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Αμυγδαλωτά … Amygdalota: Greek Almond Cookies

Αμυγδαλωτά … Amygdalota: Greek Almond Cookies

My favorite cookies are Amygdalota (Αμυγδαλωτά): delicate Greek almond cookies that are slightly crisp on the outside and chewy and sweet on the inside. Topped with sliced almonds they are the perfect treat to enjoy with coffee or tea and I personally can’t get enough of them.
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Apple Crisp, My Way

Apple Crisp, My Way

I made this apple crisp the other day: But before I indulge you and share this sweet and simple recipe, I’d like to take you on a short hike …
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Oatmeal Cranberry Bars

Oatmeal Cranberry Bars

With both kids in school now, baking these days needs to be simple and quick … just like my posts need to be concise and to the point. You see, homework, lunchbox prep, dinner and making sure uniforms are cleaned and pressed take up the better part of my afternoons nowadays. So here it goes: these Oatmeal Cranberry Bars  are really quite healthy.
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Cherry Tahini Crumble

Cherry Tahini Crumble

Looking for a way to use up all those plump, shiny red cherries popping up all across fruit markets these days? Are you also thinking about your waistline and the fact that a sweet cherry dessert will no doubt fuel your summer-clothing (ehem, beachwear) anxiety? Hmmmm … of course you can bake your cherries into a rich pie enveloped in a buttery …  flaky … crust … [snaps fingers to stop the daydreaming] … but remember: waistline, summer, beach, dare I say bikini. So, do yourself a favor and make these Cherry Tahini Crumbles instead.
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Strawberry, Cardamom and Cream Cake — Τούρτα με Φράουλες, Κάρδαμο και Σαντιγύ

Strawberry, Cardamom and Cream Cake — Τούρτα με Φράουλες, Κάρδαμο και Σαντιγύ

When I was younger I refrained from eating strawberries because every time I did I broke out in hives. I used to say I was allergic. Well, that depends on how you define allergic: does one or two hives count? Never mind that now because I devoured a large piece of this cake I made when we were invited over to friends’ for a barbecue the other day … and nothing happened. Actually, I’ve eaten strawberries innumerable times since I grew out of my paranoiac pre-teen years and I haven’t seen a single hive since.
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Kέρασμα … Kοπεγχάγη — Birthday Treat

Kέρασμα … Kοπεγχάγη — Birthday Treat

Today’s my birthday! Another year older … but still feeling, hmmm, I’d say about 25. To celebrate, I’m offering you all this treat, the act of which is known as Kέρασμα (kerasma)  in Greek. What is this delicious, syrupy, nutty, phyllo-topped delight? Well, in Greek it is known as Kοπεγχάγη (ko-peg-hagi), which translates to Copenhagen. Huh?!?!?!? Believe me I am as confused as you as I don’t know the meaning behind the name of this dessert, although I would love to find out just why it was christened this

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