Meatless Meals: Veggie Oven Melt Sandwich

A meatless meal heaven: veggie melt sandwich!

Meatless Meals couldn't be simpler with this oven baked veggie melt sandwich! I try to serve the family a meatless meal once a week.  I'll be frank, it's not all for dietary reasons, sometimes I'm just plain cheap.  I'll be picking nice plump chicken breasts at the grocery store when I decide I don't really feel like spending an extra $10 on more carnivorous food.  So I head back to the produce in search of vegetarian options. This is how … Continue reading →

Avocado BLT

The new BLT with crisp bacon, creamy avocados, garlic mayo, arugula and sundried tomatoes!

A fresh take on a classic sandwich!  This avocado BLT is sure to be a hit!  I have had some of the best BLT sandwiches while on vacation.  Incidentally, both have been in the south and both have held fried green tomatoes.  I make a pretty tasty  fried green tomato myself, but it’s a lot of work, causes a lot of grease to splatter.  It has to be a pretty special occassion for me to make them.  What do I do when I’m short on time but craving a … Continue reading →

Dilly Orzo Pasta Salad

A simple and easy pasta salad for any occasion!

This orzo pasta salad has only a handful of ingredients.  It’s quick, easy and absolutely refreshing! I have a fridge full of condiments.  I bet we all do.  If you were to open my fridge right now you’d find at least 2 half full bottles of bbq sauce, several salad dressings, lemon juice, lime juice, plum sauce, 4 different types of mustard, sun dried tomatoes, tahini, pesto, mayo and an assortment of pickled items.  I have too many condiments. … Continue reading →

Caesar Salad Recipe with Shrimp & Quinoa

This shrimp Caesar salad recipe begins like any other Caesar salad with Romaine lettuce and Parmesan . Shrimp, quinoa take it to a whole new level.

A Caesar salad recipe that's kicked up with shrimp and quinoa! The only thing I find more disgusting than a cooked, eaten chicken carcass is a lobster carcass.  Not that I've eaten a whole lobster or anything. My husband and I got engaged in Sanibel Island, Florida.  We went out to celebrate at a local restaurant known for its lobster.  I had every intention of consuming my own until I caught a glimpse of the tables around me. … Continue reading →

Crispy Chicken Salad with Waffles

A simple chicken salad with sweet Belgian waffles, cherry tomatoes and arugula. A maple mustard dressing tops it off!

 A simple chicken salad with sweet Belgian waffles, cherry tomatoes and arugula.  A maple mustard dressing tops it off!   I've mentioned in various posts that I am Greek.  It goes to say that I love the Mediterranean diet.  My next favorite cuisine would have to be good old southern cooking.     Spicy gumbo's and jambalaya's, buttery cornbread, smooth sweet potato pie, perfectly fried green … Continue reading →

Cherry Kahlúa BBQ Sauce with Chicken Drumettes

This cherry Kahúa BBQ sauce will knock your socks off! This sweet bbq sauce dresses up anything you want to grill! #sponsored #KahlúaSummer

BBQ sauce with a surprise!  Not only is it sweetened with fresh tart cherries, but this bbq sauce gets a little kick with Kahlúa liqueur! I’ve written about our decrepit grill before.  I won’t repeat myself except to say that we had a grill that was just about as old as my marriage.  It was gnarly, charred and altogether disgusting.  I have been waiting for that rusty bucket of bolts to die. Lucky for me, that’s … Continue reading →

Easy Baked Macaroni and Cheese Cups

Easy baked macaroni and cheese muffins and the perfect meal that will make and kid! The cauliflower baked in will make any mom happy!

Easy baked macaroni cheese little hands will love! I can't believe it's time to pack lunches AGAIN!  I've so enjoyed having lazy lunches this summer.  My baggie free world is about to come to a screeching halt!  I should invest in Glad brand stock because goodness knows I use 'em up. This is the year the kids pack their own lunches.  I'm going to stop being an enabler.  I'm going to encourage their independence and … Continue reading →

Greek Vegetarian Sandwiches

Vegetarian Sandwiches with a Greek flair! Inside you’ll find hummus, veggies, feta and tzitziki sauce!

These vegetarian sandwiches have lots of Greek flavor and are so simple and delicious!  They are light on meat but definitely NOT light on taste!  When I was in college there were three Greek restaurants on campus.  All were seedy dives but in different ways.   One was literally a hole in the wall, that was carry-out only.  It had the best Gyro's in town.  The second place was dine in and had a varied … Continue reading →

Grilled Shrimp Nachos

Grilled shrimp nachos are easy to prepare and taste delicious!

 Grilled shrimp nachos for those nights when you don’t want to turn on the oven!  The grill does the work, you enjoy the meal! It's been in the upper 80's here this week.  I shouldn’t complain because it’s been a good summer, but I'm gonna complain anyway.  That's what we do after all, complain when we are cold and complain when we are hot.  It's just human nature.  Rather, it's my human nature. Days like this I find myself without … Continue reading →