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…

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…

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….

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…

Caramelized onion and Brie tart

Note to self: This tart is just beautiful but I highly suggest adding a fresh arugula salad on top to cut down the richness of the all the cheeses and caramelized onions and pears. It would work wonderfully for an appetizer or you can even cut it into bite sized pieces and add a toothpick…

Easy Blueberry Danish

Note to self: So a while ago some of Moudi’s friends came over for the weekend and we hosted dinner and then brunch the next day. I forgot how much I missed hosting until this moment. It was the first time since being married we had people over to our apartment and I was so…

Super Moist Banana Bread

Note to self: This recipe was inspired by Hend. She absolutely LOVES banana bread…and when I say loves, like die hard obsessed with it. When we were talking over the phone she was telling me how sad she was that it always came out dry and crumbly. I made it my mission to experiment and…

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…

Volcano Fried Rice

Note to Self: If you’re looking for a dish that’ll present the “wow” factor this is probably it. With a table side presentation where your guests will surely be impressed. I adapted this recipe from Seonkyoung Longest, I’ve been obsessed with her videos on YouYube and her weekly 15 minute cooking challenges. She’s super fun…

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…