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Kourabiedes Greek Sugar Walnut Cookies

Kourabiedes are a Greek baked cookie with a walnut and cinnamon filling that is completely covered in powdered sugar. It wouldn’t be a holiday without some traditional Greek pastries.  I always look forward to my family gatherings, for me it’s a time to consume lots of desserts.  One of my favorites Greek pastries is a cookie called a Kourabiedes.  It’s a […]

Creamy Rice Pudding with Cinnamon

Creamy rice pudding is a treat for any special occasion. Planning a special evening?  That’s always fun to do, but what to make?  Dinner is covered but you need a dessert.  Something different that will perfectly complement the great dinner you’re making.  Your criteria is simple, you want a dessert that’s unique and can be prepared in advanced.  And […]

Mini Stuffed Peppers with Beef and Rice Filling

Mini stuffed peppers for your next cocktail party. Are you looking for something new and lively for an appetizer?  Well here’s a thought… why not try my mini stuffed peppers?  They are the perfect “bite-sized” version of the traditional Greek dish.  Packed with flavor and easy to eat, my mini stuffed peppers are a fun […]

Zucchini Coins with Sea Salt and Lemon

Zucchini coins are a tasty treat. Although you can’t purchase anything with these tasty coins, they certainly are worth their weight in gold!  You can’t go wrong when you invest the short amount of time it takes to make these golden treats.  All you need is one delicious organic zucchini or better yet, one you’ve […]

Greek Salad with Stuffed Grape Leaves

Greek Salad with stuffed grape leaves is a traditional favorite. A Greek salad makes a delicious lunch or dinner side.  The basic ingredients include lettuce, tomatoes, and cucumbers.  What gives this salad a Mediterranean flair are the extras:  Kalamata olives, feta cheese, and stuffed grape leaves.  Combine all of these ingredients in a homemade salad dressing […]

Stuffed Grape Leaves (Dolmades)

Stuffed grape leaves with a hamburger and rice filling. My mother is visiting, so today is a very special day for me.  When my mother and I get together, we spend a lot of time in the kitchen…making Greek food of course!  This time we prepared stuffed grape leaves; a Greek specialty that is both time […]

Koulourakia Greek Cookies with Orange Juice

The holidays just aren’t the same without our traditional Koulourakia Greek cookies. I love Koulourakia cookies.  If you’re Greek, you would not be surprised by this as Koulourakia are well-loved among Greek people.  And what’s not to love.  These little biscuit-style cookies are not too sweet and the orange juice adds a delicate flavor.  They kind […]

Shoulder Lamb Chops with Tomato Orzo

Shoulder lamb chops with orzo in a tomato sauce makes a terrific one pot meal. I love lamb and I’m always looking for different ways to cook it.  One of my favorite ways to prepare lamb comes my childhood.  In fact, this recipe brings so many of my childhood memories to mind, that it’s almost like […]

Spinach Spanakopita Triangles with Feta Cheese

Spinach spanakopita triangles Here’s a delicious appetizer that’s bursting with flavor!  My Greek spinach spanakopita triangles are the perfect indulgence when you are in the mood for a small bite.  These little pockets are made of Filo dough wrapped around a spinach and feta cheese filling.  Filo dough is light, flakey, and crispy and melt-in-your […]

Stuffed Peppers with Beef and Rice Filling

Stuffed peppers cooked with potatoes and carrots; just in time for comfort food season. Stuffed peppers may not be common fare at your dinner table, but it was for me growing up.  It’s a very well known Greek dish that packs a lot of flavor using common ingredients.  The secret is in the way this dish is […]

Grilled Greek Pizza with Lamb, Olives, and Feta

Grilled Greek pizza is a fun weeknight dinner meal. And let’s not forget tasty too!  Lamb is combined with feta cheese and Kalamata olives on a pizza crust.  This best thing… your pizza crust is already made.  Cooking your grilled Greek pizza on the grill makes for a better, crispier crust; something an oven has a more […]

Greek Cucumber Salad with Tomato, Feta, and Olives

A Greek cucumber salad is a healthy light alternative for a summer side. Light and refreshing… that’s what I think of when I eat my Greek cucumber salad.  Cucumbers are combined with tomatoes and onion for a simple yet satisfying combination.  I enhanced my salad with a “Greek” twist by adding feta cheese, kalamata olives, […]

Lamb Burger with Mint and Feta

Lamb burgers are a nice change for your next barbeque. Tired of beef, ready for something new for a change?  Have you ever considered a lamb burger?  Lamb has a unique, rich flavor and that is part of what makes it a terrific burger.  Ground lamb is easy to find at your local grocer and it’s […]

Tzatziki Sauce with Pita Bread

Tzatziki sauce makes a great dip with pita bread. Tzatziki sauce is a versatile dish that can be used in a variety of ways.  The sauce is traditionally used as a topping for gyros, pared with lamb and vegetables stuffed in pita bread.  The refreshingly light combination of cucumber, dill, lemon and Greek yogurt used […]

Spanakopita Mini Bites with Puff Pastry

Spanakopita mini bites are a great appetizer for indulging your Greek cravings. And don’t they look delicious too?!  They’re certainly not your typical appetizer.  The spinach and feta filling is a tasty combination of vegetable and cheese.  Puff pastry dough adds a rustic, homemade appearance that will help your guests feel warm and welcomed. This dough […]

Greek Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup

Greek lemon chicken orzo soup is the perfect answer for those cold winter nights. Got soup?  No?  Then try my Greek lemon chicken orzo soup.  Think of this as chicken soup with a Greek twist.  Lemon, orzo, and egg add amazing flavors and textures that make this soup unique…and irresistible.  I grew up eating this soup and […]

Baklava Turnovers

Baklava turnovers are an easy alternative to making the real thing. Are you looking for a decadent dessert, without all of the fuss?  It’s something familiar, but with a clever twist?  Try my Baklava turnovers for a delicious change.  These little nuggets are sweet, sticky and bursting with the rich flavors of traditional Baklava without all of the […]

Spanakopita

This is not your ordinary spanakopita…but its close! Although Spanakopita is a traditional Greek dish, my family recipe now has a unique twist…I never use FILO dough. You might find that to be a little unusual, but if you knew my family, I think you would understand.  I remember as a child, the process of […]

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