Pear spoon sweet or Ahladi glyko tou koutaliou

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Traditional Greek spoon sweet made with pears or Ahladi glyko tou koutaliou.

Traditional Greek spoon sweet made with pears or Ahladi glyko tou koutaliou


Αχλάδι γλυκό του κουταλιού. If you think you might enjoy this recipe, you can thank our dad. Truth be told, he loves his sweets, and he loves to tinker in the kitchen especially when he gets to use the bounty of his garden. This is the man who makes herbed and dried tomatoes from the Roma tomatoes he has grown, which he then gifts to anyone that he feels would enjoy them. He’s also the one who spends hours and hours harvesting, washing, blanching, portioning and freezing all manner of greens like celery, amaranth greens, and spinach for use throughout the colder months. He helps our mom hollow out tomatoes, zucchini and eggplant so that they can make as-good-as-in-the-summer yemista in the dead of winter.

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Coconut lime zucchini cake

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A tropical and easy cake made with coconut, lime and zucchini.

A tropical and easy cake made with coconut, lime and zucchini


Although Fall is here and the internet is full of recipes starring apples and pumpkin, (like our easy apple crisp and our perfectly perfect pumpkin bread), we can’t help but want to hold on to a few tropical flavours. Ingredients like zucchini, lime and coconut may give off summer vibes, but the reality is that they are available all year round – and we’re grateful they are. Sometimes you just want a dessert that tastes like sunshine and warm weather.

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Easy banana muffins

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The best banana muffins that are easy to make.

The best banana muffins that are easy to make.


Muffins are the perfect grab and go breakfast. The ideal snack to pack in your child’s lunchbox. They are the answer to late evening cravings, with a glass of milk or a soothing herbal tea. Lighter than cake, sweeter than bread, muffins like our easy banana muffins satisfy your cravings while still being a pretty healthy option.

Making your own muffins is so easy; once you have the necessary equipment (basically a muffin tray), there will be no stopping you. And banana muffins are everybody’s favourite – especially mom’s and dad’s who wonder how the bananas they purchased went from being just right to almost overly ripe seemingly overnight! No worries, these easy banana muffins are best when made with very ripe bananas – the banana flavour is more intense and the flavour naturally sweeter.

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Peach galette

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Peach galette is an easy and delicious summer dessert.

Peach galette is an easy and delicious summer dessert


Nothing screams summer as much as biting into a ripe peach and having the juice run down your chin. Any fruit that you have to slurp before you bite is sure to be delicious, and a perfectly ripe peach is worth all shirt stains and sticky fingers. A perfect summer peach is something you remember. One of us can still taste the peach that cost more than any fruit should, purchased at the now long closed Balducci’s in New York’s Greenwich Village. For a struggling student that peach was a fortune, and it was worth every penny.

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Mixed berry buckle

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The perfect buckle, made with any mixed berries like raspberries and strawberries!

The perfect buckle, made with any mixed berries like raspberries and strawberries!


Buckle. What a funny name for a dessert. And what is a buckle, anyways? And why should anyone make our mixed berry buckle?

A buckle is an old-fashioned dessert, perfect to munch on while binge watching Bridgerton. It is a cake loaded with fruit, which is baked with a streusel topping. Perfect yum! A buckle is also like a blank canvas in some ways – many fruits would work and we’ve chosen to make our buckle with mixed berries; our raspberry and strawberry combination is just fantastic! So set out your lace doilies, serve some tea in vintage teacups, and set to baking a dessert that is sure to become a favourite!

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Best Mother’s Day Recipes

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Best Mother's Day Recipes that Mom will love! Includes ideas for breakfast, dinner and desserts!

Best Mother’s Day Recipes that Mom will love! Includes ideas for breakfast, dinner and desserts!


Mothers. Is there any person in the world more worthy of celebrating? Any woman who has a positive impact on a child’s life is deserving of some extra special attention and love on Mother’s Day. Whether it is a biological Mama, a grandmother, an aunt, a godmother or a good friend, treat the special women in your life with the best way to the heart – with food!

We’ve compiled some of our favourite recipes that are Mom approved. Whether it’s breakfast in bed, a beautiful brunch, a lovely dinner or dessert (or all of these – hey…she deserves it!) we think that these are some of the Best Mother’s Day Recipes around. To get to the recipe, just click on the recipe title. Enjoy!

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Galatopita, Greek milk custard pie

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Galatopita is a Greek milk custard pie made without phyllo or crust.

Galatopita (or galopita) is a Greek milk custard pie made without phyllo or crust


Γαλατόπιτα. Galatopita (sometimes called galopita) is a traditional Greek milk custard pie that is popular in the Peloponnese region of Greece, made especially during Easter. There are several variations, including those with phyllo and those without. If you have ever tasted a great galatopita you would remember its richness, sweetness and unique texture. You may also remember sneaking a few extra pieces after your initial one, how the kitchen smells when it’s baking, and how amazing it tastes right out of the fridge. Galatopita reminds us of all these things, but most of all it reminds us of Helen’s godmother.

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Peanut butter date bars

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Vegan and healthy peanut butter date bars made with all natural ingredients.

Vegan and healthy peanut butter date bars made with all natural ingredients.


We love peanut butter. One of our favourite snacks growing up was saltine crackers smeared with a thin layer of peanut butter. When Reese’s peanut butter cups became a thing, they opened up a whole new world of amazing. Sure, we would get our hands on Reese’s whenever we could, but we would also dip plain chocolate into a jar of peanut butter. We would spread peanut butter on toast and then add a rich chocolate hazelnut layer. We would take a spoonful of peanut butter, top it with some chocolate chips and enjoy it just like that.

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Tahini honey cookies

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Simple, vegan and utterly delicious! Tahini honey cookies are our new favourites.

Simple, dairy-free, gluten-free and utterly delicious! Tahini honey cookies are our new favourites


Μπισκότα με ταχίνι και μέλι. If you have just stumbled across Mia Kouppa and are wondering what all the fuss is about, and especially if you are not sure that you should use precious ingredients on one of our recipes, we have a few things to say. First, welcome!!! We are so happy that you are here! Second, try this recipe for tahini honey cookies. Seriously. We know that this recipe will convince you that we are worth the risk.

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Chocolate and orange marble cake

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A delightful and easy marble cake for all occasions made with chocolate and orange.

A delightful and easy marble cake for all occasions made with chocolate and orange


This chocolate and orange marble cake is about as nostalgic as a cake can get. There is something simply vintage about a cake made of two different batters swirled together to make a random design. Fancy frosting need not apply; the only thing a classic marble cake needs is a light dusting of icing sugar…maybe.

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