Makaronia me Kima (Spaghetti with meat sauce)

Whether you’re a novice or an expert cook, or somewhere in between, a simple dish to have in your repertoire is makaronia me kima (spaghetti with meat sauce). Or at least you should know how to make the latter portion, the kima. In Greek, kima means ground beef, but in this recipe, kima implies a … Continue reading Makaronia me Kima (Spaghetti with meat sauce)

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)