Melomakarona cheesecake (Μελομακάρονα τσιζκέικ)

Melomakarona cheesecake (Μελομακάρονα τσιζκέικ)

Melomakarona cheesecake (Μελομακάρονα τσιζκέικ)

 

Today was officially the end of the holidays for us.  Kids back at school, parents all back to work, and the merriment of Christmas and New Year’s gone for another year.  One of us has succeeded in taking down the Christmas tree and packing away the decorations, while the other is still wondering if the tree should stay up until Easter, decorated for every holiday between now and then, the way it did last year.  Despite our home décor differences, both of us agree that it might be time to do away with any leftover sweets and treats.  After all, it’s a new year, and for a few weeks at least, we should focus on joining countless others who vow that this is the year that we eat well, and exercise more.  But then again, life is short, and dessert is good.

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Melomakarona (Μελομακάρονα)

Melomakarona Greek cookies. These deliciously spiced, honey soaked, walnut topped Greek cookies just melt in your mouth.

Melomakarona

Growing up in a close-knit Greek family within a strong Greek community makes a significant impact on your values, your beliefs and, of course, your ideas about food. As young children we were taught about kindness, generosity and hospitality. We learned that one way to show love and caring was to cook and bake and to then share what you had made with your family and friends.

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