NATIONAL FAST FOOD DAY

On November 16th food lovers get a dose of their favorite convenience food on National Fast Food Day. Whether they use the drive-thru, dine-in or get it to go, fast food will grill up, fry up and broil up menu staples.  First popularized in the United States in the 1950s, fast food is considered any …
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MOTHER SAUCES

Sauces are liquids, creams, or semi-solid foods that add flavor and moisture to food. They also used to make food look more appealing. Sauces come in a variety of colors and are either cold or hot. There are over 50 different kinds of sauces used in cooking. However, the culinary arts refers to certain sauces …
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NATIONAL JUNK FOOD DAY

July 21st dedicates a giant menu of items to National Junk Food Day. Each year, the day permits us to chow down on the foods we usually don’t include in our daily diet. Junk foods, by definition, typically contain high fats, sugars, salt, and calories and very little nutritional value. With the advent of packaged foods …
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NATIONAL GOAT CHEESE MONTH – August

August is National Goat Cheese Month! Chances are you’ve tried it, whether you realized it or not.If you have ever tried a Greek salad with Feta, you have tried goat cheese. The history of goat cheese goes back to Ancient Greece, circa 5,000 B.C. when the goat was first domesticated. Fresh goat cheese has about …
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Tazziki Sauce

1 1/2 cups plain Greek yogurt1/2 medium cucumber grated with extra moisture squeezed out1/2 tsp salt (1/4 tsp if on low salt diet)2 tsp vinegar3 Tbsp minced garlic1 Tbsp lemon juice1/2 tsp dried dill Combine all ingredients mix well use blender or food processor if desired.Cover and place in refrigeration while getting ready to assemble …
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Jen’s Gyros

The trick to these, like so many have discovered. Is getting the texture and spices into those delectable slices of Gyro meat. After much research, trial and error this is what I have perfected. As this takes a good bit of time and work, I highly recommend making the meat ahead of time in enough …
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Greek Gyros Meat

1lb ground lamb1 lb ground beef3 Tbsp minced garlic1 Tbsp Onion powder1 1/2 tsp Marjoram1 tsp Rosemary1/2 tsp salt1 tsp black pepper Directions Preheat oven to 325° Add beef, lamb, onion powder, garlic, marjoram, rosemary, salt and pepper to food processor. Process for 1 – 2 minutes until thick paste forms. Smooth mixture onto lined …
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Happy Easter

Lots of people around the world will be observing Easter very differently this year. It seems strange with no grandchildren running through the house. We didn’t color eggs, make easter baskets, or plan a big family Easter dinner. The only plans we have are to make an easy attempt at “What’s for dinner?”. So here …
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Make Warm Memories

On January 7th you can remember the warm, cuddle ups from yesterday. Today you can add even more of those warm memories.  January is National Soup Month, National Slow Cooker Month, and National Sunday Supper Month. You can enjoy soups, stews and many other great dishes by doing some meal prep and slow cooker days. …
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Greek Turkey Burgers

Our family loves these! We even perfected a make ahead version for the freezer. You can easily swap out the breadcrumbs and buns to low carb or keto without sacrificing the flavor. If you go low carb skip the tomato slices and add swiss cheese. Swiss goes really well on all versions. We often swich …
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