Tahini Halva Fudge with Pistachios

Greeks love tahini halva. And when Lent comes around, it truly becomes a staple sweet in our homes. Traditionally, it is made with sugar, because it is technically a candy. It is made all over the Middle East and Balkans. In Greece we call it “halva tou bakali” or the halva from the grocer. The … Continue reading Tahini Halva Fudge with Pistachios

Hawaiian Haupia – Keto Coconut Milk Treat

I’ve been dreaming about Hawaii lately and desiring to go! In my culinary research I discovered this wonderful and refreshing coconut milk pudding. It is a favorite at luaus and various other types of gatherings and celebrations. If you are looking for a dessert that takes only a few minutes to make, with very little … Continue reading Hawaiian Haupia – Keto Coconut Milk Treat

Galatopita – Grain-free Greek Milk Pie

The first time I went to Greece as a married woman, one of the pites (pies) my mother in law had prepared for us was her famous galatopita. Galatopita means milk pie. It is a sweet dessert pie that is made with milk custard and a semolina base. Regionally, it can be made with or … Continue reading Galatopita – Grain-free Greek Milk Pie

Key Lime Pie Bars

Key Lime Pie always reminds me of my trips to Florida. I remember eating it in Key West after having visited the Hemingway House at a nice cafe in the area. Being a writer and a reader, and a big fan of Ernest Hemingway, visiting his home was a time of inpisration. It even inspired … Continue reading Key Lime Pie Bars

Keto Strawberry Pana Cotta

Pana Cotta is a refreshing molded Italian dessert made with heavy cream and gelatin. It is served chilled and topped with syrup and fruit. It is one of my favorite desserts! And it is very easy to make. I flavored this one with fresh strawberries, vearing away from the traditional flavor of vanilla. The usual … Continue reading Keto Strawberry Pana Cotta

Blood Orange Karydopita

My wonderful friend Elainee picked blood oranges off of her tree the other day and I decided to keep the last few for a dessert. As I brainstormed on what to make, I thought of this variation on the traditional karydopita, which is a walnut cake full of warm spices like cinnamon and clove, soaked … Continue reading Blood Orange Karydopita

Chocolate Dipped Pistachio & Mastiha Biscotti

I love a good cookie! And biscotti always just feel so elegant to me. And I love to have a couple of treats on hand that hold up well so that I can reach for something within my dietary limitations as needed by my soul. So something like a biscotti will last me a while … Continue reading Chocolate Dipped Pistachio & Mastiha Biscotti

Ekmek, Greek Custard Dessert

My hands down, my absolute favorite Greek dessert has always been Ekmek Kataifi. I loved it so much that I even opted for this dessert instead of a cake for sweet sixteen birthday party, serving sixty guests. Growing up in NYC, this dessert was readily availble to me because Queens has so many Greek pastry … Continue reading Ekmek, Greek Custard Dessert

Keto Mini Berry Tarts

I recently made two types of berry curds. A sugar free mixed berry curd and a strawberry curd. They are wonderful as fillings for cakes and tarts! They are so pretty, festive and they taste amazing! Today I opted for mini fruit tarts! Fruit tarts have always been my favorite little treats and I am … Continue reading Keto Mini Berry Tarts

Mixed Berry Curd

I recently was introduced to curd at Thanksgiving when I was looking for something different to make for the holiday, and made a baked cranberry curd tart. I have been curious about curd because I have always seen lemon curd in the market, and it is used in various desserts. Well, while I was exploring, … Continue reading Mixed Berry Curd