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...]

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...]

Whole Grain Zucchini Bread

Zucchini Bread It hasn't rained much this past year in the bay area, and yet it has always been chilly and windy. Yesterday we saw rain after a long time, and though I don't like wet days, I'm happy because my garden is going to start blooming again, and the chill has become tolerable. So what better way to enjoy this chilly weather than wake up to the smell of freshly-baked Zucchini Bread, the … [Read more...]

Pineapple & Mango Quick Bread

Tropical Mango-Pineapple BreadSummers in India are synonymous with bowls full of Aamras (fresh mango pulp) and gobbling up sweet mangoes all day long! And though I miss those childhood days, I am at least thankful of being in a state that offers Mangoes almost every season. They may not be as sweet and flavorful as the Indian ones, but beggars are not choosers, and so I am happy to grab whatever I … [Read more...]

Italian Focaccia Bread with Rosemary – Caramelized Onions & Sun-dried Tomatoes

Everyone loves relishing slices of warm Focaccia Bread dipped in olive-oil pesto or some olive oil and vinegar. In fact, there are so many ways to enjoy this Italian classic bread, top it with your favorite veggies to make a quick Pizza, use as a base to make some Bruschetta, bake it as a flatbread, or eat it nice and warm with your favorite bowl of pasta - this is one bread recipe that never … [Read more...]

Homemade Wheat Bread

Homemade Wheat BreadBread is pretty much a staple breakfast item in almost every US household. And if you think about it, you do end up spending at least $20 per month, if not more, buying bread for your family. But you can bring this number down considerably if you take up the challenge of baking bread at home. It is not hard, from what I have gathered from my friends who bake regularly. … [Read more...]

Spiced Quick Bread with Persimmons Dates & Walnuts

Spiced Persimmon Bread with Dates & WalnutsOne of the less-known Fall fruits is Persimmon, the tiny fruits that look like a mix between apples and tomatoes, except that they have a lovely orange-yellow color, and a texture similar to dates. Persimmons are a Winter fruit, and you'll see plenty of these starting from October till right upto the end of December. They are highly nutritious, with a … [Read more...]