Mushroom and Pumpkin Cheesecake

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I have been searching high and low for a simpler version of the amazing and delicious quiche. Although I love baking day on a winters’ day, extra time for a pie crust, (kneading, resting, rolling, blind baking etc. etc.…) is too hard to find with three boys, a hubby and a lively dog! That’s why I was so excited when Bon Appetit magazine published a recipe for a crab cheesecake. That was my inspiration for this recipe. Continue reading

Gorgeous Crumbled Phyllo Cheese Pie (Patsavourotyropita)

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I created this beautiful pie while preparing for a photo shoot. My very talented food stylist Roula, had a momentary artistic block. This gave me time to grab the phyllo from the fridge and start cooking. Since I didn’t have much time, I had to create something quick and fuss free. So this pie couldn’t be easier. It’s delicious, creamy, full of tasty cheese and absolutely gorgeous.
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Pizza Star

starpizza1This fantastic dish is based on a short video a friend sent me on how to bake a steak pizza star. It looked so inviting and delicious, I had to recreate it using my favourite pizza toppings. It’s like making a «calzone» only in a more attractive shape. My kids love it and enjoy making it . You can use any ingredient you fancy. In fact, this is a great recipe to be really creative. And because, everybody loves da pizza! Continue reading

Tahini Pie

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Definitely one of the most delicious, traditional Cypriot recipes. Tahini pie is probably one of the most grossing items in any bakery store in Cyprus. It’s a sweet pastry coil filled with creamy tahini and cinnamon. I absolutely love it, so creating a simpler version for the home baker was something I really wanted to create. Continue reading