Mediterranean Inspired Couscous Salad


It seems strange to me to see things starting to get scheduled on our family calendar. I hold the master calendar that we try to keep everyone sorted on and for 2-3 months it has been almost blank. Now this week I see a college interview, a dentist appointment, a dinner, and a small gathering…

Caramelized Onion, Feta, and Spinach Pizza


Day 44 –  My daughter had her graduation ceremony for community college yesterday. It was held virtually. She was so proud of herself because she has always struggled in school but she graduated with honors AND Phi Theta Kappa distinction. She would have had cords and she was so looking forward to this. We made…

Hummus Kofta Pizza


My family loves pizza and I am always trying to think of new toppings combinations to try. As it is the end of the month my meat choices to serve for dinner were ground beef or chicken, again. I chose the ground beef. Since we have been on a Mediterranean/Lebanese food lately I decided to…

Salmon Bowls


I am so excited! I think I may finally have a week where I can actually sit down and write something other than a grocery list on the back of an envelope. Even then it is only for one or two items as I am running to the store to get something I forgot. It…

Catherine’s Lemony Garlic Pasta


I have to share this with you because I am such a proud Mom. We went out the other night for a rare date night and left the kids home to do homework. I did not make dinner as we were super busy but I knew there were some chicken tenders in the freezer, along…

Mediterranean Quinoa Bowl with Roasted Vegetables


With my mother’s health problems came a suggestion from her doctor to follow a Mediterranean diet. My mother eats very little other than white toast, pepperoni, and cheese, and drink coffee with a bit of 2% milk. Seriously. She used to be a cook but she never really ate much herself. After chemotherapy and advancing…

Chicken Shawarma


My family loves Mediterranean flavors and since it is summer it is a perfect time for grilling! We de-boned the chicken thighs and removed the skin before marinating the chicken. You can buy the chicken this way but for the price of $.77 a pound versus $2.29 a pound I decided we could do it…

Greek Marinated Steak with Tzatziki


Back, what seems eons ago in January, I chose the word JOY as my word of intention through this year. My life got off track a bit and I was starting to get overwhelmed by health stuff and home stuff. I went back and read my resolution to choose JOY in making decisions and living…

Shish Taouk


When I read this recipe for Shish Taouk from White House Red Door (click for link to original recipe) I knew I was going to make this recipe soon! We love Mediterranean food and I was excited to try this.  There is a little Mediterranean restaurant near our house and we love to order new foods to…

Shwarma Burgers with Garlic Sauce


Lately I have been searching for new ideas and recipes online from some other smaller bloggers. I love reading people ideas and cultural traditions surrounding food. I have found some great bloggers on WordPress.com who are also become great online encouragers and friends. This recipe comes from Cooking for the Time Challenged – Schwarma Spice…

Greek Ore-Ida Totchos with Homemade Tzatziki


*I received a free bag of Ore-Ida Tater Tots from @Influenster and @OreIda to create a recipe (#OreIdaTotchos #contest) and review the product for them. I received no other compensation for this article. All opinions and ideas are my own and should only be read as such. I have been on a mission to make…

Rachael Ray Inspired Moussaka Sloppy Joes


As I was driving around town today I noticed all the signs for $5 lunches. I thought, “Hmmm, that’s not bad.” But, then the other side of me kicked in. That is lunch for one person. Could someone take that money and make dinner for their family with it? Of course. I started to think…