The 4th of July is just around the corner and we’re all amping up for a celebration! Whether a barbecue or a picnic is in the works, dessert is foremost on my mind and this year I have the cutest, no-bake idea for you with these Marshmallow Bald Eagles! Grab the kids and make a […]
I first saw Chiles en Nogada on my favorite cooking show and was immediately entranced. How had I been living each day, not knowing this deliciousness from south of the border?! Nogada is the Spanish word for nut tree, which refers to the walnuts in the sauce. Charred green poblano peppers are stuffed with picadillo, […]
Bastilla is a trademark of Morocco, chicken pie wrapped in flaky pastry finished with a generous dusting of cinnamon and powdered sugar. The Spanish brought it to North Africa, but nomadic Berbers and native Arabic people have shaped its composition through the years. Known by many names, B’stilla/Pastilla/Bistilla is traditionally made with pigeon meat stewed […]
My grandfather’s mother, Mariam was Iraqi from Baghdad and used to make Middle Eastern meatballs called Kibbeh for my dad. Falafal’s carnivorous cousin is the national treasure of Syria and Lebanon. It is ever-present along with other delightful small bites called mezze at gatherings. The outer layer of ground meat and bulgur (cracked wheat) is stuffed […]
Dragon's Kiss Cocktail came about one Friday night when I stopped by the grocery store on my way home from work. Brain-dead and ready for the long weekend, my stomach was grumbling like a caged beast. What usually happens in situations like this one is that I push the shopping cart up and down every ...