Coffee-Cardamom Viennese: A Cookie to Brighten Your Day

NON-SPONSORED POST Have you ever tried cardamom coffee before? I hope you did. If not I strongly recommend it. It is an incredible mood booster in the middle of bleak quarantine days. Personally, I wouldn’t have survived homeschooling without my morning cup of cardamom coffee. The smell alone of the finely ground coffee mixed with […]

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Brownie-cookie Hybrid Hearts : Love Your Self

In case you have some leftover of crystallized ginger from Christmas time, and you are growing weary what to do with them, I get you covered. These gingery hybrid of brownie and cookies are a perfect fit for Valentines’.  Simply put, they are hardcore aphrodisiac delicacies. The bottomless depth of dark chocolate and the tantalizing […]

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Rosewater-Pistachio Ghorayebah: Counting Down to Jan. 6th

Happy new year everyone! I couldn’t find better than ghorayehab, my all-time favorite Middle Eastern sugar cookie to be my first post in 2020. If you read my last post, you will figure that my family celebrates Christmas on Jan. 6th.  That is the date of  the Coptic Christmas celebrated by Egyptians Christians. So please don’t […]

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Cardamom-Date Cookies: Manal Alalem, The Role Model

NON-SPONSORED POST  Older generations of Middle Eastern home cooks, as I knew them, were inarguably gifted, but they seldom wrote down a recipe.  And if they did, it was more likely to be inaccurate.  They tended to mainly rely on memory and skip measurements altogether.  Recipes have been handed down from generation to generation, if […]

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Mrs. Blain’s Cookies: A Tribute to an Exceptional Teacher

“Follow your common sense.  Strike a balance between love and discipline.  One shouldn’t be at the expense of the other. And everything will be just fine”.   These are a few of Mrs. Paulette Blain’s golden words.  Mrs. Blain was my daughter’s kindergarten exemplary teacher. Mrs. Paulette Blain is one of those exceptional creatures who seldom […]

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