Whole Wheat Pita Bread

There are so many things that once I make them at home, I can never go back to store-bought: pizza dough (more on that soon), salsa, ice cream, and definitely pita bread.  Homemade pita is so soft and flavorful it makes its store-bought counterpart seem like a circle of cardboard.  Since my favorite dinner is […]

Pita Bread

Here we go again with another thing that is so much better homemade, I will probably never buy it from the store again.  This was so simple to make and fairly quick, and the result was incredible.  This blows store-bought pita bread out of the water.  The pitas were amazingly soft and airy, and tasted […]

Yummy Yeast Breads

Buttermilk Honey Bread Honey Yeast Rolls Pita Bread Whole Wheat Bread Potato Rolls French Bread American Sandwich Bread Cottage Cheese Dill Bread Fresh Fruit Focaccia Holiday Pumpkin Bread Soft Garlic Knots Herbed Focaccia Bread Honey Wheat Sandwich Buns

Dinner Spanakopitas

I have been on such an Ina Garten kick lately!  Receiving a couple of her cookbooks for Christmas really reminded me how much I love her recipes.  The books inspire me with her simple yet delicious recipes and beautiful pictures.  I make something of hers at least once a week now!  I have only made […]

Greek Chicken Salad

So the big feasting holiday has come and gone.  I hope everyone had a wonderful time with friends and loved ones, and enjoyed great food!  Our Thanksgiving was a blast and everything went very well.  Being together with so many family members makes me so grateful for all the blessings in our life.  Of course, […]

Stock Your Freezer – Tips and Tricks

I realized that I mention in quite a few of my posts, “This freezes well.”  I have started to say this so often (especially where scones are concerned!) that you all must think I have a completely packed freezer all the time.  Not true, but I do keep a lot of things I consider to […]

Roasted Garlic Hummus

I make a lot of hummus.  It is a great way to use up left over pita bread, and my family always devours it when I serve it with broccoli florets.  I almost always make the basic restaurant-style hummus both because I love it and because it takes just a few minutes with ingredients I […]

Best of 2009 – Part 2

Let’s get right to today’s installment of The Best of 2009.  (Proof that I don’t make only desserts 🙂 ) Pappa al Pomodoro – this thick and chunky, spicy tomato soup has become a favorite of mine.  When I first made it, I didn’t think it would be able to surpass my old tomato soup […]

Chicken Gyros

Alright everyone, get ready for a monumental news flash – I now have a new favorite dinner.  It is these chicken gyros.  While this title was previously held by a simple cheesy pasta dish, the gyros now reign supreme.  To prove it, I will say this – I made these twice in the last week. […]

Restaurant-Style Hummus

I had never made hummus before, and to be honest, I have only tasted it one or two times in my life.  I enjoyed it but didn’t think much of it beyond that.  When I saw this recipe for hummus in a recent issue of Cook’s Illustrated, I decided to make it along with my pita […]