Kourabiedes (Greek butter cookies)

Kourabiedes are popular Greek butter cookies topped with heaps of powdered sugar and made for special occasions like weddings, Christmas, name days, and any day that ends in “y”. My earliest memories of kourabiedes aren’t the sweet taste of the cookie. In fact, I don’t even remember taking a bite out of one when I … Continue reading Kourabiedes (Greek butter cookies)

Melomakarona (Greek Christmas Cookies)

There are two things that are always on my Christmas to-do list. First, I have to watch Kevin McCallister thwart the "Sticky Bandits" in Home Alone and Home Alone 2. My brothers and I never tire of watching bricks being thrown at the heads of Marv and Harry and other torturous, yet hilarious schemes devised … Continue reading Melomakarona (Greek Christmas Cookies)

Galaktoboureko (milk custard pie)

Galaktoboureko (gah-la-toh-boo-reko), or what my friends and I jokingly call, “gala-ta-booty-grow” or sometimes “galactic burrito” is a tongue twister dessert my booty has definitely enjoyed once or twice. But galaktoboureko is more than a tricky name; it’s a classic Greek dessert that is absolutely divine. Galaktoboureko is defined by its filling of gala (milk) and … Continue reading Galaktoboureko (milk custard pie)

Make Your Own Greek Yogurt

Taste buds give you the ability to taste things, while “taste buds” are food items that commonly go well together. For instance, there’s peanut butter and jelly: a go to lunch for hungry kids. Bacon and eggs: the classic American breakfast. Burgers and fries: an equally classic American lunch. Coffee and paximathia (a semi-sweet cookie): … Continue reading Make Your Own Greek Yogurt