Dinner

Mediterranean Lamb Bowls

Mediterranean Lamb Bowls

These ground lamb bowls are such a simple and fun addition to any weeknight menu. Many people are intimidated by cooking with lamb, but it’s truly just as easy as any other protein. Lamb creates such a depth to meals that many other proteins simply […]

Best Pizza Sauce

Best Pizza Sauce

In partnership with Pomi Tomatoes #pomitomatoes One of the most memorable things about my childhood had to be growing up with a pizza shop in the family. My dad owned a few shops during my younger years and it was AMAZING! Pizza, grinders and hoagies […]

Mediterranean Roast Lamb

Mediterranean Roast Lamb

In partnership with Le Creuset #calmkitchen I’m not sure I can think of lamb and Easter without being reminded of one of the funniest movies of all time, My Big Fat Greek Wedding. They go hand in hand! Am I right? Lamb is such a […]

Pulled Pork Tostadas

Pulled Pork Tostadas

This post has been sponsored by Tyson Foods, Inc. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Homemade Tostadas Spring is finally in the air, warmer weather, blue skies, sunshine and best of all, friend and family get-togethers. One of our favorite spring-time celebrations is Cinco […]

Chicken and Rice Soup

Chicken and Rice Soup

For the longest time I can remember, soup has always been the essence of comfort food. Food to warm you up on a cold winter day or that special dish when you are sick. This Chicken and Rice soup with lemon is the soup you […]

Mujadara

Mujadara

When I was growing up I distinctly remember one of my brother’s friends loving a dish my mom made. A dish that frankly doesn’t look the most appetizing, it’s brown, smooth and pretty simple. He used to call it, Lentil Pudding. Truly, that is exactly […]

Loobieh bi Zeit (Green Beans with Oil)

Loobieh bi Zeit (Green Beans with Oil)

Thank you Carapelli Olive Oil for sponsoring this post. For more information and a store locator, please visit CarapelliUSA.com and be sure to check out Carapelli‚Äôs social channels: Facebook and Instagram. Simple Times If I close my eyes and visualize my childhood it always, always […]

Friendsgiving

Friendsgiving

The Story of Thanksgiving 16 years ago I took a leap of faith and changed my life. I uprooted my entire life, family and friends to move across the United States. It was one of the bravest and scariest things I have ever done. With […]

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 […]