Frozen Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate

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Though I'm a foodie and I love trying out new recipes, I'm very picky when it comes to choosing a cookbook for my experiments. in fact, I don't even go and buy every new recipe book that I see on the market, I barely have like 12 cookbooks, and though these days blogs (like mine and my fellow bloggers:)) are what drive a lot of recipe creation in the culinary world, I do love my cookbooks and I … [Read more...]

DIY: Easy Snowflake Candle Centerpiece

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Who doesn't like decking up their homes during the holidays? but that does not necessarily mean that you need to buy expensive decorations. Every year I try to do something different during our Holiday decorations. Being a DIY fan, I love scouring Dollar stores, craft stores and the clearance sections in other stores to collect stuff that I can repurpose to make something beautiful. Making a … [Read more...]

Healthier Carrot & Zucchini Quick Bread

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Holidays means a lot of baking, and it also means all that indulgence starts adding up and starts showing around your waistline! Thats why I try to incorporate as many healthier replacements as I can in my dessert recipes to lower the unhealthy fats, and substitute them with wholesome ingredients that make the recipe lighter, or at least healthier. One of my favorite substitutions is to replace … [Read more...]

14 Fancy Holiday Cookies & Bars

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I'm sure you all have a list of Holiday delicacies that you are going to bake for friends and family; but if you are looking for something new and exciting, yet easy enough to make and impress your guests with, then this post is for you. Below, I share with you 14 festive and fancy holiday cookies and bars that will deck your holiday table with lots of cheer. From hot favorites like Double … [Read more...]

CashewMilk & Oreo Cookie Milkshake

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For those of you who've been regular readers of my blog, you know that I am a fan of SILK, and though it took me years to try their Soy Milk, I was instantly interested in their Almond Milk and Coconut Milk offerings. But now their latest addition, the rich and creamy SILK Cashew Milk has completely bowled me over! I always knew that dairy-free, gluten-free milk was a great option for people with … [Read more...]

Appetizer Crisps with Cran-Apple Chutney & Aged Havarti

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It's that time of the year when almost everyone is busy planning parties and gatherings, and food definitely takes a center-stage on all these occasions. From appetizers to dessert, everything deserves some elaborate planning. But I often think, entertaining shouldn't be such a hassle always, right? I mean, I love preparing elaborate meals for my family and friends, but sometimes I just want to … [Read more...]

No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars + Graham Cracker Houses

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Last week it was Thanksgiving, and it was a time for the whole family to spend a lovely time together, relaxing, playing, cooking, laughing and rekindling the bonds that a normal 5-days-a-week work+school life does not allow! We did tons of baking and cooking, and when it was pouring outdoors, we played with Legos for some time, and then the kids got bored with making brick structures. I thought … [Read more...]

10-Minute Chocolate Peppermint Bark Recipe For The Holiday Season

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GoNutsForNuts #CollectiveBias I am a strong believer in throwing Holiday parties and gatherings, and perhaps a bit fashioned, but I love mailing hand-written postcards along with homemade gifts to share with family and friends. It really brings more meaning into the holiday traditions, … [Read more...]

Super Moist Double Chocolate Cake

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If you are like me, I'm sure there's a lot of baking already happening in your kitchen! and while I love sweet treats, I do understand the importance of keeping it under check and making them as healthy as possible. That's why I always try to make healthier substitutions in my dessert recipes, like swap refined flour for whole grain, brown sugar or honey instead of white, olive oil instead of … [Read more...]

15 Festive Holiday Appetizers

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Thanksgiving is around the corner, and if you are like me, you have started hunting down ideas for holiday dinners! Whether you plan to have a lavish gathering, or just a cozy evening filled with drinks and appetizers, here is a list of 15 Festive hors'douvres that are fancy enough to set your table on fire! Check out 12 Fancy & Festive Holiday Appetizers by funandfoodcafe at … [Read more...]