Feta Zucchini Fritters

Kolokithokeftedes. When Greeks hear this, their first thought is YUM while my Non-Greeks are more like HUH?! Let me simplify: Squash Fritters. Kolokithokeftedes are typically made with either pumpkin or zucchini squash depending on the season and while I’m a serious fan of pumpkin-I’ll wait to for fall to make that version. In the meantime, you’ve probably noticed that…

Chocolate Twist Tsoureki

As much as I love traditions, I also love taking a traditional recipe and giving it a little twist-especially when that twist ends up being the addition of chocolate. It brings some variety (and in this case, more chocolate) to a traditional holiday table. Adding chocolate to Tsoureki adds a few more steps to what is already a slightly time…

Gluten-Free Tiropita

When it comes to food, there are some pairings that should never separate. I’ve heard of crustless pizzas and bunless burgers, but just can’t accept them as anything but wrong. For that reason, I was hesitant to try a Filoless Tiropita until I considered my cheese-loving friends with a gluten intolerance (stuck eating crustless pizzas and…

Pistachio, White Chocolate + Rosemary Scones

Today you’re researching proper scone making and tomorrow you’ll be brushing up on your Spanish vocabulary, but you’re not studying for a test in English Baking 101 or planning a trip to Chile. So, why then? Because you’re a knowledge junkie.  You’re curious about anything and everything and never satisfied with what you already know. If this…

Overnight French Toast Casserole

Greek Easter is over, but the holiday lives on days after in the form of leftovers. What to do with all the lamb, brightly colored eggs, Koulourakia and Tsoureki?!? Good question. While I haven’t figured out a solution for the first three (other than eating them), I did come up with a way to enjoy…

Greek Coffee + Honey

In my world, there are two different kinds of coffee. One is the kind I set my automatic drip coffee maker to start brewing at 6 in the morning hoping that I’ll smell and eventually crawl out of bed for. My morning wake-me-up! The other is the kind that I slowly sip over good conversation…

Chai-Spiced Rizogalo

Growing up in my little Greek bubble, I never realized that rice pudding is not exclusively Greek. Variations of it have a place in nearly every ethnic cuisine. See for yourself: Rice Pudding Around the World My version is part Greek and part Indian. I’ll call it Grindian. I’ll also call it heavenly–because it was….