Koulourakia – Greek Easter Cookies

These are literally my favorite cookies of all time. All time. Koulourakia are a traditional cookie served at Easter time. There are a bunch of different recipes for this cookie, but basically it’s like a butter cookie. Maybe that’s not quite right. You can’t really explain these I think, you just have to try them I think. They are not sweet. You shape them into a variety of fun designs, like “S” shapes, twists, or swirls. These cookies are soft, not cakey, but more like a tender biscuit that crumbles a little. Okay, I’ll stop now. They are tasty and …

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Broccoli and Chickpea Sandwiches

This is not your usual sandwich. Think of a salad with a Greek flair piled into a pita or Naan bread and you fold it up and carefully try to eat it without wearing it. Good luck (and sorry). This “sandwich” filling is SO good and it’s really the highlight of the recipe. The combination of chickpeas, broccoli, feta cheese, and olives in a lemon dressing is really out of this world delicious. In fact, I had some leftovers (but no Naan) so I decided to throw tortellini into the mix and it was equally tasty. Look at that, two …

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Vegetarian Taco Bowl

When was the last time that you cooked orzo? Do you have as much trouble straining it as I do? They like to wedge themselves into the holes of my colander. There is nothing really exciting about a bowl of beans, veggies, salsa, and other fun ingredients that you’d enjoy in a taco. (I skipped the taco meat today and went vegetarian.) I’ve made similar meals tons of times but with rice or a tortilla. How about switching it up and using orzo as the carb? It may sound weird to add pasta to a Mexican dish, but it actually …

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Raspberry Cheesecake Brownie Pie

Guys, I’m obsessed with this dessert! This dessert is part pie, part brownie, part cheesecake, a touch of raspberry tart, and 100% heavenly. Yes, you really can get all of those delicious parts into one bite. I’ve always been a fan of the HGTV show, Fixer Upper. But lately, I’ve been slightly crazed for it, sort of binge watching it whenever I can. And by sort of, I mean that I’m totally watching it all the time. My husband likes the show but even he’s tired of seeing it on, and he’s not even actively watching it when it’s playing. …

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Spinach Pie Bean Quesadillas

Happy first day of Spring! I’m ecstatic that it’s getting warmer out and that the days are getting longer. To celebrate, I’m cooking up some Greek food because Greek cuisine is my favorite. I’m half Greek so I might be partial. 😉 Most people are familiar with spinach pie (spanakopita). It’s a pie made with buttery flaky layers on top and bottom and loaded with a spinach filling. It’s one of my favorite Greek dishes. A few years ago I turned the traditional spinach pie into a quesadilla. I wanted all the same flavors but less work (and calories). For …

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