Guys!!! Before we begin, I have an announcement to make …

Measuring Cups Optional, more specifically, my Labaneh Rounds, were featured on a National Cheese Day Roundup by The Kitchen Addiction and featured on Buzzfeed last week! Tell me that’s not exciting. There are so many other great recipes in the roundup, so don’t forget to scroll through the whole post. 

And now back to our regularly scheduled weekly feature.


Cinnamon Tea

I was visiting Tayta early last week when she offered me cinnamon tea. It was delicious by the way! I debated long and hard about whether or not to post a recipe for cinnamon tea. I thought maybe I’d make a it a post about unusual or out of the ordinary, easy to make teas. Have you heard of White Coffee? It’s not what you think. Unlike regular tea, in which tea leaves are steeped or boiled in water, Cinnamon Tea is just that — Cinnamon. If I do post a cinnamon tea recipe. You’ll be the first to read about it.


Healthy Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

I tested out some cookies with natural sweeteners. Don’t forget to check out the full recipe for my No Added Sugar Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies.


Lamb Kabob Marinade

I somehow on Wednesday, I was able to squeeze in a Wegman’s run and prepping marinade for lamb skewers between the end of the workday and getting ready for girls night. Stay tuned for Lamb Skewers coming to the blog within the next couple weeks …


Greenhouse Bistro

This week we had girls night at Greenhouse Bistro. I heard good things about this place. My brother even suggested I check it out because it’s “so cute.” Yes, the atmosphere is super chic, and they even grow their own herbs on the back wall of the restaurant. I was surprised, though, that it was fairly empty at 7:30pm on a Wednesday night. I’ve been told they have a DJ and shisha on the weekends. I’ll have to go back to see what that’s all about.


Lemon Roasted Potatoes

I’m working on some recipes for an upcoming dinner party. I have an entire menu planned, but I’ve got to try everything before the actual dinner. Last week, I tested lemon roasted potatoes.


Cake Frosting

Apparently I’ve become the family cake icer. How, you ask, did I come to gain this title? Well, because over the last couple years, I’ve baked cakes for everyone’s birthday. My skills started out really weak. I made several rookie mistakes, like, oh I don’t know … trying to frost a cake before it cooled, only to have it start falling apart completely. NBD. Then I started watching cake icing tutorials. Pro Tip: start with icing in the middle of the top of the cake and spread outwards and around the sides. Then, once you’ve added all the layers, even out the outside.


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