Course: Dessert

Vegan Lemon Poppy Seed Cookies

Vegan Lemon Poppy Seed Cookies

  February. I don’t know about you but by this time of year I’m ready for sunshine and rainbows again. Nothing cheers me up more than a bag of citrus. Oranges, grapefruits, tangerines, blood oranges and of course lemons are in abundance right now. I…

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…

Date Rice Krispie Treats

Date Rice Krispie Treats

Date Rice Krispie Treats I know exactly what you’re thinking, why on Earth did you think it was a good idea to change a classic Rice Krispie treat? To be perfectly honest, I love rice krispie treats as much as my kids: sweet, gooey and…

Lebanese Sfouf Cake

Lebanese Sfouf Cake

There is something about the smell of Lebanese desserts that just whisk me away to my childhood. Rose water, orange blossom water, anise, mahlab, those are the most intoxicating smells. So much so, that the second my son walked in the door from school today,…

Chocolate Tarts

Chocolate Tarts

I see you mama, chasing your toddler through the park.  I see you mama, trying to get through your grocery list and managing the tantrum your child decided to have. I see you mama, driving to and from school, practices and school events with grace. …

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…

Pi(e) Day ~ Apple Pie

Pi(e) Day ~ Apple Pie

Anyway you slice it, pie is good! Especially on Pi Day. What is Pi Day? Pi Day is the annual celebration of the mathematical constant π. Anything constant deserves a celebration! Now, I’m no mathematician but I sure can get down with Pi(e) any day of…

Chocolate Cupcakes ~ Orr’s Box

Chocolate Cupcakes ~ Orr’s Box

Home for the Holidays Currently sitting at my parent’s house, back in my childhood home that is oddly the same but also different. The holidays are DEFINITELY my favorite time of year, my whole family flies back east to visit our extended family. Now some…

Lebanese BakLAWA

Lebanese BakLAWA

I remember so fondly my parents making all the Lebanese desserts over the holidays. Our holiday cookies looked a little different than our friends’ cookies. Ingredients like semolina, farina, phyllo dough were common. The standard chocolate chip cookie wasn’t the norm at my house. Our…

Lebanese Shortbread Cookies

Lebanese Shortbread Cookies

  Tis’ the season, deck the halls and be merry!!! It’s that time of year again and with the holidays comes time to bake ALL THE COOKIES! Right about now my kitchen is a royal disaster 90% of the day…cooking + baking + chasing the…