10 Best Thanksgiving Pie Recipes

Apple pie on a rack with sugar and spoon

The season for pie is upon us, and there are so many great options beyond pumpkin! Here are my 10 Best Thanksgiving Pie Recipes, including all you need to know to make a successful pie crust. Find videos for these on my Instagram and Facebook channels!

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20 Fall Desserts

Blondies with Orange Blossom Caramel

When the season changes and we’re doing more baking and dessert-ing, find lots of great recipe ideas with these favorite 20 Fall Desserts.

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Pumpkin Recipes

Come fall and the first of the holidays, we’re getting pumpkin-happy–my recipes take us from homemade pumpkin puree for kibbeh, pie, and other recipes to roasting those seeds golden brown with olive oil and za’atar.

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Lebanese-Style Chili

Lebanese-style chili gets its fabulous flavor from 7 Spice blend (find it here) together with chili powder. Our favorite legume–chickpeas!–is front and center. Finish with a dollop of labneh and a shower of fresh mint. My family is probably not unusual with our fervent conversations in the category of who-makes-what-best. One such conversation about chili–methods,…

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Fall Soup Recipes

Vegetable Soup with Chickpeas and Kale, MaureenAbood.com

Here is a roundup of my favorite, warm, fragrant soups to make in the fall. Lebanese soups are full of flavor and nutrition, and they’re simple to make!

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Lebanese Pumpkin Kibbeh

Kibbeh is a Lebanese tradition of meat or pureed vegetables with bulgur wheat, spices and fillings. Pumpkin kibbeh is a simple vegetarian Lebanese kibbeh recipe filled with spinach and chickpeas. My fascination with pumpkin kibbeh began years ago when I was first scouring Lebanese cookbooks of all stripes. I had no idea, growing up as…

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Shish Tawook, Grilled Chicken Skewers

Chicken Shish Tawook on skewers

Shish Tawook is a beloved Lebanese dish of grilled chicken skewers. So tender, and huge on flavor! The marinade is key, with several spices in a yogurt base imparting flavor through-and-through.  Oh how the Lebanese love their grills! This juicy, highly seasoned grilled chicken recipe is a traditional favorite. “Shish Tawook” means chicken skewers, and…

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Easy Strawberry Jam

Strawberry jam jar with berries

What makes my strawberry jam so easy? Just a few ingredients, a short cook time, and no canning. This is a jar of jam to make often and to love! The depths of my love of a jar of homemade strawberry jam knows no bounds. Strawberries cooking on the stove hold the aroma and flavor…

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Avocado Tabbouleh, the original chopped salad!

Tabbouleh in lettuce cups

I call my Avocado Tabbouleh Salad the original chopped salad because it’s all about the finely chopped herbs and vegetables. A simple lemon vinaigrette lets all of the flavors shine. The truth of tabbouleh is this: it’s a labor-of-love salad. A salad whose basis is fresh herbs could be nothing but, when you consider how…

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