Category Archives: family

Jan 27

Homemade Birthday Cake Oreos

Wow, what a month! Things have been crazy busy – I haven’t had much time for anything – but this huge snowstorm that we’re in the middle of has forced me to relax. And what better time to bake than … Continue reading

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Nov 10


This soup not only warms my belly and cures most ailments, but it reminds me SO MUCH of my Nana. She made it often as a first course leading up to another Greek dish that was equally delicious. My mom … Continue reading

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Sep 22

Apple Crisp with Peanut Butter Nutella Sauce

Hope everyone had a great weekend! We celebrated my brother’s birthday and since I bought a ton of apples the other day, I suggested making an apple dessert to bring to him. He agreed, as long as it had caramel … Continue reading

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Apr 30

Chocolate Covered Oreo Cake

My niece turned 12 last week – for weeks I asked her what kind of cake she wanted and she couldn’t give me an answer. Well, she gave me one answer, but it was a cake that had about 5000 … Continue reading

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Apr 25

Nana’s Rice Pudding

This dish has graced our table dozens of times since I started writing this blog, yet EVERY time, I forget to get a decent picture (or any picture at all!). Well, that’s it – no more delays. I need to … Continue reading

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Apr 7

Tropical Carrot Cake

This recipe is unfortunately another victim in the case of the missing pictures from my DSLR. But I just couldn’t skip it. It was THAT good. Plus, I know ’tis the season for carrot cake. My mom’s recipe is the … Continue reading

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Mar 13

Salted Caramel Cake

My niece is now a teenager! How the $*#&@ did that happen? Wasn’t she just born? Oh, Maddie. Way to make Aunt Miss feel old. One of these days, I’ll make a pretty cake. Sigh. Remember, this is my chocolate-hating … Continue reading

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Jan 31

Rocky Road Chocolate Cake

Knowing the chocolate fiend that my mom is, I had to come up with something a little different for her birthday cake that included lots of it. She couldn’t decide on a cake herself and left it up to me…decisions, … Continue reading

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Nov 18

Mom’s Italian Stuffing (and a few other delicious fall recipes!)

I’m finally sharing one of my favorite dishes ever – one I look forward to every year on Thanksgiving. Normally I only eat it on that sacred day, but this year was an exception. I’ve been sharing recipes and cooking … Continue reading

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Oct 23


You’re looking at one of the main reasons I started this blog. She is the one who brought the “Greek” into my family. Nana passed away yesterday but her legacy will live on forever. Aside from announcing my giveaway winner, … Continue reading

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