Tiropeta (Spanakopita)

March 28th, 2016 by

I used to make these every New Year’s Eve, because they’re great for morning-after breakfast with the butter and cheese.  No, it’s not a traditional Spanakopita because it doesn’t have spinach.  I find the spinach can have an overwhelming taste…kind of like dirt.  No, thank you. Here’s my favorite recipe.  It was a huge hit […]

Homemade Pizza Dough

April 4th, 2010 by

After suffering for years with the dough-in-the-can and graduating to the dough-in-the-bag from the store, I finally decided to put my cherry red KitchenAid 90th Anniversary stand mixer to work on pizza dough.  It came out absolutely delicious, fluffy and crispy, and it was much easier than I thought it would be.  And so I […]

Spanakopita – My New Year’s Eve Tradition

December 31st, 2009 by

I make spanakopita, a Greek appetizer, every New Year’s Eve.  It keeps for a few days, reheats well in a toaster oven, and saves me from having to cook New Year’s Day when I just want to sleep in.  This is especially important this year because tonight I am breaking out the margarita machine I […]

Year End Tips for Small Business Owners

December 31st, 2009 by

The holidays are almost over and you’re looking forward to the new year.  You may have taken some time off in December to spend with family and friends and your business has taken a back seat.  In a day or two it’s time to get back into the swing of things.  For the new year, […]

Homemade Bread Recipe – I did it!

November 3rd, 2009 by

Last Christmas I asked for, and received, a bread machine. Like I did with my Barbie Dreamhouse at 5 years old, I tore into the packaging and briefly read the directions. I furiously unpacked the machine and set about measuring the ingredients before the wrapping paper hit the floor. I pushed a few buttons and […]