Make Holiday Baklawa (Baklava)!

Lebanese baklawa in a pan

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Favorite Recipes for the Season

Phyllo cut in diamonds with a measure cup of olive oil

VEGAN Baklawa.

Almond baklawa fingers in a pan, Maureen Abood

Almond Baklawa Fingers.

Nut-free baklawa cut and placed into foil cups

Nut-Free Baklawa.

Orange Blossom Simple Syrup,

Orange Blossom Simple Syrup.

Christmas Tree Frosted Cut-Out Cookies

Frosted Cut-Outs.

Almond graybeh on a sheet pan

Graybeh, Almond Butter Cookies.

Graybeh Butter Cookies,

Graybeh Butter Cookies.

Chocolate cut out cookies on a plate

Chocolate Cut Outs.

Chocolate crinkle cookies with orange blossom on a silpat

Chocolate Crinkles.

Date krispie balls rrolled in coconut

Date Krispie Balls.

Lebanese Ma'moul Cookies, Maureen Abood

Walnut Ma'moul.

Candied orange peel in chocolate on a sheet pan

Candied Orange Peel.

Pistachio Nougat with powdered sugar

Pistachio Nougat.

Toasted Marshmallow frosting over a chocolate caramel cake, Muareen Abood

Showstopper Cake.

Pie crust with rope crimp edge

Vegan Coconut Oil Pie Crust.

Apple pie on a rack with sugar and spoon

Apple Pie with Stovetop filling.

Pecan pie on a rack with green and white pot holders

Orange Blossom Pecan Pie.

Spinach Pies, Fatayar.

Grape leaves

Stuffed Grapeleaves.

Smooth hummus in the food processor, Maureen Abood

Smooth Hummus.

Garlic Butter Glazed Bread,

Garlic Butter Glazed Talami Bread

Baked kibbeh in a glass baking dish, cut in decorative squares, Maureen Abood

Baked Kibbeh (sanieh)

Roasted brussels sprouts with red onion, toasted hazelnuts, and mulberry syrup,

Roasted Brussels Sprouts.


Toum garlic spread

Toum garlic sauce.

Lifft, Turnip Pickles

Za'atar flatbread on a pizza peel, Maureen Abood

Za'atar Flatbread, Man'oushe

Lebanese eggplant boats in tomato sauce topped with cheese and pine nuts, in a white casserole, Maureen Abood

Eggplant Sheik al Mehsheh, boats.

Yellow and green zucchini squash stuffed with meat and rice, lined up in a big white pot.

Stuffed Koosa with meat and tomato broth.

Vegetarian Koosa

Cinnamon rice with mushrooms and pine nuts

Mom's Special Rice.

Broken vermicelli pasta in a container

SHOP Vermicelli Pieces.

Malfouf salad,

Lebanese Slaw, Malfouf Salad

Lebanese Potato Salad,

Lebanese Potato Salad with Scallions and Mint

Cranberry sauce with rose water,

Cranberry Sauce with rose and pistachio.

Zaatar roasted tomato crostini with labneh, on a board,

Crostini with Za'atar Roasted Tomatoes

Vegetarian Grapeleaves,

Stuffed Grapeleaves.

Knafeh on a plate with pistachios

Knafeh cheese pastry.

Sauteed squash cores in a little bowl

Koosa core saute.

Koosa squash cooked in yogurt

Koosa in yogurt-mint broth.

Grilled Chicken Shawarma Skewers with red onion on a sheet pan

Chicken Shawarma.

Lebanese 7 Spice blend in a jar

Shop Spices!

Potatoes layered with spinach in a glass dish

Potato Kibbeh with Spinach

Lamb Shish Kebab,

Lamb Shish Kebab

Roasted cauliflower shawarma on a pan with foil

Roasted Cauliflower Shawarma

Vermicelli rice in a pot with a wooden spoon and chicken shawarma

Lebanese Vermicelli Rice

Vegetable soup Lebanese style in a bowl

Lebanese Vegetable Soup with Chickpeas.

Fine and coarse bulgur side by side in a blue bowl

What is bulgur?

Sauteed Spinach with Pine Nuts,

Sauteed Spinach with Toasted Pine Nuts

Rose water with red jelly ladle

Shop Flower Waters!

Snapper with Tahini Sauce

White beans with za'atar roasted tomatoes and olive oil, in a vintage blue pasta bowl

White Beans with Za'atar Roasted Tomatoes, Olive Oil and Parmesan.

Maureen carrying the arugula mujadara platter to the table

Mujadara, lentil pilaf

Savory Phyllo Galette on a sheet pan with a slice cut

Savory Phyllo Galette.

Arras kibbeh balls held in two hands while being shaped Maureen Abood

Arras Kibbeh (footballs)

Blondies cut into bars

Blondie Bars with Caramel

Seared lamb chops in a pan

Lamb Chops with Mint Salt Rub.

Mixed Nut Rice Pilaf in a yellow baking dish

Mixed Nut Hushweh Pilaf.

Pomegranate glazed lamb in a yellow braising pan

Pomegranate Glazed Leg of Lamb

Olive Oil Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese buttercream in a pan

Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting.

Stuffed Cabbage Rolls,

Cabbage Rolls

Roasted brussels sprouts with red onion, toasted hazelnuts, and mulberry syrup,

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Mulberry.

Baba Gannouj,

Grilled Smokey Eggplant Dip

Thumbprint Cookies,

Thumbprint Cookies.

Nut-free baklawa in a pan, Maureen Abood

Nut-Free Baklawa.

Brussels Sprouts with Dates and Walnuts,

Brussels Sprouts with Dates.

Slices of za'atar swirl bread on a board

Za'atar Swirl Bread.

Broccolini with Pine Nut Sauce and Sumac

Broccolini with Pine Nut Sauce

Muhammara, roasted red bell pepper dip with pita bread

Muhammara, Roasted Red Pepper Dip

Za'atar roasted carrots with labneh on a blue floral platter

Za'atar Roasted Carrots

Hummus topped with spicy sauteed red peppers

Smooth Hummus with Spicy Red Pepper Saute

Lebanese cheese flatbreads

Mini Cheese Flatbreads

Chocolate buttercream swirls over brownies.

Mom's Chocolate Buttercream Brownies

Leeks in olive oil with cilantro, in a blue bowl

Leeks in Olive Oil with Cilantro