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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 […]

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.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Homemade Granola Mix (with a Middle Eastern Twist)

Homemade Granola Mix (with a Middle Eastern Twist)

When you hear the words homemade granola, you don’t usually think of Middle Eastern food. No, you either think of health food or hippies, at least that’s what goes through my warped mind. I achieve the “Middle Eastern twist” in the homemade granola recipe by […]

Cardamom Apple Pie Preserves

Cardamom Apple Pie Preserves

Last night, I had an amazing dinner. I’d ask you to guess what I had, but the odds are stacked unfairly against you. My dinner consisted of perfectly toasted sourdough bread, smeared with butter, and topped with cardamom apple pie preserves.

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 […]

Lebanese Fattoush Salad Recipe

Lebanese Fattoush Salad Recipe

I’ve spent the past two weeks visiting family in Chicago. One of the things I love about being in Chicago is getting to spend time in the kitchen with my sisters, and niece, Ninva. Since blogging must go on, I asked my sister, Beni, if […]

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.

Middle Eastern Chickpea Salad

Middle Eastern Chickpea Salad

Now that Summer is upon us, I find myself not being very hungry. Or maybe it’s just too hot to be cooped up in the kitchen cooking, so I convince myself that I’m not that hungry?