Homemade No Yeast Bread

Homemade No Yeast Bread

A bread easy for anyone to make More than anything I love a warm slice of bread with butter and flake salt, how about you?? Something about that simple pleasure of bread and butter is nostalgic, maybe reminiscent of our childhood or just simpler times. 

No Knead Bread

No Knead Bread

Alright, alright, I’m definitely NOT a bread expert! But I do love to bake and making simple breads is easier than you think. This no knead bread is exactly how it sounds, no kneading, little work and BIG results. Why No Knead Bread Why not? 

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 

Mushroom Tart

Mushroom Tart

River City Shiitake I had the incredible pleasure of visiting River City Shiitake here in Portland, OR with my friends from New Seasons Market. Mary, the lead mushroom cultivator at River City Shiitake shares her experience of pressing her own “blocks” to grow some of 

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 

Baba Ganoush

Baba Ganoush

  It’s been over 20 years since I have made a trip to Lebanon to visit family. Yikes! I didn’t realize how long it had been until I calculated the years. Kind of like me thinking 30 years ago was in the 70s, but actually 

Homemade Bagels

Homemade Bagels

Growing up on the East Coast there are some things you have regularly and don’t realize how good they were until you’re gone. A perfect example of East Coast goodness that I often miss living out on the West Coast are bagels ! A classic NY 

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