I’m endlessly looking for a reason to bake something sweet in the kitchen. Name-days in our house are the perfect opportunity. Much like a birthday celebration, the honoree picks the dinner menu. Something special for dessert is a give-in.
Mediterranean Lemon Chicken Dip: A tangy and creamy dip perfect for your Super Bowl Party!
It’s Super Bowl Weekend and we’re craving dips, chips and snacks like never before! Below are a few of my favorite party foods plus a new recipe added to the mix: tangy Mediterranean Lemon Chicken Dip topped with crushed potato chips, bacon and of course: feta crumbles.
Click Here for the recipe and a few other Super Bowl Party snack suggestions!
Kourabiethes – Powdered Sugar Greek Butter Cookies: A melt-in-your-mouth, festive and traditional Greek holiday cookie that is simple to prepare.
It is not uncommon to see these bite-sized snow-ball looking treat on the Greek dessert table during the holidays. These delicious and heavily powdered treats are called Kourabiethes and they are melt-in your mouth wonderful! But wait… there’s more! Two modern variations of this delicious traditional recipe included: Cinnamon Kourabiethes and Pistachio-Matcha Green Tea Kourabiethes create a beautiful festive dessert platter!
Brown Butter Macadamia Nut Baklava: Macadamia nuts spiced with cloves and cinnamon then layered between sheets of filo dough and nutty-brown butter and topped with melted dark chocolate.
Our classic buttery baklava recipe gets all dressed up for the holidays by browning the butter and swapping out walnuts for the royal Queensland nut: the Macadamia.
The Thanksgiving holiday is upon us and with it a collection of pumpkin themed recipes. Pumpkin bread, cookies, and whoopie pies are some of my favorites. One of my new favorites this fall is this easy to make Pumpkin Spiced Karithopita.
The filling in these hand pies is flavorful and tastes of fall. Fresh Fuyu persimmons are slowly simmered in Metaxa (Greek brandy) with freshly grated ginger, orange zest and cinnamon. YUM.
According to Wikipedia, the generic name for the Fuyu persimmon tree is Diospyros, which comes from the ancient Greek words dios (διός) and pyros (πυρος). The translation from Greek to English means more or less “divine fruit” or “divine food.” Being a lover of the Fuyu Persimmon, this translation is pretty spot on.
As a child, I remember my mom making popcorn balls around this time of year. One year, she even made a gazillion of them, wrapped them in plastic wrap and handed them out to trick-or-treaters. (Oh… the good ole’ days!).
Here’s a little time saving tip to making this delicious fun treat: use pre-popped popcorn. More specifically, I recommend SkinnyPop Popcorn.