cinco de mayo cookies

Roll the dough out between two sheets of parchment and use the cookie cutters directly on the parchment, peeling away the extra scraps. Then you can just slide the parchment right onto the cookie sheet ready to go, and you never have to mess with trying to transfer the cookie dough to the cookie sheet!

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rising in the yeast

If you’re one of my regular followers of Efthimiou’s Kitchen, you’re in the right place! A lot has been going on in our lives (when is it not?), and one of those things is the rebranding of my blog! I’ve been thinking about it and working on it for months. If you are thinking about starting a food blog, email me—I have lists of names for you.

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rum raisin and apple hand pies

For those of you who have been wondering why you saw so many pictures of pie earlier this week on your social media accounts: March 14 represents the first few numbers of numerical Pi—3.14. So a national holiday is born, a day devoted (in the food world) especially for Pie!

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cranberry-orange babka

Have you ever seen those Ocean Spray commercials for cranberry juice with the people out standing in the bogs surrounded by floating little red and white berries? Do you wonder if cranberry bogs are as picturesque and fun as they seem?

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cranberry lime pie

I asked my husband (of Greek and Finnish descent) what food and drinks he thinks of when I say “snow,” and he responded with hot cocoa, gingerbread cookies, apple cider, marzipan, ham, and fish.

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The best brown butter chocolate chip cookies

‘Twas the night before Thanksgiving, and all through the house, everyone was stirring, even the mouse. Thanksgiving is such a special holiday. It’s a holiday that all Americans celebrate together, it’s a holiday that reminds us of our privileges and our freedoms, and it’s a holiday that encourages us to give and be generous. This one […]

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The BA patty melt

Hamburgers were made at stands around the port in New York City to attract German sailors–they were advertised as steaks “cooked in the Hamburg style.”

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