Nutella-Pretzel Bars

These bars hit every note in your taste buds. Salty, sweet, creamy and crispy ! Crumbly and buttery shortbread crust with the addition of oats, salty pretzels and nutella combined to make a mousse like filling , thin layer of dark chocolate glaze and sprinkled with sea salt to finish the deal. Granted the bars […]

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Banana-Nut Brownie Muffins

A fudgy brownie with a tall  glass of milk is any child’s dream or an adult for that matter! With so many variations from cakey, fudgy, chewy… brownies are so much more than just an after milk treat. But, what would happen if one adds mashed bananas into the equation?  Taking it one step further […]

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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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Cashew Meringue Cookies

This is probably my first blog post with my Indian flavors. Meringues have always intrigued me! How can a liquid of mere eggs whites , with a few minutes of beating can transform into a cloud ? It can be broadly classified into 3 types – French , Swiss and Italian, depending on the method […]

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Blood Orange Fennel Granita

Oh, the luscious blood orange tree in my neighbor’s backyard and their kindness in sharing the bounty with us every year. Thanks guys! You got to love the color of the fruit inside, such a deep red. I wanted to capture that beauty without messing around with this pretty fruit. Granita is a semi frozen […]

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Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cherry Rice Krispy Cake

The ever so humble rice krispy treats is all set for a Valentine’s gala. When you are looking for a different type of cake from the usual frosting laden ones (not that there is anything wrong with that), this one fits the bill. Simple, quick, and you don’t have to turn on your oven! Replace […]

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Coconut Beet Macaroons

Coconut macaroon is all dressed up for Valentines day! What is more appropriate for this romantic day than some pink and chocolate? The addition of beet gives a lovely pink shade to the traditional cookie. These cookies are great homemade gifts for all your friends and family on this special day! If you prefer a […]

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Almond Butter Breakfast Cookies

I have been wanting to finish up a jar of almond butter that has been sitting in the back of the kitchen cabinet for a while now! Both kids have not really embraced almond butter as much as I would like them to! Sylvester likes to dip apple slices into almond butter mixed with honey once […]

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Black Forest Milkshake

What can  I  whip up with the extra cherry ice cream that was left behind after making the ice cream sandwiches. Not that I have to , but felt like it! The combination of sweet cherries soaked in cherry brandy ,dark chocolate cake and  light whipped cream is such a  classic combination! Kirshwasser , a […]

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Milk and Oreo Rice Krispy Squares

Do I have to really convince you that milk and Oreos are great together? Adding Rice Krispy treats to the equation just sounded too good to resist myself from whipping up a batch. Perfect for the kids after school along with a tall glass of milk ! Ingredients: 14 Oreo sandwich cookies 4 cups Rice […]

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