I give full credit for this one to my brother-in-law Sam (aka, “Sam the Cooking Guy“). Sam & I married into the same family (I’m married to Tony; Sam is married to Tony’s sister Kelly) and we, along with our other two brothers-in-law call ourselves “the Outlaws” (because, well, just because that’s what happens when you marry into this family…LOL).
Long before he was STCG, Sam and I shared a love of cooking (and meatloaf). And early on in his career, he’d actually call me for recipe ideas. Not so much any more. He doesn’t need my suggestions…he has his own show (with a bookshelf full of Emmy’s he’s won), three cookbooks and now, a Livecast. AND, if that’s not enough, he still finds time to generously donate his time, talent and celebrity to great community causes (in fact, I owe him HUGE thanks because he spent two evenings this past weekend cooking for people who “bought him” at an auction that benefited the nonprofit I work for!!!)
I gotta hand it to Sam. He is one of those rare people who took his passion and dream and worked very hard to turn it into a reality. And, yes, he is exactly like he is on t.v.!
STCG’s Baked Feta
1 (8 ounce) block feta cheese
1 big (or 2 small) cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon dried oregano
2 teaspoons red pepper flakes
1-2 tablespoons olive oil
Preheat to oven 350
Place feta in an ovenproof baking dish
Top with crushed garlic, oregano and red pepper – drizzle liberally with olive oil
Bake uncovered until the feta is soft, 15-20 minutes
Remove carefully and serve with something crunchy (like pita crisps, crackers or toasted baguette slices)