Persimmon Hand Pies

Fuyu Persimmon Hand Pies made with Metaxa, Fresh Ginger and Orange Zest.

Persimmon Hand Pies | figsandfeta.comThe 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.

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Fuyu Persimmon Smoothie

Persimmon Smoothie Made Simple and Delicious with just 5 Ingredients

Persimmon Smoothie | figsandfeta.com

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.


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Caramel-Dipped Baklava Popcorn Balls

A Sweet Halloween Treat

Caramel-Dipped Baklava Popcorn Balls | figsandfeta.com

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.

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Coconut-Lavender Honey Ice Cream

Coconut-Lavender Honey Ice Cream with Toasted Coconut Flakes and Fresh Figs

Coconut Lavender Honey Ice Cream | figsandfeta.com

Usually when I make homemade ice cream I use whole milk, heavy cream and sugar as my base. Here I’ve substituted the whole milk with coconut cream and the sugar with honey. I love the depth of flavors this combination creates! Simmering fresh lavender with the coconut cream takes this ice cream to an entirely different level of richness and flavor.


Can you tell I’m passionate about my ice cream?

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Chai Spiced Banana Muffins

Chai Spiced Banana Muffins made with Greek Yogurt and topped with a Bourbon Glaze

Chai Spiced Banana Muffins | figsandfeta.com

Made with Greek yogurt, these muffins are a solid choice for breakfast or snack time. Topped with a bourbon glaze makes them a little extra special for the adults.


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Blueberry, Peach and Raspberry Crumble

Blueberry, Peach and Raspberry Crumble: A Fresh and Simply Delicious Summer-Inspired Dessert.

Blueberry, Peach and Raspberry Crumble | figsandfeta.com

Cobbler or Crumble, or Crisp?    If I had to choose… Crumble or Crisp. For sure. ;) Especially this Blueberry, Peach and Raspberry Crumble served with homemade Cinnamon Whipped Cream


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Blue Velvet White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Blue Velvet White Chocolate Chip Cookies to Celebrate Greek Independence Day! Ζήτω η Ελλάδα! Long Live Greece! 

Blue Velvet White Chocolate Chip Cookies | figsandfeta.com

Last year Figs & Feta celebrated with a  Blue Velvet Cake. This year I’m celebrating with Blue Velvet White Chocolate Chip Cookies on the dessert table.


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Baklava Bon Bons

Rich and Chewy Baklava Bon Bons made with Cinnamon-Sugar Cookies and Decadent Baklava

Baklava Bon Bon | figsandfeta.com

In my ongoing quest to Greekify everything and everyone, and in my ongoing quest to create new and fun ways to use up the corners and edges of my baklava, I present to you: the Baklava Bon Bon


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Fig and Walnut Oatmeal Squares

Here’s to Healthy Snacking!Fig and Walnut Oatmeal Squares | figsandfeta.comClearly, I have a sweet tooth. And I love blondies, bars, or anything with a butter-brown sugar-oatmeal base. I really love it when I can create healthier versions of my favorite sweets. These Fig and Walnut Oatmeal Squares are made with whole wheat flour, sweetened with brown sugar and dried figs and spiced with cinnamon and cloves. Adding walnuts to this bar adds fiber, protein and heart-healthy Omega-3 fatty acids. I think you’ll find they are a tasty and satisfying healthy snack! 

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Coffee-Nutella Swirl Pound Cake

Coffee-Nutella Swirl Pound Cake in Honor of Sacramento’s Speciality Coffee Week

Coffee-Nutella-Pound-Swirl-Pound-Cake | figsandfeta.comI am a coffee lover as well as a lover of Nutella as well as a lover of cake. Therefore, Coffee-Nutella Swirl Pound Cake makes me very, very happy. I thought this was a perfect week to share this simple recipe, as here in Sacramento the local speciality coffee community is celebrating their dedication to quality, ethics and dedication in relations to all things coffee during Speciality Coffee Week.

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