A sundae with hot fudge sauce, marshmallow sauce, and Spanish peanuts. A salty-sweet tradition.

Apple butter in a Weck jar

Apple Butter with Orange Blossom

Apple Chips, and an aunt learns how to field trip

Apricot chicken in a roasting pan with roasted apricots

Apricot Chicken Recipe

Apricot-Walnut Granola with Orange Blossom, and a new life

Eggnog with cinnamon swirl in a crystal punch bowl

Authentic Eggnog

Avocado tahini dip with sesame seeds and crudite

Avocado Tahini Dip

Baba Gannouj on a plate with pomegranate seeds

Baba Gannouj Recipe, a super bowl…

Basil oil in three plates on the counter

Basil Dipping Oil

Chicken with lemon and olives in a copper baking dish

Braised Chicken with Lemon and Olives. And smiles.

Bread and Butter Sweet Pickle Chicops

Bread and Butter Sweet Pickle Chips

Broccolini with Pine Nut Sauce and Sumac

Broccolini with Pine Nut Sauce

Broiled Apricots with Labneh, MaureenAbood.com

Burnt Sugar Apricots with Labneh, and a must-have book

Candied Kumquats Recipe (over ice cream)

Caprese salad on a blue platter

Caprese Salad with Pomegranate and Mint

Chicken Rice Pilaf, Hushweh, and from the kitchen, a family farewell for my father

Chickpea Feta Salad, MaureenAbood.com

Chickpea and Feta Picnic Salad

Citrus Salad Recipe, and a new Middle Eastern cookbook

Coosa and eggs, breakfast (or dinner) of champions

Cranberry sauce with rose water, MaureenAbood.com

Cranberry Sauce with Rose Water & Pistachios

Crunchy Cucumber Salad

Crunchy Roast Chickpeas with Za’atar, good and good for you

Crustless Spinach and Feta Quiche with Sumac Recipe. Say yes to the dress.

Cucumber bites with Labneh and Olives, MaureenAbood.com

Cucumber Bites with Labneh and Olives

Date-Crisp Balls, Maureen Abood

Date-Crisp Balls

Lebanese Mulberry Syrup spritzer over ice in a beautiful glass, by Maureen Abood

Drinks with Mulberry and Rose Syrups

Fresh Mint Chip Ice Cream, and a melting moment

Fresh Mint Hummus

Fresh mint lemonade with mint sprigs and little hand, Maureen Abood.com

Fresh Mint Lemonade

Fresh Mint Slushie with fresh mint and cucumbers on the counter

Fresh Mint Slushie

Fried Cauliflower, and this time last year

Fried Eggs with Za’atar, and lessons from a restaurant kitchen

Frozen blueberry swirl bars

Frozen Blueberry Labneh Swirl Bars

Garlicky Lebanese Lentil Soup with Swiss Chard and Lemon; dressed up Rushta

Garlicky Sumac Shrimp skewers on a blue plate

Garlicky Sumac Shrimp Grill

Whipped Feta Dip topped with spices and olive oil

Garlicky Whipped Feta Dip

Grilled Chicken Shawarma Skewers with red onion on a sheet pan

Grilled Chicken Shawarma

Grilled Lamb Lollipops with Fresh Mint Sauce; Chine on…

Grilled marinated chicken kebabs on a vintage blue platter, from Maureen Abood.

Grilled Marinated Chicken Kebabs

Daiquiri in a coupe glass with a lime wheel

Hemingway Daiquiri

Homemade Apricot-Lime Fruit Leather

Homemade Power Bars Recipe: Apricot Almond

How to Make Yogurt, MaureenAbood.com

Homemade yogurt, Lebanese laban: the recipe

Labneh preserved in oil, MaureenAbood.com

Homemade yogurt: straining for laban, labne, and labne preserved in oil

Hummus bi Tahini, with a secret ingredient

Hummus topped with spicy sauteed red peppers

Hummus topped with Spicy Sauteed Red Pepper

Hummus with lamb, hummus kwarma on a blue plate

Hummus with Lamb and Sumac.

Ingredient: Rice

Glass mug of Irish coffee with cream on top

Irish Coffee

Mashed Potatoes with Olive Oil, Maureen Abood.com

Irish Mashed Potatoes. In the Lebanese Way.

Watermelon bites with labneh and cucumber on a plate, sourrounded by watermelon and a green-trimmed towel, Maureen abood

Keep moving forward. Plus Watermelon Labneh Bites.

Kir Royale with frozen berries

Kir Royale with frozen berries

Kishk Soup with green herbs

Kishk Soup with Garlic

Sauteed squash cores in a little bowl

Koosa Core Saute

Koosa squash cooked in yogurt

Koosa in Yogurt Sauce

Labneh Green Goddess with crudite platter

Labneh Green Goddess

Lamb shish kebab; meet me at the grill

Fresh summer fruit with Lebanese ashta cream on a blue and white plate, surrounded by a wicker table and silver spoons from Maureen Abood

Lebanese Ashta Recipe, with Fresh Fruit

Lebanese cheese:Jibin, with habibi-love

Lebanese Fattah

Lebanese Fattah: Chickpeas, pita chips, and labneh with garnishes

Lebanese Grape Leaf Rolls, a taste of Dier Mimas

Lebanese Green Bean Stew (yahneh or lubieh) from the expert

Lebanese Olive Salad, and Our Town

Lebanese Potato Salad

Lebanese Tomato Salad. Let juice run down your chin.

