Hot Cocoa Mix-In-a-Jar

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I spent the last two hours browsing the internet for Christmas gifts, and boy, it is hard work! Luckily, I have to do this only for the kids on the list. For all the adults, I can just use my culinary skills to create edible foodie gifts that they can enjoy during the holiday season. I was very keen on doing a gift-in-a-jar kind of thing this season. So instead of packing cookies or candies in a … [Read more...]

No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars + Graham Cracker Houses


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


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


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...]

Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies


School is about to begin in one week, and I am sure every Mom is out there hunting for Back-to-school recipes. If you haven't looked at it yet, here is a compilation of the Top 12 Back-to-School Vegetarian Recipes that I'm going to turn to for my daughter lunch-box needs. And now its time for Dessert! Yes, like every other kid, my daughter loves to get a treat in her lunch box for snack, and … [Read more...]

Deliciously Healthy Chocolate Cookie Crumble Smoothie


Do you ever fret about how skinny your pre-schooler or kindergartner looks? Do you often worry that you are not feeding her the right amount and type of food to keep her healthy? If you do, then you are not alone. Every mom feels responsible for how her child's physical and mental growth, and for good reason. Eating the right amount of healthy, nutritious food is imperative, especially in the … [Read more...]

The Ultimate Kitchen Sink Holiday Cookies


The countdown to Christmas has officially begun, and I am sure everyone is excited about planning holiday gatherings at home, working on Christmas presents, racking their brains for gift ideas and more. Baking is one more activity that takes center-stage during the holiday season. In fact, I think I have been churning out baked goodies every week now, starting from Halloween onwards, and I don't … [Read more...]

Chocolate Pinwheel Christmas Cookies


Pinwheel Cookies are one of the most fancy yet simple cookies that one can make, and you don't need to wait for a holiday or special occasion to bake these beauties. These two-toned cookies are an instant hit at any party or celebration. Take them to a potluck and people will thank you for your dish. Wrap them in fancy paper napkins and hand them out at a Backyard Bash. Or just fill them in a … [Read more...]

Peppermint Mocha Frappuccinos


As soon as October approaches, the holiday season starts creeping upon the people in United States, and the weather turns to mildly chilly with occasional bouts of sunshine. And right now, Autumn is shining upon us in full glory on this northern coast of California. I love Fall, because it's neither too cold nor too warm, and this is the best weather to enjoy chilled Frappuccinos or heart-warming … [Read more...]

Chocolate (Chip) Chunk Cookies


As Summer rolls in, there are lot of potlucks and picnics planned in the calendar. And with graduation parties, school picnics and summer concerts and events, there are plenty of opportunities to try out some new recipes, be it for yourself, or to entertain someone else. My daughter's pre-school class had a parents-kids conference where they asked us to bring tidbits and munchies from home. Both … [Read more...]