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Zucchini fritters

Zucchini is one of my favorite veggies. I love it for its fresh taste and for its health benefits too. It’s a gift from the garden and I love to incorporate it into my diet. Here, zucchini mixed with onion and cheese is transformed into some heavenly fritters. I really like the combo of zucchini, […]

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Nutella filled Banana Muffins

Muffins are a treat to bake and savor. They are the best way to kick-start a day!! I love to have them for breakfast with a cup of coffee. But I’m also happy grabbing one of these cuties on my way out the door and devour it in the car. There’s another huge benefit to […]

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Za’atar, feta and olives quick bread

Savory breads or “cake salé” as they are called in France, are popular appetizers. The good thing about quick bread is that they’re done in 10 minutes, and what makes them truly ‘quick’ is the fact that they’re made with baking powder, rather than with yeast, which requires no kneading. And when I say quick, […]

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Chicken Parmigiana

I love Italian food, and anything pasta, and noodles, and parmesan… I love pasta topped with wonderful red or cream sauce, topped with cheeses, vegetables, or meat. This dish is a classic, packed with delicious flavors. The breaded chicken breasts, are melted with cheese and served with a luscious tomato sauce. So if you’re a […]

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Marble Molasses Cake

When I was a child, I was always amazed by the fanciful swirls of marble cakes. To me, it was the work of a kitchen magician. Marble cakes may look complicated, but the truth is, they’re so easy to whip up. Once the batter is made, it is divided in half, then the dark ingredient […]

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Brownie Puddle Tart

Brownies appear in many guises ans shapes; they can be made with nuts or without, swirled with cream cheese, they can be plump and gooey, cakey or fudgy… or just plain chocolate in a million variations. But the most important aspect of a brownie, for anyone who loves brownies, is texture. This brownie tart has […]

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Chicken with 40 garlic cloves

Don’t be alarmed by the copious amount of garlic used in this dish, the garlic cloves when gently sweated in olive oil, morph into sweet nutty morsels with a deceptively mellow flavor. Chicken With 40 Cloves of Garlic is a traditional French bistro dish. There are numerous recipes for this chicken and garlic dish, some […]

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Samkeh harra or spicy fish

You’ll see many different versions of this across the Middle East. I have already posted a recipe about Samkeh harra a while ago, a recipe I took from my mom, and the only recipe I’ve known, because it was the only version my mother made. Today, I’ll post about another version of Samkeh harra, this […]

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Apple and cinnamon cake

Last month was the ‘neighbor’s day’ in France – ‘la fête des voisins’. This fête was founded 10 years ago in order to encourage people to get to know those living nearby and to get them talking to each other. The idea was launched in Paris originally but now it has spread to other cities […]

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Kafta in a tray – kafta bel sanniyeh

This is yet another wonderful dish from the Lebanese cuisine. Weeks ago, I posted the kafta kebabs recipe, today I will introduce you kafta in a tray, known in Lebanon as ‘kafta bel sanniyeh’. The dish consists of kafta patties with rounds of potatoes, onions, and tomatoes baked in a tomato sauce. Slices of green […]