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greek pasta salad

greek pasta salad

  Summer time is in full force.  And with summer comes summer parties and barbecues.  Recently we had a party to go to and i knew I needed to make a dish.  One of my best friends had been traveling in Greece and was sending […]

summer salads – travel inspired greek salad with lemony grilled chicken

summer salads – travel inspired greek salad with lemony grilled chicken

[dropcap]W[/dropcap]hen people ask me where my favorite vacation was hands down it was Greece.  My best friend is first generation American and his family is from little villages in Greece.  He often goes back, so often that my friends usually tag along on his trips. […]

bring back the summer – spicy chicken caesars with twice baked potatoes

bring back the summer – spicy chicken caesars with twice baked potatoes

[dropcap]G[/dropcap]rowing up I remember my dad would make us grilled chicken caesar salads all the time.  We had this indoor grill that he used to grill up the chicken and it always had a great char/almost crust to it.  We always used Cardini’s caesar dressing […]

middle eastern food from the midwest

middle eastern food from the midwest

[dropcap]I[/dropcap] grew up in a small town that had no diversity really, just lots of small town white kids at my high school.  I moved to Detroit over 10 years ago and I remember hearing the term Chaldean and I had NO clue what it […]


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