Lebanese Vegetable Soup with Chickpeas and Kale

Leeks in Olive Oil, and scenes from the farm market

7 layer dip Mediterranean style in a pie plate

Mediterranean 7 Layer Dip

Ripe honeydew melon with a cup of fresh mint syrup and lemon wedges, on a white plate, Maureen Abood.com

Melon with Fresh Mint Syrup, a thank-you note

Michigan’s Smoked Whitefish Dip Recipe

Rice pilaf with nuts in a yellow dish held by two hands

Mixed Nut Rice Pilaf, Lebanese Hushweh

Mmmm Mmmm Mujadara, Lebanese lentil pilaf

Lebanese rice with pine nuts and mushrooms in a blue bowl

Mom’s Special Lebanese Rice

Nougat with Pistachios and Dried Cherries (low-fat, chewy goodness)

Olive Oil Popcorn with Za’atar

Orange Blossom Cream Caramels with Sea Salt. A mouthful of happy.

Orange Blossom Rice Pudding; it’s going to calm you down, too

Pia’s Eggplant Parmigiana

Pickled Turnips, and an introduction to Aunt Hilda

Pink Deviled Eggs (laban & mint), for Mrs. Smith

Pomegranate glazed leg of lamb

Pomegranate Glazed Leg of Lamb

Pomegranate yogurt smoothie, MaureenAbood.com

Pomegranate Yogurt Smoothie. And at last: the Vitamix!

Quinoa Protein Salad in a Deruta serving dish

Quinoa Protein Salad

Quinoia tabbouleh with mint, onion, tomato, and parsley on a white platter, MaureenAbood.com

Quinoa Tabbouleh Recipe

Radish and Arugula Salad, MaureenAbood.com

Radish & arugula salad. Here let us feast.

Raspberry Rose Jelly

Raspberry Rose Marshmallows

Red beet hummus with beets and sesame seeds in a bowl

Red Beet Hummus

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

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Toasted Hazelnuts

Roasted cauliflower on a sheet pan with foil

Roasted Cauliflower Shawarma

Roasted New Potatoes in a blue striped bowl on the counter

Roasted New Potatoes with Mint

Ruby Red Grapefruit-St. Germain Mimosa

Satueed spinach with pine nuts, MaureenAbood.com

Sauteed Spinach with Toasted Pine Nuts

Seared Lamb Chops with Mint Salt,, Maureen Abood

Seared Lamb Chops with Mint Salt Dry Rub

Shakshuka with labneh, za'atar and avocado

Shakshuka with Avocado, Labneh, and Za’atar

Sheik al Mehsheh: How eggplant healed a heart, and always welcomes us home

Top of Simple Rasbperry Jam in a Ball jar on a blue and white plate with spoon, Maureen Abood

Simple Raspberry Jam Recipe

Soft scrambled eggs with asparagus, MaureenAbood.com

Soft-scrambled eggs with asparagus; let the Lenten fast begin

Tomato salsa topped with fresh mint in a bowl, surrounded by pita bread on a platter

Spicy Lebanese Salsa

Strawberry Rose Fool. My Favorite Bakeless Sweet.

Stuffed Koosa. Are you a Koosa?

Tabbouleh Hummus Platter with blue and white platter

Tabbouleh Hummus Platter

Tart Cherry Sorbet Sundaes with Amarena Cherries

Thick hot chocolate, MaureenAbood.com

Thick Hot Chocolate with Cinnamon, a quiet triumph

Avocado Tomato Salad with Feta, MaureenAbood.com

Tomato Cucumber Salad with Avocado and Feta

Vegetarian Grapeleaves, MaureenAbood.com

Vegetarian Grape Leaves (gluten-free and vegan too…)

Vegetarian Stuffed Koosa

Warm Almond Stuffed Dates with Lime Zest, MaureenAbood.com

Warm Almond-Stuffed Dates with Lime Zest; a California story

Warm salted caramel sauce with orange blossom, with a plate of apples and salt

Warm Salted Caramel Sauce with Orange Blossom

White Asparagus with Pistachio Oil & Lemon

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

White Beans with Za’atar Roasted Tomatoes and Olive Oil

Whitefish dinner: New potatoes with dill

Yogurt Cucumber Salad with Mint

Smooth hummus in the food processor, Maureen Abood

Your Guide to the Best Smooth Hummus You Can Make or Eat.

Za'atar kale chips, MaureenAbood.com

Za’atar Kale Chips, and a family story

Za'atar roasted pumpkin seeds, Maureen Abood

Za’atar Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

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