Spicy Sesame Ginger Marinade

This is a quick and simple marinade to dress up even the most basic budget friendly chicken legs!  Your family will love it!  Naturally, I use my Ninja to make the chopping extra fast. We all know I love my ninja…Don’t even get me started on that because it is the perfect size for marinades…

Skordalia and Walnut Pesto

As clean white linens blow in the warm breeze behind me, I sit at this bar in the middle of an orange grove chatting with Ingrid.  She tells fascinating stories of her childhood and how she would come to Greece every summer from Germany by way of trains.  She tells of how she and Jorgos fell in love. She hands…

Choco Monkey Bread

This past weekend, we had a bunch of teenage girls here for a sleepover and for some reason they like food.  I know, strange…. They eat Choco Tacos, Chocodiles, Choco Marshmallows on a stick, Choco Pretzels, Choco Everything.  Basically, this reminded me of my Choco Monkey Bread.  A far too easy Brunch idea that I recommend serving any time of…

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

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…

Simple Caesar Salad Dressing

Today is just the kind of day where I feel like keeping things fresh and simple! I am also totally ready for summer and farmer’s markets and cookouts with friends!!!!  Store bought dressings just don’t get it done and your friends will be so delighted when you whip up this homemade dressing for them the next time…

Stained Glass Lollipops

These totally remind me of walking through The Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas!  You know those amazing  glass flowers that hang from the ceiling?  Well, I don’t know if they are still there but they are so beautiful…  This project is definitely easier when you have a couple people assisting (and you aren’t trying to…

Sister Vicki’s Savory Oatmeal

This lovely breakfast idea comes to us from Greg’s sister, Vicki, who runs marathons…  She probably is not aware of the influence she has had on my love for cooking over the past 20+ years so I just want to say Thanks!  When Greg and I first got married, I didn’t know how to do anything but…

Chicken Pot Stickers

The other night we made Chicken Pot Stickers.  It all started when Charlotte decided to grab Won Tons off the shelf at the Grocery Store and I said, “How hard could it be?”  (something I say often). A couple days later I had some Chicken Breasts that needed to be cooked…So, I thought why not make…

Almond Cookies of Argos

Amygdolata… What?  The only way to describe these babies is by telling you another story.  It all began one hot afternoon in June, while exploring Argos in our trusty little rental car. (f you are just now joining us, then you may want to check out some of my other posts about our Zesty Greek Travel…