Ingredient: olive oil

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 […]

Mediterranean Rice Salad

Mediterranean Rice Salad

One of my all-time favorite salads is fattoush. Fattoush is a Lebanese salad that is loaded with veggies, boasts a lemony flavor and the pièce de résistance, toasted pita bread! The problem with fattoush is shortly after the salad is made, the bread gets soggy and […]

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 […]

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 […]

Sumac Carrot and Feta Salad

Sumac Carrot and Feta Salad

When Rebecca from Square Meal Round Table invited me to collaborate on their 4th ingredient collaboration, carrots, I was totally on board and knew that I wanted to take the delicious sweet carrot and pack a bit of punch to it. I’m joined by many […]

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 […]

Twisted Mashed Potatoes

Twisted Mashed Potatoes

Conferences. Today I spent the morning learning about my three little munchkins. It’s hard to believe I have a 4th grader, a 2nd grader and kindergartner. I really look forward to their yearly conferences, sadly it’s only once a year now but nonetheless, I love […]

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 […]

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 […]