This Greek Spaghetti recipe reminds me of large family gatherings at my Yiayia and Papou’s house. In honor of her upcoming bithday, I wanted to share this recipe with you!
(Don’t worry, Yiayia, I promise not to share your age!)
Through the years, everyone in our big Greek family always hoped Yiayia, which means grandmother in Greek, was making this dish every time we got together. Lucky for us…most of the time, she was! Although none of us make it exactly the way Yiayia does, this is my best shot at replicating her recipe. It has become a classic at our home. My kids adore “Yiayia Fifi Spaghetti” and it makes me so happy that they get excited for this long-time family favorite. As the sauce simmers on the stove and fills our home with the smells of Yiayia Fifi’s house, this recipe reminds me of family, home, and her love. A little sweet and a little spice make this spaghetti a wonderful fall and winter favorite.
Happy Birthday Yiayia Fifi! xoxoxo (I can’t wait to see the kids’ faces as you tell them you’re turning 39…AGAIN! I think my godson/nephew Thomas has finally caught on, but it’s so cute to watch his reaction!)