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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Sweet and Spicy Cauliflower

If you’re looking for an idea appetizer idea that can also be for dinner then I’ve got the answer for you today. Those little nuggets look like they are chicken but they are not. Say hello to these cauliflower nuggets. They are coated with bread crumbs, panko crumbs, and flour and then baked in the oven. A few years ago I made a similar recipe and called them cauliflower poppers. Those poppers are only covered in panko crumbs. The more panko crumbs you use, the more crunchy they will be. Both recipes are great and I would recommend either of …

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