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What’s a Good Substitute for Dry White Wine?

Lemons as substitute for dry white wine

Here’s a reader question I thought everyone everyone could benefit from by answering on the site. Thank you, J. for asking! Question: There is a recipe that I am trying/going to make.  The recipe for the dough has “dry white wine” in it.  How can I substitute? MHK Answer: Dry white wine usually doesn’t have any sugar (it’s been fermented so ... Read More »

Remove Stubborn Food Remnants From Pans With Just Two Simple Ingredients

This is how I remove stubborn food remnants from my pans (aluminum or stainless steel): 1) sprinkle the area with baking soda; 2) spray or pour vinegar on top, then watch it fizzle (my favorite part); 3) Let sit 5 min., or more for really tough stains); 4) Scrub off w/ a little water + sponge. Repeat if you don’t ... Read More »

CLOSED: MuslimZon.com, A Giveaway From the One-Stop Shop for Ramadan & Eid

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Last year we introduced you to MuslimZon.com. They were just starting out as an online retailer of everything you could ever want as a Muslim family- books, videos, accessories and of course decorations and good for Ramadan and Eid. They’ve since grown and are now offering more products from some of my favorite retailers of products that really speak to ... Read More »

CLOSED: The Olive Tree Soap Company Assorted Products Giveaway

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I love feeling prepared for big events, occasions and our biggest season of the year- Ramadan. Even things that seem so small, like lovely smelling and good-for-you- toiletries can make your life run so much smoother when they’re simply on hand at your busiest moments. It’s when you’re out of them that their absence is stressful- and it’s the same ... Read More »

CLOSED: Eid Creations Party Goods Giveaway

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We’ve done it before and we’re doing it again with another Eid Creations giveaway! Get ready for all your Eid festivities now so that you don’t have to do it during Ramadan, especially in those last ten blessed days. Eid Creations offers many unique products for your home celebrations, many items which you can re-use year after year, such as their new ... Read More »

Sweet & Sour Beef

final - sweet and sour beef

I don’t make Asian food that often at home, but I really do love it. I recently had a real craving for sweet and sour something- whether it be seafood, beef or chicken. Many of the recipes I found used ketchup for the sauce (which I’m not a huge fan of when it comes to cooking with it) and other prepared ... Read More »

Summer Eggplant Soup

Summer Eggplant Soup | My Halal Kitchen

Do people ever question certain foods you like to eat or drink in the summer? Not the winter, but just the hot summer time. They might say things like,  ‘How can you eat that (insert said food/drink) when it’s so hot outside?”  No one ever really questions you when you have a big bowl of ice cream in the dead of winter, ... Read More »

9 Easy Things You Could Be Doing Right Now to Get Ready for Ramadan Cooking

very chopped ingredients

Caution ahead: There’s a lot of chopping on this list, so let’s talk about what can get chopped away first. And yes, it is easy to do a little extra when you’re already chopping at mealtime now, anyway. If not, set aside a little time over the weekend or on a weeknight after dinner.  CHOPPING Chop away, it’s good therapy. Trust ... Read More »

Freezing Tomato Sauce

Tomato Sauce Cubes | My Halal Kitchen

I always get pretty large jars of tomato sauce, yes mostly because I’m Italian and grew up with it as a staple ingredient- we put it in just about everything  we make.  I’ve noticed over the years that I use it in almost all of the other types of dishes I make, too. It seems as though just about everyone I know loves tomatoes, ... Read More »

Follow My Halal Kitchen on Pinterest to Get Lots of Great Ideas for Ramadan Cooking & Entertaining

My Halal Kitchen on Pinterest

We are on Pinterest with lots of great pins to inspire and motivate you to make the simplest and healthiest meals for Iftar and Suhoor this Ramadan. Simply visit the My Halal Kitchen Pinterest page and browse our boards: Suhoor, Iftar Starters, Ramadan Appetizers, Iftar Recipes, Ramadan Meal Planning & Organization, and even Summer Food! Visit My Halal Kitchen’s profile ... Read More »