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…

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…

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…

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…