Category Archives: Dessert


This is a Sotiropulos family recipe and probably one of the best baklava recipes around. Syrup: 1    cup   honey 1    cup   sugar 1/2 cup   water 1 cinnamon stick 1 whole (not grated) fresh orange peel Baklava Nut Mixture: 1 lb          Walnuts 1/3 cup  Sugar 1 tsp       Continue Reading
Berry Spinach Blast
Don’t worry, it doesn’t taste like spinach.  It tastes like a guilty desert!  Refreshing, sweet, and full of flavor! Ingredients: 1/2 frozen banana 1/2 cup frozen blueberries 1/2 cup frozen strawberries 1 lb spinach 2 tbsp almond milk Instructions: You need a strong food processor or a blender like a Vitamix that allows you to Continue Reading
Apple Bastilla
Ingredients: 4 chopped apples 5-6 bananas filo dough butter 1 tsp cinnamon 2-3 tbsp. Honey chopped lavender chopped thyme buds toasted almonds olive oil Instructions: Create a nutty paste by processing some almonds with honey and olive oil. Set aside. Cooking: Cook apples with butter and cinnamon. Add the honey. Add the lavender and thyme Continue Reading
Gulab Jamun
Ingredients: 2 ½ cups milk powder ½ cup flour ½ pint heavy whipping cream pinch of baking soda 3 cups sugar 5 ½ cups water 5 tsp ground cardamom oil for frying shredded coconut Instructions: Dough: Mix milk powder, flour and baking soda in bowl. Add whipping cream and knead. Make sure dough is soft Continue Reading
Lean Chocolate Trifle
Although I wouldn’t say this recipe is necessarily healthy, we’ve reduced some calories by eliminating eggs and oil. Ingredients: 1 package (18oz) chocolate fudge cake mix 1 can Coke Zero 1 package (6oz) instant chocolate pudding mix 1/2 cup strong coffee/espresso 1 carton (12oz) frozen whipped topping, thawed 6 Heath bars crushed Instructions: The dessert Continue Reading
Amigdalota / Almond Cookies
Ingredients: 7 Egg Whites 2 Cups Sugar 1 tbsp lemon juice 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 tbsp whiskey 6-8 cups almonds with no skins Instructions: Preheat oven to 400. Grind the almonds yourself by adding them to a food processor and pulsing.  You want them fine, but not like an almond meal. Whisk egg whites Continue Reading
Kourambiethes / Greek Powdered Cookies
Ingredients: 1 lb whipped unsalted butter 2 egg yolks 2 tbsp scotch or cognac 1/2 cup powdered sugar plus plenty to coat 1/2 cup toasted slivered almonds 1 tbsp baking powder 4 cups cake flour Instructions: Preheat oven to 350 – 375 Whip butter in mixer for about 5 minutes. Add 1/2 cup powdered sugar Continue Reading
Melomakarona / Greek Honey Cookies
Instructions: Cookie Dough: 1 1/2 cups vegetable oil 1/2 cup Nea Fitini (Vegetable Oil Shortening) 1 cup sugar 3/4 cups orange juice 2 tbsp orange zest 2 tbsp cognac 2 tsp baking powder 1 tsp baking soda 1 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp clove 1/2 tsp nutmeg 5-6 cups flour 1 cup ground walnuts Syrup: 2 Continue Reading
Ingredients: Regular 2 eggs 3/4 cups milk 1/2 cup water 1 cup flour 3 tbsp butter Savory 2 eggs 3/4 cups milk 1/2 cup water 1 cup flour 3 tbsp butter 1/4 tsp salt 1/4 cup herbs Dessert 2 eggs 3/4 cups milk 1/2 cup water 1 cup flour 3 tbsp butter 1 tsp vanilla Continue Reading