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...]

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...]

Pear Cranberry & Walnut Bread

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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...]

Layered Chocolate Cake

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Who doesn't like chocolate Cake, especially when its homemade, and has rich layers of creamy chocolate butter-cream frosting, and a moist dark chocolate cake center that melts in your mouth! Its no wonder that Layered Chocolate Cake still remains to be at the top of the Perfect Birthday Cake list! Inspired by Dorie Greenspan's Layered Birthday Cake in her prestigious cookbook Baking: From My Home … [Read more...]

Cherry Blossom Cupcakes

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Cherry Blossom Cupcakes It is so nice to have some fantastic sunshine around here; looks like Spring has finally arrived! The lush green mountains provide a perfect backdrop to the gorgeous pink and white Cherry Blossoms, and to celebrate the season, we have some beautiful Cherry Blossom Cupcakes that have Spring written all over them! Decorating cupcakes is always a fun exercise, where there is … [Read more...]

Red Velvet Cupcakes With Cream Cheese Frosting

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Valentine is still 2 weeks away, but I have already received tonnes of requests for Valentine Day recipes, and the one that tops the list is none other than Red Velvet Cupcakes! And why not, these pretty red cupcakes topped with luscious butter-cream or cream-cheese frosting are perfect to express your love to someone, and the bite-sized desserts help enjoy the pleasure without feeling guilty. I … [Read more...]

Flourless Chocolate Cake (Gluten Free Recipe)

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Flourless chocolate Cake (Gluten free) When it comes to most baked desserts, they involve the use of some kind of flour or gluten, to make them rise, thereby giving them a soft and airy texture. A few years ago, these kind of desserts would have been strictly out-of-reach for those who are allergic to Gluten, or are on a gluten-free diet for one reason or another. But not anymore. The increased … [Read more...]

Christmas Fruit Cake

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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...]

Simple Cheesecake Recipe

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  Simple Vanilla Cheesecake with Berry Topping When it comes to rich and creamy desserts, one name instantly comes to mind - Cheesecake, not just because it has Cheese in ts name, but because it truly is the king of all velvetty smooth desserts! With a crisp graham cracker crust, followed by a layer of fresh and smooth flavored cream cheese, then topped with your favorite fruit topping, a … [Read more...]

Baked Oatmeal Cake

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Baked Oatmeal CakeWe all know how healthy Oatmeal is, for kids and parents alike, and thanks to Quaker's, it is no longer boring either. With loads of fruits and nuts added to a traditional oatmeal, it has become an acceptable norm in many US households, including ours. However, all the health benefits are linked to consumption of old-fashioned plain oatmeal, not the fancier varieties which are … [Read more...]