7 Ways to Re-Connect With Your Family At Meal Times


Do you feel you know your husband and kids well? and by knowing, I don't mean just knowing their likes and dislikes, I mean really knowing what they are made of and being able to read their minds without saying a word. Do your kids talk to you on their own, or do you need to coax information out of their mouths? Are the family conversations limited to one-word answers, or is everyone so much into … [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...]

MyHomeTownGuide – 5 Best Places To Eat In The SF Bay Area


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Baked Cheese Tortellini in Chipotle Cream Sauce


This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™ and Barilla, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #JoytotheTable http://cmp.ly/3/8vNxcO The temperature outside has started to drop, and it gets dark and chilly when I get back from work. Who likes to look when it's cold and dark like that? Sometimes I really wish there was a Magic Wand for … [Read more...]

5 Fabulous Foodie Gift Recipes For The Holiday Season

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Holidays are all about caring, sharing and having fun with friends and family. And the other thing that is even more fun is buying gifts for your loved ones. And though we buy presents for the kids to fulfill their wishes, there is nothing more fulfilling than making your own gifts. Adding that personal touch is what makes gift exchange meaningful and memorable. Being a foodie, it’s traditional … [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...]

Irresistible Rocky Road Espresso Brownies


Its that time of the year when baking takes center-stage in our kitchen. From Diwali to Christmas, I am busy churning out sweets and treats from my humble kitchen, which means you'll be seeing more and more posts about delicious recipes that have found a place in our homes and hearts! Last weekend, we baked my daughter's favorite Rocky Road Brownies, albeit, with a twist, because these were for … [Read more...]

4 Fun Ideas For Stress-Free Holiday Entertaining


I love the Holiday season, because it gives us a reason to mingle with friends and family, and even make new friends, something that we tend to neglect in our super-busy lives! But with a full-time job, and 2 kids to dote upon at home, I can rarely find time for myself. In fact, I seriously cannot remember when I had a long conversation with my husband – these days, our chats are barely 2 minutes … [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...]

DIY: Scented Flameless Floral Candles


Diwali is just around the corner, and there is tonnes of activity going on in the house. Food is always an essential part of any festivities, but this festival of lights is incomplete without "Lights & Diyas". On Diwali, it is a tradition to decorate your entire house with lights, and light oil-lamps or diyas, to shun the darkness in our lives and fill it with light. Even I was looking for a … [Read more...]