Posts Tagged‘Dessert’

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Dark Chocolate Pistachio Pantry Fudge

Yesterdays’ recipe was for a really delicious, though a bit complicated dessert.  Today’s recipe couldn’t be more different! This is the perfect recipe to get your kids involved – in fact with a little adult supervision M (8) was able to make this all by himself. I brought some of this fudge to a book group to test it out and the ladies gave it a thumbs up! Plus it’s chocolate – you can’t go wrong. This is called pantry fudge because chances are good you’ll have everything in your pantry! Ingredients 12 oz dark chocolate (we used about 15…

Gluten Free Strawberry Mint Lemon Tart

Gluten-Free Strawberry, Mint and Lemon Tart

When we found out about MarocBaba’s celiac diagnosis I was a little afraid. I had always relied on store-bought breads, treats and other baked goods to make up for my shortfalls in that department.  Once I saw the price tag on a loaf of gluten-free bread I had sticker shock. I knew that it would not be economically possible for me to rely on purchasing these items. When I started to look at baked goods the laundry list of ingredients REALLY intimidated me.  Slowly I began to accumulate the different flours, gums, and starches that I have seen listed. I…

Cooking with Boys: Monster Brownies

Several weeks ago I wrote a post called Raising Muslim Boys: Creating a Helping Tradition at Home, for American Muslim Mom.  You can head over there to read the entire article but one of the points I touched on was encouraging boys to become self-sufficient and capable of doing any household tasks. This includes in the kitchen.  I hope that when I’m ready to send them to college they will be able to make any of their favorite foods and maybe even more.  The good news so far is that both of them see me in the kitchen often and…

Turkish Baklava

Last month I had the good fortune to attend a Turkish cooking class that was hosted by a lady from our mosque.  I’ve adored the food of Greece and Turkey since I visited over 10 years ago (wow I’m getting old!).  I’ve never met someone who dislikes baklava, a staple treat in the region.  I’m ashamed to say I had never attempted to make it, though I do have an aunt who makes this dish extremely well.  I know so many people that are intimidated by this dish but really – don’t be!  It’s very easy to make. Syrup Ingredients…

Grilled Peaches & Marscapone with Honey and Almonds

It seems like Ramadan has gone as fast as it crept up.  Today is the last day of fasting .  This week M starts 2nd grade and MarocBaba is back at school too.  I’m looking forward to a more regular schedule but it’s only a few weeks before we take off again for Morocco.  I’ve been busy planning for the trip, making sure to make the most out of every second.  I hope to come back with lots of new information, recipes, photos, and highlights of our trip to share. The recipe I’m sharing today I’ve been dying to share…

Remembering The Ones We Love

In May, I went to Washington DC for my first food blogging conference and had the opportunity to meet so many lovely people including one that’s been in my thoughts and prayers a lot lady.  Jennifer Perillo blogs at In Jennie’s Kitchen and I so enjoyed her talk at the conference.  I wish I could have gotten to know her more.  Last week she lost her husband very suddenly.  When I found out I was consumed with grief for her and her daughters, thinking what I would do if I were in the same situation.  MarocBaba and I have always…

Cooking with M: Strawberry Parfait

It’s been a little sporadic around here as I work a few weeks ahead of time getting prepared for Ramadan.  I have so much planned for the month and I know that it’s going to really be awesome!  Today I’m sharing a little recipe that my oldest M made up.  Lately he has been my little taste-tester and experiment guy.  Even though it can be difficult to have kids in the kitchen I think it’s really important.  He amazes me with the flavor ranges he has and his willingness to try things.  Earlier this spring he wanted to taste ramps…

pudgy pie

Blueberry Cheese Pudgy Pies

Over the weekend we spent a lot of much needed time with family, enjoying each other and being outside.  I even took a technology break.  I rarely checked my phone, wasn’t emailing or checking in anywhere.  It really was a great vacation.  One of the things that we did was to visit my dad at his campsite.  MarocBaba is not a camper.  I’ve tried and tried to talk him into tenting but he refuses.  My dad doesn’t camp with a tent but a pretty nice camper, that includes beds, a kitchen and air conditioning.  Even with this he was pretty sure…