Grilled Cheese Dried Tomatoe Salad.

Hello everybody.

Long hot hectic day, among-st all day work Roya TV called to ask me to go cook tomorrow another time, doubled my chores for today but never-mind I’m so happy and excited, this means yesterday’s episode was a success.

Lunch today was many leftovers with a big green salad with sun-dried tomatoes, grilled white cheese and some pine nuts,dressing was simple vinaigrette with a bit of pomegranate sauce.

I also made another special requested Humming Bird cake for my lovely cousin’s birthday. Many happy returns dear.


wpid-wp-1432055408687.jpeg isn’t she a beauty ?


wpid-wp-1432055438497.jpeg fresh salad.







Hawaiian Blessing.

Hello everybody.

Picnicking today, beautiful weather, company and place.

Went with my cousins to a farm near Amman, each one brought something, my share was a dessert so I made my specialty Hawaiian Blessing.

This dish is always a favorite and gone in minutes cause it’s not too sweet and full of fruits plus refreshing in hot weather.


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wpid-dsc_0087.jpg wpid-dsc_0093.jpg very nice peaceful place.

wpid-20150426_164855.jpg Summery refreshing dish.







Anise,Almond Walnut Biscottis.

Hello everybody.

Going to visit my cousin this evening,excited to go see her new baby.

As a usual custom now I made her some biscottis,some with anise seeds and some with almonds and walnuts, though the ones with nuts become so crumbly but taste is good, these will be great with coffee or tea in the morning.


wpid-wp-1426690548536.jpeg biscottis before cutting.




Lunch was beans from yesterday and some lentils with rice ( mujadara)  and a big salad.


Anise Sweet Cake.

Hello everybody.

Cold crispy day, in days like these one keeps craving something sweet specially with syrup in them like Arabic sweets.

My cousin posted this recipe the other day , seemed tasty and easy and it really is when I made it today.It’s now officially Amneh’s Cake,thank you loads my dear.

Lunch today was lentil soup and chicken liver,good in this weather as well.

Ingredients and method:

* 4 cups flour.

* 3 cup semolina.

* 2 big spoons anise seeds soaked in 2 cups warm water.

* 1 1/2 cups vegetable oi.

* 2 big spoons anise powder.

* 2 big spoons sesame seeds.

* 1 1/2 big spoons instant yeast.

* 1/2 cup sugar ( my own addition so it’s optional)

* Sugar syrup to soak cake when done.


* Mix all ingredients together and knead well till you get a soft loose dough.

* cover and leave to rise in a warm place.

* spread evenly in oven pan and decorate with walnuts or almonds.

* bake in a medium heated oven for 30-40 minutes or till golden from edges.

* toast surface a bit.

* pour cold syrup on it while hot.


NOTE: could be done for Christmas dinner,really well flavored and aromatic.



20141223_133446 lentil soup and chicken liver.


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Black Forest Cake.

Hello everybody.

I know I said I’m on diet,still holding on honestly, lunch was one cup Mujadara with yogurt and that’s it.

As for the cake,I actually did two today,one plain with chocolate frosting for my cousin who’s resting after a minor operation and the the other chocolate black forest for the afternoon visit at my mother in-law’s cousin who moved to a new house. So I’m not guilty till now right?

Ingredients and method:

* 2 eggs.

* 1 1/2 cups both brown and regular sugar.

* 3/4 cup cocoa.

* 3/4 cup vegetable oil.

* 1 1/4 cup yogurt.

* vanilla and 2 tsp baking powder.

* 1 1/2 cups flour.

* whipping cream and blueberry topping for decoration.


* beat eggs,vanilla and sugar till creamy.

* add cocoa ,oil and yogurt and beat well.

* add baking powder and flour.

* split batter in two round baking pans and bake in a medium heated oven for 30-40 minutes or till done.

* beat the cream and put in fridge till stiff.

* remove cakes from pans and then assemble by adding cream and blueberry in middle and top.

*Note: you can add grated chocolate pieces on top also.




20140902_122530  simple cake with chocolate icing.

20140902_150849  mujadara (lunch)


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