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Low Carb Peanut Butter Cookies

Low Carb Peanut Butter Cookies

Warning, baking these Low Carb Peanut Butter Cookies can be quite costly! In fact, the last time I made them, they cost me $2800! You probably think I’m joking, but I’m not. As usual, I had my furry friends (Mr. Whiskers and Winston) in the […]

Stuffed Dates (Easy Four-Ingredient Recipe)

Stuffed Dates (Easy Four-Ingredient Recipe)

If you love dates, you’re in luck! I’m about to share with you everything you need to know about my Easy Four-Ingredient Stuffed Dates recipe! Can you think of any fruit that is more Middle Eastern in origin than dates? Dates have been cultivated in […]

Authentic Italian Pizzelle Recipe

Authentic Italian Pizzelle Recipe

Recently I discovered that I’m part Italian. I wish my parents were still alive so that I could share this news with them. This was exciting news to me since it meant I have a whole new culture, and recipes to discover. This gave me […]

Tahini Fudge

Tahini Fudge

As we say goodbye to 2018, I thought I’d share my latest fattening creation; tahini fudge. Don’t worry, there will be plenty of time for dieting in 2019. Besides, you don’t have to eat it all by yourself, you know! Just take the fudge to […]

Kadeh Recipe (Assyrian Roux-Filled Pastry)

Kadeh Recipe (Assyrian Roux-Filled Pastry)

This is one of those posts where if you’re Assyrian you’re probably thinking “yes, finally!” But if you’re not, you are asking yourself, “what is this “kadeh recipe” you speak of?  Well, let’s just say that this is an Assyrian savory pastry that’s traditionally baked […]

Kileche Recipe (Assyrian Holiday Cookies)

Kileche Recipe (Assyrian Holiday Cookies)

Although I call these “Assyrian Holiday cookies,” the truth is they are very popular in the Middle East. In fact, they are Iraq’s national cookie; specifically the date filled ones.

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, […]

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 […]

Candied Figs

Candied Figs

It’s that time of year when kids are headed back to school, while I’m up to my elbows in figs! The good thing is I LOVE figs. However, the drawback is they are very high in carbs/sugar. There’s also the fact that I’m the only […]

Vegan Shortbread Cookies

Vegan Shortbread Cookies

A while back, I posted a cardamom shortbread cookie recipe known as “sharak lama” in Arabic. During that same time, my daughter’s best friend, AKA “my other daughter, Viktoria,” was visiting from Oregon. I shared some of the cookies with her and thought that was […]

Cardamom Fig Scones

Cardamom Fig Scones

Fall has always been my favorite season. When I bake these cardamom fig scones, it always reminds me that Summer is coming to an end. Not only that, but that glorious Fall is close at hand. For those who don’t know, figs ripen at the […]

Favorite Fig Cake | Fig Bread Recipe

Favorite Fig Cake | Fig Bread Recipe

I’m finally getting around to posting one of my sought-after recipes, my yummy fig cake/fig bread. It goes by both names, depending on what I bake it in. When I bake it in a bundt pan, I call it “fig cake.” However, when I use […]

Flaky Middle Eastern Baklava

Flaky Middle Eastern Baklava

Finally, it’s happened! After blogging for almost a year, I’ve reached my 100th blog post! I started Hilda’s Kitchen Blog back in July of 2017. Since this is a special post, I thought I’d share an extra special recipe; my Middle Eastern baklava recipe.

Kahlua Coffee Cheesecake

Kahlua Coffee Cheesecake

Yesterday was my birthday, and I found myself counting calories and carbs once again. So what’s a woman to do, skip birthday cake this year? Heck no; I decided to take a day off from my diet and enjoy a piece of cake, with a nice cup of coffee.

Cardamom Shortbread Cookies (Shakar Lama)

Cardamom Shortbread Cookies (Shakar Lama)

Cardamom is easily my favorite spice. It also happens to be very prominent in these cardamom shortbread cookies. I guess that explains why they are my all-time favorite cookie!