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Pineapple Freeze

Pineapple Freeze

I've been hitting the waterpark frequently with my kids where they sell the popular Dole Whip, made famous at Disneyland. Usually I refuse to purchase these pricey treats, but it doesn't stop me from craving them! So one evening, I was dreaming up how nice it would be to taste a spoonful of the creamy pineapple goodness but lamenting that I didn't have any fresh or frozen pineapple on hand. Then I perked up when I remembered I had a case of canned, crushed pineapple.  I decided to give it a go and was thrilled with the results.  This Pineapple Freeze is a semi-healthy, delicious...

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Shamali

Shamali

Looking for a new cake recipe or a breakfast sweet? Try this unique Armenian semolina cake with coconut flakes and orange blossom water syrup. It is a simple cake that is known by many other names including Namoura (Lebanese) and Basbousa (Egyptian).  Each piece of cake is topped with an almond and makes a pretty presentation.  What Ingredients Do I Need to Make Shamali? sugar lemon juice orange blossom water baking soda greek yogurt Bob's Red Mill Semolina Flour (or other fine semolina flour) unsweetened coconut flakes butter salt blanched almonds tahini (to grease the casserole dish) How Do I Make Shamali? First,...

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Date and Cashew Protein Balls

Date and Cashew Protein Balls

I'm always looking for a little pick-me-up in the day, and these Date and Cashew Protein Balls are the perfect healthy fix to get me through a slump. With lots of wholesome ingredients and added protein, you'll notice a boost in your day too when you pop a couple of these in your mouth. What Ingredients Do I Need to Make Date and Cashew Protein Balls? Inspiration for some of the ingredients in these protein balls came from my friends at The Armenian Kitchen who created their Pecan Date Balls recipe. Check this recipe out for some substitution ideas and how to make...

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Kourabia (Armenian Shortbread Cookie)

Kourabia (Armenian Shortbread Cookie)

These melt-in-your mouth, buttery, crumbly cookies are the perfect holiday treat. And with just a few ingredients needed, you will come back to this recipe time and time again. These were one of my brother's favorite cookies, and I recently discovered my sister loves them too! What ingredients do I need for Kourabia Armenian Shortbread Cookies? Clarified Butter: Sometimes described as liquid gold, clarified butter has been stripped of its milk solids and water content.  Flour: Regular all-purpose white flour. Sugar: This recipe uses regular granulated white sugar. Halved blanched almonds: To make your own, pour boiling water over almonds and let...

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Armenian Paklava

Armenian Paklava

What can be better than layers and layers of crispy, honey-butter glazed paper-thin sheets of dough filled with chopped walnuts and cinnamon? Perhaps nothing! So good news! With this simple recipe perfected by my cousin Chrissie Tsaturyan, you can create the dessert of your dreams too!  What ingredients do I need for Armenian Paklava? Phyllo dough: These paper thin sheets of dough that for many generations had to be rolled by hand fortunately come pre-made and sold in the freezer section of your local Armenian or Mediterranean market. (If you're lucky, your local grocery store may carry it too.) Place a package...

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