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Maureen Abood

Maureen Abood


Maureen Abood shares her popular Lebanese recipes and tips at, and specialty ingredients and tools at She is an award-winning blogger and author of the award-winning cookbook, Rose Water & Orange Blossoms: Fresh & Classic Recipes from My Lebanese Kitchen. Her recipes, stories, and products have been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune, the LA Times, Saveur, Food & Wine, among many others.


Maureen's Reviews

A gift for my sister Peggy for Valentine’s Day: she loves thick personalized flat cards that are clean and elegant. These fit her perfectly! A very silky touch, heavy-weight ivory paper. The embossing is so crisp and defined. I used to worry when I ordered personalized stationery if it would be nice enough in look and feel. No worry with The Stationery Studio! This boxed set is divine. I’ll add a chocolate heart to the mix and this sister is Valentine-ready. I can’t wait to get a box for ME….


Cocktail napkins are such a “thing” for me. I view them as an important aspect of my décor! A pop of color and pattern throughout the room, anywhere someone has a napkin in hand with their drink, excites the eye and the atmosphere. I entertain frequently, so keeping a selection of beautiful cocktail napkins to choose from just adds to what I consider thoughtful hospitality. The Caspari gold spot printed napkins with Dan’s and my monogram are just the right thickness and have a snappy, sophisticated style. We use these whether it’s just the two of us with a glass of wine and apps, or bringing together friends and family (in small groups, of course!).


I love to treat myself to personalized stationery every year for my birthday in February. The fun is spending some time selecting the style, fonts, paper and the ink colors, and then the little surprise when I receive them of how beautifully they turned out. This year I designed a heavy-weight letterpress flat card with a contrasting lined, addressed envelope. One of my favorite color combinations is green and blue, so when the set I ordered arrived in such happy colors with the artisan beauty of the letterpress and substantial weight of the card in hand . . . well, I can’t decide what’s better: getting to be the one to write on these stunning cards, or being a recipient of such a beautiful piece of stationery. It will be a pleasure to write my birthday thank-you notes, and the many lovely sentiments my people deserve in the year ahead.

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