Goat Cheese, Bacon, and Apple Salad

I’ve got a fun and fancy salad for you today. This salad has been one of my absolute favorites lately. I love the combination of the tangy goat cheese, the salty and crispy bacon, and the sweet apple. Seriously, it’s so good. Lately, I haven’t liked the store bought bottle dressings and I’m too lazy to make homemade salad dressings This semi-homemade Italian dressing has been the ideal solution. I take a Goods Seasons Italian herb packet and combine it with oil, vinegar, and water. Pretty nifty. This has been my go-to salad dressing for the past three months for …

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Nachos

Tomorrow is May 1st. Mind blown. Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner and I initially thought that nachos would be a great way to celebrate the occasion, and they are, but then I realized that nachos are awesome any day of the year. I wasn’t sure that I wanted to blog a recipe for nachos because I don’t think that there is a right or wrong way to do it. Grab some chips and pile on the ingredients that you love. Make a pile for one person or 50. My husband and I made these nachos on New …

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Crustless Zucchini Pie

For the record, my husband says that this is not a pie because it doesn’t have a crust.  Pies must have a crust. This is sort of like a quiche.  However, quiches are mostly made of eggs and this “pie” only has two eggs in it.  I’ve made a variety of quiches and this one is lighter than any others. Call this whatever you like.  I’ve been calling it “the zucchini thing.” It’s a technical term.  Hey, whatever works, right?  My husband knows what I’m talking about and he doesn’t get to complain about me calling it a pie. I’ve …

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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 it’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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Spinach Pie Bean Quesadillas

Happy first day of Spring! I’m ecstatic that it’s getting warmer out and that the days are getting longer. To celebrate, I’m cooking up some Greek food because Greek cuisine is my favorite. I’m half Greek so I might be partial. 😉 Most people are familiar with spinach pie (spanakopita). It’s a pie made with buttery flaky layers on top and bottom and loaded with a spinach filling. It’s one of my favorite Greek dishes. A few years ago I turned the traditional spinach pie into a quesadilla. I wanted all the same flavors but less work (and calories). For …

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