Category Archives: recipes

Sito’s Kitchen – Making Maldoum


Hey everyone…  I just uploaded a new video with my mom in an episode of “Sito’s Kitchen”.  Today, we are making “Maldoum”, an eggplant dish.  So good.  You could certainly leave out the meat to make it vegetarian.

I hope you enjoy and I’ll let the video speak for itself.


Thanks for the love and support of my blog and YouTube channel.  Your comments and emails are so important to me.  To mom, too.



Homemade Naan and Pita Bread


Hey, I know it’s been a while since I put a recipe on my blog. I have been putting them directly on YouTube/Instagram (the devil.. lol) or Facebook.

I’m posting a video I did today where I made Naan and Pita Bread from a two ingredient dough made with Flour and Greek Yogurt.  Check out my other videos on YouTube to see how I make the dough.


I’ve been balancing work (the devil.. lol), family, art and cooking.  Can I get 2 extra days to the weekend, please??

Thanks for being here and all your comments. Lots of love to you, my subscribers.. you mean so much to me.

Judy ♥♥♥

Pumpkin Cake


Hi Friends, I’m back pretty quick, huh?    The weather here is turning into crisp fall days. The leaves are falling quickly and it’s chilly one day and warm the next. We are starting to get buds on the flowers again.  Welcome to New England.  I hate to think what’s coming.  The Farmer’s Almanac says it will be a brutal winter, but don’t they say that every year?

Hey, so I as able to sneak in another video while I was at my mom’s, but it’s just me this time.  I’ve been a member of Weight Watchers for the past year and want to start sharing recipes that I make/create for member or for anyone, really.  I don’t change the cooking in my home.  My family eats what I make.   Even with 2 gluten free (celiac) daughters we all just adjust.

So with that said, I went and made a sugar free pumpkin cake that is so good.  Now, if you can stay away from too many pieces, you’re in good shape.. well, that’s the idea anyway…. to get in good shape, right?

Enjoy the short video and I hope you make it.

Thank you for all your lovely comments.. they mean so much to me.

Judy ♥ ♥ ♥

Sito’s Kitchen – “Itch”


Well, hello my friends and Happy Summer.

I sure hope you are all enjoying your weather wherever you are. We have had such a strange summer with lots of little thunderstorms and sunny, hot days.  It just feels good to leave the house without grabbing a jacket and walking in warm weather.  It doesn’t last long, so better enjoy it while we can, right?

Today, I am posting a video of Sito’s Kitchen with mom and I making a great dish called Itch (pronounced “eech”).  This simple dish is great alone, in a salad or as a scoop-able dip/appetizer.

As I write this, I realized you could replace the bulgar with quinoa.  Get creative, but the tomato paste is key here.  Take this to a party and you will be the talk of the town. LOL!!

I love hearing from you. Please leave a comment and like my post if you do enjoy it. Don’t forget to hit the thumbs up and subscribe.  I would love it if you shared with with your friends. 

I’ll be ready for an art video soon, so stay tuned for that.

“See” you soon

Judy ♥♥♥



Sito’s Kitchen – “Hushweh”


Hey friends.. how is everyone doing in your part of the world?  We are getting better weather.. for a duck.   Spring is trying to emerge here in Massachusetts, but it’s coming.  We’ve had a couple of tease days of summer.  So nice by the ocean.

Well, I have a new video with my mom up.  We made a rice stuffing called Hushweh.  We pronounce it “HUSHOO”.  This dish is amazing.  This is what we grew up on… as you can tell that I’m not a size 0.. haha.  I’m so happy that my mom, at 91, wants to still do these with me.  It’s what she grew up with since she was a little girl… cooking, sewing and just taking care of others. Lots of sacrifice.  I don’t know how she did it, but you just do.

Anyway, thank you for stopping by.  I love all your comments and support. Don’t forget to LIKE the video and subscribe.

We’ll be back soon with a few more recipes.  In the meantime, enjoy!!

Please let me know if you try this recipe and how it came out.  I could never get the rice right.  Secrets are the key.

Love yaz

Judy ♥♥♥

Sito’s Kitchen – Making Tahini & Hummus


Friends… HELLO.

Here in Mass, the weather is cold and dreary. We are wondering where Spring is. I feel like I live in Forks, WA. You know.. where the movie “Twilight” took place? I think “Bella” and “Edward” are going to show up at my door.. LOL
Then, in July and August, we’ll be complaining how hot and humid it is, right?

Cooking and art is funny. Funny, as in “strange”. You know, I have to cook everyday.. everyday…. and I do enjoy trying to be creative in that department. BUT, art.. art… I have to make time for it. Some days, I don’t know why it’s hard to get in the studio. Anyone have that issue? Please say yes. 🙂 So much going on in my head.. thoughts.. always thoughts. Do you know we have THOUSANDS of thoughts that twirl around in our brains, everyday. Which ones to you take action on? Which ones do you ignore on purpose? Which ones do you forget? Many are negative, many are positive. Squirrel!! That’s me.

Art doesn’t have to be an all day process. They (who’s “they”?) say just do 15 minutes a day of art. I think for me it’s ALL OR NOTHING. I discussed this with a group of women this week. What does that mean to you.. all or nothing? If I’m going to get in my studio, I want it to be for a full out project. But.. it doesn’t have to be that way. A little more consistency with little visits than ALL or NOTHING. You with me??? Let me know what it means to you.

I’m trying to take advantage of my mom wanting to do these videos with me. She surely is fun to do these videos with. Even with her shyness and getting tired, she knows what needs to be done and wants to take over. The boss, the queen, the best!! I do so cherish the amazing stories (of family and survival) she tells me of the old country when we are together. Recently, we spent the weekend together, just her and I.  Those memories of that time with her, will always be forever in my heart.

I hope you enjoy this video as I attempt to make tahini from scratch and then hummus. I put so much garlic in. My mom tries to tell me to put more oil in the hummus to “kill” the garlic. As you can see, I try to ignore her and get through the video. It was really garlicky… no vampire visits today. Ha!!!

Thanks for being here. I do this for my readers and subscribers and at the same time, I hope you’ll love what I show you.

Would love it if you LIKED and SUBSCRIBED to my YouTube channel.

Happy Spring!!!

Judy ❤

Sito’s Kitchen – “Zahra”


So happy to share with you Part 2 of Sito’s Kitchen. Join us as we make “Zahra”. This is a cauliflower casserole made with ground beef and tomato paste.. so easy and the results are delicious. Such a warm, comforting food for the big snow storm we are experiencing right now.

I hope you enjoy and please click the thumbs up and subscribe if you love it.

As always, thanks for stopping by and leaving your lovely comments.