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Sweet Easter Bread and Easter Cookies (Tsoureki and Koulourakia)

Η συνταγή και στα ελληνικά στο τέλος της ανάρτησης! Today begins for us Orthodox the Holy Week, following during the weekend, our Easter. On Saturday night ends the 40 day lent and people celebrate the resurrection of Christ. Saturday night we go to church holding candles and at 12 o clock the priest announces that...

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies

Η συνταγή και στα ελληνικά στο τέλος της ανάρτησης! Today here in Greece we celebrate two things. First, religionwise, the Annunciation of Mary, Mother of Christ and second the beginning of our rebellion against Ottoman Empire. As some of you know, Konstantinople (Istanbul) and consequently soon after Greece were subjugated by Ottomans in 1453 A.D....

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Moustokoúloura (Traditional Grape Molasses Cookies)

Η συνταγή και στα ελληνικά στο τέλος της ανάρτησης! During this past year my husband and I are in a control weight program. That means that we are following a certain diet that helps us maintain our weight stable. As the years pass by, I feel more and more the need to keep my weight...

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Coconut Cookies

Η συνταγή και στα ελληνικά στο τέλος της ανάρτησης! During my studies in the States I had the chance to meet people from all over the world. My best friend was from Nigeria and I made friends from Colombia, Sweden, Spain, Singapore, Indonesia, Sudan and several other countries. I had a Swiss teacher called Mr....

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Kourabiedes

  Η συνταγή και στα ελληνικά στο τέλος της ανάρτησης! As I promised you, I made the real kourabiedes and I am giving you the recipe today! Kourabiedes along with Melomakarona and Diples are the traditional Christmas sweets we eat these festive days! I followed the recipe by Stelios Parliaros the famous Greek pastry chef...

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Chocolate Kourabiedes

Η συνταγή και στα ελληνικά στο τέλος της ανάρτησης! Just like in all Christian countries, Christmas is a big fest in Greece too. During the old days and because Greece is surrounded by sea, people here used to decorate a ship. But as globalization reached our country too, we adopted the northern Europe’s tree which...

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Greek Easter Cookies

Along with spring comes also Easter! In Greece Easter is as important as Christmas, perhaps even more. For the Greek Orthodox Church the resurrection of Christ, which we celebrate during Easter, is the very foundation of our faith. It symbolizes the sacrifice of the Man in order to save the world. It also shows that...

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Chocolate Chip Cookies

This weekend is the last one of our carnival here in Greece. From Monday, which is called Clean Monday, start the 48 days of fastening until the 15th of April which is the Christian Orthodox Easter. My son had a party at his new school and he was dressed as Zorro, so I thought it...

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Molasses Cookies

I was looking at my closet the other time and I have noticed that I had a jar of molasses almost intact. So, I started my search through the internet, so as to find a recipe that would help me consume most of it. And I found it. It comes from another blogger Culinary Chase...

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Cinnamon Cookies

  For my first entry on my blog and since Christmas time is coming in less than 20 days, time passes so quickly, I chose to bake cinnamon cookies. These cookies are very easy and tasty. I would definitely make them again.  They are perfect for lent as they don’t contain any dairy or eggs...