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Spanakopita (Spinach Triangles)

My husband says I move 20% faster than a normal person. He says it’s how I get so much done every day. Also, why I trip over toys constantly and frequently stub my toes on corners, door jams, chair legs, table legs and other people’s feet. Usually I consider my super speed a blessing. Not so much when working with phyllo dough. It is a little tricky, very thin and requires careful methodical preparation. Which is probably why I’ve never used it much. I know my limitations. Slow and steady is most certainly not a strength of mine. For this traditional Greek appetizer, I was willing to give it my best shot. The payoff of flaky, crisp triangles bursting with melty cheesy spinach was totally worth it the effort.
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Mediterranean Crescent Pinwheels

I’ve had this kicking around my recipe box for a few months now and decided today’s Star Wars Marathon was the perfect time to make it. I mean come on — you can’t tell me these don’t look like Leia’s spiral buns from “A New Hope”…right?

Leia's Spirals

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Pear and Feta Salad

The dressing on this salad is out of this world. I wanted to eat it with a spoon. It is a little sweet and a little tangy and mixes perfectly with the richness of the feta and crisp sweetness of the pears. Fabulous!

I messed with the original recipe a bit because of family food issues, personal preferences and inability to find ingredients. The resulting salad was amazingly good. A perfect way to start off my dad’s special birthday dinner. [Read more…]

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