Recent Posts

Traditional Greek Pasta with Caramelized Onions – Makarounes me Tskinosi

Traditional Greek Pasta with Caramelized Onions – Makarounes me Tskinosi

On this first day of April, midway through Lent, I had a craving for a delicious, traditional Karpathian dish — Traditional Greek Pasta, or  Makarounes me Tskinosi. This tasty, meat-free dish features cavatelle pasta and sweet yellow onions, caramelized in olive oil and butter, and […]

Easy One-Pot Shrimp and Rice Dinner

Easy One-Pot Shrimp and Rice Dinner

“Mom!!??! What’s for dinner?” If you’re like me, you hear that every single day! And, if you’re like me, most days you need something that’s not complicated and can be ready in thirty minutes or less.  Easy One-Pot Shrimp and Rice is the answer. It’s a […]

Tourlou Tourlou – Greek Roasted Vegetables

Tourlou Tourlou – Greek Roasted Vegetables

A staple food in most Greek households, Tourlou Tourlou (meaning “all mixed up”) is our version of the French ratatouille dish. An assortment of fresh vegetables — eggplant, zucchini, potatoes, green beans, onion, garlic, and crushed tomato, this dish is sure to knock your socks […]

Greek Christmas Cookies – Kourambiedes – Recipe

Greek Christmas Cookies – Kourambiedes – Recipe

If I were asked what one dessert reminds me of Christmas time during my childhood, I would immediately answer “Kourambiedes“!!! I don’t know if it’s the crumbly shortbread cookie, the mound of sweet confectioners sugar, of the combination of the two, but Kourambiedes are a […]

Greek Stuffed Grape Leaves with Meat and Rice Recipe (Dolmades)

Greek Stuffed Grape Leaves with Meat and Rice Recipe (Dolmades)

Affectionately referred to in our home as “little bundles of heaven,” Greek Stuffed Grape Leaves with Meat and Rice (also known in Greek as “Dolmades”) are a classic Greek side dish/appetizer. They’re made with rice, onion, spearmint, and dill, (ground meat is optional) and rolled […]

Greek Stuffed Vegetables (Yemista) with Ground Turkey and Rice

Greek Stuffed Vegetables (Yemista) with Ground Turkey and Rice

Greek Stuffed Vegetables (Yemista) is a classic, Greek dish that’s healthy, satisfying and delicious! Ever since I was a little girl, I have loved eating stuffed vegetables. The combination of fresh herbs, ground turkey, and a perfectly cooked veggie is my kind of meal. I […]

Instant Pot Karpathian Beef Stew

Instant Pot Karpathian Beef Stew

If you do a Google search for “Beef Stew,” chances are high that you will get page after page of results for every type of beef stew that you can imagine. Search no longer! My Instant Pot Karpathian Beef Stew is not only tender and […]

Kolokithokeftedes (Greek Zucchini Fritters)

Kolokithokeftedes (Greek Zucchini Fritters)

By this time every summer, most gardens and farmers markets are overflowing with zucchini. If you have a ton of zucchini coming out of your ears like we do, and are looking for a new savory zucchini recipe to try, Kolokithokeftedes (Greek Zucchini Fritters) should be […]

Soutzoukakia with Potatoes and Green Beans

Soutzoukakia with Potatoes and Green Beans

Today I had the opportunity to make one of my favorite dishes, Soutzoukakia with Potatoes and Green Beans, with one of my nieces, Kaliopi. Soutzoukakia — traditional Greek meatballs — are served with potatoes or rice. For this recipe, I added potatoes and green beans […]

Lahanodolmades Avgolemono (Greek Stuffed Cabbage Rolls)

Lahanodolmades Avgolemono (Greek Stuffed Cabbage Rolls)

Lahanodolmades Avgolemono – AKA Greek Stuffed Cabbage Rolls – is a classic Mediterranean dish. These little babies are a super delicious one pot meal. They taste even better the next day, and are great for lunch, dinner, and anytime in between!     Lahanodolmades Avgolemono may […]