Labneh-Middle East Fresh Yogurt Cheese

Labneh-Middle East Fresh Yogurt Cheese

Recently I posted a recipe for Lebanese garlic sauce from my new recipe book, Comptori Lebandis, which is all about the cooking of Lebanon.  I have found this recipe for Labneh, which is a Lebanese fresh cheese made from yogurt and is pretty much a staple not only in Lebanon but all of the Middle Eastern area.  Labneh-Middle East Fresh Yogurt Cheese, is served as a meze either plain or a variety of ways.

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Lamb Stew with Garlic Polenta

Lamb Stew with Garlic Polenta

Don and Burl have some 2014 Barbera wine that they are working on and this weekend they scheduled a work party to transfer, test and probably taste, to evaluate how it is coming along.   Burl likes ‘all things lamb’ as much as his dad does, and I made a dinner of lamb stew with…

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Black Rice Sushi Rolls

Black Rice Sushi Rolls

Black rice sushi rolls?  Yes, and they are so good!  I know that white sushi rice is the traditional version but I have been seeing sushi rolls made with brown rice so why not black rice?  It seems that I have been on a black rice kick lately with my black rice salad and the…

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girl scout samoa cookie recipe contest

Girl Scout Samoas Cookie Contest

We recently published our recipe for Chocolate Samoa Dessert Lasagna which was our contribution to the contest sponsored by the Girl Scouts of Western Washington.  The contest is to celebrate the 40th year of the Girl Scout Samoa Cookie.  We have just been notified that we are among the top finalists in the contest!  How…

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Lebanese Garlic Sauce

Lebanese Garlic Sauce

I have been buying a Lebanese garlic sauce at Central Market occasionally, and I stress the ‘occasionally’ as it is almost six dollars for this dinky little 8-ounce container.  So, I was excited when I saw a garlic sauce recipe in my new cookbook entitled, Comptori Lebanais by Tony Kitous,  There are some great sounding Lebanese…

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Hummus

Hummus

Garbanzo beans, also known as chickpeas, are used extensively in Middle Eastern cooking.  They have also become very popular in American cooking.  But it is Hummus, a traditional Lebanese dip, made with mashed garbanzo beans, tahini, olive oil, garlic and lemon juice that has become ultra-popular. 

Girl Scout Samoas Cookie

Chocolate Samoa Dessert Lasagna

Its Girl Scout Cookie season again and it won’t be long before we see our local Girl Scouts selling those famous beloved cookies. I know it isn’t easy for those young girls to sell their cookies so I always end up buying more boxes than I need. I just love seeing their faces light up…

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Chewy Brownies with Almonds and Sea salt

Chewy Brownies with Almonds and Sea Salt

I have an addiction to chocolate, mostly dark chocolate and it is rare if I don’t have a small stash hidden somewhere in the kitchen. My latest addiction is the Almonds and Sea Salt in Dark Chocolate from Chocolove. It has the perfect amount of salt to chocolate ratio and is chock full of large…

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Chicken-Vegetable Soup with Wild Rice

Chicken-Vegetable Soup with Wild Rice

My freezer will usually have several different kinds of soup in it at any given time, especially during the cold, gloomy days of winter.  There are still some smokey split-pea soup containers and a couple of the big bean soup, but the supply is running low.  When I make a pot of soup, I don’t mess around…

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Chocolate-Mint Tart

Chocolate-Mint Tart

This elegant chocolate-mint tart was the dessert I served at one of our dinner parties recently and it was consumed with joy!  Is there anyone that does not love, love, love chocolate?  If you decide to make this chocolate-mint tart, be forewarned, it is rich, decadent, delicious and difficult to resist a second serving. 

Raspberry-Coconut Yogurt Cake

Raspberry-Coconut Yogurt Cake

Savor the Best has been invited to participate in a Made with Chobani project sponsored by Chobani yogurt.   Our task was to create a unique, healthy recipe using Chobani Greek yogurt as the key ingredient in the recipe.  We did some brainstorming and decided on this recipe for a Raspberry-Coconut Yogurt Cake.

Homemade Croutons and Caesar Salad dressing

Homemade Croutons and Caesar Salad Dressing

We are having our good friends, Bud and Betty Rae, for dinner Friday night and caesar salad is on the menu.  It has been a few months since I prepared my recipe for homemade croutons and caesar salad dressing as a caesar salad isn’t exactly a low-fat type salad.  But these are special friends and I…

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Artichoke-Olive Bruschetta

Artichoke-Olive Bruschetta

This artichoke-olive bruschetta is one of the snackies that I will be preparing for Don for the Super Bowl Sunday game.   The flavors are all well-balanced with just a little lemony tang.  They are complimented nicely with the crunch of the toasted baguette slices.