• 15-Minute Chicken Avgolemono Soup

    If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you may have read the article that I wrote about some of the delicious Greek food that my family and I enjoyed during our time in Greece. Since we visited five of the nine geographical regions while we were there, we were able to visit many restaurants and, therefore, try lots of delicious Greek dishes. Among the dishes that we tried more than once, and probably became the most familiar with, during that time are pastitsio (a layered, baked pasta dish with meat and cheese) and spanakotiropitas (a savory baked pastry with spinach and cheese). And, either of these comfort foods…

  • 15-Minute Beef Japchae

    Since my daughters are foodies like their dad and I am, they enjoy going grocery shopping with me and like to offer suggestions about what I could make for dinner. So, it wasn’t surprising to me that my oldest daughter, who’s home from college on her Christmas break, started requesting a specific dish after I announced I’d be making a Korean dish for my recent #FoodieFriday post on Instagram. I’d heard of bibimbap and bulgogi, but she encouraged me to try to make japchae, a dish that has become a favorite of hers in the past few months thanks to one of her apartment-mates, who’s a big fan of Korean…

  • 15-Minute Thai Steak Lettuce Wraps

    “Mom, this is really good.” Although my girls typically enjoy the meals I make, I must admit that hearing the above comment as we were eating my Thai Steak Lettuce Wraps yesterday was music to my ears! Why? Because I’d never thought about making lettuce wraps until recently and had never even eaten them. My hubby and oldest daughter have ordered lettuce wraps at a couple of restaurants before. So, I have seen them in person. However, I’d never paid much attention to what was needed to make them until recently. I often seek my girls input when I’m trying to figure out what to cook. And, this week was…

  • 15-Minute Chicken Curry With Vegetables

    My hubby, daughters and I are fans of Indian cuisine. We’re such big fans that, the year that my mom wasn’t feeling well and was unable to host her usual family Christmas dinner, my hubby, girls and I went to church first and then went to an Indian restaurant for lunch. That was a big deal because we never ate at restaurants on Christmas since we were always at either my maternal grandparents’ home (when they were alive), my aunt and uncle’s home, or my parents’ home. Fortunately, my mom was feeling better by New Year’s Day, so we enjoyed our family dinner and gift exchange that day. My list…

  • 15-Minute Chinese Fried Rice With Chicken And Vegetables

    I have been eating fried rice for as long as I can remember thanks to the fact that my mom LOVES this dish. During my childhood, there was one very popular, mom-and-pop type of Chinese restaurant from which my parents would order take out whenever my mom needed a break from cooking. And, even if we switched up the main entrees, my dad, sister and I always knew which side dish had to be in our order: fried rice. Occasionally, my mom would make fried rice at home. But, considering how much she liked the dish, I expected her to make it more often than she did. However, after I…