Cinnamon Sugar Square Marshmallow Treats

I’m not much of a traditionalist when it comes to food. There are certain dishes I’d never want to change, but for the most part, I find a lot of happiness trying meals and/or desserts that add unexpected ingredients or flavors to a recipe. It’s such an experience for my taste buds when I find […]

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Guacamole with Watermelon

Happy Friday, all!! What are your plans for the weekend? It’s supposed to be in the 70s and sunny around here, which means we’ll be enjoying the sunshine at the market and getting yard work done around our house. Don’t worry, we won’t be spending all weekend slaving away, we also have dinner plans with […]

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Red, White and Blue Trifle

As I mentioned in my last post, we went strawberry picking this past weekend at Stade’s Farm and Market. It was such a fun summer activity to do together as a family – I’m hoping to make it a tradition at the start of each summer. Not only was it enjoyable, but the strawberries we […]

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Strawberry & Peach Popsicles

Summertime and the livin’ is easy! Ella Fitzgerald knew what was up. Anyone else feel the same? Being at home with our daughter most of the time has taken me back to summers as a kid. Spending days and nights outdoors, getting sun-kissed on the regular and enjoying the tastiest frozen summer treats. Summers have […]

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Summer Pesto and Burrata Farro Salad

Can you smell that?… …I’m pretty sure that smell is summertime!! Have you been enjoying the weather as much as I have lately? It’s been getting me just a tad bit excited. Let me tell you why: This is the first summer I’ll get to spend almost every day with our daughter. She’s at such […]

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Homemade Greek Yogurt

My family has been enjoying Greek yogurt long before brands like Fage or Chobani hit stores in America. I love that it’s become a popular breakfast food and/or snack because it’s the only yogurt I’ll let touch my lips. Honest! My Yiayia used to make homemade yogurt and would send my mom home with a […]

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Greek Panzanella Summer Salad

I have many vivid memories of sitting at my Yiayia’s kitchen table late at night, talking and playing cards. Most of these sit-downs would end in tears after she’d tell me the stories of her childhood or how she fell desperately in love with Papou. I swear, she could read the back of a milk carton and […]

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Skillet Pastichio (Greek Lasagna)

“Hi Marinike, this is Yiayia and Papou. We just called to say hi…” Every single voicemail she ever left me started with that cute little greeting. It was usually followed by, “I was thinking of you” or “how’s your honey?”. Oh, how I’ll miss hearing that raspy, thick accent. I had saved a few messages […]

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Crock Pot Chicken Quesadillas

You didn’t think I was only going to post one Cinco de Mayo recipe did you? No way, Jose! My love for Mexican food is almost as great as my love for Italian or Greek food, and that says a lot. Everyone needs a little quesadilla in their life, and today I’m sharing one of […]

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