Amanda Saab

Amanda was born and raised in Dearborn, Michigan, where she learned her love for cooking and baking from her mother and grandmother. She began her food blog at the encouragement of friends and family.
These Chocolate Halawa Cookies Are Rich, Chewy, and Totally Irresistible
Quarantine Cookies
Chocolate cardamom cookies are the perfect base for earthy, slightly savory sesame halawa.
Jan 21, 2021
5 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Cooking During Ramadan
If you're an old pro at preparing iftar or this is the first time you're making it on your own, there are a few considerations that will make cooking during Ramadan smoother.
Jun 6, 2019
What You Need to Know About Cooking Iftar for a Crowd
It can be challenging to prepare an elaborate dinner while feeling the fatigue of fasting, but with these tips you’ll have all you need to host an iftar without a hitch.
Jun 16, 2017
Carrying Home in a Sheet Cake
Namoora holds a special place in my heart. This sweet semolina sheet cake speckled with almonds takes me back to my grandmother’s home in Dearborn, Michigan. Each crunchy bite of cake transports me to my childhood, when I did not understand the importance this decadent treat would have on my life. Like the preparation and planning for any major holiday, Eid Al-Fitr preparations begin a few days before the actual festivities and celebrations.
Jun 29, 2016