Pasta with Mizithra Cheese

Saturday marked two years since my Yiayia’s passing. It’s funny how time works. In a way it numbs us to what has happened and our new life without someone, but no matter how many days or years fly by, the heartache of not being with that person still remains. I hate the fact that it’s […]

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Whipped Feta

When my husband and I first got married we lived in Chicago and absolutely loved it. We were obsessed and never wanted to leave. And then I got pregnant and our priorities changed. Being closer to family and living in the suburbs made more sense and allowed me to start working part-time. It was really […]

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Avgolemono Soup (Egg & Lemon Soup)

Avgolemono. The first soup I ever fell in love with. I’m not sure if it was the richness of the egg, or the tang from the lemon, or the fact that everyone around me encouraged me to dunk crusty bread in it – but I knew right then and there it would be a dish […]

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Tangy & Zesty Greek Salad

After the New Year hit, my husband and I vowed to eat at least one salad a week. I know, not very ambitious, but we’re hoping it will help us feel better about ourselves this year. Gotta start small, right? We’ve been bad lately, especially with ordering out (makes me cringe just thinking about it). […]

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Greek Pork Kabobs with Orzo and Feta Pesto

Does anyone else believe that when you dream about a person who has passed away, it’s their way of visiting from heaven? My Yiayia has been in so many of my dreams lately – I think it’s her way of bringing me comfort and easing the heartache I sometimes feel when I think about her […]

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Baked Greek Fries

It’s national French fry day! If our daughter knew what food holidays were, this would absolutely be one of her favorites. Fries are her best friend. I’m not joking. We have to hide them whenever we make them or eat out to ensure she’ll eat the rest of her meal. She’s a very dedicated fry […]

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Homemade Greek Yogurt

My family has been enjoying Greek yogurt long before brands like Fage or Chobani hit stores in America. I love that it’s become a popular breakfast food and/or snack because it’s the only yogurt I’ll let touch my lips. Honest! My Yiayia used to make homemade yogurt and would send my mom home with a […]

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Greek Panzanella Summer Salad

I have many vivid memories of sitting at my Yiayia’s kitchen table late at night, talking and playing cards. Most of these sit-downs would end in tears after she’d tell me the┬ástories of┬áher childhood or how she fell desperately in love with Papou. I swear, she could read the back of a milk carton and […]

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Skillet Pastichio (Greek Lasagna)

“Hi Marinike, this is Yiayia and Papou. We just called to say hi…” Every single voicemail she ever left me started with that cute little greeting. It was usually followed by, “I was thinking of you” or “how’s your honey?”. Oh, how I’ll miss hearing that raspy, thick accent. I had saved a few messages […]

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