Cooking Halal 101 by Yvonne Maffei
You might notice that I love the combination of spinach and strawberries, but it's because it's a really great one. I know in a drink (like this one) it might be odd, but in a salad it could be...

Two-Minute Quesadillas

No time for suhoor, but you need something hot in your tummy? These super-quick quesadillas are so easy to make- you may want to take out the hot sauce and fire-roasted chiles (peppers) if your stomach can't handle the...
I had no idea what a hit these pita rolls would be. They seemed so easy to make and with such a familiar taste to them, I didn't even think they would be very interesting to other people. When...

Superbowl Foods

I'm not the biggest football fan in the world. Actually, I really don't understand the rules of the game. I know what a touchdown and a field goal is, but that's about it. All the other things the players...
Everyone has some sort of comfort food. Some people love cakes for soothing comfort; others love chicken noodle soup or a hearty chili.  For me, it's always a sandwich (aka torta, in Spanish): thick bread, a bit of mayo and...
Sunday we took a trip out to the Chicago Botanic Gardens, just to capture the budding spring flowers on trees and, of course, the beautiful, colorful tulips. We also saw asparagus, which reminded me of my mom's recipe for...
Ok, I know I'm really pushing this whole Scandinavian food thing here. Most people weren't really turned on to the Norwegian Veal Scallops in Cream Sauce. Why? I have no idea, because when you actually try them you'll truly enjoy...
I’ve grown up making tuna fish sandwiches all my life. In fact, it was probably the first kind I ever made for myself during my latch-key kid days of the late 80’s and early 90’s. I tried to get...
Tuna or salmon patties are a quick and healthy way to feed yourself and your family when you're short on time.
Ok, I know this isn't the most exciting notion of a sandwich, but scroll down and see the pics of this creation and you'll at least wonder if it tastes as good as it looks. Are you back? Ok, give me...

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