Red Wine Hot Chocolate and Gratitude

I love new beginning. The thrill of an exciting adventure you know nothing about.

There’s always a challenge we’re trying to finish if you look at it this way. Ever since I graduated, I didn’t find the 8-to-5 job to be satisfying, and it’s as if I felt that I will not be 100% interested and entirely immersed in the challenges the jobs offer. And that’s when I created my first blog, a variety blog before moving into a cooking-only blog three and a half years ago and going into foods lately.

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I have accepted life’s challenges with a smile. Not a direct one, but with a positive attitude that reminds me of character in an old Lebanese series. She always wore a smile on her face despite having a troubled collapsing family. The line she always repeated was “It will be good eventually”. And that’s something I like to live by. It will be good eventually. Continue reading

Blood and Chocolate

Everybody’s got a dark side

My close friends know mine by now

I am a big of fan dark twisted series and movies.

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Two years ago, a dark side of me emerged, and it craved searching for and watching old psychological horrors. Whatever Happened to Baby Jane, Repulsion, The Innocents, and of course, Psycho! Continue reading

White and Dark Chocolate Easter Bark

Easter White and Dark Chocolate Bark Recipe  - Cookin5m2-8Once you think Easter is gone, it comes back again. This year, they are one week apart. But be prepared next year for a full month apart between the Western Easter and the Eastern one. The perks of that, one holiday for us to celebrate, another to rest. Continue reading

Grown-up Bourbon Easter Egg Cookie Truffles

Last year, I shared a couple of traditional recipes we make at our family. This year, I decided to experiment with recipes that are new and different. It might look like a children dessert, but it is more fun. And I’m not talking about the confetti decoration on top. It has liquor.

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I have been sick ever since the weekend, but I have these recipes to share before the time is due. They are easy and the ingredients are feasible. You have no excuse. They’re fun, delicious, and they have booze! GO AND MAKE THEM! Continue reading

All The Love for Grilled Cheese

Grilled cheese, baby!

I’ve only met few people who don’t like cheese. Didn’t try to convince them. More cheese for us.

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A grilled cheese party has been circulating in the minds of a couple of friends and I. Links with pictures of cheese oozing from between two slices of bread got us all drooling. The craving can only be stopped by satisfying that hungry monster inside. We threw a grilled cheese night! Continue reading