MarocMama

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A few weeks ago I got a fabulous treat in the mail.  I was so anxious as  I tore open the box to find inside a bottle of Moroccan gold…argan oil.  This isn’t the first time I’ve mentioned this oil, in fact I’ve even given a bottle away!  I... Read more
Guest Post: Sweets of Serbia
Today’s guest post is from Lana of Bibberche.  She is a total sweetheart and I’ve long admired her from seeing her tweets.  I was so shy to even ask her if she would want to do a guest post because she is so talented and I thought she would... Read more
Best. Cookies. Ever.  Chewy chocolate chip cookies are one of my very favorite things.  Out of desperation I rummaged through my cupboards in search of chocolate chips, only to find out that there weren’t any.  What to do, what to do?  Melt down a 1/4 jar of nutella and... Read more
My youngest son is a very picky eater and even a little small for his age.  Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about ways to increase his calorie intake without it being in wasted calories and junk food.  We’re basically at a point where we let the kid eat... Read more
Mini Pumpkin Cheesecake
My recipe today is for Mini Pumpkin Cheesecake with a gingersnap crust.  This is a good blending of Mediterranean and American style desserts.  Pumpkin is often found in Morocco, mixed into couscous most predominantly.  I have found that pumpkins there are a little sweeter than they are here, which... Read more

Chebekia

Moroccan Food August 22, 2010 3

A staple in Morocco for Ramadan is the chebekia a flavored cookie that is fried and then soaked in honey and sprinkled with sesame seeds.  I love these cookies but they are a little difficult to make.  I attempted to extract the exact recipe from my mother in law... Read more
I think one of my very favorite Moroccan foods is beghrir.  They are light airy pancakes that are cooked only on one side and are incredibly versatile.  I have toyed with the idea of making them savory instead of sweet something like an accompaniment to moo shu chicken (since we... Read more
Tea Time: Date Cookies
A long term project of mine is to learn to make several different kinds of Moroccan cookies.  Moroccan patisseries (cookie/tea shops) are chock-full of small bite-size cookies that can be bought by the plate or by the kilo.  There are women in communities who specifically make these cookies for... Read more