Simple Apple Cake (My Tete’s Recipe)

This is a cake that my Tete (grandmother) would make often because they always had a fruitful apple tree among many other plants and trees in her garden. This cake reminds me of her and my late Sido (grandfather) so I’m very happy to share it with you! This is different from a traditional American…

Mushroom Wild Rice Soup

                I’ve mentioned countless times that my daughter and I can both eat soups year round, which makes me EXTRA excited that its officially soup season this year! I love adding wild rice to soups for that nutty bite and texture that adds something really special to something already so delicious and comforting. You can…

Biscoff Cookie Butter Crinkle Cookies

                I am a chocolate lover through and through, but there are days when only cookie butter will cut it. My husband is the biscoff lover in our house and as I was testing this recipe, let’s just say he did not oppose to the trays and trays of cookies that were made over the…

Moussaka – Made with Roasted Veggies!

This has quickly become one our family’s favorite meals. Although it’s not a meal we grew up eating and this may not be a super traditional version (I like to roast the veggies instead of frying them like its done traditionally – It’s quicker and less hands on time) to me, it still tastes pretty…

Fattoush Salad

                This is probably my favorite salad of all time. I don’t make it often because it order for it to be considered Fattoush, you need fried pita bread on top – you can also do baked, but in my opinion, the fried pita bread is much crispier and tastier. It is such a treat…

End of Summer Chili

I love to make this chili towards the end of summer when I’m still able to find good looking zucchini and corn. It’s also a great way to use any additional produce left in your garden! This can also be made completely vegetarian or vegan by omitting the meat! It’s a great introduction to fall…

The BEST Tomato Jam – Nordstrom Style Tomato Jam Jar

  I love going to Nordstrom – not only for the shopping but for their café! Each store can sometimes vary with what is offered. For instance, since I moved to Florida, the Nordstrom in my city offers beignets which I don’t remember on the menu at any locations in my hometown of San Diego….

Palestinian Inspired Crab Cakes

These are some of the best crab cakes I’ve had. They’re crispy, filled with luscious, savory and fresh flavors and when formed into an egg’s benedict, they’re unbeatable! I truly hope you give these a try because they are out of this world amazing. Don’t forget to tag me on Instagram @thebitewithjackie when you make…

Apricot Mabroosheh – Jam Bars

These bars are melt-in-your-mouth goodness that you’d be happy to serve at any gathering or party. The name, mabrousheh, means “grated” and symbolizes the grated dough on top of the bars – although you  can also use your hands to shred the dough into small pieces, but traditionally, it’s done with a grater. They’re so…