Melomakarona (Greek Honey Cookies)

There is a huge debate amongst Greek circles as to which is the best Greek Christmas cookie. You’re either Team Kourambiethes, or you’re Team Melomakarona. I just say, I’ll eat yours, whatever it is, if you don’t want it.

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Mosaiko (Greek Chocolate Refrigerator Cake)

I honestly believe that chocolate as we know it in its modern form is proof that God exists and loves us very, very, very, very much. Please don’t try to change my mind, I prefer to live in this version of reality.

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Pasta Flora (Greek Jam Tart)

Each year we harvest a lot of fruit from our backyard orchard. Each year, I make a lot of jams and jellies. Each year I realize we don’t eat a lot of it. Hmmmm…

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Macadamia Nut and White Chocolate Chip Cookies

The beginning of each new year here starts off in the worst way for those whose resolutions were to eat healthier and lose weight: the arrival of Girl Scout Cookie season. Me personally, I embrace it with a little too much gusto.

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Moustokouloura (Greek Grape Molasses Cookies)

Chances are good that unless you were raised in a traditional Greek home, you have never heard of these cookies. They may not look like much, but you’ll have to trust me when I tell you that looks can be deceiving.

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Nectarine Sourdough Coffee Cake

20200610164931_IMG_4179Each summer my exercise routine consists of repeatedly running frantically out of my kitchen to the backyard, flapping my arms and yelling “ch ch ch ch” to scare away the scrub jays from my nectarine tree.  When I’m tired, I make the boys do it.

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Chocolate Angel Food Cake

20200106_134348aswetYou know those cartoons that show a person debating what to do with an angel on one shoulder and a devil on the other giving conflicting advice?  This cake is like the two of them got together and struck a deal.

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Karithopita (Greek Walnut & Citrus Cake)

IMG_2015You’ve likely heard the saying “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure”.  This cake is a true treasure traditionally made with “trash”.  Well, kind of.

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Fursecuri Cu Stafide (Romanian Rum Raisin Cookies)

20191008_175343As handy as Google translate can be, there are times when it really kind of sucks.  Like when you’re trying to read recipes in Romanian.  I’m pretty sure these cookies aren’t really called raisins with raisins, because that seems kind of redundant.

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Portokalopita (Greek Orange & Phyllo Cake)

20190619_224457If you’ve ever worked with phyllo dough, you know that you’ve got limited time to use it before it turns into a flaky, dried out mess.  All is not lost.

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Good Ol’ Pumpkin Pie

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There are a whole lot of pumpkin pie recipes out there, and as far as I’m concerned, most of them are kind of just meh.  Overly sweet, weirdly smooth, and lacking any flavor other than cinnamon, that’s not much of a recommendation.

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