Dinner

Creamy Mushroom Soup

Creamy Mushroom Soup

I often sit and reminisce about the days of old, you know, back when I was younger which seems like AGES ago at this point in time. When did I get old exactly? Oh yeah, probably when I came to the realization that I became […]

Mac and Cheese

Mac and Cheese

Snow Days This week was a doozy! Today marked the 6th day my kids were home, yes, 6th day, I did not stutter!  Let me run it down for you: Saturday & Sunday: Weekend Monday: President’s Day Tuesday: Snow in the morning , school didn’t […]

Trio Meatballs in Cream Sauce

Trio Meatballs in Cream Sauce

I don’t know about you but dinner is always the wild card around our house. Breakfast is pretty much the same options; cereal, eggs, avocado toast, bagels, some baked good. Lunches also don’t change too much: sandwiches, leftovers, small bites of cheese, salami & crackers. […]

Green Potato Soup

Green Potato Soup

Time Flies And just like that it’s 9:30. Happens so fast, this thing called time, one second we have plenty of it and the next it’s gone. I find myself using every ounce of precious time each day, from the time I wake up to […]

Cream of Broccoli Soup

Cream of Broccoli Soup

Soup season! It’s officially acceptable to have soup anytime. My middle child is more than happy with that, considering she asks for cream of broccoli soup about 3 times a month…even when it’s 80+ degrees outside. I definitely tend to make more broth based soups: […]

Grilled Salmon

Grilled Salmon

Living in the Pacific Northwest we become accustomed to certain things: coffee shops on every corner, farmer’s markets, artisanal cheeses, local beer and wine and one time a year amazing wild Alaskan salmon. My whole family waits all year for that window where wild Alaskan […]

Stuffed Rolled Grape Leaves (Warat Areesh)

Stuffed Rolled Grape Leaves (Warat Areesh)

Do you remember that part in “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” where the kids are making fun of Tulla for eating moussaka? Well, I’m here to tell you that growing up in a Lebanese home and having a variety of ethnic food, I had moments […]

Burgers + Fries (and friends)

Burgers + Fries (and friends)

  Summer BBQs I love summer for so many reasons; the rain has finally subsided here in the great Northwest, I get to spend time with my family back east and one of the best reasons, impromptu summer BBQs with our neighbors and close friends. […]

Spinach + Rice

Spinach + Rice

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 consists of Spinach […]

Pizza, Pizza, Pizza

Pizza, Pizza, Pizza

Ahhhhh…pizza! It’s really a dream food: cheese + carbs + toppings. No wonder 94% of Americans eat pizza regularly!!! I grew up eating pizza as my dad owned several pizza shops in the early years. His first shop was situated across the street from a […]