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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Fasolakia Yiahni (Greek Green Bean and Potato Stew)

There are a variety of dishes that I wasn’t fond of when I was a kid. I look back and wonder what the heck was wrong with me. Please don’t answer that question for me!

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Authentic Pita Gyro (Greek Pita Sandwich)

First things first: it’s pronounced “YEE-roh”. Not “euro”. Not “ji-roh”. Not “guy-roh”. Please. And it is never, ever, ever, ever properly made with meat paste. Or lettuce. Just. Stop.

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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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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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Makaronia me Kima (Greek Spaghetti with Meat Sauce)

One might think of church bingo nights as an “old people” activity. I’ve been bingo-ing since childhood. Not just any bingo, mind you. Pasta bingo.

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Mom’s Spanakopita

No one has ever asked me for my spanakopita recipe. No one cares if I have one. I have no problem with this.

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Lemon-Mustard Baked Chicken and Rice

During our last trip to visit family in Greece, we were as usual, fussed over by my mom’s sister. My Thea (Aunt) Nitsa is an amazing cook, so being fussed over by her means you are in for a treat and will not be allowed to leave without being thoroughly stuffed.

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Petimezi (Greek Grape Molasses)

I have finally accepted the fact that I will never be able to grow sugar maple trees to make my own maple syrup because of the climate here. But I live in grape growing country. So there.

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Greek Seafood Saganaki

Seafood seems to have a bit of a bad rap as being something finicky and difficult to make, but really it’s the unsung hero of the realm of quick and easy dinners.

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