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Red velvet cupcakes

Red Velvet cupcakes

    Who doesn’t like red velvet cupcakes? I honestly don’t know anyone who doesn’t! They are sweet little festive treats.that fill your mouth with joy! In addition, these Red velvet cupcakes are topped with a delicious cream cheese frosting that will make you jump up and down with joy!   These red velvet cupcakes are the perfect treat for this Valentine’s Day but I love to make them at any time since they are so easy to make! Can...

Valentine’s Day Brunch

Valentine's Day

On every holiday I try to do something special for the kids. Given that this year Valentine’s Day falls midweek, I decided to have a big Valentine’s Day brunch this weekend for them, so John and I can have a good excuse to get away on the actual Valentine’s Day. For those of you that are not sure what brunch is, it is a cross between breakfast and lunch. You pretty much have a big late breakfast that fills you...

Τελειος σπιτικος γυρος!

Homemade Greek Gyro

One of the first things that everyone asks me when they find out that I am Greek is if I have a recipe for an Authentic Greek Gyro recipe or if I know how to make a homemade Greek gyro. The answer of course it would be «yes»!  My mother has one of the best restaurants in Athens, Greece that serves authentic Greek gyro and even though this is not her recipe as she doesn’t share the secret, the flavor...

Oven baked Baby Back ribs

oven backed baby back ribs

  These oven baked baby back ribs are truly one of the easiest recipes for fancy barbecue ever! They are cooked low and slow, which makes them very flavorful and they are so soft that they literally fall of the bone!  I almost didn’t want to share this baby back rib recipe but then I was reminded that with «Tsiknopempti » coming soon in Greece, this would be the perfect recipe for those that don’t want to go out for...

Ευκολα και υγιεινα brownies

Easy healthy brownies

These easy and healthy brownies are to die for! Yes, they are healthy brownies that do not taste healthy! They take literally 22 minutes to make including the 18 minutes of cooking time. These gluten free brownies are made with black beans and oats so they are packed with nutrients. I had to figure out something quick today for dessert and since John has started his «diet» again it had to be good. So I figured that I would make...

Μπισκοτα απο δημητριακα, αμυγδαλα και σταγονες σοκολατας

Oat and almond cookies with chocolate chips

This oat and almond cookies with chocolate chips are the perfect after school snack or breakfast on the go! This cookie recipe is so simple that you won’t believe your eyes. They are gluten free, full of good for you ingredients, they contain no sugar and they are delicious! They are made with just 4 simple ingredients that more or less we all have in our pantry or if you don’t they can be found at any grocery stores. Bananas,...

Σπιτικο κεικ καροτο με γλασο απο cream cheese (τυρι κρεμα)

Homemade Carrot cake

You will love this homemade carrot cake! It is incredibly moist and with its ultra creamy cream-cheese frosting, you will go back for seconds! This carrot cake recipe is very popular in the Southern states of the US. This homemade carrot cake recipe is one of those recipes that scream American cuisine!  While the carrot cake isn’t as loved in the other parts of the world here in the US is a staple in all bakeries.. It has great cinnamon...

Σχεδιαγραμμα μετατροπης μοναδας μετρησης για ευκολη μαγειρικη και ζαχαροπλαστικη

You asked and we delivered! A weight conversion chart in Greek and English for volume and grams. I grew up in Greece and I learned how to bake in the US. Therefore I am pretty comfortable to use both the cup form of measurement and measuring by weight. Personally, I prefer to measure my ingredients by weight as I find them most accurate. In addition, it gives me less to clean up…. if you have ever tried to measure a...

Η καλυτερη σπιτικη ζυμη για πιτσα

pizza dough recipe

I have been in a quest for the best homemade pizza dough recipe for as long as I have been in the USA. It needs to be delicious and chewy but doughy. Not an easy combination to come by. After a lot of trial and error, I stumbled upon the easiest and simplest to make homemade pizza dough recipe. I did not think much of it, but I made it anyway and it was  finally perfect! The best thing is...

Kλασικη συνταγη για λαζανια

Classic lasagna recipe

This classic lasagna recipe is always a favorite. Sweet and juicy tomato sauce combined with a succulent meat sauce and savory cheeses in an easy pasta dish. The kids always love them and the adults always ask for them. They are always a favorite in an Italian restaurant, as this classic lasagna recipe is always a crowd pleaser. There are hundreds of lasagna recipes. From this classic lasagna recipe to a vegetarian one and then some. I guess the lasagna...


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