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Galopoula: A Greek Roasted Turkey Recipe

What is Christmas dinner without roasted turkey or galopoula (γαλοπούλα) as we call it in Greece? This galopoula recipe is easy, delicious and a must-taste not only during Christmas holidays but on every special occasion. Did you know that turkey is one of the finest meats you...

Diples Recipe: A Greek Christmas Pastry

Diples is one of the most delicious Christmas sweets ideas. This diples recipe comes straight from the historical and widely beautiful Mani. For those who don’t know, Mani is the central peninsula which extends southwards from Peloponnese in southern Greece and forms a continuation of the Taygetos...

Christopsomo: A Greek Christmas Bread Recipe

Christopsomo is one of my favorite Christmas recipes. The Greek word for Christopsomo is Χριστόψωμο which literally means Christ’s Bread. This Christmas bread is one of the oldest Greek traditions. Making Christopsomo is really symbolic and has a religious significance in Greek Christmas. Bread, in general, plays an important...

Greek Pork Chops Recipe with Orange

Eating pork on Christmas Eve dinner is one of my favorite Greek Christmas traditions. This mouthwatering dish is just ideal for the case you would like to eat something different than turkey. So, if you want to surprise your friends and family these holidays, this Greek pork...

Kourambiethes with Chocolate

Kourambiethes with chocolate is completely different from the traditional kourambiethes that I was used to. I made them once last Christmas and since then my children have been asking for them every single day. As you can understand, kourambiethes with chocolate have become one of our favorite...

Amigdalota: Traditional Greek Almond Cookies

Amigdalota (αμυγδαλωτά) is the name of delicious Greek almond cookies. The first time I tasted them was when I  visited Monemvasia, a truly beautiful place to visit in Greece. Full of history and with a miraculous view, this byzantine well-preserved castle city, which is placed...

Greek New Years Cake: A Traditional Vasilopita Recipe

Vasilopita is a Greek New Years Day bread or cake that contains a hidden coin and is served at midnight on New Year’s Eve to welcome the New Year! Tradition says that this coin gives good luck to the receiver. The tradition of baking and cutting this special cake each year...

Melomakarona: Greek Christmas Honey Cookies

Every holiday season, there are some traditions I can’t live without. Decorating the tree, buying presents for my loved ones, and of course making Greek Christmas cookies! And one of the Christmas cookies Greeks love to make along with kourambiethes is melomakarona. Melomakarona is a delicious...

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