For those that have been reading my blog over the years, I happy to report that I have a brand new blog with tons more features (like a commenting system that actually works!) Take a peek and let me know what you think: elliemay's blog

Check out my latest recipes:
Calamaria Gemista

Welcome to! I created this website because I love to cook and, since I will probably never realize my dream of being a celebrity chef, or even a plain-old, professional chef for that matter, I figured this would be the next best way to share my favorite recipes with all of you. Some of the recipes here are old family favorites, ones I have been making forever it seems. Some are new recipes that I only tried just recently but couldn't help falling in love with. You will find recipes for dishes that are rather adventurous or innovative intermixed with recipes for the more common, comfort foods we all crave. Many of the recipes on this site are even my very own creations!

A quick bit about my food philosophy: A while back, the women in my family became vegetarians and, although I have since incorporated some seafood back into my diet, I am completely at ease preparing entirely vegetarian meals and do so more often than not. I love fresh, fun, colorful foods. I am obsessed with experimenting with new vegetables and I enjoy all types of ethnic foods. Oh, and I also absolutely love soup! In general, I keep my dishes simple but, every once in a while, I like to spend a little extra time to make something more extravagant. I'll sometimes spend an entire weekend day preparing that evening's meal, whether it's making my own bread from scratch or preparing my own soup stock for that evening's soup.

This website is divided into several chapters ranging from appetizers to soups to vegetables. I hope to one day add a search button to make recipe browsing easier but, as my web skills are self taught, this website will probably remain pretty low-brow for a while. You can, however, access the full list of recipes under the Recipes A to Z section.

Please feel free to e-mail me at if you have any comments at all or if you have any recipes that you would like to share. Thanks for visiting! I hope you enjoy my recipes as much as I do!



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