coconut pecan date balls

coconut pecan dateballs

A few years back, a friend came to visit us in the Middle East and upon seeing just how many dates we eat, receive, have available at the store etc. she immediately wrote her grandma and asked for her date ball recipe. Since then, I have made these date balls roughly 9,000 times. They are […]

homemade caramels (and a free label!)

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Hi friends! This year, we have a wonderfully busy holiday season between my mama coming to visit for Thanksgiving and my brother, sister-in-law and darling niece coming for Christmas! I can hardly wait. In honor of my sister-in-law’s visit, today I am sharing something from the archives. Her homemade caramel recipe! It makes the perfect […]

the easiest (no bake!) holiday appetizers

easiest (no bake!) holiday appetizers

Hi friends! Can you believe it’s already December? In the year 2014? I just can’t get over how fast this year has gone. I swear, we just got off the plane from our summer visit to the states last week…and now it’s DECEMBER. The best part of December? The holiday parties have begun. I LOVE […]

homemade apple butter (with a free printable label!)

homemade apple butter (and a free printable!)

It’s hard to believe that it has been a whole year since I was traveling to Idaho in the fall (so gorgeous!) to visit our youngest sister and meet my niece, Adi. Northern Idaho is so beautiful in October- one of my favorite things we did while I was visiting (other than serious cuddle time […]

rotisserie chicken recipes

14 delicious ways to use a rotisserie chicken

The only thing I like better than delicious is delicious and easy… which pretty much makes rotisserie chicken my BFF. If you share my passion for rotisserie chicken, you’ll love this round up of fourteen fabulous ways to get an amazing meal on the table in a short amount of time. In fact, if you’re […]

stacked chicken enchiladas

stacked green chile chicken enchiladas

One summer while I was in college, I lived in Mexico and worked at an orphanage. Every time I make these enchiladas this conversation from my time at the orphanage comes to mind: mexican friend: Jord, will you please make that American chicken dish again? The kids really liked it. me: What American food? I […]

pumpkin cake with apple cider glaze

pumpkin cake with apple cider glaze

Kirst’s post yesterday about faking fall was so spot on. In case you’re new here (or have just forgotten), Kirst lives on a tropical island and I (Jord) live in the Middle East, so fall isn’t much of a “thing” either of us get to partake in. We totally compensate for the lack of changing […]

chocolate coconut “mounds” cake

chocolate coconut mounds cake with real mounds bars bake into the cake!

Ok, so I am sure you have noticed that Kirst and I kind of have a thing for coconut. I mean, we really love coconut. Even more, we die for the coconut plus chocolate combo. The best combo in the world, if you ask me (or Kirst). Well, luckily a friend of mine requested the […]

lentil soup with arabic spices

lentil soup at kojo-designs

Guys, do you love soup as much as I do? I love love love soup, and my girls loves soup. My husband…he tolerates it. Me and the girls could eat this soup by itself for dinner once a week, but per the hubs request I usually serve it with grilled cheese, or as a side. […]

pumpkin pie ‘harvest popcorn’

harvest popcorn with yummy fall flavors!

Even though the weather here is still in the high 90’s, we try to make things feel as “fallish” as possible. We start burning fall candles, we decorate with fall leaves and pumpkins, we watch football, and we make this popcorn. A friend shared it with me a couple years ago and we make it […]