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Tahini Breakfast Cookies

Tahini Breakfast Cookies

Cookies aren’t just for December! Oh yeah, I am totally bringing the “C” word in January! I know, I know, we’re all on a health kick, eating veggies, lean protein and and nothing else. But word to the wise, breakfast cookies are GOOD and good…

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…

Tahini Banana Bread

Tahini Banana Bread

Here’s a little secret for you that’s BANANAS, pun intended! I can buy a bunch of bananas and within two days, two things can happen: they are all eaten immediately while still in their beautiful yellow state, or the latter, they have all turned into…

Almond Pear Cardamom Scones

Almond Pear Cardamom Scones

As I sit here watching The Great British Baking Show I’m reminded of several things: One is significantly cooler with a British accent (why don’t have I have a British accent??? I suppose I’m not that cool. ) How are the judges on the show…

Apple Handpies

Apple Handpies

Do you guys remember those apple pies from McDonald’s? The ones that came in the little cardboard boxes that were ridiculously addictive? I LOVED them! I remember buying 2-3 at a time (probably not a good idea) but one just didn’t do it. They had…

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…

Stuffed Rolled Grape Leaves (Warat Areesh)

Stuffed Rolled Grape Leaves (Warat Areesh)

Do you remember that part in “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” where the kids are making fun of Tulla for eating moussaka? Well, I’m here to tell you that growing up in a Lebanese home and having a variety of ethnic food, I had moments…

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.…