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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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

Peach and Cherry, Almond Galettes

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Look at these beauties. One would think I spent hours in the kitchen kneading but truth is, they couldn’t be easier. They are so much simpler than tarts as they don’t require blind baking. Basically you make the dough entirely in the food processor (you only need to know how to use the “pulse” function), roll it into a rough circle, add your topping and bake. That’s it. Seriously. Continue reading