I’m Tara: mom of two beautiful boys two handsome boys and a beautiful baby girl, wife and resident chef. My love of cooking, baking, and photography has led me to this blog. I go to the market way more often than I should admit and am always looking for an excuse to make frosting and whipped cream.


For as long as I can remember, my family life has revolved around food.  Something about the Middle Eastern culture just breeds this kind of behavior. My family and friends  always gravitate towards the kitchen – whether big or small, regardless of if it means sitting on a counter top versus a couch – that’s just how it goes.

Here you’ll find an eclectic mix  of recipes.  They range from my mom’s Middle Eastern classics to the latest find on Pinterest to my own creations.  If it looks good to me, I’ll try it!  (At least once, anyway.) Things you won’t find here: anything that has to do with unmelted cheese, most fish and fruit cake (i.e. things I don’t like).


Any pictures that you see on my blog were taken by me (unless otherwise noted).  I currently use a Canon Rebel 6D, and I LOVE IT! It’s totally worth the investment.  If you would like to use any of my images, please credit me with a link back to Deliciously Declassified. For print use, please contact me directly.