Tag: Fall

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 […]

Lebanese Sfouf Cake

Lebanese Sfouf Cake

There is something about the smell of Lebanese desserts that just whisk me away to my childhood. Rose water, orange blossom water, anise, mahlab, those are the most intoxicating smells. So much so, that the second my son walked in the door from school today, […]

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 […]

Cream of Broccoli Soup

Cream of Broccoli Soup

Soup season! It’s officially acceptable to have soup anytime. My middle child is more than happy with that, considering she asks for cream of broccoli soup about 3 times a month…even when it’s 80+ degrees outside. I definitely tend to make more broth based soups: […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Acorn Squash Galette

Acorn Squash Galette

Thanksgiving, one of my all-time favorite holidays. It’s the holiday where everyone can be themselves, there aren’t any gifts or grand gestures to be made. Just a day to help us remember all that we are thankful for. It’s a day that many share with […]

Labneh

Labneh

Finally! Finally I bring you to one of the most treasured recipes you will ever learn. It’s simple, doesn’t require many ingredients and it is a staple in any Lebanese home. Labneh adorns the dinner table most every night. Used as a dip, used in […]

Molasses Bran Muffins

Molasses Bran Muffins

Alright friends, either the picture for this muffin was stunning or you all are in need of some extra fiber in your lives!!!! I will be 100% honest, some folks in this family need the extra fiber. A few of my kids have a regime […]