Follow me through the adventures that take place in my kitchen, in restaurants or in other kitchens. Cooking and food are my passions and I want to share my experiences of cooking, baking and eating with you.
I'm a Greek self-taught cook who lives in Chicago. I learned a lot about cooking from both of my grandmothers, my mom and dad, family and friends. Passing on timeless traditions through food is one thing I strive to do in life.
These are my journeys through culinary exploration...
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It didn’t matter that I left work a little late, that my manicure and pedicure took forever, that I still had to go to the store to pick up the ingredients, that it was 8:30pm before I even started the dish.
I was making this last night and nothing was going to stop me.
(Official title: Scalloped Tomatoes with Croutons but I think that the title should actually include “homemade croutons” because dude, I did not pour them from a box. I toasted them myself!)
It’s a bit bizarre to have such an intense craving for something you’ve never actually tasted before, but I just knew I would love it.
It combines my three favorite things in life (bread, tomatoes, cheese) into something other than pizza.
Delicious. Make it. Smitten Kitchen (via Ina Garten) never steers me wrong.
Photo courtesy of Smitten Kitchen.
Great minds think alike! I saw this post on Smitten Kitchen this morning and though ”I have to make this!” :) Can’t wait for it…