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Creator of Web-Holidays.com. I love holidays – all kinds. Traditions and customs from around the world are a great way to create strong family bonds, and it’s a great way to get to know our neighbors.

Mar 112012
 

2 cups semolina 3/4 cups margarine 1-3/4 cups granulated sugar 3-1/2 cups half-and-half 1/8 cup pine nuts Melt the margarine in a pan. Add the pine nuts and semolina. Saut over medium-low heat 30-40 minutes or until pine nuts change color, stir continuously. Stir in milk. Stir in sugar. Cover and cook over low heat […]

 March 11, 2012  Posted by at 6:44 pm Desserts Tagged with: ,  Comments Off on Semolina Halva
Mar 112012
 

1 pound sesame seeds 8 ounces honey 4 tablespoons peanut butter 3 tablespoons granulated sugar 1/2 tablespoon rose water* 1 teaspoon ground cardamom 1-1/2 cups finely chopped walnuts Lightly grease a 9″ x 14″ baking pan. Quickly toss the sesame seeds in a saucepan over medium-high heat to brown; set aside. Combine honey, peanut butter, […]

 March 11, 2012  Posted by at 6:43 pm Desserts Tagged with: , ,  Comments Off on Semsemia (Sesame Bars)
Mar 112012
 

If besan, chick pea flour is available where you live use that instead of regular flour. batter 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 cup plain yogurt pinch of baking powder 1 small clove garlic, minced salt to taste chili powder to taste vegetables to choose from: potatoes, thinly sliced yams/sweet potatoes, thinly sliced eggplant, thinly sliced […]

 March 11, 2012  Posted by at 6:43 pm Side Dishes Tagged with: ,  Comments Off on Pakora (Deep-fried Vegetables)
Mar 112012
 

salad 1 Romano lettuce, shredded 1 cucumber, thinly sliced 1 large tomato, diced 1 bunch of radishes, sliced 1/2 cup chopped parsley 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves 4 green onions chopped with the green ends dressing 2 minced cloves of garlic 1/4 cup lemon juice dash of apple cider 1/2 cup olive oil 1 teaspoon […]

 March 11, 2012  Posted by at 6:42 pm Side Dishes Tagged with: ,  Comments Off on Fattoush (Special Salad)
Mar 112012
 

2 pounds fish filets salt 1 cup olive oil 1-1/2 cups sesame oil 1-1/2 cups thinly slice onion 3/4 cup lemon juice water Clean and salt fish. Refrigerate 4 hours. Bring fish to room temperature. Preheat oven to 350F. Drizzle fish with olive oil. Bake fish until fish flakes easily with a fork. Meanwhile saut […]

 March 11, 2012  Posted by at 6:42 pm Entrees Tagged with: ,  Comments Off on Samak bi Taheeni (Fish in Sesame Sauce)
Mar 112012
 

by RecipeSource This is classed as an ‘oil’ dish by Coptic Egyptians and is prepared during periods of fasting when animal products cannot be taken. You may cook the lentils, macaroni and rice simultaneously in 3 pots, or if, like me, you like to keep pots to a minimum, use the method given. This is […]

 March 11, 2012  Posted by at 6:41 pm Entrees Tagged with: , , ,  Comments Off on Koushari (Lentils, Macaroni & Rice in Oil)
Mar 112012
 

1/2 cup red lentils 1/2 tablespoon olive oil 1/2 pound boneless lamb, cubed 2 cloves garlic, chopped 2 white onions, chopped 1 teaspoon turmeric 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger 1/8 teaspoon cayenne 1 teaspoon black pepper 6 cups water 2 cups tomato pure 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, finely chopped 1 cup fresh […]

 March 11, 2012  Posted by at 6:39 pm Entrees Tagged with: , ,  Comments Off on Harira (Lamb and Lentil Soup)
Mar 112012
 

Serve with or over rice. Adapted from a recipe from the RecipeSource. batter 1 medium onion, finely diced 1 tablespoon oil 4-6 boneless chicken breasts juice of 1 lemon 1-2 tablespoons or more salt & pepper to taste 1 cup chicken stock 1/4 cup pomegranate molasses* 1/3-3/4 cup finely ground walnuts Saut the onion in […]

 March 11, 2012  Posted by at 6:39 pm Entrees Tagged with: ,  Comments Off on Fesenjam (Pomegranate-Walnut Chicken)
Mar 112012
 

1 onion, chopped 1/4 cup uncooked long grain rice 1 tablespoon butter 1 pound ground meat 12 firm tomatoes 2 teaspoons finely chopped mint salt & pepper 5-6 tablespoons butter 1 cup water Saut onions and rice in butter until translucent. Add the meat and season with salt and pepper. Cook until meat has browned. […]

 March 11, 2012  Posted by at 6:38 pm Entrees Tagged with: ,  Comments Off on Domates Dolmasi (Meat Stuffed Tomatoes)
Mar 112012
 

6 pieces of chicken 6 cloves garlic, minced 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon allspice 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1 teaspoon salt 3 medium potatoes, peeled & cut into 4 wedges 4 tablespoons lemon juice 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 cup water Combine garlic, salt, lemon juice, oil, water and the spices. Add […]

 March 11, 2012  Posted by at 6:37 pm Entrees Tagged with: ,  Comments Off on Dajaj Beltoom (Garlic Chicken)