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

Beef Liver & Heart Souvlaki

It’s Tsiknopempti today for the Greek Orthodox Christians & it’s our traditional meat feast right before the Great Lent. Tsiknopempti literally translates to "burnt, charred, smoky meat Thursday". Its basically the Eastern Orthodox version of Fat Tuesday. Apokries (abstaining from meat), our carnival season is made up of three themed weeks. Prophoni (preannouncement of the … Continue reading Beef Liver & Heart Souvlaki

Tiropita (Feta Cheese Pie) without Phyllo

Most people outside of Greece are familiar with a tiropita (feta cheese pie) that is wrapped in crispy phyllo dough, whether as individual hand pies or as one large pan sized pita. Tiropita without phyllo, as a quick bread. Here is another popular version that is made without the phyllo. It is a bit more … Continue reading Tiropita (Feta Cheese Pie) without Phyllo

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

Cream Cheese Pancakes (Keto, Grain & Gluten Free)

So I have finally figured out keto friendly pancakes that actually taste as close to the pancakes that my mother used to make us on the weekends, I had to rush on this blog to share it. Granted she usually used Aunt Jemima’s pancakes, and they just always tasted like home to me! Speaking with … Continue reading Cream Cheese Pancakes (Keto, Grain & Gluten Free)

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

Keto Flatbread with Almond Flour

Who doesn’t love a little flatbread in their life? These are a great option for making gyros and tacos. I have swapped these out for both pita bread & tortillas. Out of one batch, I usually make 8 tortilla size using a tortilla press. They are very easy to make with minimal ingredients. I usually … Continue reading Keto Flatbread with Almond Flour