Appetizers

Mediterranean Salsa

I know southern Californians are spoiled when it comes to weather, and I know people don’t have a lot of sympathy for us when we complain about it, BUT…this heat is ridiculous!! Come on, 93 degrees in October!! I am dying to cook some yummy, cozy, warming fall dinners, but […]

Sweet and Savory Corn Cakes

Who says pancakes have to be for breakfast? I’m sure you have all been chomping at the bit waiting for me to post my corn cake recipe, right? Well, here it is! (Ok…I get that most of the world doesn’t care about food quite as much as I do, but […]

Hummus

This is my basic recipe for a simple hummus. I make it often because my family loves it. I have never been a big fan of store bought hummus because it usually has a lot of cumin added and I don’t care for the flavor.  This recipe is can be […]

My “Mad Greek” Dip

With summer just around the corner, this simple make-ahead dip will be a great addition to your appetizer arsenal. It is the same idea behind your typical Mexican 7 layer dip…only with Mediterranean flavors. It goes great with pita chips and would also be fabulous spread onto a slices of […]

Broccoli, Mushroom, and Prosciutto Empanadas

I made my second attempt at Empanadas a while back. These brought rave reviews from the food critics (my husband and kids). My other empanada recipe has a Mexican flavor profile, this one is all about Italian yumminess.  I grew up in Santa Barbara and used to go to a […]

Empanadas!!

I LOVE empanadas. They are a great party food and the possibilities of fillings are endless. Not too long ago I discovered how easy they are to make and now I love experimenting with different types of fillings. Last night I was craving one of my famous  margaritas (well…famous amongst […]