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Gingersnap + White Chocolate Truffles {7 Days of Festive Holiday Treats}

Sunday, December 16th, 2012

If you had to choose only one flavor that embodies fall, what would it be?

For me, it’s ginger, without a doubt.

(I’m pretty sure this is because of these cookies, which I vividly remember my mom frequently making in autumns gone by.) Even when I don’t have homemade Molasses Crinkles on hand, I can usually find a box of store-bought gingersnaps in my cupboard (which are surprisingly delicious!). (more…)

Cranberry Flax Cookies {7 Days of Festive Holiday Treats}

Friday, December 14th, 2012

A plateful of these little beauties is just the sort of thing that makes an ordinary afternoon in December a little happier. Picture this… (more…)

Dark Chocolate-Coated Cranberry Cake Bites {7 Days of Festive Holiday Treats}

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

I have a stock-pile of recipes building up. I’m not quite sure how that happened since I’ve been posting much more than normal lately, but I’m definitely not going to complain! However, I’ve noticed quite a few treat recipes that are fall-ish and/or perfect for festive holiday gatherings, and I wanted to get them all posted before this holiday season has come and gone. (more…)

Thai-Inspired Pumpkin Soup

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

At the beginning of fall I can’t wait for all things pumpkin. Then there inevitably comes a point when Ooh, pumpkin soup! turns into Oh…pumpkin soup. I’m not quite at that point yet (I’m a die-hard fan…still can’t get enough Sugar-Free Pumpkin Spice Syrup!), but if you are, this soup is for you. (Really…I wouldn’t steer you wrong.)

It’s less like pumpkin soup and more like peanut-y satay sauce.

And I don’t know about you, but the sauce is my favorite part of satay. (more…)

Butternut-Maple Butter and Spiced Maple Scones

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

A couple weeks ago I was at a farmers’ market and I couldn’t help but stock up on winter squash. (Don’t blame me though…who could turn down a beautiful sugar pumpkin for $1?!) I also got a gorgeous, nearly four-pound butternut squash for under $2. And maybe the best part (even though it isn’t squash), was a huge (and I do mean huge…it was also almost four pounds!) rutabaga that I picked up for $1!

When you buy more than you can use, you’re basically at the point where a bargain is no longer a bargain. Luckily, this was not the case since all the things I bought are easy to process and preserve for later. (Even the rutabaga! I peeled it up, cubed it, flash froze it, and then packed it in freezer-safe containers for later use. But that’s a chat for later, right now we’re talking about that gorgeous butternut.)

Speaking of butternut, if you like pumpkin butter, oh boy do I have a treat for you today. (more…)

Autumnal Afternoon Tea

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

A couple weeks ago I hosted a cozy afternoon tea with an autumnal flair. It was so much fun and there was talk of making it seasonal affair, which I think is a wonderful idea! I’m going to be sharing the recipes I made throughout the next month or so, but for now I’m going to let the photos do the talking.

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Perfect Summer Party Foods

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

This is the easiest pasta salad ever:  Mix 3/4 lb cooked pasta with 1 batch Best Dressing, 1 cup cherry tomatoes (halved), and 3 scallions (thinly sliced).  Perfect pool party food!

As kids, the one thing my sister and I wanted during summer was a pool.  (Ok, that’s a stretch.  We also wanted a dog.  And a cat.  And a boatload of Fla-vor-ice freeze pops to eat, and a backyard “fort” to camp out in.)  But really, we begged and pleaded with my parents for a pool for as long as I can remember. (more…)

A Lamb Feast

Friday, June 15th, 2012

In many cultures, meat in general and lamb in particular is what you serve to guests…especially guests you really like!  (Since it’s usually the most expensive part of the meal, serving meat demonstrates your hospitality.)  I ate more lamb in the Middle East in just a couple months than I ate in the rest of my life combined.  (Middle Easterners are a generous, hospitable group of people…lamb was on the menu often!  Plus my hubby has a lot of family members, and each one wanted the chance to host us.)

Stateside Mike and I generally don’t eat as much lamb, except during the Eid right after Ramadan.  But really, the biggest reason that we don’t eat is very often is because we haven’t been able to find a good supplier.

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Valentine’s Day Dessert — Red Velvet Macarons

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

I had to save the best for last with my Valentine’s Day meal. 

After my white hot chocolate, your dessert cravings will probably be satiated, but there’s always room for a pretty little mac or two, right?  ;) (more…)

Valentine’s Day Dessert — White Hot Chocolate

Monday, February 6th, 2012

If you’re like me and have a the-darker-the-better mindset when it comes to chocolate, you’re probably wondering why on earth I used white chocolate to make this drink.  I’m with you, trust me, I am.  Although I don’t enjoy white chocolate on its own (it’s just so sweet!), somehow in this drink it really works.  Make it and you might be a convert. (more…)

Hello! I’m Faith and I write An Edible Mosaic. This is my recipe collection of international favorites and updated American classics, with an emphasis on seasonal dishes. I focus on real foods that sustain body and mind, bring people together, and make a house a home. Welcome to my mosaic of recipes.

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