Melt in Your Mouth Cheese & Jam Cookies

When it comes to different varieties of cheese, or the art of cheese making, no one can come close to European Cheese. I still remember the taste of artisan Swiss cheese that had lingered on my tongue when we went there for our vacation. And now, after several years, I had the opportunity to try not one, but three different flavors of European cheese, thanks to Castello! A few days ago, I … [Read more...]

The Best Christmas Fruit Cake Recipe You’ve Ever Seen!

Christmas Fruit Cake What's Christmas without Santa Clause and sparkling lights? or without some fresh white snow up in the mountains? or without some traditional Holiday delicacies like Eggnog, Stollen, Yule Log Cake or Fruit Cake! Yes, some holiday traditions govern our lives for a good reason. They help us stay rooted as families, maintain relationships and customs over generations, and help … [Read more...]

Pear Cranberry & Walnut Bread

Pear Cranberry And Walnut Bread Pear is a wonderful Fall fruit which is often neglected due to the abundance of Apples and other stone fruits during this season. However, you will be amazed to see how many different kinds of Pears are available in the market, and how each one has a unique taste and texture. Anjou, Asian, Bartlett, Bosc, Concorde, Comice and Seckel are the most common varieties, … [Read more...]

Rose Sandesh (Indian Dessert Made with Cottage Cheese)

The last week of October heralds the fabulous festival of Diwali, marching in with all its glory, urging Indians all around the world to gear up to celebrate one of the biggest festivals of the season! Marked with Diyas (decorated oil lamps), beautiful clothes, lovely colors of the Rangoli, and lots of delicious snacks and sweets, this is one Indian festival you don't wan to miss! Diwali is … [Read more...]

Apple Date & Walnut Muffins

Apple Date & Walnut Muffins, packed with fiber and protein Halloween officially marks the beginning of the Holiday season, and as November-December approaches, everyone begins their hunt for delicious recipes that will adorn their holiday traditions! Every family has a cherished recipe that has been passed on since ages, something that resides in your head, or something that you have … [Read more...]

Iced Coffee & Nutella Popsicles

I am not a fan of hot coffee, in fact, like most other Indians, I am a hard-core Masala Chai person. I can't imagine starting my day without a cup of piping hot Tea, complete with milk, ginger and cardamom. But when it comes to Iced Coffee or Frappuccinos, that's a totally different story. I love cold coffee, and I would gladly accept one even if you offered it to me in a snowstorm! Anyways, jokes … [Read more...]

Avocado Cardamom Milkshake

There's no doubt in my mind that people all over the world love Avocados, and yet this deliciously healthy fruit is under-utilized, mostly because they think it has no taste. In fact, its lack of taste becomes its greatest strength, because now you can add Avocados to almost any recipe that calls for a creamy ingredient, and its subtle green color will not overpower any other ingredient, at the … [Read more...]

Chewy Chocolate Chip & Walnut Cookies

How would you describe your favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies? Soft, Chewy, a bit crunchy, such that it melts in your mouth? If this sounds like your thoughts, then you'll be pleased to know that its very easy to create these in your own kitchen, that too, without much fuss! If you've ever baked before, you'll be familiar with Dorie Greenspan's name - yes, the famous baker who's created so many … [Read more...]

Holiday Bread Pudding with Chocolate & Nuts

The Holiday season is right around the corner, and while you are typing up a Black Friday list, I'm sure you are also thinking how you are going to entertain during the Holiday season, right? Well, for us, the festivities have already begun! The kids are going to be off for a whole week for Thanksgiving, which means its going to be a lot of food and TV magic happening around the house. Yes, we do … [Read more...]

Healthier Carrot & Zucchini Quick Bread

Looking for a healthier version of a holiday quick bread, then you've got to bookmark this recipe! Thanks to Pompeian, I was able to create this wonderful cake recipe for the holiday season, along with a fancy personalized bottle to engrave my recipe on it forever. Check out the cool label I printed below; It has our family name, and the recipe with a family photo - pretty cool, isn't … [Read more...]