Archive | November, 2012

Turkey and Cannellini Bean Soup

28 Nov

This year, my husband and I hosted Thanksgiving at our place.  It was a little overwhelming at first, but once I had my checklists sorted out and in order, the food and company all fell into place and came out beautifully.  I know a lot of people complain about leftovers but I was looking forward to it.  I had received and purchased several magazines with tons of recipes on what to do with leftover food – it’s the gift that keeps on giving.

I wasn’t planning on cooking anything yesterday, but then I saw Real Simple Southwest Chicken Soup recipe and I thought “I’VE GOT TURKEY!!”  This is what’s for dinner and maybe lunch….

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Tiropita (Greek Cheese Pies)

21 Nov

One of my absolute favorite foods growing up was my mom’s tiropitas. I don’t know if it was only the buttery flakiness of the fillo dough or the filling or the irresistible combination of both. When I was younger, my mom would make the tiropita (and spanikopita) in a pan like a tart, but more recently she’s been making them in appetizer friendly triangles. The fillo to filling ratio this way is perfect.

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Roasted Vegetable Galette

7 Nov

This is one of those recipes that can be made with so many combinations that each time you make it, it could be completely different. The flavors can change just by omitting or adding a vegetable. Max is my little foodie and this is yet another recipe that he will suggest. If I am at a loss of what to have for dinner, he will invariably say pasta, galette, or chicken pot pie. I love this because it is one way I know that he will get a good amount of vegetables in his body. Jasper on the other hand…he’s my picky eater. Hopefully someday he will learn the joys of vegetable galette.

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