Welcome to A Cedar Spoon! I am so glad you found me. I am a Mom to two energetic, adorable boys who keep me busy and on my toes.

A Cedar Spoon was created out of my passion for cooking and sharing simple, nutritious recipes with family and friends.  I also am part Lebanese and grew up eating hummus, pita bread, fattoush and grape leaves.  You will see some of these family recipes from time to time.  I named my blog A Cedar Spoon after the Cedars of Lebanon because I hope to someday travel to Lebanon and see them in person.


I started this blog two and a half years ago as a way to not only share recipes with people but to challenge myself to try new things in the kitchen and get creative.  Cooking is in my blood.  My fondest memories are of my family gathering in the kitchen over hummus and pita bread, sharing stories and enjoying each others company.  Food has a way of bringing us together.  My Grandma and Mom are two of the best cooks out there in my humble opinion. :)  No one can make tabbouleh like my Grandma. My Mom is a nutritionist and has instilled healthy eating in me from a young age.  My goal is to cook nutritious meals for my family, while still enjoying the sweet things in life.  I don’t believe in eliminating the foods you love because of a diet, but eating everything in moderation.

My husband Mike is my main taste tester and is great about giving me honest feedback and hopefully his stamp of approval.  My three year old is my other “taste tester” but more for the pint sized people.  Many of the recipes I make are family friendly, with my son in mind and a few hidden veggies added in.

I hope you find some recipes here that inspire you to get creative in the kitchen.

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Thanks for stopping by!


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  1. says

    Your blog is FANTASTIC! Your grandma, my Aunt Fran, made the most delicious Lebanese meals I’ve ever eaten in my whole life. I am so glad that you are sharing and passing down some of these recipes. Special thanks to your mom for teaching them to you. I shall look forward to reading and sharing your blog with others. I plan on preparing some of the recipes for myself, my kids, and grandkids. Keep up the good work!

  2. says

    Your blog rocks! I love how you promote Lebanese recipes and bring home that true family-based cooking…like the kind we hopefully learned from our grandparents and/or parents. And yes, having a little one can be challenging with the picky-ness in the beginning, but your cooking seems so good! I’m sure he’ll grow into your delicious cooking. Thanks for a great blog.

    • A Cedar Spoon says

      Thanks!! I have a lot of Lebanese recipes to still try but I am working my way through. It has been fun. :) Thanks for stopping by.

    • Julia says

      Hi Sarah! Well thanks. That is so nice of you. And yes, I agree he is adorable which makes saying no that much harder! Thanks for stopping by.

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