Penne Pasta with Pumpkin Alfredo Sauce

One of the best things about large squash such as pumpkin is that since they have a long shelf life, you can decorate your...

Amish Country: Holmes County, Ohio

I had an incredible time visiting my family this summer in Ohio. Among those fond memories was a visit to Holmes County, home to...

Fettucine with Simple Caper-Bechamel Sauce

This sauce is a delicious classic with subtle, yet flavorful additions that pair beautifully with the thickness of fettuccine style pasta, although any pasta...

Tomato & Roasted Pepper Soup

These cold fall days seem darker, windier, and overall just more like winter than fall. A good soup always makes me feel warm inside and warms...

Oven-Roasted Acorn Squash Seeds

Acorn Squash and Spaghetti Squash have smaller seeds than the larger butternut squash and the more popular orange pumkins associated with this time of...

Acorn Squash & Apple Soup

Would you ever put apples into a soup? Necessity and hunger make for very imaginative recipes, in my opinion.  Or, if you're anything like me, you hate...

Banana Blueberry Loaf

I've been testing this recipe for several years. It's a favorite of my husband who requests it every time he opens the freezer to...

Sweet Grape Spread

If you don't have time to jar all those end of summer fruits, try this recipe instead for a wonderful spread. It's absolutely delicious...

Moroccan Stuffed Leg of Lamb: An ‘Eid Dish Your Guests Will...

'Eid Mubarak! (Blessed 'Eid!) to everyone who celebrates, and for those who don't it just means that the blessed month of Ramadan is over...

The Last Days of Summer Harvest: Blueberry Picking

I've been in search of u-pick cherry farms for quite a while, but missed the season (in the Midwest it's from late July to...

Chocolate is Healthy…?

Yes! Chocolate is very healthy, according to author Annmarie Kostyk who recently published a book to that same end. The information below comes from...

Simple Steak

Many readers are asking for more delicious ideas for meat recipes and this is the first one to come to mind because it's my...

Sweet Tomato Preserve

I.  Love.  Tomatoes. Being Sicilian, you sort of have to or you may never eat. Ok, that's a bit extreme, I realize.  All jokes aside,  I really...

Italian Stovetop Eggs

A recipe of mainly Italian ingredients, this meal will leave you satisfied and energized throughout the day, insha'allah.  Serve with rustic Italain bread, pita or...

10 Tips for a Productive Ramadan Kitchen

I was asked to contribute to a site that has a great concept: ProductiveMuslim.com. It exists to encourage Muslims to be productive in all aspects...

Baked Stuffed Peaches Topped with Mascarpone Cream

Traditionally made with cognac, I decided to try using white grape juice as a substitute ingredient in this baked fruit dessert. The result was nothing short...

The Huffington Post Article on My Halal Kitchen

For halal food fans everywhere as well as those awaiting something unique in the food world, you might be interested to know that The Huffington Post contributor Naazish...

Chicken Bouillabaisse

Those of you who know me well enough know that my favorite cooking mentor is Julia Child--and it's not because of the book or movie, Julie...

Incorporating Dates Into Your Diet

Before beginning, allow me to extend a warm Ramadan Mubarak! (Ramadan Greetings) to all the readers of My Halal Kitchen. Thank you for your generosity...

Cleveland’s West Side Market is a Must-See

One of the things I try to never miss when I go back home for a visit to Ohio is the West Side Market...