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…

Tirokafteri: Spicy Feta Dip

There’s no doubt that, today, Greeks all over the world will be gathered to watch their team play against Costa Rica in the 2nd round of the World Cup. Being that it’s the first time Greece has made it this far, we’re excited to say the least. Of course, wherever Greeks gather, there is food. Enter: Spicy Feta…

Galaktoboureko: Semolina Custard Pie

If I were to take a poll of all Greeks, Greek-Americans and Grecophiles (yes, that’s a thing) and ask them to name their favorite dessert, I think that Galaktoboureko would take the prize. If you’re not already familiar with it, Galaktoboureko (pronounced Gah-lak-toh-boo-reh-koh) is a traditional Greek dessert of thick semolina custard encased in paper-thin layers…

Mason Jar Pistachio Layer Cake

Several months ago I made a “Pistachio Petit-Four” layer cake from a favorite blogger. Everyone loved it. Those who weren’t around for a bite, hated it (and me) because of the obnoxious check-out-how-good-this-looks (and you can’t have any) pictures I was sending over from my phone in between bites. Sorry brother. Though sometimes I enjoy…

Fruit + Herb Infused Water

My birthday is right around the corner and, like I did last year, I’m asking everyone to help me support a cause that’s bigger than me. For my 24th birthday last year, I received an unforgettable gift as I watched my friends, family members and some people I hardly knew support my mission to raise…

Modern Wedding Cookies

Growing up, my best friend’s name was Hanna. We met in elementary school and after realizing we lived in the same neighborhood, began meeting up after school to roller blade. I had no idea at the time that we would become the friends we are today. Between our rollerblading days and now, we’ve had adventures…

Apricot, Blue Cheese & Almond Bites

Being temporarily relocated to Houston for a summer internship made me realize how much I need certain things in my life. I decided against dragging all of my kitchen utensils with me for the summer–thinking that it wasn’t worth the effort. In the meantime, I’ve learned to be creative, embracing foods that require little to…

Fig & Olive Tapenade

After browsing (more like drooling over) products that I hope will soon make their way into my kitchen, I get on facebook and what do I see ads for? Le Creuset Soleil Skinny Grill. Microplane Soft Handle Zester Graters. Antiqued Scroll Round Cheeseboard. Everything I was just looking at on Sur La Table.com. Creepy? A little….

Feta Herb Grits

Recently, I was in South Carolina for a friend’s wedding and was introduced to a few Southern phenomena. Don’t worry– I’m not about to recount the singing fudge makers, my discovery of a Trader Joe’s impostor or our adventurous trip to pick strawberries from a plantation that ended up being “picked-over.”  I’m here to share a…

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…

Grapefruit Mint Margaritas

Sometimes inspiration comes from the strangest places. Like a meme. With a dinosaur. Talking about Greek Easter. And margaritas. Huh? Exactly. You’ll see what I’m referring to when you scroll down. Aside from this inspirational dinosaur, my thought behind margaritas for Greek Easter was that Cinco de Mayo also happens to be on the same day this…