Tag: dessert

Pear Galette

Pear Galette

It’s always pear season, but end of summer into fall is the best time to enjoy delicious pears. This simple galette recipe is probably the easiest way to pack the flavor of sweet pear, buttery crust and fall spices. I would choose making and eating…

Ka’ak el Eid

Ka’ak el Eid

Ka’ak el Eid are simple, ring-shaped cookies that are traditionally associated with Easter. Eid in Arabic translates to “holiday” and during the festive Easter celebrations, many desserts are prepared for Easter Sunday. As Catholic Lebanese, Easter season is celebrated heavily with fasting beginning on Ash…

Donut Holes

Donut Holes

If you have never been to the East Coast and had Dunkin’ Donut Munchkins, you may not have lived life to the fullest! I grew up in Pennsylvania and Dunkin’ Donut Munchkins were the king of all donut holes. Dunkin’ Donuts My father worked (and…

Vegan Lemon Poppy Seed Cookies

Vegan Lemon Poppy Seed Cookies

  February. I don’t know about you but by this time of year I’m ready for sunshine and rainbows again. Nothing cheers me up more than a bag of citrus. Oranges, grapefruits, tangerines, blood oranges and of course lemons are in abundance right now. I…

Chocolate Cupcakes ~ Orr’s Box

Chocolate Cupcakes ~ Orr’s Box

Home for the Holidays Currently sitting at my parent’s house, back in my childhood home that is oddly the same but also different. The holidays are DEFINITELY my favorite time of year, my whole family flies back east to visit our extended family. Now some…

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.…

Blueberry Honey Graham Cracker Ice Cream

Blueberry Honey Graham Cracker Ice Cream

It took me a little while, but here I am, finally launched this blog! And what better day than National Ice Cream Day! I’m not a trained chef or a writer but I do love to cook and bake, you can learn more about my…

Strawberry Scones

Strawberry Scones

A true sign of summer is when strawberry season is in full force! The Pacific NW not only gets to enjoy strawberries but the sweetest, most flavorful little berries around! Something about our local berries that make every dessert taste incredible. With my daughter being…