Holy Grail Mashed Potatoes

Note to self: These were seriously one of the best mashed potatoes I’ve ever tasted. I don’t know what it is about them, whether it’s the fact that they’re boiled in milk and cream or whether its the surprise pops of whole grain mustard when you take a bite. Either way, this recipe is a…

Restaurant Style Salsa

Note to self: I don’t know if it’s just me but I can’t seem to work at home…ever. I have no discipline whatsoever when it comes to getting important stuff done, I have to physically get out of the house and go to the library or Panera or Starbucks to be productive. I’m not sure…

Easy Baklava Tarts

Note to self: So the other day I finally got introduced into the Muslim community in GA. I’ve been here since the end of May and it’s been hard to make friends. Both me and my husband are introverts and shy guys so just going up to random people and starting a conversation isn’t really…

Copycat McDonalds Chicken McNuggets

Note to self: So Moudi and I have been on a youtube binge of watching people make food and we came across this couple, JP and Julia, who are super funny and make these giant shaped foods. It’s where I got the inspiration from when someone requested me to make homemade chicken nuggets. (Shoutout to…

Mac & Cheese Biscuit Bombs

Note to self: I LOVE repurposing leftovers into something new. For some reason I’ve never liked leftovers…not that I wouldn’t eat them….but I just loved thinking of creative ways to make them into a new dish or appetizer instead. Some of my favorite ways to utilize leftovers is to use egg roll wrappers or puff…

Authentic Nigerian Moin Moin/A la la (Steamed bean cake)

Note to self: The other day Zainab, Moudi and I went on a mission to find an African Market so we could get ingredients for Moin Moin. (Also known as A la la) According to google maps there was only one in the area and when we got there it said it was a hair…

Authentic Nigerian Deep Fried Yam Balls

Note to self: I’m so excited!! Guess what?! My sister in law Zainab came to visit for a week and she brought so many Nigerian spices and powders and tools! We’re going to have a cooking feast! My other sister in law, Maryam, went to Nigeria recently and brought back this really yummy spice called…

Chicken Fajita Taco Boats

Note to self: First of all can we just take a moment to appreciate how cute these little flour tortilla taco boats are? It’s one of the random things I picked up from the grocery store and I couldn’t wait to use them! I decided to make chicken fajitas and stuff them inside these mini…

Mini Corndogs

Note to self: There are so many foods I’ve always wanted to try but never can because I only eat halal and kosher. It’s not as much of a struggle for me since my parents own a restaurant and we’ve always eaten halal. It’s the only thing I know how to do. But there are…

Farro with Cream Cheese and Spinach

Note to self: So this is gonna sound super boujie but this recipe was inspired by a visit to the American Express Centurion Lounge. Now I personally don’t have access to it but my brother, the world traveler, does. Last month when I visited my family my brother flew down the same day so we…