Cooking Halal 101 by Yvonne Maffei
Everyone wants snacks, even without celebration days, right?  I'm not a big snacker on a daily basis, but I do like them when I'm at a party, mainly when it takes a little extra time to wait for the...
What should you do with all of those wonderful summer zucchini squash you've got from the local farmers market or your family's backyard garden? Most people would say to make zucchini bread, which I think is an absolutely fabulous...

Egg Drop Soup

If you like restaurant-style Chinese Egg Drop Soup, just know that you don't have to go out to have it- it's so super easy and quick to make that you don't even have to stress much over making it....
Whenever I decide to use a halal meat product in my own cooking, I like to know as much about the company as possible so that I can get a very good sense as to how they operate behind the scenes...
I’m working with IFANCA (Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of America) on their upcoming Halal and Healthy workshops around the Chicagoland area where I’ll be conducting food demos on four different recipes, all super simple and all using halal-certified...

Crunchy Party Mix

I’m working with IFANCA (Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of America) on their upcoming Halal and Healthy workshops around the Chicagoland area where I’ll be conducting food demos on four different recipes, all super simple and all using halal-certified...
My love of eating chicken wings began in college when I really got a taste of how wonderful they were- mild, hot and spicy and always with some sort of creamy dip and a side of fries. It's the...
We're in the thick of winter. It's cold, icy, slushy, and the snow is absolutely beautiful from indoors, as long as you don't have to drive in any of it. It's the time of year when you realize that on...
Since we've moved into our house and begun construction, it's the simple things in life that have kind of gone straight out the window- like an organized closet, knowing where all my cooking spices are, and the luxury (because...
Last year during Ramadan I introduced you to Patchi chocolates because I fell in love with their quality and taste. I had all but given up on ever finding the taste of real chocolate mixed with real nuts like...

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