I always crave comfort food in the winter time, but right now as a nation and a global community, it looks as though we could all use a lot of comforting, whether it's through the gathering together of a...
Years ago I would have never openly served a hummus dish other than one made strictly from chickpeas and tahini (sesame seed paste). I thought I might offend a guest or anyone who thought it would be impossible to...
The last article I posted was about how to put together and decorate a beautiful 'Eid appetizer table and I hope you were inspired by the tips and ideas for serving ware and the quick and easy foods you...
My mom used to make these potatoes often when I was growing up. I'm not quite sure where she got the recipe, but she used to read a lot of cookbooks and magazines to get ideas, and when a...
This is by far one of my absolute favorite Fall soups. I look forward to it every year because it utilizes fresh, seasonal and local ingredients for us here in the Midwest, but wherever you are, you can try...
I never used to proclaim a favorite season, mainly because  to me, all seasons without extreme temperatures are beautiful in and of themselves. Each one has something special about it and something I attach to it, whether it's food,...
A day in the life of recipe testing goes a lot like this: Creamy Pasta with Roasted Vegetables  -shop for fresh ingredients and bring them home to sort out -wash and dry fresh herbs and produce -chop everything -get out the camera, notebook and...
Fig season is one of my favorite times of year. It reminds me that the Fall season is soon on its way, that the intensity of the summer heat is over {usually} and it's almost time to wrap myself...
Ramadan + summer= a great time for fresh and delicious fruit salads. Believe it or not, there is a way to make fruits salads even better, particularly when they're part of the Iftar (breaking of the fast) part of...
One of my favorite summertime recipes is for Buffalo Wings. The first time I ever had them was way back in college- it was the late night food of choice with friends- we didn't have a care in the...

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