Ingredient: sugar

Onion Tart

Onion Tart

Simple. Elegant. Sometimes I struggle to find just the right dish for a brunch or appetizer for a party. How many hummus platters can I truly make? You know? This time of year I really, really start to miss summer, especially summer produce. Fresh plucked…

Strawberry Rosemary Galette

Strawberry Rosemary Galette

The Galette I love pie just as much as the next person, but sometimes I don’t have the patience to make the perfect lattice or cut outs for my pie. Sometimes I just want to enjoy the benefits of pie without all the fuss and…

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. …

Baba Ganoush

Baba Ganoush

It’s been over 20 years since I have made a trip to Lebanon to visit family. Yikes! I didn’t realize how long it had been until I calculated the years. Kind of like me thinking 30 years ago was in the 70s, but actually it…

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…

Peaches & Cream Tart

Peaches & Cream Tart

It’s been a while friends, I’ve been back east spending time with my family and celebrating my sister as she recently got married. Many of you probably saw the million desserts and some pictures of her special day. Besides my own wedding (coming up on…

Lemon Blueberry Bundt

Lemon Blueberry Bundt

You know how there are some things you NEVER forget from your childhood? Like your first new bike, your first kiss, your first car…well, I also never forgot this amazing cake my mom would always make.  The bundt, it’s such a simple but elegant cake.…