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Month: July 2017

Creamy Rice Pudding

Creamy Rice Pudding

I have never really been a milk person. I was the kid who ate the cereal and left the milk. My sister and I used to have milk competitions so she could encourage me to drink more milk. Even as an adult, I still struggle […]

Baklava Bites

Baklava Bites

I have a serious obsession with baklava. My mom used to make baklava a lot when we were kids. We would always have rolls of the stuff ready in the fridge. The aroma of the nuts toasting with the filo dough was just one of […]

Red Velvet Cake Bites

Red Velvet Cake Bites

Happy 4th of July! This has always been one my favorite holidays because it means my birthday is near! YAY! We don’t typically do much other than enjoying the fact that everybody is off and spending some quality time together. Occasionally we’re invited to a barbecue […]

Arugula Salad

Arugula Salad

I’ve got this thing for arugula. I absolutely love the peppery kick to it. It makes a great add-in to salads, and I’m obsessed with it in sandwiches. My mom makes this amazing arugula salad that is just out of this world. Every time I go […]

Chicken Tortilla Soup

Chicken Tortilla Soup

I’m not a soup person. Whenever I would get sick my mom would have to beg me to eat chicken soup. She would keep telling me that I would get better so much faster. She never really was able to convince me. My uncle’s wife […]

Cinnamon Rolls

Cinnamon Rolls

I like to think of this as the recipe that started it all. I was homeschooled throughout high school. I would finish all my work on Monday and have the rest of the week to just do nothing. Having the sweet tooth that I do, […]

Blueberry Muffins

Blueberry Muffins

I LOVE blueberries. They are definitely my favorite fruit. I love that hint of sweetness that balances the tartness you get when you bite into a perfect blueberry. It’s just a burst of happiness in my mouth. I also love muffins. They’re like healthy cupcakes. […]

Mint Lemonade

Mint Lemonade

Being Arab, Mint is a staple at in almost every household. Almost every house will have either mint growing outside in a little garden or have a little pot out on the porch. We love to throw it in salads, stuffings, dry it for seasoning, […]