• sugar cookies

    Easy Roll out Sugar Cookies

    Hi everyone! Happy Friday 🙂 I am really excited to be sharing this recipe with you. What some of you may not know is I worked at a bakery for 10 years before moving states and starting this blog. Some of my fondest memories were at the bakery; I developed new skills and a wider palette to things I never even heard of! Holiday time at the bakery was my absolute favorite! People are happy. Beautiful festive decorations everywhere. What I loved most was baking so many different cookies and getting the chance to be creative and decorate them. These roll out sugar cookies made me feel like I was…

  • cranberry sauce
    Side Dishes

    Cranberry Sauce

    Hi everyone! Thanksgiving is just a little over a week away and I couldn’t be more excited 🙂 Growing up in a Middle Eastern household, we never had cranberry sauce on our Thanksgiving dinner table. I see why many people do though. There are so many savory items such as the mashed potatoes, the turkey, vegetables, and other sides that a sweet & tangy sauce can definitely compliment all those other rich flavors. Not only does it taste delicious but it requires no more than 10 minutes to make so it is most definitely worth giving a chance. Nothing to lose really! Also, it doesn’t require more than 5 ingredients…

  • zaatar chicken
    Dinner,  Ramadan

    Zaatar & Sumac Spiced Chicken

    Hi my friends! I hope your enjoying your weekend 🙂 Today, I will be sharing with you a chicken dish that incorporates staple Middle Eastern spices which are Zaatar & Sumac. Zaatar is a green mixture of dried herbs like oregano and thyme often mixed in with sesame seeds as well. Sumac is a deep red herb spice that has an acidic quality. Both are extremely popular in Arabic cuisine. If you guys haven’t noticed, my husband and I eat chicken breast at least twice a week. This chicken dinner was easy to make and full of flavor. You will definitely be making it again once you try it! Ingredients…

  • zucchini & squash
    Side Dishes,  Vegan

    Zucchini & Butternut Squash “Gratin”

    Hi my lovely friends! Lately, I’ve been trying to incorporate more Thanksgiving or seasonal related dishes into the blog and my social media. I always like to put a spin on a classic and in this case its that vegetable side dish that you find on every holiday dinner table. Zucchini and Butternut Squash are definitely go to vegetables this time of year; they scream Fall and comfort. This dish is reminiscent of a gratin which is often thinly sliced vegetables topped with either cheese or breadcrumbs or both! Many times a gratin is very heavy because butter or heavy cream is incorporated. My version is healthier yet just as…

  • zoodles & corn

    Guilt Free Zoodles with Creamy Garlic Corn sauce

    Hello My Friends! Did you know that Zoodles are the new spaghetti?! If you haven’t tried making zucchini noodles yet then you definitely should with this scrumptious recipe. Not only is it super easy to prepare but also utterly delicious. You can literally make a fabulous dinner in 10-15 minutes! What beats that? As for the corn sauce; how many of you can say that you have had creamy yummy corn sauce before? It is so simple to make and pairs really well with the zucchini noodles. This is definitely a fantastic meal to make when you are in a rush yet want a comforting dish. What’s awesome about zoodles…

  • granola

    Healthy Granola

    The granola we find in the supermarket is predominantly a fancy toasted oats mixture. It costs far less to make your own than to buy it! It is so easy to make too; today I am going to show you how to make a batch of healthy granola. A perfect topping for yogurt; actually my favorite topping for yogurt! What’s awesome about granola is you can tweak it to your liking. It just takes several ingredients and 15 minutes of your time to make. Ingredients 3 cups of rolled oats 2 cups of almonds 1 cup of sesame seeds 1/4 a cup of honey 1/2 a cup of either almond…