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…

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…

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…

Ka’ak el Eid

Ka’ak el Eid

Ka’ak el Eid are simple, ring-shaped cookies that are traditionally associated with Easter. Eid in Arabic translates to “holiday” and during the festive Easter celebrations, many desserts are prepared for Easter Sunday. As Catholic Lebanese, Easter season is celebrated heavily with fasting beginning on Ash…

Donut Holes

Donut Holes

If you have never been to the East Coast and had Dunkin’ Donut Munchkins, you may not have lived life to the fullest! I grew up in Pennsylvania and Dunkin’ Donut Munchkins were the king of all donut holes. Dunkin’ Donuts My father worked (and…

Grapefruit Poppy Bread

Grapefruit Poppy Bread

When a large group of bloggers decide to virtually get together for a party, you SHOW UP! The lovely wonderful ladies of Square Meal Round Table and What Annie’s Eating put together this lovely tribute to the mighty GRAPEFRUIT. Grapefruit Tis’ the season for all…

Vegan Lemon Poppy Seed Cookies

Vegan Lemon Poppy Seed Cookies

  February. I don’t know about you but by this time of year I’m ready for sunshine and rainbows again. Nothing cheers me up more than a bag of citrus. Oranges, grapefruits, tangerines, blood oranges and of course lemons are in abundance right now. I…

Ma’amoul Cookies

Ma’amoul Cookies

Cookies of my Childhood When I think of home and my childhood, the scent of rose and orange blossom water linger in my mind. Those are the most distinct flavors and smells of most Middle Eastern desserts.  I can remember watching my mom in the…

Date Rice Krispie Treats

Date Rice Krispie Treats

Date Rice Krispie Treats I know exactly what you’re thinking, why on Earth did you think it was a good idea to change a classic Rice Krispie treat? To be perfectly honest, I love rice krispie treats as much as my kids: sweet, gooey and…