Chicken Dumplings/Gyoza

Whenever we go down to Miami to visit family we always stop by this halal Chinese restaurant called Dragon Delight and always get chicken dumplings with our order. It’s our road trip tradition and one that I look forward to so much. Now because of quarantine we haven’t gone to visit family in a long…

Beef Chukandar (Pakistani beet stew)

Note to self: Oh my…how I love chukandar…the savory beef and underlying subtle hint of sweetness from the beets and the spiciness from the seasonings used is so succulent and amazing, you’ll think you’ve gone to heaven. This is my all time favorite dishes in the world. (You can also leave out the beef and…

Orange saffron infused scones

Note to self: I absolutely love the orange scones from Panera and decided to create my own version at home. Mid way I was inspired and added some saffron and I kind of wished I added a bit more because it wasn’t as prominent but it was great warm. The other thing I would change…

Mini bite sized kunafe

Note to self: Oh boy, do I love kunafe. It’s one of my favorite middle eastern desserts and this recipe is by far the easiest, foolproof, and yummiest I’ve tried. I was inspired by Cook with Dena for this amazing kunafe recipe and adapted it slightly. While she makes hers either in a large pan,…

Chicken Pot Pie

Note to self: Now you guys, if you want the ULTIMATE Chicken Pot pie recipe you don’t have to look any further. I’ve made this dozens of times and it’s a fool proof method of making the creamy hearty center and the flaky buttery pie crust. The only thing you have to keep in mind…

Mixed Berry Muffins

Note to self: These muffins are so pretty to look at but they taste even better! Now Moudi isn’t really a dessert kind of person so when he even said they were delicious it really means they came out good! He ended up eating almost half of them lol which is a win in my…

Lazeez Asian Cuisine Aloo Chicken Biryani

Note to self: Biryani is the holy grail of Pakistani cuisine. No one makes it better than yo mamma and there have been feuds over whose biryani ranks supreme. I know for most people biryani is a special occasion kind of meal… isn’t made often because of all the effort it takes but the best…

Strawberry Shortcakes

Note to self: This was inspired by Sania, she had posted about making strawberry shortcakes and told me about the amazing Bon Appetit recipe on their website. I gave it a shot and boy oh boy…this was PHENOMENAL! I adapted the recipe ever so slightly and the shortcakes were so soft and buttery and delicious….

Sfeeha (Lebanese Meat Pies)

Note to self: The first time I had this was off the highway at a Syrian grocery store whilst on a road trip to Tampa. And it was AMAZING! The older couple who ran the store were so sweet and accommodating and gave us a few of these meat pies along with some cheese boats….

Mushroom Risotto

Note to self: So I’ve never had risotto before but I’ve always wanted to try the rich, buttery, creamy goodness and omg I’m so glad I finally did. It’s super delicious and totally worth it. I researched a few recipes to try and find something that would be easy to make but also tastes amazing…