Perfect Rice Pilaf with Orzo and Slivered Almonds

Very few ingredients are needed to make an outstanding rice pilaf dish.  We chose to add some pan toasted orzo, turmeric, basil and thyme.  Topped off with some fresh parsley and slivered toasted almonds, this pilaf is anything but boring. Rice pilaf is, by definition, rice that has been cooked in chicken stock or another […]

Vibrant Summer Four Bean Salad

4 types of beans, cherry tomatoes, red onion, olives and vibrant peppers make up this delicious and healthy summer salad that is always the first to disappear at picnics. This beautifully colorful bean salad is always the first to go at potlucks.  No one can resist the vibrant colors.   It is also one of […]

Coffee Rubbed Burgers with Smoked Gouda and Homemade BBQ Sauce

You might think a coffee rub on a burger sounds a little strange, but coffee actually enhances and deepens the flavor of the meat. It also creates a charred crust on the outside allowing the burger to stay moist on the inside. Topped with caramelized onion, smoked gouda cheese and homemade bbq sauce! This burger […]

Layered Hummus with Roasted Red Peppers and Feta Cheese

Homemade velvety hummus made with chickpeas, tahini, garlic, lemon and salt is layered with sliced Kalamata olives, diced cucumbers, roasted red peppers, feta cheese and pine nuts.  It’s a meal unto itself ! Have you ever made hummus before?  I have a few hummus recipes on this site and while I think they are WAY […]

How to Make the World’s Best Homemade Tzatziki Sauce

Tzatziki sauce is a beautifully refreshing Middle Eastern dip using Greek yogurt, fresh cucumbers, oil, vinegar, lemon and dill.  It is one of the most versatile sauces ever created. WHAT IS TZATZIKI SAUCE? For those of us who are not Middle Eastern, Greek or Lebanese and did not grow up in that kind of household, […]

Delicious Greek Salad w/ Homemade Dressing

Greek salad is full of fresh veggies like cucumbers, ripe tomatoes, onions, etc. in a light dressing for a perfect side dish or addition to a meal.  A Greek salad is a Greek salad is a Greek salad. So how do we make our Greek salad stand out against the other 400 recipes circulating the […]

Grilled Greek Chicken Kebabs (Souvlaki) w/ Hummus & Tzatziki

Boneless skinless chicken breasts that have been bathed in a thick marinade of Greek yogurt, oil, lemon, garlic and spices, then threaded on skewers makes these grilled chicken kebabs a delicious and healthy weeknight dinner. These Greek Chicken Kebabs have a thick and flavorful yogurt marinade that is going to blow your socks off !  […]

Easy Homemade Naan Bread (That YOU can make!)

Homemade soft Naan bread is easier to make than you may think and is simply irresistible when its warm and freshly made.  It is perfect to scoop hummus, open it up for a pita pocket or tear it off to make a little wrap with some chicken. Growing up in New York, I never really […]

Mouthwatering Chicken Burgers with Spinach, Avocado & Gruyere

These ground chicken burgers are anything but dry!  They get their flavor from the seasonings, Gruyere cheese, spinach and avocado.  But the clincher is the secret honey mustard sauce on top! It is grilling season friends!   It’s about time, isn’t it? How many burgers have you eaten so far?  A few I bet.  But […]

Rigatoni with Sun Dried Tomatoes, Basil & Mascarpone Sauce

This pasta sauce doesn’t use regular tomatoes, its flavor is intensified with sundried tomatoes, fresh garlic and basil and combined with mascarpone cheese and parmesan cheese for the most epic sauce ever! This pasta could not be easier to make and it’s so full of flavor that I think it’s outranked my vodka sauce.  Even […]

Hash Brown Wrapped Vegetarian Omelet

Crispy golden hash browns wrap an omelet with onions, peppers, broccoli and cheese and then it is folded over for a crispy crunchy outside and a tender hot cheesy inside. I was bored the other day and when I am bored I tend to cook. I make eggs almost everyday for at least 1 person […]

Garlic & Herb Bowtie Pasta

Creamy garlic and herb bow-tie pasta that is cooked in one pot and ready in 15 minutes!   Without question, the side dish section of our blog is the most popular with our Parmesan Garlic Noodles leading the pack for over 7 years !!   However, our Creamy Garlic Parmesan Orzo is slowly closing in. […]