Category: Modern Mediterranean

Pumpkin-Baklava Cinnamon Rolls

Pumpkin Baklava Cinnamon Rolls

The spiced-up flavors of Baklava wrapped in pumpkin dough and topped with a honey-cream cheese glaze. These Pumpkin-Baklava Cinnamon Rolls just might be the sweetest way to start your Thanksgiving Day!  READ MORE

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Brown Butter Corn Cookies

Brown Butter Corn Cookies: Summer’s New Cookie!

The nuttiness of browned butter pairs so well with summer’s fresh corn in these Brown Butter Corn Cookies. What makes these even better, is using leftover corn that was charred on the grill the night before.

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Everything Cookies

Gluten-Free and Vegan Everything Cookies for Great Lent & Holy Week


This recipe is for my Orthodox friends out there who are embarking on Holy Week.

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Blue & White Crinkle Cookies

Just 5 ingredients make up these Blue & White Crinkle Cookies to Celebrate Greek Independence Day! Ζήτω η Ελλάδα! Long Live Greece! 


On this day in 1821 and “Freedom or Death” became the motto of the Greek revolution against the Ottoman Empire. Greek Independence Day, a national holiday celebrated annually across Greece on March 25 commemorates the start of the War of Independence. Additionally, It coincides with the Greek Orthodox Church’s celebration of the Annunciation when Archangel Gabriel appeared to Mary and brought news that she would bear the son of God.

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Almond Brown Butter Scones

Almond Brown Butter Scones

Almond Brown Butter Scones – (Gluten Free!) and topped with Bourbon Glaze and Toasted Almonds.

I had a “Post-it Note” experience. You know the story of the invention of the 3M Post-it Note, right? How it was created by accident? These Gluten-Free Almond Brown Butter Scones were created by accident, but turned out to be quite the opposite of disappointing. 


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Cinnamon-Nutella Icing

Cinnamon-Nutella Icing: The perfect topping for Greek Spice Cake Donuts.

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.

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Mediterranean Lemon Chicken Dip

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!

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Savory Feta Cheese

Savory Feta Cheese: Tangy, salty and spicy Feta served with pita bread or baguette for a quick and simple appetizer. 

I’ve found the simplest of recipes are often the most delicious. This is especially true with Mediterranean recipes and proven here with this Savory Feta Cheese appetizer.


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Brown Butter Macadamia Nut Baklava

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.

Macadamia Nut Baklava | figsandfeta.com

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.


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Pumpkin Spiced Karithopita

Pumpkin Spiced Karithopita

Pumpkin Spiced Karithopita: Traditional Greek Walnut Cake meets Traditional American Fall Flavors.

Pumpkin Spiced Karithopita | figsandfeta.com

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.


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