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Everyday Roasted Chicken

Everyday Roasted Chicken

September Hustle Every year about this time, myself and probably the majority of parents get completely overwhelmed! September! The time when school begins, activities resume, every school event from Open House to picture day is scheduled. One of the most important, but probably the last […]

Pear Skillet Cake

Pear Skillet Cake

The winds are changing, literally! I can hear wind howling outside my window and this September is inching closer and closer to fall. Fall baking is probably one of my absolute favorite things, the smell of warm bread baking, the scent of cinnamon, cardamom, cloves […]

Olive Oil Chocolate Chip Cookies

Olive Oil Chocolate Chip Cookies

There is nothing more comforting or special than a chocolate chip cookie. It’s probably the first recipe one makes with their kiddos. It’s the cookie that every child hopes to see as their after school treat and it is definitely one of America’s most beloved […]

Lebanese Street Fries

Lebanese Street Fries

What’s better than french fries? Definitely Lebanese Street Fries! Lining the streets of Beirut, you’ll find shop after shop selling street food. Mostly anything and everything that is doughy or pita bread filled with delicious sweet and savory foods. From manakeesh (za’atar bread), jibon (cheese […]

Social Media Ethics & Etiquette

Social Media Ethics & Etiquette

I’m not sure how many of us woke up one day and said, “I’m going to grow up to be a blogger.” I’m approaching 40 years old and during the time I was growing up there definitely wasn’t a huge blogging community. I was still […]

Lebanese Potato Salad

Lebanese Potato Salad

Block Party Celebrations, gatherings and feasts. All three of these have one thing in common: friends and family. There is always a time in our lives when we are planning the next event, the next celebration or the next meal to share with friends. It […]

Toum – Lebanese Garlic Sauce

Toum – Lebanese Garlic Sauce

The only sauce you’ll ever need! Before I started this blog, heck before I started cooking, Toum has been a vital part of my life. Toum (toum translates to garlic in Arabic) is the mayo to your burger, the ranch dressing to your chicken, truly […]

No Bake Key Lime Cheesecake

No Bake Key Lime Cheesecake

Many years ago, BC (before children) I had the glorious pleasure of visiting the southern most point in the US, Key West! The hubs and I drank cocktails while we walked around the city, swam in a black bottom pool (super cool), hung out at […]

Mediterranean Lamb Bowls

Mediterranean Lamb Bowls

These ground lamb bowls are such a simple and fun addition to any weeknight menu. Many people are intimidated by cooking with lamb, but it’s truly just as easy as any other protein. Lamb creates such a depth to meals that many other proteins simply […]

Apricot Shortbread Bars

Apricot Shortbread Bars

I grew up surrounded in a home where fresh fruit was typically our dessert on a daily basis. But whenever my mom did bake, the scent of rose water and orange blossom water filled the air. Apricots were a fruit that we snacked on plenty […]