Melt in Your Mouth Cheese & Jam Cookies

When it comes to different varieties of cheese, or the art of cheese making, no one can come close to European Cheese. I still remember the taste of artisan Swiss cheese that had lingered on my tongue when we went there for our vacation. And now, after several years, I had the opportunity to try not one, but three different flavors of European cheese, thanks to Castello! A few days ago, I … [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...]

Kid & Adult Friendly Cake Batter Ice Cream Float

With the Summer season coming on, its time for parties and celebrations. Be it Graduation, 4th of July, Backyard BBQ or a Birthday celebration, every occasion deserves a special beverage, just like this colorful Ice Cream Float! Right from the time when I saw it on the Pillsbury website, I fell in love with it. With only 3 ingredients, this fresh, colorful, flavorful and extremely kid-friendly … [Read more...]

Sweet & Savory Cracker Bites

You can imagine how hectic our lives are with a 4 year old and a 3 month old consuming all of our time! I have no idea when the evening blends into the night and before I can realize that I have slept for a couple hours, its morning again! So this weekend, when the elder one was out for a long play-date, and the little one blessed us by napping for a full 3 hours, me and my husband decided to … [Read more...]

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

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...]

Kid-Friendly Apple & Peanut Butter Sandwiches

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...]

Healthy Green Muffins

Healthy Green Muffins with Spinach Banana and Pecans I'm back from a fabulous vacation in Australia, and I am ready to take it on! All the swimming, scuba-diving and snorkeling in the Great Barrier Reef, the heart-warming hikes in the rain-forests and the fabulous food in Sydney was a wonderful break, and now I am ready to ride the blogging trail again! The best part, we came home and see that … [Read more...]

Lattice-Topped Mac n Cheese

Baked macaroni and cheese with tomatoes & parsley topped with cheese slices to make a lattice pie Mac and Cheese is undoubtedly one of the favorite family-friendly recipes out there. It brings out the kid within you, and is so versatile that you can adapt it to suit any age, any occasion. My 3-year old, like any other toddler, is warming up to Pasta these days, but kids love food that's … [Read more...]

Salted Caramel Turtle Candies

Salted Caramel & Chocolate Turtles (Candies) When it comes to making Caramel, I tend to shy away from the process, not because its tedious, but because I don’t have much preference for the gooey-chewy caramel that adheres to my teeth. But, my husband and two-year old love Caramel, so what’s a Mum to do, except learn to live with it, or at least master the process to produce treats on holidays … [Read more...]

Spring Rice Pilaf

Spring Rice Pilaf Daffodils are smiling all around, people are planning their vegetable gardens, the sun keeps playing hide-and-seek with the clouds that occasionally burst into rain, and kids are off from school celebrating the sunny weather outside - all this means just one thing, Spring is finally here! As you all get ready to plan weekend getaways, a picnic on a nearby lake, a day at the … [Read more...]