German Plum Cake a.k.a. Pflaumenkuchen

German Plum Cake a.k.a. Pflaumenkuchen

German Plum Cake a.k.a. Pflaumenkuchen As many of you already know, my dear Oma (German for grandmother) passed away a few months ago. At nearly 106 years old, I shouldn’t complain about the loss. But when it comes to matters of the heart, no amount of time is ever...
Koulourakia for Greek Easter

Koulourakia for Greek Easter

Koulourakia for Greek Easter We Greeks like to do things a bit differently. So, while most of the world has already celebrated Easter, we’re just getting started. In Greece, Easter easily surpasses Christmas as the biggest holiday of the year. Whole lambs are roasted...
Kourambiedes Greek Christmas Cookies

Kourambiedes Greek Christmas Cookies

Kourambiedes Greek Christmas Cookies Aside from family, friends, and amazing beaches, the other thing that I really miss about living in Greece:holiday cookies. Greek holiday cookies are nothing like American cookies, but don’t get me wrong, I love those, too....
Alice Medrich’s Triple Chocolate Mousse Cake

Alice Medrich’s Triple Chocolate Mousse Cake

As far as I’m concerned, chocolate mousse cake is a classic. Like chocolate chip cookies and brownies, it will never go out of fashion. This tricolor (a.k.a. triple mousse cake) requires a few more steps than the recipes I typically post. That said, we’re...
My Guide to Athens, and a Sweet Recipe, too!

My Guide to Athens, and a Sweet Recipe, too!

First, my apologies for not posting anything last week. I’ve been so busy trying to meet with friends and family that I didn’t have a free moment to sit down and write. I’m trying to savor every moment of this final week in Athens. There are so many wonderful spots...