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Flank Steak Pinwheels recipe

Ingredients call for 1 to 1-1/2 cups olive salad. What is olive salad?

Janis Franklin 192 days ago

Olive Salad coming right up!

Use this recipe, or buy pre-made olive salad at your grocery store. OLIVE SALAD

1 cup chopped green olives
1 cup chopped black or
Kalamata olives
2 tablespoons minced shallots or red onions
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1/3 cup chopped roasted red bell peppers
2 tablespoons diced celery
2 tablespoons chopped parsley
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning or dried oregano
1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/2 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar

In a medium bowl, mix all ingredients. Store in refrigerator in a glass container for up to two weeks.

Keith.Phillips ( 188 days ago

peeled peaches

How do you easily peel peaches?

Jon Tregarthen 225 days ago

See the video here

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Keith.Phillips ( 225 days ago

Greek food

Hi Chef Belinda! I was looking for a Greek recipe for spanakopita. It has lots of spinach and I don’t know what else. My Greek friend calls it spinach pie but the one I had at a restaurant was think and cut as if it’s a casserole and there was some phyllo on top and not sure if any underneath.

Gloria Wessinger 352 days ago

Spanakopita Recipe

Hi Gloria! I hope you enjoy this recipe for spanakopita (spinach and feta pie).

Spanakopita (Spinach and Feta Pie)
Yields 20 to 24 pieces
2 10-ounce packages frozen chopped spinach, thawed and well-drained
1 large, yellow onion, chopped
½ cup chopped fresh parsley
1 pound crumbled feta cheese
½ cup heavy cream
4 large eggs
¼ cup melted butter

Fresh ground black pepper
1 16-ounce package phyllo dough, thawed
¾ cup olive oil (more, if needed)

Preheat oven to 350F. Squeeze spinach in a clean dry kitchen towel to drain thoroughly.
In a large mixing bowl, add all filling ingredients. Stir until well combined.

Unroll thawed phyllo dough sheets and place between two damp kitchen towels. Try to work quickly with phyllo dough so it does not dry out.

Spray a 9x13x2-inch baking dish with cooking spray or brush with olive oil. Line dish with two sheets of dough—letting the excess dough hang over the sides of the dish—and using a pastry brush, brush with olive. Add two more sheets and brush with additional olive oil; continue layering and brushing until half of the dough sheets are used. Spread the spinach and feta filling evenly over the dough crust. Layer with two more sheets of dough and brush with oil; continue until the remainder of the dough sheets have been used. Fold the excess dough flaps up and onto the top of the pie and brush with more oil. Cut—ONLY PART WAY THROUGH—into serving squares; or you can wait and cut later. Sprinkle top with a little water. Bake in preheated over for one hour.

Chef Belinda 262 days ago

How to clean cast iron skillets

I was looking for your information on how to clean a cast iron skillet, but can't find on this website. Where should I look.

Ann Crabtree 363 days ago

Cast-iron cleaning

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Keith.Phillips ( 263 days ago

perfectly smooth melted chocolate

How do I melt unsweetened chocolate squares with semisweet chocolate chips to make a smooth melted chocolate?

Darlene Yates more than 1 year ago

Chef Belinda

I love all of Belinda's tips and recipes! Thanks for this!

Tina Rischbieter more than 3 years ago

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