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Sriracha Chicken!

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Sriracha is my favorite condiment and I know I am not alone in that. It has found its way into my kitchen and my heart and I am constantly looking for new ways to incorporate the spicy, tangy chili sauce into my recipes. I set out to make a glaze for chicken legs! And since […]

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Baked Sweet Potato Fries

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These baked sweet potato fries make the perfect side dish to the black bean burgers πŸ™‚   Here is the recipe: Prep: 5 minutes    Bake: 20 minutes   Ingredients: 1 large sweet potato 1 tablespoon grape seed oil 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1/4 teaspoon paprika 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt   Procedure: 1. Preheat oven to […]

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Black Bean Burgers

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#MeatlessMondays we’ve all seen it. But have we all participated? Maybe. Maybe not. I know I haven’t. I do plan to start tho. When we eat out at non-halal burger restaurants the veggie burger is our go to. We have tasted our fair share of not so good veggie burgers. My favorite seems to the […]

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Raspberry Lemon Bars

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Recently, I was at conference with some friends and we were provided a catered lunch. For dessert there were two options: a fudge brownie and a lemon bar. I choose the lemon bar. One of my friends said “of course you would pick the lemon bar.” This stuck with me. What was it about me […]

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Mediterranean Zucchini Boats

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As the first day of Spring approached, all I could think was “summer is almost here”. And with that thought, I reflected on the beautiful flowers, the greenery, the water and the bounty of fruits and vegetables that come in the summer. I began to create a salad recipe and thought it needed a little […]

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Raspberry Nutella Meringue Cookies!

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Nutella. Raspberries. Meringue. Need I say more? There are countless ways to incorporate Nutella into your desserts. For this recipe, I used the delicious hazelnut cocoa spread into a filling for a delicate, beautiful raspberry meringues. I know what you are thinking..Β  Making meringues is time consuming. And you are right. But most of the […]

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Mona’s minty mini cakes!

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My youngest sister, Mona is in town and I am so excited to be spending time with her. She arrived in time for the Seahawks game and to bake these delicious cupcakes with me! I decided to dedicate these to her, for her help in making them πŸ™‚ And her name conveniently starts with an […]

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Biscoff Banana Bread

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Biscoff. Where to begin? I guess on the airplane because that was the only place I had ever eaten a biscoff cookie. Until the great marketing folks at Lotus decided to start selling these in large grocery stores across the good ole USA. And then they turned this beautiful cookie into a spread. It is […]

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Chocolate Bark

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Looking for an easy dessert to bring to a party? Look no further than this chocolate bark recipe. It is versatile and can be customized to your liking! Add your favorite nuts and fruits. Use different types of chocolate, add marshmallows, crushed peppermint sticks, pretzels… the possibilities are endless! Chocolate bark comes from the French […]

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17 Comments

  1. Hi Amanda! I saw the article about you in today’s Free Press and am writing to ask you if I can rerun one of your blog pieces in my blog, Feed the Spirit (www.feedthespirit.info). It’s part of David Crumm’s weekly e-mag, Read the Spirit (www.readthe spirit.com). I will include a brief introduction and link back to your blog. I’m looking for something for next week because I’ve been in vacation and haven’t got anything slated!

    Bobbie Lewis

  2. Hi Amanda. Now im your big fans.. in Asia. Indonesia… im watching Masterchef here. And just see your performance.. love it!

  3. Hello Amanda! I loved watching you on Masterchef and chatting with you on Twitter! I wish you all the best in your journey because I know you will go far!

  4. Love to see that you are accepted in the cooking world. I like cooking too. Maybe we can share the Malaysian cuisine.

  5. Hey Amanda!! Assalamu Alaikum! Haha
    I really enjoy ur blog and LOVE every recipe of urs! Oo and i also really luv ur instagram account! I hope you strt a YouTube channel soon! πŸ˜ŒπŸ™‚πŸ˜˜

      1. InSha Allah! I have question: im a home baker and i self taught myself to bake and decorate, i want to start doing a home business, and den in few years i want to open a bakery. Do u have some advice or suggestions?
        Thank you ☺️

  6. Hi Amanda! I wanted to know if you posted a kefta recipe on your blog? I can’t find a search option in your blog. Thanks so much !

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