Welcome to Bite Sized Kitchen!
Hi! I’m Aleka and I believe finger foods are totally underrated.
I am a party ANIMAL!!
Just kidding……But I DO love a good party. I mean, who doesn’t? And a “good party” in my eyes revolves around finger foods!! I believe every party should have them. If not…it’s not living to its fullest potential.
I grew up spending a lot of time in the kitchen of my parents donut shop. At the time, my papu and yiayia had their own shop too. Donut, donuts and more donuts…and I didn’t even like donuts.
Then as I got older, I worked there to help my parents out. I started as a waitress and eventually became the chef and finally the manager. Over that time, I gained more than ten years experience which is what contributed to my love for the culinary world.
I have a masters degree in education and currently teach middle school math full-time. I live in southern NJ with my husband Derek and our two crazy boys Calvin and Lucas.
I am also Greek and Yugoslavian so it’s all about the food (and music) at our family gatherings! If you joined us on Easter, you would see my yiayia eating the eyeball of the goat we just roasted. 😆
Because the best conversations revolve around food, why not have a spread out the entire party where guests can pick and nibble the entire time! With a fun appetizer spread and some snacks laid out, both adults AND kids can come and go as they please. Best of all, your job as a host is to relax while your guests enjoy picking at the food all night long.
Check out my most popular recipe: easy Spinach Dip served cold!
10 Fun Facts About Me!
- I’m Greek and dislike olives
- I played D1 soccer in college and for a semi-pro team after
- My favorite drink is a manhattan
- I was married in Mexico
- I took a culinary course in college as an elective
- My hubby and I met GZ at the New York Wine and Food Festival!
- I’m an “Irish Twin”
- My biggest pet peeve is hearing people chewing
- I have a weird habit of smelling everything
- My favorite holiday is Halloween
I’d Love To Hear From You!
I would LOVE to hear any questions you may have about my recipes or hosting! I will try and get back to you as soon as I can!
I am the photographer, recipe developer and writer here at Bite Sized Kitchen!
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