Course: Main Dish

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’s 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 […]

Instant Pot Chicken Shawarma

Instant Pot Chicken Shawarma

One of my fondest memories as a kid was my first trip to Lebanon. So many new people, places and things to see and do. I was about 12 years old and I remember my mom being terrified that after all the years of speaking […]

Hosted Brunch ~ Frittata

Hosted Brunch ~ Frittata

Thank you to the Chinet® brand for sponsoring this post. Click the Image Above to Shop! One of my favorite type of get-togethers is brunch. It is the perfect time of day, which allows you as the host to have enough time to prepare but […]

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 […]

Mom Knows Best ~ Chicken Noodle Soup

Mom Knows Best ~ Chicken Noodle Soup

As the years go by and memories fade, there are things you distinctly remember from childhood. I think most children remember the times they were sick, whether it was a cold, a bellyache or something more severe. There was definitely more than once occasion I […]

Trio Meatballs in Cream Sauce

Trio Meatballs in Cream Sauce

I don’t know about you but dinner is always the wild card around our house. Breakfast is pretty much the same options; cereal, eggs, avocado toast, bagels, some baked good. Lunches also don’t change too much: sandwiches, leftovers, small bites of cheese, salami & crackers. […]

Green Potato Soup

Green Potato Soup

Time Flies And just like that it’s 9:30. Happens so fast, this thing called time, one second we have plenty of it and the next it’s gone. I find myself using every ounce of precious time each day, from the time I wake up to […]