Dallas Symphony Gala 2018

Welcome to one of my favorite nights of the whole year! I look forward to the Dallas Symphony Orchestra Gala months in advance. This was my fourth consecutive year and the most exciting for me because Kristin Chenoweth – GALINDA WITH A GA HERSELF – was the featured artist at gala. The past three years…

The Rose Table Turns Four!

Today is The Rose Table’s four year anniversary. Thank you all for letting me be part of your table. It means so much to me and I love hearing from  all of you! In the spirit of celebrating, here are my top four favorites of so many things. Top Four Filming Memories  When I ended…

Foodie Tour of San Francisco

Get ready for a foodie tour of San Francisco! I was so excited to experience my mama’s hometown for the first time as an adult and eat my way through the Bay Area. My dear friend Eric lives in San Francisco and curated the perfect foodie tour of the city for me. Here’s the scoop…

Wine Spotlight: The Count of Buena Vista

This weekend I had a magical happy hour with my dear friend Wendy Darling at my parents’ lake house in east Texas. I took a bottle of Buena Vista Winery wine that I had been saving for a special occasion and Labor Day Weekend by the water seemed like the perfect time to uncork! Photography…

Disney Dinners: Hercules

A Greek menu fit for a demigod! Disney’s Hercules has a special place in my heart. For a long time I said it was my favorite Disney movie, narrowly edged out by Mulan. I was severely bullied as a teenager so the opening of Hercules really resonates with me. I can’t tell you how many times…

Tzatziki

A healthy Greek yogurt sauce with cucumber and garlic Tzatziki is another wonderful Greek speciality: it’s healthy, garlicky, and super easy to make. If you can stir, you can make tzatziki. The only challenge is grating the cucumber, which is imperative for a thick tzatziki. You can use this as a dip with veggies, as a…

Mezze Platter

A family style platter full of Greek goodies I really could eat a mezze platter every single night. Full of healthy Greek favorites, this platter is a crowd pleaser! I strongly recommend making your own tzatziki. It only takes a few minutes. Get my tzatziki recipe here. You find dolmades at many grocery stores in…

Zero to Hero (Ouzito) Cocktail

With two shots of ouzo, this light and breezy cocktail will take you from Zero to Hero I want to get something straight right off the bat: I’m not even really an ouzo fan I love this cocktail. I did not reinvent the wheel here. Ouzo, which tastes like black licorice (stay with me!), is extremely…

Grilled Potatoes

One of my all-time favorite side dishes! I can’t even count how many times I’ve grilled potatoes. Hundreds? Thousands, even? It’s one of my go-to side dishes when I’m grilling. It’s so easy, I don’t even think twice when I’m doing it. This is one of my many non-recipe recipes in which I don’t include…

Lamb Lollipops

These delightful lamb lollipops take just 15 minutes! I adore lamb. I wish more Americans did. Greece knows what it’s doing with lamb and I paid close attention at the Greek Food Festival in Dallas last year where I ate the most incredible lamb lollipops. I asked the guys what they did and they said,…