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,…

Feta Cheese Sauce

An easy and delicious sauce that’s delicious on grilled meat! I would swan dive right into this sauce if it was socially acceptable. Feta cheese is one of my great loves. It’s been a favorite ingredient of mine since I was a teenager. I can’t ever get enough feta. If something has feta on a…

Hercules Cake

A twelve layer cake covered in edible gold! This cake is epic. Epic like Hercules. In fact, it has twelve layers, one for each of the twelve labors of Hercules. It’s a fiori di sicilia (orange-vanilla; you could easily make it vanilla if you prefer) cake with honey frosting covered in edible gold. Yes, Edible….