Dessert

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 […]

Strawberry Rosemary Galette

Strawberry Rosemary Galette

The Galette I love pie just as much as the next person, but sometimes I don’t have the patience to make the perfect lattice or cut outs for my pie. Sometimes I just want to enjoy the benefits of pie without all the fuss and […]

Chocolate Tarts

Chocolate Tarts

I see you mama, chasing your toddler through the park.  I see you mama, trying to get through your grocery list and managing the tantrum your child decided to have. I see you mama, driving to and from school, practices and school events with grace.  […]

Strawberry Shortcake

Strawberry Shortcake

Is it finally spring? There are days I wake up and walk outside and it feels as though winter is still lingering. But today, today was 80 degrees, and tomorrow and the next day. I think we have finally jumped over the hump and spring […]