The Best Buttermilk Pancakes

Inspiration, to make a pancake that is a far cry from the standard. How can you a make a pancake tender and fluffy yet sturdy enough for the maple syrup ?  The standard mix of flour , with some leavening , buttermilk, eggs and some kind of fat needs to be modified . Let us […]

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Blood Orange Fennel Granita

Oh, the luscious blood orange tree in my neighbor’s backyard and their kindness in sharing the bounty with us every year. Thanks guys! You got to love the color of the fruit inside, such a deep red. I wanted to capture that beauty without messing around with this pretty fruit. Granita is a semi frozen […]

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Sunny-Side-Up Asparagus Cheddar Biscuits

My weekday lunch time ritual is to watch The Chew ! Just love the show and all the five hosts . Entire January was not the same without Clinton Kelly. So glad he ‘s back, feels complete ! Once Mario Batali made Asparagus Milanese, a simple grilled asparagus topped with fried egg and finished with […]

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Poached Eggs in Spicy Tomato Poblano sauce

Shakshuka is a simple breakfast dish in Isreal , where eggs are poached in tomato sauce , served with pita. This is very similar to Mexican Huevos Rancheros, but process is much more simplified and made into a one skillet dish. Addition of 3 kinds of chili peppers makes the dish S-P-I-C-Y! Serve with any […]

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Pretty in Pink Scones

Did you know Feb 14th falls on a Sunday this year? A great excuse for some indulgence in the morning! Cream cheese and egg yolk makes the scone moist , tender , flaky , all that you want a scone to be. You can totally skip the glaze, if you choose not to. The scone […]

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Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cherry Rice Krispy Cake

The ever so humble rice krispy treats is all set for a Valentine’s gala. When you are looking for a different type of cake from the usual frosting laden ones (not that there is anything wrong with that), this one fits the bill. Simple, quick, and you don’t have to turn on your oven! Replace […]

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Coconut Beet Macaroons

Coconut macaroon is all dressed up for Valentines day! What is more appropriate for this romantic day than some pink and chocolate? The addition of beet gives a lovely pink shade to the traditional cookie. These cookies are great homemade gifts for all your friends and family on this special day! If you prefer a […]

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Coconut-Pomegranate Streusel Bread

  Is this bread baked for Percy Jackson? or did I manage to sneak some spinach into a bread? Not exactly! The beautiful bluish green shade on the top layer is from the pomegranate seeds reacting with the leaveners in the batter. You can skip them if a green hue on top of a sweet […]

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Almond Butter Breakfast Cookies

I have been wanting to finish up a jar of almond butter that has been sitting in the back of the kitchen cabinet for a while now! Both kids have not really embraced almond butter as much as I would like them to! Sylvester likes to dip apple slices into almond butter mixed with honey once […]

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Black Forest Milkshake

What can  I  whip up with the extra cherry ice cream that was left behind after making the ice cream sandwiches. Not that I have to , but felt like it! The combination of sweet cherries soaked in cherry brandy ,dark chocolate cake and  light whipped cream is such a  classic combination! Kirshwasser , a […]

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