Watermelon Caprese Salad

This is summer in a bowl. I love caprese. If you’re not familiar with it, it’s a mozzarella, tomato and basil salad. The combo is a classic and is so delicious. However, I’m giving it a little twist today and adding watermelon to the mix. Yup, watermelon, which is another favorite of mine to enjoy in the summer. The sweetness from the watermelon is a wonderful contrast to the savory mozzarella cheese and tomatoes. I have to say that it’s important it be fresh mozzarella for the right texture. If you want a little variety you could try strawberries either …

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Tiropita – Greek Cheese Pie

This is the easiest and quickest Greek recipe I’ve made so far. You know, for a Greek recipe. If you asked 10 people how to make cheese pie (or tiropita), I bet you’d get 10 different answers.  I’m sure most, if not all, would be delicious in their own way.  I’ve eaten of variety of them. Since I’m Greek, I suppose that’s to be expected. If you’ve never had it before or don’t know what it is, it’s a savory Greek cheese pie where the filling is a cheese mixture, mostly made of feta cheese. I had never made my …

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Chicken Burrito Bowls with Avocado Salsa

If you’re looking for an easy and quick dinner idea then I’ve got your back. Let’s face it, we’re probably always looking for quick dinners. While I can never beat the time it takes to make a bowl of cereal (not that there is anything wrong with that), you can whip up this chicken dinner pretty quickly. And any leftovers taste great the next day, which makes for an even quicker meal (and may actual tie with the timing of a cereal dinner). The chicken and avocado salsa are the stars of this dish. The chicken is seasoned with chili …

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Carrot Cake

Guys, I baked a cake! If you’ve been around Tina’s Chic Corner for a while then you know I’m not really into baking cakes. I suppose it’s because I find them intimidating to make. Did I over mix the batter? Is it done baking? How about now? Did I over bake it? My husband can attest to the countless questions that I ask. (Sorry, babe.) However, this carrot cake captured my attention last year so I convinced myself to put my insecurities aside and try it. And guess what? I failed. I’m not kidding. When I tried this recipe last …

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Bougatsa – Greek Custard Pastries

A cup of Greek coffee and Greek sweets is always a good idea. If you’ve never heard of bougatsa before, it’s a sweet custard individually wrapped in phyllo dough. It’s very similar to my favorite Greek dessert, galaktoboureko, except you cover the bougatsa with powdered sugar not syrup and they are bite sized. As a friendly heads up, I think that these are a pain to make. You know that I like to keep it real for you guys. There is nothing difficult about this recipe, in fact it’s quite easy. However, I despise working with phyllo dough because it’s …

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