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Copycat Trader Joe’s Mediterranean Orzo Salad

Copycat Trader Joe’s Mediterranean Orzo Salad

As a busy mom of 3 (plus husband) there are many, many times when lunch for myself is non-existent or something on the go. I make a lot of trips to Trader Joe’s, if you’re lucky enough to live near one, I’m sure you know…

Lamb Skewers with Hummus

Lamb Skewers with Hummus

Holiday Mini Lamb Skewers Mini Lamb Skewers with hummus and parsley onion salad makes a perfect appetizer, especially during the holiday season. I love bringing a little of my own culture and heritage into any meal I prepare. Lamb is a huge part of Lebanese…

Namoura (Syrup-Soaked Farina Cake)

Namoura (Syrup-Soaked Farina Cake)

Perfect Holiday Dessert For as long as I can remember my mom always made the most incredible Lebanese sweets. She was especially skillful at making baklawa, ma’amoul and one of my all time favorites, namoura! Almost every Lebanese dessert begins with the most fragrant essences:…

Tahini Pinwheel Cookies

Tahini Pinwheel Cookies

Cookie Season I must say this time of year gets a bit stressful. But there is always time for cookies, am I right? Searching for the best cookies can be a tiresome task. Whether thinking about making a cookie box or just a lovely tray…

Bacon Smashed Potatoes

Bacon Smashed Potatoes

Never Too Many Potatoes I don’t think any dinner party would be upset with too many potatoes, do you? Especially if they are drizzled with amazing olive oil, cheese, bacon and herbs! A super simple and absolutely tasty side dish. I’m so happy to partner…

5 Best Holiday Pie Recipes

5 Best Holiday Pie Recipes

Dessert for the Holidays Thank you Tillamook for sponsoring this post. Visit your local grocery store to buy Tillamook Ice Cream today! Time to take the guess work out of dessert this holiday season. I’m happy to partner with Tillamook to showcase their Old Fashioned…

Mushroom Tart

Mushroom Tart

River City Shiitake I had the incredible pleasure of visiting River City Shiitake here in Portland, OR with my friends from New Seasons Market. Mary, the lead mushroom cultivator at River City Shiitake shares her experience of pressing her own “blocks” to grow some of…

Apple Spice Cake

Apple Spice Cake

Fall Vibes Hands down my favorite time of year is fall! I feel fortunate to live in an area where we get to see the four seasons pretty clearly. Fall days arrive and the air becomes cool and crisp, leaves begin to change color, something…

Pear Galette

Pear Galette

It’s always pear season, but end of summer into fall is the best time to enjoy delicious pears. This simple galette recipe is probably the easiest way to pack the flavor of sweet pear, buttery crust and fall spices. I would choose making and eating…

Lamb Sfeeha

Lamb Sfeeha

Street Food Some of the best pleasures are simple ones, including incredible street food. Lebanon is filled with some of the most amazing cuisine around the world but often times it’s the street food that really hits home. Sfeeha is a variation of a meat…