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    Appetizers,  Snacks,  Tips

    Crudité platter 101

    Hey guys! Have you ever wondered what the heck a crudité and/or a charcuterie platter is? It’s basically a platter topped with an assortment of fruit, vegetables, olives, deli meats, bread, dips, crackers and cheese! The term crudité is often used when making a vegetarian platter and charcuterie is mainly a variety of sliced meat. Today, I’m having a friend over and lately my go to when having company is to make these platters. Let me tell you why. You can prep it hours ahead of time; you are able to clean out your fridge and pantry a little bit, and as the host, you get to sit around and enjoy too…

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    Ramadan,  Tips

    How to lose weight in Ramadan

    Hello my lovely friends! Ramadan Kareem; may you and your family have a blessed Ramadan. For those who don’t know, Ramadan is the holy month for Muslims all around the world. It is a month where we not only fast from sunrise to sunset if healthy of course but also a time to purify one’s heart and become closer to God among other things. This is a true story. A few years back when I was a college student; I hit 190 lbs on the scale and I wasn’t happy with my appearance and I knew my health was going to suffer if I continually gained weight. Something had to…

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    Our trip to LA

    Hi my friends! How are you all doing? I’ve been meaning to write this post for a while now but never got around to it. I told myself that I need to sit down and finally put it together. My hubby and I went to California a little over a month ago and it was an amazing week vacation. We both have gone on separate occasions prior to being married so we thought it would be special to go together since we both love LA. Who wouldn’t love being in the sun and exploring an area that literally has it all? I have comprised a list of fabulous places to…

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    My Weight loss Journey: Part I.

    Hi everyone! Hope you are having a spectacular day 🙂                 Today, I’m sharing you with guys something that I have been asked over and over for years! How did you lose the weight? What did you do? Ever since I started shedding those pounds, I often heard those questions. I know many people want to lead healthier lives and many people would love to drop a few pounds so this is a subject that always intrigues and inspires. I’ve known several people who start diets thinking that it is the answer to their questions. It’s not! Diets that restrictive will never work long term. The ultimate solution is simply…

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    Baking 101 – 10 Tips to make baking a whole lot easier!

      Hi everyone! Hope you are all well. This post is for those who feel intimidated or not confident enough to bake or for those who want to learn more ways to make baking easier! So for those of you who don’t know this, I started out as a baker and cake decorator before I really got into cooking. You can say baking and making things look pretty was my first love. Don’t get me wrong, I thoroughly enjoy both things but during the holidays especially; I always gravitate towards baking almost every day for those I love. Many people find baking difficult for several reasons. It is harder than…

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    Using & Decorating with Chocolate

    In this blog post, I am going to go over basic tips on decorating treats using chocolate. Many of you requested that I make this type of post and I totally understand why. Sometimes, chocolate can be very intimidating to work. Chocolate stiffens. There is hope though! There are several ways to control all these factors that many of us face when decorating with or using chocolate to do dipped treats. I will list the tips that I have practiced over several years time. Let me give you some insight on my background, I worked at a bakery for 10 years. I started my own cake business a few years…