When we are getting nothing but heat and humidity, I honestly don’t feel like cooking. It’s already hot outside and I don’t really want to spend my time cooking something hot in an already hot kitchen. I don’t know…maybe that’s just me. But, when it’s a full-fledged sauna outside, I go for dishes like this. Something that only requires a few ingredients. I don’t have to cook it and bonus points are that it’s refreshing and keeps me cool. This is a Lebanese-style cucumber salad that is served cold. As I mentioned, it only requires a few ingredients and comes together in a few minutes. If you ask me, the perfect dish for the summer heat.
I love potatoes in nearly every way they could be made and served. This is one of my favorites. I love garlic. I love parmesan. I love potatoes. Do you see where I’m going with this? It all makes sense. These garlic parmesan potato wedges are the perfect appetizers to serve on their own or with a delicious dipping sauce. They’re fluffy on the inside and crispy on the outside. These wedges pack a flavor punch as you get a bit of spice and saltiness. They’re so good, easy to make and it’s hard to eat just one.
The hot weather calls for a cold dish and I don’t think one fits any better than pasta salad. When the weather gets hot I want to eat something cold and I want it to be easy to make. Pasta salad hits all those notes. On top of that, it’s filling and so tasty. My take on pasta salad is a Mediterranean combination of Greek and Italian elements. The best of both incredible worlds. When you need something quick to take with you to the park or beach, look no further. This is it.
This tasty mixed berry crumble is incredibly easy to make and absolutely heavenly topped with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream. It involves few ingredients, it’s not too sweet and it’s perfect for the spring and summer. I absolutely love desserts that give you a flavor, temperature, or texture contrast and this provides all three as we have the warm tangy berry base topped with the buttery, sweet streusel topping served with cold whipped cream or ice cream. Delish! This dish is perfect if you’re looking for a dessert to impress your loved ones without spending all your time in the kitchen. It comes together so quickly and easily.
Greek Salad in America involves ingredients such as lettuce, olives, beets, peppers, and more. In Greece, not so much. The traditional Greek Salad is actually very simple. It’s all about the few ingredients being of great quality and letting the ingredients shine. I should also mention that there is no such thing as lettuce in the OG salad. Yup, it’s just veggies. But, don’t let that scare you off. This easy traditional Greek salad is still so flavorful and has an amazing texture. It may be the easiest and quickest salad you make in your life.
Believe it or not, I was not a muffin fan as a child. I think that had to do with pure ignorance. My mother would always make the boxed muffins and to me, they just looked meh. Obviously, as I grew so did my willingness to try new things. Once I tried a real muffin, I was hooked for life. To me, a muffin doesn’t have to differ from what makes a cupcake special. Great cupcakes are known to be flavorful, moist, and fluffy. Muffins can and should have these same characteristics.
Fast forward to a few years ago when I shared my first muffin recipe. The muffins from my first recipe are delicious, but they are a little more reminiscent of the boxed muffins in texture and size. This time, I wanted to go big or go home. Let’s pack on the complex flavor. Let’s make it bursting with blueberries. Let’s make them tall and big. Let’s pack on the streusel topping. I took one bite into these bakery style blueberry muffins and the muffin angels were humming in my ears. These muffins are so great and so easy to make.
I know you may be confused by the title of this recipe. Look, it’s not that you have to make this on Sunday night. That just happens to be the most common day that I end up making this dish. It’s one of those dishes you make when you want something delicious, filling, and quick. That’s why I love it. Most of the ingredients can be found in your pantry too! Nothing fancy, but good filling comfort food is what this is. Here’s how you make my easy Sunday Night pasta…
Those close to me know that I’m not a fan of raw tomatoes. I personally can’t get with the flavor or texture. My whole life I thought I wouldn’t like tomato soup, because naturally, why would I like a soup made of an ingredient I’m not a fan of? Well, I was dead wrong. I’m a huge fan now. This tomato soup is creamy, smooth, warm, and full of flavor. You taste the tomato but it’s also not overwhelming. It’s incredibly easy to make and perfect for this cold weather. I urge you guys to give this a try. Even my fellow tomato haters will love it.
It’s been a while since I’ve had shared one of mama’s chaotic Lebanese recipes. Well, I needed to get one more in before the new year. I can’t think of a better one to share than homemade spinach pies. I have to tell you…I absolutely love spinach pies. They are so tasty and it’s so hard for me to eat just one. It’s one of the few bakery items that don’t do it justice. The difference between the homemade versions and the ones you get at the bakery is so significant. You really can’t get better than homemade spinach pies. It’s a lot of prep work and there is a lot going on at the same time. That’s why I call it chaotic. But, don’t be intimidated. Have fun, get in there and try out the delicious chaos.