Friendsgiving

How lucky am I to have so many amazing friends who still, many years after we were no longer thrown together by school or jobs or other people, remain friends? Believe me, I know how lucky I am! That’s why I didn’t want November to come and go without at least trying to coordinate a…

Homemade Pici Pasta with Red Sauce

When we were in the Tuscany region of Italy a few weeks ago, I made it my mission to try Pici pasta dishes whenever I saw them on a menu. This is not a pasta dish that one can find easily in the U.S. Pici pasta is like spaghetti, but pencil-thick and perfect for hearty…

From Pizzas to Pies :)

If you’ve been following on Instagram, you already know that I recently returned from a 10-day trip to the Tuscany region of Italy. I had a total blast driving to hill towns, tasting wine, and eating pizza and pasta, of course. While mid-October is still “in-season” for tourism in Italy, it felt like we were…

Harissa (Basbousa) or Mr. Foodie’s Favorite Coconut Cake

This coconut dessert is Mr. Foodie’s favorite sweet treat. One of his aunts makes this for his family every so often, and he positively adores it! His family calls it Harissa which is confusing because harissa is also a chili pepper paste, but it is also known as Basbousa. Whatever you call it, just know…

Maashi – Stuffed Zucchini and Squash in a Tomato Broth

As I mentioned in my last post, Mr. Foodie and I have been learning how to make different Palestinian recipes because we love them so much! This week we returned to Maashi (meaning “stuffed”) which consists of vegetables stuffed with a rice and meat mixture and cooked in a broth. I say “returned” to Maashi…