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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The Best Buttermilk Pancakes

Inspiration, to make a pancake that is a far cry from the standard. How can you a make a pancake tender and fluffy yet sturdy enough for the maple syrup ?  The standard mix of flour , with some leavening , buttermilk, eggs and some kind of fat needs to be modified . Let us […]

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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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Sunny-Side-Up Asparagus Cheddar Biscuits

My weekday lunch time ritual is to watch The Chew ! Just love the show and all the five hosts . Entire January was not the same without Clinton Kelly. So glad he ‘s back, feels complete ! Once Mario Batali made Asparagus Milanese, a simple grilled asparagus topped with fried egg and finished with […]

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Poached Eggs in Spicy Tomato Poblano sauce

Shakshuka is a simple breakfast dish in Isreal , where eggs are poached in tomato sauce , served with pita. This is very similar to Mexican Huevos Rancheros, but process is much more simplified and made into a one skillet dish. Addition of 3 kinds of chili peppers makes the dish S-P-I-C-Y! Serve with any […]

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Pretty in Pink Scones

Did you know Feb 14th falls on a Sunday this year? A great excuse for some indulgence in the morning! Cream cheese and egg yolk makes the scone moist , tender , flaky , all that you want a scone to be. You can totally skip the glaze, if you choose not to. The scone […]

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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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