Raspberry Cheese Danish (Redux)

When I want to cook something for my dad I instantly go to breakfast and pastries because that’s his favorite. My dad says that he likes everything that I cook for him, even my chicken dinners. I’m not sure that I entirely believe him because he’s not a chicken fan. (Now you know where I get my chicken aversion from. ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) Nevertheless, I’ll stick to pastries because I know it’s always a winner and I’m making a oldie but goodie today in his honor. If you’ve followed me for a long time then this danish will look familiar because …

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Greek Roasted Chicken

Winner, winner, chicken dinner. (Sorry, I had to go there.) My Greek roasted chicken and potatoes dish is one of the recipes from my blog that I make the most. It’s easy to make, it comes out delicious every time, and it’s a great make-ahead meal to make for guests. I’ve taken the original tried and true recipe and made two minor changes to it. While the original recipe is still perfection (and I still make it that way when my husband and I entertain for a big crowd), but I wanted to make it into a smaller portion. Plus, …

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Cookie Dough Stuffed Chocolate Sandwiches

These cookies are so fun! I’m not usually drawn to cookies that you don’t bake, but I simply had to make these when I saw them online. I love Oreo cookies and chocolate chip cookie dough so it sounded like a match made in heaven. It turns out I was right because they are so good. I think that this is the safest cookie dough to eat. There are no eggs in it, and I baked the all-purpose flour before I mixed it into the cookie dough. There is some controversy as to whether flour is safe to eat so …

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Bacon Orzo Salad

Bacon. Do I have your attention? I was in charge of bringing a salad to a family BBQ birthday celebration over the weekend. I racked my brain to try to think of something outside of the box (i.e. no pasta or potato salad). Remember when I said that orzo is like the forgotten carb? Well, I’m not forgetting about it this weekend. I’m making an orzo salad. Yes, orzo is type of pasta, so I guess that I’m sort of cheating by still bringing a “pasta” salad. However, this one is different than any other that you might see at …

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Tzatziki – Cucumber Yogurt Dip

I’m revisiting an oldie but goodie recipe today. Tzatziki sauce is one of my favorite Greek recipes. It’s easy to make, it’s delicious, and it’s super versatile. If you’ve never had it before, it’s yogurt mixed with cucumbers, garlic, oil, and herbs. There are a few simple tips to creating an awesome tzatziki. First, make it ahead of time so that the flavor of the garlic and herbs marinate in the yogurt. Second, use Greek yogurt because itโ€™s thicker than non-Greek yogurt and it makes for a better dip. Third, and I’m sorry for this one, go through the effort …

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