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...]

How to Cut a Pomegranate – Mess Free Technique

Pomegranates are a Fall to Winter fruit, and I am seeing a lot of them in the farmer's markets, as well as hanging on some trees in the neighborhood, ready to be picked, if they can survive the attack of the birds and squirrels! The ruby red fruit has been added to the list of Superfoods recently, due to its several health benefits. However, when it comes to enjoying this fruit, people tend to … [Read more...]

The Best Christmas Fruit Cake Recipe You’ve Ever Seen!

Christmas Fruit Cake What's Christmas without Santa Clause and sparkling lights? or without some fresh white snow up in the mountains? or without some traditional Holiday delicacies like Eggnog, Stollen, Yule Log Cake or Fruit Cake! Yes, some holiday traditions govern our lives for a good reason. They help us stay rooted as families, maintain relationships and customs over generations, and help … [Read more...]

Cooking The Biggest Meal Of The Year? How To Keep Calm And Entertain Stress-Free

December is here and with that comes the idea of Christmas day and what can be classed as one of the biggest meals of the year. While you are decking up your Christmas tree with homemade christmas ornaments, there can be a lot of pressure placed on the person who happens to be shooting the big christmas feast. So much goes into the lead up for the big day that the ones eating the glorious food can … [Read more...]

Have You Heard of a Milkshake That’s Healthy As Well?

Could you ever imagine that these two words - 'healthy' and 'milkshake' could be used in the same sentence? I couldn't either, until I created this delicious recipe 2 days ago. Originally intending to use my over-ripe banana to bake Banana Bread, I instead ended up creating this thickshake that you can indulge in, so aptly named as Banana Bread Milkshake, without worrying about an overload of … [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...]

Rose Sandesh (Indian Dessert Made with Cottage Cheese)

The last week of October heralds the fabulous festival of Diwali, marching in with all its glory, urging Indians all around the world to gear up to celebrate one of the biggest festivals of the season! Marked with Diyas (decorated oil lamps), beautiful clothes, lovely colors of the Rangoli, and lots of delicious snacks and sweets, this is one Indian festival you don't wan to miss! Diwali is … [Read more...]

Appetizer Crisps with Cran-Apple Chutney & Aged Havarti

It's that time of the year when almost everyone is busy planning parties and gatherings, and food definitely takes a center-stage on all these occasions. From appetizers to dessert, everything deserves some elaborate planning. But I often think, entertaining shouldn't be such a hassle always, right? I mean, I love preparing elaborate meals for my family and friends, but sometimes I just want to … [Read more...]

Apple Date & Walnut Muffins

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...]

How To Create a Cozy And Relaxing Living Room

Your living room is supposed to be cozy and relaxing. It is meant to be a place where you can unwind after a difficult day at work. After you have been rushed off your feet all day long, you want to chill on the sofa, watch your favorite TV show, and unwind. However, it is very difficult to do this if your living room isn’t a peaceful and relaxing space. So, how do you transform your lounge to … [Read more...]