Cinnamom Raisin Couscous

It is Fall everywhere in the world, and everywhere in the world they are celebrating it differently. I am not sure what my fellow Lebanese are doing back home but I am well aware of what my fellow Americans are up to these days: apples, pumpkins, pies! How I miss pies, and pumpkins, and cookies, and Fall back in the US. Had we been there, we would probably be going to an Autumn Harvest festival, to a pumpkin patch or to apple picking. We might be meeting up with friends, pairing up the girls, and toting the younger ones....more

Too Tired To Cook? Simplify Your Kitchen in 3 Easy Steps

I am one busy woman, and I bet you are too. If you know me, you know that  cooking and meal planning are high priority for me and I am hell bent on making almost all of my meals come straight out of my kitchen.  The more I cook the less tolerance I have for overly salty, fat laden takeout.  I want to know exactly what is in my food and how it is prepared.  I want vegetable heavy dishes. No restaurant is going to tell me that or do that for me.  It's all on me....more

The Recipe Exchange

Rainy Days Are Soup Days!With the first rain of the season here in the Los Angeles area, my mind is wandering through all the yummy soup recipes my little gray cells have stored up over the years - and I'm getting hungry! As I walk through my neighborhood, tantalizing aromas are wafting over the damp breeze, and it's easy to imagine that some of those delicious smells are coming from nice, full pots of savory soups....ahhhh.  Soup, simple and nourishing, warms the heart as well as the tummy....more

Yankee Candle Add Innovative Savory Turkey & Stuffing Candle to Thanksgiving Collection (2013) {Home Fragrance}

Yankee Candle are trying to introduce a taste of savory to American consumers in the form of a Turkey & Stuffingscented candle this autumn of 2013. And this is not just a taste of savory but of cooked savoriness......more

Yummy Scrummy Sausage Rolls

Who doesn't love a good sausage roll?These sausage rolls are so easy to make and everyone loves them. Not just the kids! Miss 7 loves making these with me just as much as she loves eating them and I barely got to eat any of the last batch I made because James was home from work and demolished them!...more

Build Your Own Stovetop Smoker

School Holiday Cooking!

One of my favourite things about school holidays is that Miss 7 is home and she’s the perfect excuse to get in the kitchen and cook all those naughty things that we all love! I LOVE TO BAKE and its often my downfall when it comes to managing my weight. But as I tell James, it keeps the kids happy! and me of course.So I thought I would share some of my recipes with you over the next couple of weeks. My all time favourites and some newbies that I’ve been trialling. The new big hit in our house right now is my Nutella Scrolls!...more

Would You Make 300 Sandwiches To Get Engaged?

New York Post Page Six reporter, Stephanie Smith, revealed that she is the woman behind the popular food blog, 300 Sandwiches. The revelation set off heated debates across social media, with strong opinions from all sides. From the NY Post: ...more
holgera1@twitter.com  If that's the only way he'd marry her, then forget him and eat the ...more

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