Tsoureki – Greek Easter Bread

Greek Easter time is when all my favorite Greek goodies come out. Last week I shared my favorite cookie of all time, koulourakia, Greek Easter cookies. This week, it’s all about tsoureki, Greek Easter bread. As with all the bread recipes on my blog, my husband made this bread. In fact, it’s his own recipe. Greek Easter bread is a slightly sweet yeast bread, similar to challah bread. Some people will flavor their Greek Easter bread with specialty ingredients, like masticha and mahleb. Others may flavor their breads with anise, cardamom, vanilla, orange, or even nothing at all. My husband …

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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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