Saturday, June 30, 2012

Decorated Mustache and Bow Tie Cookies and Cookie Pops: Part 2

Decorated Sugar Cookie Pops
I hope you enjoyed my last post on how to make perfectly cut sugar cookies and cookie pops. I have to admit that I had way too much fun with those cookies which can be dangerous! The Cookie Pops that I gave to Alya's friends were a hit..some did not want to eat the cookies because they were too pretty to eat! I was pleased with the result since it was my first time ever trying to bake sugar cookies or to decorate them! The decoration process is the same for all the cookies. once you get the hang of it, you will have fun with it and create as many designs as your heart desires.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Happy Fathers Day: Decorated Mustache and Bow Ties Cookies - Part 1

Mustache and Bow Ties Decorated Cookie Pops
Decorated Mustache and Bow Ties Cookie Pops

Happy Father's Day! Here in the USA Father's day is as important as Mothers day and it should be so. In Lebanon, Fathers day is a new trend but really it's fiesta can NOT be compared to that of Mother's Day. Whether it is celebrated or not, in our home, Father's day matters. Alya is a very lucky girl, she has an amazing father. The best part is that he loves taking care of her and she knows it and feels it. Having said so, I wanted to celebrate the occasion by baking cookies with a funny twist.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Handmade Birthday Card for My Nephew Karim

Couple of weeks ago my nephew Karim turned one! Happy Birthday Karim! Karim is just the happiest baby I ever saw. When he smiles, his whole face smiles and especially his blue blue eyes. I love to make handmade cards for my family and friends when time allows and this time I wanted to make sure that Karim will get his special first birthday card.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Homemade Labneh, Yogurt Cheese or Kefir Cheese لبنة

In the previous post, I showed you how to make your own yogurt, which is fantastic by itself, but you can take it one step up by making your own Labneh or Kefir Cheese. Labneh is a staple breakfast or dinner item in the Lebanese pantry. You drizzle olive oil all over labneh and eat it with olives, zaatar (thyme), tomatoes, cucumber and of course Arabic bread.