Pistachio Halva Cupcakes with Rosewater Swiss Meringue Buttercream

Lately I’ve been experimenting more and more with incorporating middle eastern flavors into my baking. This post is partially inspired by making Molly Yeh’s Halva Magic Bars recently – what a treat! I’ve been adapting them to make them less cloyingly sweet, so stay tuned for that recipe. This post is also inspired by Sally’s…

Chocolate Pomegranate Heart Cake

Did you know that it’s National Chocolate Cake Day?! And do I ever have a great recipe for you chocolate cake lovers. It all started with wanting to make a baking recipe involving pomegranate which is in season through February and just so beautiful with its little ruby seeds. Then I thought, how great would…

Lessons in Palestinian Cooking: Sumac Chicken Dish (M’sakhan)

Joining the Azar family as Mr. Foodie’s wife has opened up a whole new world for me. Mr. Foodie’s family is originally from Aboud, Palestine, and so I am always learning about the rich traditions from “back home” as they call it. One of my great pleasures in getting to know them has been eating…

Seasons Eatings! Fall Fruit Salad Recipe

And we’re back! After a super long blog hiatus, Mr. Foodie and I are back to thinking, making, and writing about food. What have we been up to? Well it is not a coincidence that our blog dried up right around the time I defended my dissertation last year. You can now call me Dr….

Easy Summer Dinner for #MeatlessMondays

Necessity truly is the mother of invention. You may recall that Mr. Foodie and I were without A/C for the first full month of summer weather. At several points it reached a balmy 89 degrees in our living room. This forced us to get creative with meal planning as we wanted to avoid cooking for…