Category Archives: Recipes

Chicken Shawarma

Easy homemade chicken shawarma recipe! Chicken pieces, tossed in warm Middle Eastern spices, then baked until perfectly tender. Serve it in pita pockets with Mediterranean salad and sauces.

Greek Green Bean Salad

INGREDIENTS Water 1 lb green beans, trimmed Salt and pepper, to taste Crushed red pepper flakes, optional, to taste Quality crumbled feta cheese, to taste 2 tbsp (or more to your liking) pitted olives, chopped For dressing  2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice 1 to 2 garlic cloves, minced 2 tbsp chopped fresh dill ½ tsp sweet Spanish paprika… Read More »

Baked Lemon Garlic Salmon

INGREDIENTS For Salmon: 2 lb salmon fillet Kosher salt Extra virgin olive oil ½ lemon, sliced into rounds Parsley for garnish For Lemon-Garlic Sauce: Zest of 1 large lemon Juice of 2 lemons 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 5 garlic cloves, chopped 2 tsp dry oregano 1 tsp sweet paprika ½ tsp black pepper INSTRUCTIONS Heat oven to 375 degrees F.  Make the lemon-garlic sauce.… Read More »

One-skillet Mediterranean Chicken with Tomatoes and Green Olives

 Cook Time: 15 mins Total Time: 25 minutes Yield: 4 INGREDIENTS 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts of equal size 2 tbsp minced garlic or garlic paste Salt and pepper 1 tbsp dried oregano, divided Private Reserve extra virgin olive oil ½ cup dry white wine 1 large lemon, juice of ½ cup chicken broth 1 cup finely chopped red onion 1 ½ cup small-diced tomatoes ¼ cup sliced green olives… Read More »

Ginger Cookies

We love ginger snaps, but my wife, Denise, says I can’t call these ginger snaps because ginger snaps are hard; I like them soft. When I bake them, I make half of them hard by keeping them small and half soft by making them large. That way we’re both happy. I am so grateful to… Read More »


I had a ‘best of Sunset’ cookbook that I used until it literally fell apart and this recipe is one that I used most often. It’s an excellent meatloaf recipe. FAMILY MEATLOAF 1 1/2 pounds ground beef chuck (I usually use 93 percent lean) 2/3 cup quick cooking rolled oats (or 1 cup of fine… Read More »