Rosemary-Garlic Chicken Kabobs

This summer has been…well, perhaps not great, weather-wise. I don’t mind the cooler weather at all, so I don’t take...more

One Pot Creamy Sausage Pasta

There are times when writing blog posts comes very easily to me and I’m done in 5 minutes. Truth be told, that’s nearly...more

Quinoa Tabbouleh

Even though I have long (LONG) been obsessed with fattoush, I was never a huge fan of tabouli growing up. I think maybe it was too much fresh parsley for me, which sounds silly considering there is a decent amount in fattoush and plenty in Greek cooking, but for some reason tabouli didn’t do it for me. Plus, I’ve only recently come around to mint in savory foods (and our mint plant is...more

Green Chile Cheeseburgers

There are plenty of things I didn’t like or didn’t give a chance to when I was a kid, but the two that stick out most are beans and peppers. At a restaurant, everything ordered would need to have these omitted. Mexican food? ...more

Grilled Vegetables with Zaatar Vinaigrette

I mentioned recently that Zachary’s new favorite vegetable, until it inevitably...more

Caramel Cake

Welcome to this year’s edition of Did Elly Successfully Make Tom’s Birthday Cake? Sure, sort of. Tom’s birthday cakes and I have had a sordid past ....more

Spring Salad

You know how a lot of times you’re looking to add something to your menu/party,...more

Pilafi me Saltsa Domata (Rice with tomato sauce)

If you’ve ever eaten at a Greek-American diner in your day, you’ve likely seen this sauce. It often comes on top of rice, whether you order a chicken kabob or a gyro. It’s a thin tomato-based sauce that is really simple but strangely addictive ....more

Spicy Chicken Thighs with Cucumber-Avocado Salsa

Today is the first day of the kids’ “summer camp” and I sent them wearing jackets and jeans because it was in the 40s this morning. Happy June? If you’re like us, you probably don’t have to worry *too much* at the moment about meals that don’t take too long to make and heat up the house, but even so, allow me to introduce to you my new obsession:...more

Zucchini-wrapped Lamb Kabobs

I feel like we eat a lot of meatballs. Or meatball-like things. This may be something that comes with the territory of having kids, I guess? ...more