Grilled Chicken Souvlaki

My step Dad is Greek and we’ve been introduced to a host of amazing traditional Greek dishes at family gatherings.  Souvlaki is traditionally meat and vegetables grilled on a skewer, then served in a pita wrap with a sauce.  My step Dad claims that the traditional souvlaki and gyros are served with french fries wrapped…

Chicken and Stuffing Bake

I grew up with my Dad and occasionally he would have to travel for work.  Whenever he would have to go out of town, he would always have my Grandma come to stay.  This was something she seemed to always make for us during those stays.  To this day, it is one of my comfort…

Thai Stir Fried Noodles

I love Thai food and my favorite thing to order is Pad Kee Mao which is a noodle dish with wide noodles and lots of veggies.  So when I saw this recipe for Thai stir fried noodles in one of my Cooks Illustrated magazines I was intrigued.  I wouldn’t say it’s precisely like Pad Kee…

Pancit Salad

Derek served his mission in the Philippines.  When we were dating and early in our marriage he took me to Filipino restaurants on occasion.  I always felt the food was just ok.  After a few years and the excitement of the mission had worn off a bit, Derek began to agree with me.  One of…

Frozen Hot Chocolate

 My first trip to my beloved New York City was when I was about 15.  I went on a girls trip with my Mom, my sister, my sister’s friend Brooke, my Mom’s friend Evelyn and her daughter Nicki.  There are a few various things I remember from the trip, but one memory that stands out…

Steamed Salmon with Mustard Greens, Soy Sauce and Ginger

Derek planted a mystery lettuce type plant in our garden this year.  After it grew a little, I identified it as mustard greens.  No worries, I love mustard greens especially cooked with this salmon on top.  Pretty sure I cut this recipe out of a newspaper years ago, and it was a good find.  Kind…