Fattah: The Coptic Feast

Fattah is an Egyptian traditional dish served in both Muslim and Christian feasts. It is a meat-rice- bread dish that dates back to ancient Egyptian times.  The dish was featured on the pillars of Pharaohs temples.  That said, it has slightly been altered and refined over 7000 years.  Each Egyptian family has its own secret ingredient for this festive dish. The recipe below is my family’s signature one with some of my minor healthful interventions.

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What to Serve at the Holidays Cocktail Party

When I glanced at our holiday party guest list, our guests’ last names put a big smile on my face.  The list screamed diversity! God bless the country that brought us together from the four corners of the globe to pursue our dreams, build careers, embrace U.S. values, relish freedom, and contribute our unique ethnic […]

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Pecan-Date Molasses Bites: An Immigrant’s Story

NON-SPONSORED POST “Pecan-Date Molasses Bites” are a cross cultural sweet finger food that I developed this year as a new addition to our holidays cookies’ tray.  These spices spiked bites bring together two distinct worlds in one bite. I serve them in cocktails party, at tea time or for dessert.

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Hosting Thanksgiving: Lessons Learned the Hard Way

  Happy thanksgiving everyone!  My intention was to post this article two weeks prior to Thanksgiving.  Alas, a wild flu took over our household, messed up my schedule and blogging routine!  In any event, better late than never.  In a blink of eye, Thanksgiving would be here again around the corner   

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Aznavour Cake

There are few gifts that I still appreciate about my strict French school.  One of them is the magic pass that it handed to me early on in my childhood to savor French music.  To me, Charles Aznavour’s lyrics always stand out as a voyage into an ocean of meanings, shades and nuances.  His songs, precisely […]

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Fall Flavored Crème Brûlée & Apple Chips

Fall flavoured creme brûlée is infused with sweet fall spices; cloves, cinnamon, and allspice.  It is served along with cinnamon spiked and crunchy Granny Smith apple chips to balance the richness of the creamy interior, and renders it an ethereal dessert. Generally speaking, creme brûlée is one of my favorite french recipes that comes in […]

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