• boneless beef short ribs
    Dinner

    Slow-cooked Beef Short Ribs

    These slow-cooked beef short ribs are one of those meals that you just season, toss in the oven, and bake to perfection. It bakes for 3 hours giving you enough time to nap, do errands/chores, and catch up on other things. It is delicious with a side of creamy mashed potatoes and/or cheesy scalloped potatoes. My husband who is a meat lover enjoyed these so much that I made these 3 times in a week’s time! Yes, insane right? It is tangy, slightly sweet and super tender. Many recipes call for ketchup and BBQ sauce for slow-cooked beef short ribs. I used a common pantry staple of mine; pomegranate molasses.…

  • creamy lemon baked cod
    Dinner

    Creamy Lemon Baked Cod

    Need a weeknight meal? Trying to have more seafood in your weekly diet? Then, you need to try this creamy lemon baked cod dish that was inspired by Recipe Tin Eats. I can’t tell you how delicious this meal is! You just have to try for yourself. It takes almost no time to put together too; you can have dinner ready in just 30 minutes. A meal that is hearty, healthy, nutritious, and something the whole family will enjoy. I use Sitka Salmon Shares Cod in this recipe. They have the best quality fish I have ever tried. The best part is the seafood comes right to your door frozen…

  • philly cheese steak
    Dinner

    Classic Philly Cheesesteak

    Growing up on the East coast, I loved a good Classic Philly Cheesesteak. It was definitely one of my favorite comfort foods and sandwiches as I am a huge sandwich lover. Now, years later and in the city of Chicago; you cant find a classic philly cheesesteak anywhere! So, leave it to me to make some for dinner for my husband to experience for the first time and for me to have all these nostalgic feelings come up. These sandwiches came out fantastic and I cannot wait for you to try them and see for yourself how easy and flavorful they are!

  • Creamy lemon pasta
    Dinner

    Creamy Lemon Pasta

    How can I describe this creamy lemon pasta sauce to you? It is creamy, cheesy, yet refreshing from the fresh lemon juice and zest. All these simple ingredients work together so well to create such a delicious bite of food. You can’t help but go back for more and before you know it; your plate is done! This creamy lemon pasta is a meal that you can get on the table in 15 minutes! Yes! You heard that right. You can have a fantastic meal for everyone to enjoy that fast. This dish pairs beautifully with chicken or shrimp as well if you would like to add that in but…

  • ghraybeh
    Dessert,  Ramadan

    Traditional Graybeh (Middle Eastern Shortbread Cookie)

    Let’s start off by saying that I absolutely love this cookie! Not just because its SO easy, but because it is SO delicious too. Who knew a 4 ingredient cookie can taste this good in no time? Ghraybeh is crisp on the outside and just melts in your mouth once you bite into it. The nuts on top give that little extra decoration and crunch. You can even make some with sprinkles for your kiddos. You can really have fun with these butter cookies. I even have a variation of Ghraybeh where I made them into thumbprint cookies; you need to check that out. It was my modern take on…

  • crunch wrap supreme
    Dinner

    Homemade Crunch Wrap Supreme

    Let me start off by saying that this homemade crunch wrap supreme is SO good and SO easy that I cannot wait until you try it and tell me for yourself! It is also super flexible with the ingredients; you technically need tortillas, beef, and cheese. The rest are add on’s to your preference but I definitely recommend adding some pico de gallo or tomatoes at least, queso cheese, and sour cream. This copycat crunch wrap supreme recipe from Taco bell is even better than the real thing. I am telling you; you will be hooked! Crispy on the outside, and oozing with flavors on the inside. If you are…

  • ramadan recipes
    Ramadan

    30 + Ramadan Recipes

    Ramadan Mubarak to all my fellow brothers and sisters. I wish you a blessed Holy month. I hope to make this time easier on you by offering what I do best; sharing easy and delicious recipes to make iftar easier on you through this time. This list has many recipes that will surely help you this Ramadan; it is some of my most popular meals all in one post for you to access whenever desired. I hope this will inspire you in the kitchen! I have compiled the list to 30+ Ramadan recipes that I believe to be perfect for this time of year and are personally some of my…

  • Shish Barak
    Dinner,  Ramadan

    Shish Barak

    These Middle Eastern homemade meat-stuffed dumplings are to die for! They are the ultimate comfort food and every minute that goes into making these are well worth it. Shish Barak can be considered the ravioli of Arabic cuisine; they look just like them except the stuffing must be minced meat and the sauce it is cooked in is yogurt-based to be considered traditional. Often, ground beef or lamb or even a mixture is used to make this hearty meal. Making the filling and the dough is the easiest part. It is the tedious repetition of making the dumplings by hand. First, you have to lay the dough flat and then…

  • Creamy chicken & veggie soup
    Ramadan,  Soups

    Creamy Chicken & Veggie Soup

    With Ramadan on its way, a bowl of comforting and nutritious soup is in order. I personally don’t make soups often; it isn’t something I usually crave. That is why you don’t see too many on my blog but I knew I had to venture out of just drinking lentil soup all Ramadan. I present to you this creamy chicken & veggie soup that is so simple, hearty, and full of flavor. A recipe for this soup in particular has been requested by many of you several times and I know why! It is GOOD and filling. The vegetables I chose have loads of vitamins which will be extremely beneficial…

  • arayes
    Appetizers,  Brunch,  Dinner

    Arayes

    I am so excited to share this delicious and simple Middle Eastern recipe with you. It’s one of those 30 min meals that will make the whole household satisfied! Imagine crispy toasted pita stuffed with well seasoned tender ground meat. It is so delicious and easy. Pop them in the oven or grill them; either way, these arayes will be mouth-watering. Traditionally, ground beef or ground lamb is used as the meat in the stuffing. You can even mix both if you would like. You can use fresh or leftover pita for this too. I personally, love to stuff my arayes to medium thickness but you can over or under…

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