Ingredient: warm water

Ma’amoul Cookies

Ma’amoul Cookies

Cookies of my Childhood When I think of home and my childhood, the scent of rose and orange blossom water linger in my mind. Those are the most distinct flavors and smells of most Middle Eastern desserts.  I can remember watching my mom in the…

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…

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…

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…