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Yvonne Maffei

Stuffed Chayote with Carne Molida | Caribbean Squash with Ground Beef

Chayote | Caribbean Squash

How do you decide which recipes to make daily or on special occasions? What sparks your interest? A good photo? A mouth-watering description in a cookbook? The smell of a particular food coming from a neighbor’s house? A memory of someone? For me, it’s usually a little bit of each, but this time tidbits of stories about my abuelita {grandmother} motivated me to hunt down chayote {a Caribbean ...

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Vintage Kitchen Finds

vintage jars 400 vertical

I’m just crazy over vintage kitchen things. Though I’m not too fond of gadgets that clutter up the kitchen, I love anything that’s useful and sturdy. I love a good thrift store, garage sale, estate sale or flea market. I love the weight of old things. Ever notice how things made long ago are {still} sturdier than the things we have now?  Of course ...

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Sweet Bread Rolls

Sweet Bread Rolls

You might not have heard much from me lately, but rest assured I’m in the kitchen cooking up lots of recipes to share with all of you. I’m home- in Ohio, helping family get through some pretty difficult times. Amidst it all, the baking and cooking, testing and developing healthy and halal dishes I think you’ll love is motivating me ...

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New! Colored Aprons Make the Perfect Holiday Gift for Your Favorite Cook (or Yourself)

MHK Aprons in Various Colors

I’m so excited to announce the arrival of our new apron colors. We still have the traditional Creme Fraiche White aprons, but have added a few more fun colors to the mix. My Halal Kitchen aprons now come in the following colors: Blueberry Blue, Basil Green, Strawberry Red and Coffee Brown! Perfect for those who cook with foods and spices that are ...

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