my mom was saying “Beer Rocks”, how funny!  Basically, if you make homemade dough, this is not a dish to do when you are in a hurry, but for the purpose […]

Souvlaki

Souvlaki

There are many ways to make Souvlaki, which is basically meat on a skewer.  As we made our way around the country of Greece, sampling every single possible type, we discovered it is always delish!  I was reminded the other day, by my Souvlaki-loving husband that the great thing about cuisine in Greece (and I am sure other Mediterranean countries) is the […]

Tzatziki and Greek Meatballs

Tzatziki and Greek Meatballs

Hello!  I am so excited to be sharing this recipe for Tzatziki with you!  I learned it from Ingrid (Bungalows Ingrid) during our stay in Greece.  She shared many fascinating stories and recipes with me as I sat at the bar scribbling notes. Tzatziki is a traditional Greek sauce which you will always find in cafe’s, restaurants […]

Texas Taco Turkey Chili

Texas Taco Turkey Chili

  Growing up in the West (Colorado and Arizona) I just love smoky southwest flavors and various Chili recipes … This recipe is super quick and would be good with leftover roasted or smoked turkey too!   Ingredients: 1 Chopped Onion 2-3 Cloves Garlic (minced) 2 Tbsp. Olive Oil 1.5 lbs. Ground Turkey 1 Can Hominy (drained and rinsed) […]

The Pearly Pork and The Leeky Quinoa

The Pearly Pork and The Leeky Quinoa

It all began with a beer.  That is how it all happened.  The beer met the Pork Roast and then I felt like they should get a yummy group of flavors going and the next thing you know, we had one outrageous combination on our table.   I had some purple and white pearl onions loosely rolling around in the […]

Stuffed Tomatoes

Stuffed Tomatoes

A few days into our month long stay at Bungalows Ingrid,  she completely surprised us with her authentic Stuffed Tomatoes which Jorgos delivered to our bungalow door on a rustic platter!  This was the first time we had the dish and we were so excited as we gathered around the patio table,  where the four of us completely […]

Market to Table and The Wrapper

Market to Table and The Wrapper

Now that we just ate all the “comfort foods” we can possibly eat, I am beginning 2014 with an important goal…  I created this site to be a wonderful place for everyone to find ideas; Ideas for flavors, Ideas for exploring new places and Ideas for turning junk into treasure!  So, beginning today you will […]

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