Palak Paneer Knots

A popular pizzeria snack takes an Indian vacation! Palak and paneer wrapped in soft and tender homemade pizza dough and then brushed with a hot spicy garlicky butter!     Made with pureed spinach, onion, tomato, spices and cubes of fresh Indian cheese called paneer, Palak paneer  is a popular dish from northern part of […]

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Strawberry-Lime Cream Cheese Scones

All the flavors of a strawberry-lime cheesecake in the form of a scone! Who does not love a creamy dreamy cheesecake? Cool…creamy…velvety… luxurious…with a crumbly graham cracker crust…mmmm…..I could eat a slice right now! If that cheesecake was loaded with fresh ripe sweet strawberries and south of the border limes?  Now, imagine all those flavors […]

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Chocolate-Nutella Swirled Almond Butter Banana Bread

A mouth watering twist to the classic banana bread! Almond butter and coconut oil add a healthy note while chocolate and Nutella give a decedent swirl. You have to makes this A-S-A-P !! Not because it tastes divine or because it has a decadent chocolatey – Nutella baked inside or because it is going to […]

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Soft and Fluffy Doughnuts with Spiced Sugar

Soft, fluffy, light and airy doughnuts rolled in spiced sugar! We got our first box of Krispy Kreme doughnuts from one of our dear friends on Father’s day! Incredibly soft pillowy doughnuts with a thin glaze, it was one of the best things that I’ve had in a very long time! And then we visited […]

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Pumpkin Spice Croissants

The perfect fall coffee house treat! Pumpkin-almond filled croissants with warm spices makes an indulgent pairing with your coffee or just enjoyed plain! Is it Fall already? Are halloween decorations out yet? Have the trees started taking on the majestic shades of orange and red? No….no….no! On one of our recent trips to Starbucks, Sylvester […]

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Brussel Sprouts Sliders

We all can agree that brussel sprouts is not everyone’s favorite ! The slightly bitter taste and the strong aroma when cooking them, is not very appealing. So, I created a recipe that makes these tiny cabbages play peek-a-boo! Imagine a chicken parmesan sandwich , where the chicken is replaced with a patty made with […]

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Soft Pretzel Rolls

Pretzel rolls are soft, chewy and with the classic deep golden brown color! They are just a much plumpier version of the popular knotted one sold at every street corner or mall! These are best candidates for sandwiches/ burgers. Or with plain salted butter for Sophia! She could live of bread and butter alone. Though […]

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Banana-Coconut Bread

  Banana bread needs no introduction! A twist to the traditional banana bread with the addition of coconut and coconut oil adding double the coconut punch! Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour 3/4 cup sweetened shredded coconut 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 3/4 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 2 […]

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Chocolate Challah

Challah is a Jewish bread , enriched with eggs and traditionally braided. I have enriched the bread further with milk and butter to compliment the chocolatey filling. It is important for the eggs to be at room temperature. Be sure to take the eggs out of the refrigerator at least 1 hour earlier. Best served […]

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Dried Fruit Focaccia Bites

Focaccia is a slight modification of pizza dough, baked in a flat pan, topped  with sea salt and sometimes herbs. My local Safeway has a jalapeno and asiago focaccia which is highly addictive (my version will follow soon) . Focaccias are great on their own, or split , stuffed with meats and cheeses and grilled […]

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