Healthy Holiday Baking Hacks-Chocolate Zucchini Bread in 10 minutes!

Tis the time of year where the days don’t just run by, they literally sprint –with an ever expanding¬†to-do list. The frenzy starts with decorating the home inside and out and planning out the Christmas cards to send to people all over the planet. I always get lazy with this one and just take a…… Continue reading Healthy Holiday Baking Hacks-Chocolate Zucchini Bread in 10 minutes!

My latest video: a Cheesecake in time for Christmas and New Years!

During this festive time of year it’s always fun to surprise friends and family with something new. Don’t believe Christmas is festive? Mariah Carey would have to disagree: I love adding a new twist on an old favorite, like cheescake! Back in April I first posted my recipe for Lemon Labnah Cheesecake with Ginger Almond…… Continue reading My latest video: a Cheesecake in time for Christmas and New Years!

Celebrating fall…with Pumpkin Maamoul!

Still not sure whether summer or fall is my favorite time of year. I am all for long warm summer days with blooming flowers, fruit tree harvests from my garden, and quality time spent with my children in sand and water. But, fall is magical. Falling leaves in every shade, wearing tights again in fun

Arabic Coffee Ice Cream with Nutella Swirl!

During this hot summer all I really feel like eating are salads and ice cream. Except I have been really disappointed with the ice cream selection on the supermarket shelves. Some ingredient lists are long enough to cover half a newspaper page! Propylene glycol, hydrogenated oils, ¬†carrageenan, artificial sweeteners and colors and other atrocious ingredients…… Continue reading Arabic Coffee Ice Cream with Nutella Swirl!

Lemon Lebneh cheesecake with Almond Ginger Crust

Lebneh is an Arabic breakfast staple, a creamy dip that is a cross between cream cheese and Greek yogurt. This dip is traditionally served with olive oil and pita bread for breakfast, but there are so many other uses for this rockstar dip! I came up with this recipe when I was expecting company and…… Continue reading Lemon Lebneh cheesecake with Almond Ginger Crust