No Knead Bread

No Knead Bread

Alright, alright, I’m definitely NOT a bread expert! But I do love to bake and making simple breads is easier than you think. This no knead bread is exactly how it sounds, no kneading, little work and BIG results. Why No Knead Bread Why not?…

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…

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:…

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 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…

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…

Skillet Irish Soda Bread

Skillet Irish Soda Bread

History Irish Soda Bread is a quick bread, its name is given due to the use of baking soda instead of yeast which is more common with breads. This history of Irish Soda bread dates back to the early years of the European settlers in…

Orange Cranberry Scones

Orange Cranberry Scones

  Oh Thanksgiving, the time of year where we go completely INSANE for one day of binge eating. Us Americans really do it right! But in all seriousness, it’s basically the Superbowl for foodies, am I right? Days and weeks of preparation for the perfect…