Lemon Cake

This is summer in a cake. I think of fruits and light desserts for the summer and this cake is both at once. The texture of this cake is light and airy and it’s got a wonderful lemon flavor. The secret to that lemony goodness is to use fresh lemons. I would never, (and I repeat) NEVER, use lemon extract because I think it gives desserts a distinctly bathroom cleaner flavor and smell, which is not good eats. Please tell me that I’m not the only one who thinks that. There’s no frosting here, which makes this cake not as …

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Top 10 Greek Recipes

If you’re looking for some Greek recipes then I’m sharing my top 10 favorites for you right here in one spot (in no particular order). Spoiler, I may have included more than 10 recipes because I couldn’t leave some out. Greek Meatballs – Keftethakia – These meatballs make for a great appetizer or a side dish, especially dipped in tzatziki (cucumber yogurt dip) or hummus. Greek Cheese Pie – Tiropita – If you’re a cheese lover then this is a must have. Spinach Pie – Spanakopita – I love this as an appetizer or as a main course with a Mediterranean salad. …

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Top 10 Spring Recipes

If you’re looking for an Easter or Spring-y recipe then I’ve got my top 10 ones for you right here in one spot (in no particular order). M&M Sugar Cookie Bars (It’s Spring-y only because of the festive M&Ms, I won’t tell anyone if you make them for other things with different colors.) Broccoli Quiche (This is perfect for an Easter brunch.) Carrot Cake (Why is carrot cake popular at Easter time? Carrots are available all year long. My husband points out that the Easter bunny probably eats carrots.) Mini M&M Cookies (It’s Spring-y only because of the festive M&Ms, …

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Mini Ganache Topped Cheesecake

My blog is 11 years old today! Every blog-iversary I make something chocolate-y (except for one year, what was I thinking?!) chocolate cake, mini cheesecake, coffee chocolate chip cookie bars, chocolate chip doughnuts, single serving whole wheat chocolate chip cookie, chocolate cupcakes for two, banana bread doughnuts with chocolate glaze, warm chocolate fudge cakes, chocolate chip black and white cookies, then chocolate lava cakes.  I’m back with another chocolate goodie. I mean it’s almost a requirement now. 😉 I love the mini chocolate cheesecake when I’m craving chocolate. I also love the mini cheesecake when I’m craving a classic cheesecake. The other day I couldn’t decide which …

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Paximadia – Greek Biscotti

Here’s to my last blog post (and cookie recipe) of 2023. Paximadia means twice baked Greek cookies, in other words biscotti. You essentially bake a big log (or two) then cut them, then bake them again. Hence, you are baking them twice. Some Greek Orthodox folks fast during certain times throughout the year. These fasts limit the types of food that are allowed, not all food entirely. One period of fasting is for a 40 day period prior to Christmas day. These biscotti are a good option to have during the fast because they do not contain eggs or dairy. …

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