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Rosewater Greek Butter Cookies

A Sweet-Cookie for Your Sweet-Heart.
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There are 2 types of people in this world: Those who fall head-over-heels for Valentine’s Day,  and those who want to see it wiped from the calendar forever. Regardless of how we feel we must face the facts: the gushiest, mushiest, sappiest day of the year is upon us. How will you embrace the gushiest day of the year?  How about a modern twist on the classic Greek Koulourakia? These Rosewater Greek Butter Cookies are sweet and fragrant and are sure to be a Valentine’s Day winner!

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Greek Yogurt Marinade

Greek Yogurt Chicken

No, silly. Not for you! For the chicken souvlaki you are going to skewer and devour tomorrow night! Okay, I lied. There may be a facial in it for you. I know it sounds strange… just keep reading… it will all make sense… I promise…

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Greek Comfort Stew

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The Greek word “Stifatho” literally translates in English to “Comfort Food.” Just kidding. It doesn’t. But it should…

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New Year’s Cake – Vasilopita (Βασιλόπιτα)

Vasilopita-2Bread or cake? How do you prefer your Vasilopita? My grandmother made bread, and I loved her for that. Today, my mom continues to make bread and I love her for that. Me? I’m a cake gal.

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Christmas Morning Bougatsa (Μπουγάτσα)

Bougatsa-4Bougatsa is one of my personal favorites and I have been known to eat Bougatsa for breakfast, lunch, snack and dinner while traveling in Greece… yes, of course on the same day. :)

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Holiday Giveaway Time!

Holiday-Giveaway-2014Hey there!

Interested in winning an awesome Holiday Prize pack? Starting today you can enter to win:

1) A Greek Sweets Platter from yours truly;


2) a gift set from O Olive Oil;

3) a gift set from Old School Favorites.

Click to enter for a chance to win! You can enter your name every day through Friday, December 19.  When you win, you can keep the prizes or re-gift… I won’t tell. :)

 

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Christmas Cookie Party

CHRISTMAS-Koulou-17I introduced my Yiayia’s (Yιαγιά – Grandmother) classic traditional Koulourakia recipe to a few new ingredients today. Keeping the traditional flavor but tweaking things just a little I now have two new festive flavors to choose from… and now so do you!

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Quick {Sweet} Bread

FIG-BREAD-3My name is Alexandra, and I am a carb-oholic. I love and crave to eat anything in the carb family; pasta, bread, potatoes, bread, rice, bread… you get the picture.

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A Simple Farewell to the Last of Summer’s Flavors

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Summer is officially over. I know, I’m not providing “Breaking News” here. You may have noticed, however, that there are still a few summer flavors lingering about in the grocery store and farmer’s market. I’m mainly referring to Zucchini and Tomatoes. They are naturally delicious when consumed fresh straight from the garden to the table, not requiring a lot of seasonings and fuss.

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National Dessert Day? Um… ok!

National-Dessert-Day-2014-2October 14 marks National Dessert Day, and there’s no better way to celebrate than with a dessert buffet! Why choose one dessert when you can have a plateful?  So add an extra 15 minutes to that stair-master workout because it will be so worth it!

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