1 05, 2017

When the Going Gets Tough…Greek Style

By | 2017-04-06T14:20:52+00:00 May 1st, 2017|Dimotakis/Calimeris Family Classic, Family Favorites, Greek, International Cuisine|5 Comments

Cooking without recipes is so freeing, the food is truly yours, and it allows you to add herbs, or spices, and other ingredients to see how they change the character of the dish.

18 04, 2017

Baking Madness!

By | 2017-04-18T17:43:02+00:00 April 18th, 2017|Bread, Desserts, Entree's, Home Page, Poultry, Root Vegetables, sides, Vegetables|0 Comments

Apparently I was in the mood to bake on Sunday! I didn't mean to crank out so much stuff, but that's what happens when you cook professionally for years. You start cooking and before you know it, you have enough food to open a cafe. It all started [...]

7 04, 2017

Easter and Greek Easter Ideas

By | 2017-04-03T15:29:48+00:00 April 7th, 2017|Family Favorites, Holidays, Home Page|0 Comments

Greek and "American" Easter are on the same date this year, Sunday, April 16. I love Easter, it's my favorite holiday because it means we're heading into my favorite seasons, spring and summer. Growing up Greek had the bonus of getting two Easters most years, and more importantly, double candy. I've provided two [...]

15 11, 2016

Maple Oatmeal Barley Scones

By | 2017-01-03T09:43:12+00:00 November 15th, 2016|Bread, Breakfast, Home Page|0 Comments

Of all the Ina Garten books my favorite is still her first book, The Barefoot Contessa, named after her former shop in Long Island. Bombar's was still in full swing when that book came out and two of the recipes from that book became two of my standards for Bombar's. Her Raspberry Corn Muffins [...]

29 10, 2016

Mom’s Apple Cake (Smitten Kitchen)

By | 2017-01-03T09:43:12+00:00 October 29th, 2016|Cake, Desserts, Home Page, Inspirations|0 Comments

When my father was alive, he used to come over for dinner about once a week. Dad loved to eat and loved a good home cooked meal so I always included something new and different at our dinners. He had a particular weakness for apple/cinnamon desserts, One of his favorites was a recipe very similar to this using sliced apples.