Author: Cosette's Kitchen

Almond Orange Semolina Muffins

Almond Orange Semolina Muffins

Quarantine day 10, it already feels like it’s been a lifetime. For someone who grocery shops nearly everyday, this has been an adventure. I’m working on pulling things from the pantry, freezer, fridge and make the most of it. Many folks are having a hard…

Chicken Tortilla Soup

Chicken Tortilla Soup

If this quarantine has taught us anything, it’s that patience is a virtue. And even better, I’m learning that so many of you are cooking more and more these days. Getting into the kitchen to cook or bake is so exciting!! My goal is to…

Fasolia bi Lahme (Middle Eastern Lamb and Bean Stew)

Fasolia bi Lahme (Middle Eastern Lamb and Bean Stew)

Favorite Meal Fasolia bil Lahme is one of the most popular Lebanese dishes, Fasolia bi Lahme literally translates to beans with meat. It’s a staple dish among households all over the Middle East and my favorite way to make it is using fresh, quality American…

Sumac Citrus Cod with Couscous

Sumac Citrus Cod with Couscous

While the weather may be gloomy and rainy here in the Pacific Northwest, it’s also a time to rejoice for the incredible citrus we get to enjoy this time of year. I am always thrilled to partner with my local friends at New Seasons Market…

Molasses Raisin Bran Muffins

Molasses Raisin Bran Muffins

I am definitely that mom that worries about my kids getting enough fiber in their diet, how about you? Or for that matter, making sure we all get enough fiber, am I right? Enter these delightful Molasses Raisin Bran Muffins that not only pack a…

Lebanese Spinach and Beef Stew (Sabanegh be-riz)

Lebanese Spinach and Beef Stew (Sabanegh be-riz)

Kid friendly meal When you ask your 9 year old what their favorite meal is, do they come back telling you something with vegetables? Well, my 9 year old will tell you time and time again that her favorite meal is a Lebanese dish that…

Macaroni B’halib (macaroni and cheese)

Macaroni B’halib (macaroni and cheese)

Favorite kid meal Before I even begin, let me start by telling you that this meal is my absolute go-to meal when I want to be sure my kids eat! Not pizza, not burgers but Macaroni B’halib which literally translates to macaroni in milk in…

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:…