Summer

Strawberry Shortcake

Strawberry Shortcake

Is it finally spring? There are days I wake up and walk outside and it feels as though winter is still lingering. But today, today was 80 degrees, and tomorrow and the next day. I think we have finally jumped over the hump and spring […]

Lebneh Zaatar Tomato Pie

Lebneh Zaatar Tomato Pie

Summer is beginning to look like a distant memory at this time. But if you’re like me and have a few lingering tomatoes on your vines or can still find some beautiful ones at the Farmer’s Market, this tomato pie won’t disappoint. Traditional slab pie […]

Brown Butter Molasses Cookies

Brown Butter Molasses 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 […]

Mini Banana Walnut Muffins

Mini Banana Walnut Muffins

Anyone who has been to my house or has seen pictures on my Instagram stories can attest to the fact that I ALWAYS have bananas turning on my counter! I buy the bananas, the children say they’ll eat the bananas but then two days later […]

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 […]

Peaches & Cream Tart

Peaches & Cream Tart

It’s been a while friends, I’ve been back east spending time with my family and celebrating my sister as she recently got married. Many of you probably saw the million desserts and some pictures of her special day. Besides my own wedding (coming up on […]

Prosciutto Cheddar Chive Scones

Prosciutto Cheddar Chive Scones

Easy like Sunday morning Let’s talk about Sunday morning…one of my favorite days of the week! Even though it’s the end of the weekend there is something comforting about Sunday morning, a certain sense of calm in the air and a final day to enjoy […]

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 […]

Lebanese Date Cookies

Lebanese Date Cookies

My wonderful, beautiful sister is getting married this month. I’m so elated to be in Pennsylvania for her special day and of course to help in the baking frenzy of 2017! My mom is the baking queen, well, only when it comes to Lebanese desserts! She […]

Toum ~ Garlic Sauce

Toum ~ Garlic Sauce

So you have some toum? What can you 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 […]