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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…

Swoonworthy Apple Cake

Swoonworthy Apple Cake

Our Day. We’re already inching through November, kids are off of school 3 days this week and another 3 days week after next (they were also off last Friday). We’re fully into “No School November” an official term here in Portland! Don’t get me wrong,…

{Vegan} Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

{Vegan} Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

I am a firm believer of eating EVERYTHING! I do not discriminate on any type of food, I especially love all dairy (really, cheese is my love child) and bread and fruit and veggies and all meat. Food is what truly makes the world go…

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…

Kefir Oat Pumpkin Scones

Kefir Oat Pumpkin Scones

  This time of year is the BEST! Yes, I will probably start every blog post from now until Thanksgiving this same exact way. But it really is, the crisp air, leaves changing, cozying up with blankets and hot chocolate. My favorite! And not to…

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…

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…

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…