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...]

How Does Your LEGO Family Look Like?

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I am sure all of you have started buying Christmas presents and started making Holiday cards to send wishes to friends and family. I know people don't have much time in this cyber-age, and everything is done online, but I still prefer making my own cards and mailing them to family. However, when I was asked to review this quirky and cute software to make your own LEGO Minifigure Family Holiday … [Read more...]

Spinach & Lentil Soup

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Spinach and Split Peas (Moong Dal) soup flavored with garam masala and mint Spinach is not called a superfood without a reason! Loaded with vitamins and anti-oxidants, it is a very nutritious ingredient that does not have a very distinct taste, and hence can easily be added to several of your favorite recipes without altering their taste too much, like these Super Moist Spinach Banana Muffins. … [Read more...]

Apple Date & Walnut Muffins

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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...]

The 2-ingredient Ice Cream You Can’t Resist!

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I am sure most of you must have heard about the famous Biscoff Cookies that hail from Europe, right? And if you haven't then you have definitely missed something, and should go and buy a packet today. However, if you can't find a packet of Biscoff cookies, then do not fret, because something even better is now available in your grocery stores - Biscoff Spread. Made from original Belgium Biscoff … [Read more...]

Blueberry Pie Ice Cream Shake

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Summer has been on in full swing these past few days as temperatures hit the 80's, perfect time to enjoy backyard barbecues, water activities or just enjoy a weekend afternoon reading a favorite book on your hammock! One of the best parts about Summer is you get to cook and enjoy nice cool things, ice-cream, fruit punches, milkshakes and popsicles can be gobbled up without guilt, thanks to the … [Read more...]

Chocolate (Chip) Chunk Cookies

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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...]

Blackberry Yogurt Popsicles

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I am really sad that Northern California did not have a good cherry season this year - cherry picking didn't even last for one full weekend, and bags of cherries were gone even from the supermarkets before I could grab a few to relish, forget freezing them for the rest of the year! Nevertheless, I am happy that berries are still available, and are a great substitute for cherries in making baked … [Read more...]

Kid-Friendly Apple & Peanut Butter Sandwiches

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When it comes to lunch-box options, there are some items in the pantry that always come to your rescue, like fruits, any kind of nut butter, granola, what thins, bread, pasta, etc. I am sure Fruits will always be a part of your child's lunch or snack, but eating the same thing can get repetitive and lose its charm. So its a good idea to shake things up a bit, or come up with innovative ways to … [Read more...]

5-Minute Mango Pudding

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In India, Summer is synchronous with Mangoes - yes, you will find markets and homes flooded with this sweet juicy colorful fruit, which is known as King of Fruits for a valid reason! There are several varieties of Mangoes available in India, but Kesar and Alphonso are among the most famous ones. The former has a more elongated shape with a pointed tip, and is more sweeter than Alphonso, which is … [Read more...]