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Pumpkin Soup Recipe (made with roasted pumpkin)

Pumpkin Soup Recipe (made with roasted pumpkin)

You know how certain smells or songs can magically transport you to another place and time? This pumpkin soup recipe does that for me. I actually came up with this soup recipe in an effort to recreate a special memory I share with my dear […]

15 Awesome Kitchen Hacks and Shortcuts

15 Awesome Kitchen Hacks and Shortcuts

I’ve been toying with the idea of writing a post to share some of my favorite kitchen hacks and shortcuts for a while now. Well, that post is finally here! Some of these tips I came across on the internet, while others were my own […]

Turkish Coffee Recipe

Turkish Coffee Recipe

I’d like to clear up the title of this post (Turkish Coffee recipe) right off the bat. As you might have read in my previous posts, certain Middle Eastern recipes are claimed by different regions. Although technically the same, some of these recipes are known […]

Pulled Pork Enchiladas

Pulled Pork Enchiladas

Pulled pork enchiladas are on tonight’s menu; hopefully, they can be on your menu sometime soon too! I came up with this recipe last week to use up some leftover pulled pork. I had prepared the pulled pork in my Instant Pot, which was a […]

Easy Clotted Cream Recipe (Gemar)

Easy Clotted Cream Recipe (Gemar)

Let me start off by saying that I strongly feel the word “clotted” should never be used to describe a food item. That being said, this easy clotted cream recipe is the Middle Eastern equivalent, known as “gemar,” “gamar,” or “gaymer.” For the purposes of […]

Pumpkin Ravioli Recipe

Pumpkin Ravioli Recipe

This pumpkin ravioli recipe has been a long time in the making. I’ve spent at least a month discussing possible ingredients with friends, looking through magazines for inspiration, and daydreaming about the end result. After a lot of consideration, I chose ingredients that I knew […]

Easy Dukkah Recipe (Egyptian Spice Blend)

Easy Dukkah Recipe (Egyptian Spice Blend)

Say hello to my new favorite spice blend, known as “dukkah” or “duqqa.” Although it’s a Middle Eastern spice, it was my sister-in-law, Alison, who introduced me to it. We were brainstorming about a ravioli recipe that I’m currently working on, and Alison suggested I […]

Easy Breakfast Burrito Recipe

Easy Breakfast Burrito Recipe

I’m not sure about where you live, but in San Diego, breakfast burritos are super popular! Maybe it has something to do with the fact that we’re so close to the border of Mexico? You can find them at any of the many taco shops […]

Caramel Apple Recipe

Caramel Apple Recipe

It’s finally October and the beginning of my favorite time of year! Decorating for Halloween, baking delicious pumpkin-flavored treats, and spending time with family and friends. Want to make this time of year even sweeter? Why not give this caramel apple recipe a go? Yes, […]

Low Carb Grilled Chicken

Low Carb Grilled Chicken

I’m so excited to share this low carb grilled chicken recipe with you. And no, you don’t have to be on a low carb diet to fall in love with this recipe. I say this as I watch my Marine, eating his chicken so fast, […]

Assyrian Meatball Soup (Chipteh)

Assyrian Meatball Soup (Chipteh)

Sometimes I share recipes that are a little too “ethnic” for the average person. Or perhaps, they have ingredients that are not easy to come by. Luckily, this isn’t one of those recipes. Most people have had some version of meatball soup. This just happens […]

Okra Stew with Lamb or Beef (Bamya)

Okra Stew with Lamb or Beef (Bamya)

Of all the Assyrian stews, and there are many, okra stew is my favorite. Known as “Ladies’ fingers,” okra is the edible seed pod of the flowering okra plant. Assyrians call okra, “bomya” or “bamiyeh.” As a matter of fact, okra is known as “bamya” throughout […]

Goat Curry Stew

Goat Curry Stew

A while back, I posted about a friend from church who gave us some goat meat. I used the ground meat to make some outrageously delicious goat kabobs. I’ve been saving the roast to prepare for my sister-in-law, Alison. She loves goat meat as much […]

Moist Pumpkin Bread Recipe

Moist Pumpkin Bread Recipe

You knew it had to happen, after all, it’s September. I think I’ve shown enough restraint. But with “pumpkin spice everything” season upon us, you had to know that I would be sharing some pumpkin recipes. To kick things off, I would like to share […]

Fresh Pear Pie

Fresh Pear Pie

I love Fall, don’t you? Cozy weather, colorful leaves, pumpkin spice lattes, scarves and sweaters, and that’s only the beginning. I love my family’s Fall traditions. One of those traditions is going up to the town of Julian, CA, for apple and pear picking. My […]

Makloubi (Upside-down Rice)

Makloubi (Upside-down Rice)

I’m sure you’ve heard of upside-down pineapple cake, but have you heard of upside-down rice before? If not, I’m here to tell you all about it! This upside-down cake is known by many names, including: “makloubi,” “maklouba,” and “maglouba.” Makloubi is definitely not a beginner […]