Sunday, October 23, 2016

Sweet Potato Fries

2 medium sweet potatoes, sliced 
1 tbsp of olive oil
2 tsp of paprika & garlic powder
Pinches of salt & pepper 
A few thyme sprinkled (optional)

Roasting pan 
Cutting board


1) Preheat the oven to 410°F
2) Wash well and prepare your sweet potatoes by chopping into thin or chunky chips, depending on how you like them.
3) Toss the sweet potato slices in a large roasting pan, with the olive oil, paprika and garlic powder.

4) Pop the roasting pan into the oven for about 35-40 mins until they are slightly charred around the edges.
5) Serve it as a snack or side dish, whichever you prefer. 

Wednesday, June 15, 2016


Ziyad brand Semolina Coarse: 2 cups
Sugar: 1/2 cup
Margarine or Butter: 1/4 cup
Baking soda: 1/8 tsp
Baking powder: 1/2 tsp
Plain Yogurt: 5/8 cups
Ziyad brand Tahini: 1 Tbs 
Pistachios (optional): About 5 without shells
Qatar (syrup): 1 cup water,1 1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 tsp lemon juice

A baking pan
2 mixing bowls
Measuring cups
Measuring spoons 
A whisk 
A spoon 

1) Preheat oven to 400 degrees. 

2) Mix semolina, sugar and margarine together in a bowl. 

3) In a seperate bowl stir in baking soda, baking powder and plain yogurt. 

4) Then add the semolina mixture into into the seperate bowl and whisk together well.

5) Grease pan with tahini and pour mixture into pan, spread out mixture with your hands.

6) Place the pan into the oven carefully, bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown. 

7)Now start making the Qatar, in a pot put the sugar, water and lemon juice, put to boil.

8) After it's done boiling remove from heat, then carefully with oven mittens take out pan from oven when done. Pour the boiling mixture to the pan.

9) Let it cool while you crush the pistachios. Place them without the shells into a ziploc bag and crush it with a roller until they're powder like. Then slice the basboosa and take a pitch of pistachio powder for each slice.


10) Lastly, after fully cooled off get a slice(s) and place it on a plate to serve. 


***Tips: You may use any other brand. This pastry has different names. Use more Qatar if needed for soft texture.

*Semolina: is a type of wheat.

*Funny fact: When someone asks you how you made this make sure you don't say "salmonella" haha that's totally something else. 


Saturday, November 7, 2015

Homemade Simple Fruit Cake


1 cup of granulated white sugar (or brown sugar)
1/2 cup melted butter
2 fresh large eggs (or store bought) 
2 tsps vanilla extract (or vanilla bean)
 2tsps Ground cinnamon (optional) 
1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 
1/2 cup milk
1 3/4 tsps baking powder 
Homemade maple/butter syrup (or store bought)
Freshly chopped fruit salad (or left over) 


Large mixing bowl
Baking pan
Measuring cups and tsps
Oven mittens (or hear proof cloth)


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). 

2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the sugar and butter. Mix in the eggs, one at a time, then stir in the vanilla extract and ground cinnamon.
3. Then combine flour and baking powder, add to the creamed mixture and whisk well. Finally stir in the milk until it's smooth. 
4. Grease and flour a 9x9 inch baking pan, then carefully pour mixture into pan until it's even.

5. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes in the preheated oven, carefully take out pan with an oven mitten or any cloth to protect from heat. Slice the cake with a knife how you want it and place a piece on a plate, finally add the fruits and syrup.
6. Enjoy! 

-Before placing baking pan with mixture into oven make sure there are no bubbles by hitting the pan lightly on table to pop them because it'll make cake look better and who wants extra air?
-Cake is done when it springs back to the touch or when toothpick/fork is clean after placed in center. 

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Simple Tasty Crepes


1 egg
1 cup water
1 cup All Purpose flour
1 tsp Vanilla Extract or bean
1/4 Salt


A bowl
Measuring cups
Side plate

(makes about 16)

1) Mix ingredients in bowl gently in same order as listed above with a whisk until 

mixture becomes smooth.


2) Put stove to medium heat and place a flat pan.

3) With a 1/4 measuring cup take some of the mixture and pour in pan, then quickly

and gently turn pan around to make sure the mixture is flatted around.

4) Wait until the bottom side is lightly brown, by seeing bubbles appear, then flip it

 with a spatula until the other side is lightly brown too.

5) Place it carefully on a side plate.

6) Repeat step 3-5 again and again until there is no more mixture left and side plate

is full.

7) Lastly, when serving you can put whichever serving you prefer, either melted

 chocolate, fruits, whipped cream, ice cream, jelly or more.


Thursday, December 25, 2014

Delicious Cherry Cobbler!


4 tablespoons of melted butter (plus a little extra)
1 1/4 cups sugar (plus a little extra)
1 cup of self rising flour 
2/3 cups of milk
2 cups of fresh cherries w/o sugar (or any other fruits)
Ice cream or whipped cream for topping


1. Gather the ingredients and preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. 

2. Mix flour, sugar and milk in a large bowl until their is no lumps.
3. Pour the melted butter in a baking dish then pour the cobbler mix into the same baking dish. 
4. Separate the cherry juice and cherries. 

5. Turn on stove to low heat. Pour the cherries into a pot and mix 1/3 cup sugar and 1 tablespoon of butter without crushing the cherries. Then carefully  pour the mixture evenly on top of the cobbler mix.

6. Carefully put it in the oven for about 30 minutes or until it's golden brown. Once it's taken out of the oven let it cool for about 5 minutes then add whatever toppings you like.

Fresh out of the oven.


Cans and cherry juice.