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...]

Heart-Warming Carrot & Sweet Potato Bisque To Kill The Chill

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The days are getting even more chilly than before. With temperatures shooting to -40 degrees in some parts of US, I am sure most of us want to just lock ourselves indoors, crank up the heater in the house, and cozy up with a favorite book and a cup of coffee or a bowl of heart-warming soup, right! This Sunday, we took our weekly trip to the Farmer's Market - it's always refreshing to see all fresh … [Read more...]

Baked Cheese Tortellini in Chipotle Cream Sauce

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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...]

Stuffed Tomatoes In Indian-Style Gravy

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It's getting really chilly out here, with temperatures reaching in the 20's, noticeably cold for the bay area. So I decided to harvest all the tomatoes from my garden before they died in the frost, and also because I was craving for something hot and comforting on the weekend menu, and Soup was not on my mind, as you can guess form the title of the recipe. We picked about 30 large, red tomatoes … [Read more...]

The Ultimate Kitchen Sink Holiday Cookies

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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

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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...]

Leftover Cranberry Sauce Muffins

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Cranberry Sauce, or some variation of it is definitely cooked in every household that celebrates Thanksgiving. I too, had a cup or two of leftover Cranberry Plum Sauce lying in my refrigerator, begging to be consumed before it turned sour! So, after dismissing several ideas like pancakes, ice creams, pies and puddings, I settled on something simple and healthy, something that would let our family … [Read more...]

Irresistible Rocky Road Espresso Brownies

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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...]

Iced Coffee & Nutella Popsicles

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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...]

Peppermint Mocha Frappuccinos

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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...]