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Deena Wachtel

Deena is a stay at home foodie, obsessed with food and intent on changing her finicky family into a foodie family. She lives by a set of FOODosophies and has pledged to get her kids into the kitchen to teach them how to cook and love good tasting food. It's not always pretty and there are nights when the kids go hungry. But, for her, it's all for the greater good. She blogs daily at stayathomeFOODIE.com.

Savory Greek Yogurt Salad

Sweet fruit is not the only companion to yogurt. Try the savory version with a Greek salad on top and plenty of oregano and olive oil.

Strawberry Scones

Strawberry Scones

These scones are sure to be a hit at your next brunch, light and flaky and flavorful but not too sweet.

Homemade Pico De Gallo Recipe

Homemade Pico de Gallo

This is great and simple as a dip with chips, or use it to top grilled chicken. The flavors are tangy and have heat that complements grilling so well.

Buttermilk Potato Bread

Buttermilk Potato Bread

Before you embark on bread making, buy an instant read thermometer. All bread is done at 200 degrees.

Spicy Guacamole

Spicy Guacamole

Enjoy this awesome guacamole recipe, made with ripe California avocados, courtesy of Deena Wachtel.

Easy Sangria

Easy Sangria

This easy sangria recipe is strong enough to work fast, but substantial enough that you can drink it all day. It’s almost a meal in itself, really.

Turkey Burgers

Turkey Burgers

Turkey Burgers and a Wedge Salad. Simple food. Easy to make. Easy to eat. And it is wonderful.

Vanilla Chai Bundt Cake

Vanilla Chai Bundt Cake

This is a POUND cake in the shape of a bundt cake. It’s moist, delicious and heavy. This is not a light cake.

Coconut Almond Granola

Coconut Almond Granola

This is really a basic granola recipe. Nothing too fancy. Nothing too “scary” for the kids. Just 3 main ingredients and some flavor.

Cherries On Ice

It’s a perfect afternoon snack by the pool; the perfect ending to a great grilled summer meal; or a perfect pairing with some sparkling wine at cocktail time.