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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 […]

Fasolia bi Zeit (Beans with Olive Oil)

Fasolia bi Zeit (Beans with Olive Oil)

Our big family lunches were never complete without a spread of food. Loobieh, fattoush, shawarma, grape leaves, hummus, labneh, baba ganoush…you name it and it was there! Our family always appeared wealthy and we truly were, we were wealthy in family and food. My parents […]

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 […]

Charcuterie Board

Charcuterie Board

The ultimate party showstopper, the Charcuterie Board! I have hosted many parties in my 39 years of life. In the past few years, my dinner party skills have definitely improved. But all in all, you put out some type of cheeseboard and your dinner guests […]

Onion Tart

Onion Tart

Simple. Elegant. Sometimes I struggle to find just the right dish for a brunch or appetizer for a party. How many hummus platters can I truly make? You know? This time of year I really, really start to miss summer, especially summer produce. Fresh plucked […]

Twisted Mashed Potatoes

Twisted Mashed Potatoes

Conferences. Today I spent the morning learning about my three little munchkins. It’s hard to believe I have a 4th grader, a 2nd grader and kindergartner. I really look forward to their yearly conferences, sadly it’s only once a year now but nonetheless, I love […]

Pumpkin Oat Streusel Muffins

Pumpkin Oat Streusel Muffins

Alright, we are officially in FALL!!!!!! I know, I know…it may be 90 degrees on the East Coast, in the 80s here on the West Coast but still, there is a certain something in the air. Nights are cooler, leaves are changing colors and that […]

Chocolate Olive Oil Cookies

Chocolate Olive Oil Cookies

There are some things that you just fall in love with. Cute babies, fresh flowers, the smell of a fresh rain, new shoes and these cookies! Seriously, you will fall in love with these cookies because they are soft, chewy and have such a depth […]

Toum ~ Garlic Sauce

Toum ~ Garlic Sauce

I have toum, what can I do with it?  Keep refrigerated, may separate slightly, just mix together before use. Good for at least 1 month. *marinade ~ add some toum, olive oil, S&P *salad dressing ~ toum + lemon juice + olive oil + S&P […]

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. […]