Chocolate Challah

Challah is a Jewish bread , enriched with eggs and traditionally braided. I have enriched the bread further with milk and butter to compliment the chocolatey filling. It is important for the eggs to be at room temperature. Be sure to take the eggs out of the refrigerator at least 1 hour earlier. Best served […]

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Nutella-Pretzel Bars

These bars hit every note in your taste buds. Salty, sweet, creamy and crispy ! Crumbly and buttery shortbread crust with the addition of oats, salty pretzels and nutella combined to make a mousse like filling , thin layer of dark chocolate glaze and sprinkled with sea salt to finish the deal. Granted the bars […]

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Dried Fruit Focaccia Bites

Focaccia is a slight modification of pizza dough, baked in a flat pan, topped ¬†with sea salt and sometimes herbs. My local Safeway has a jalapeno and asiago focaccia which is highly addictive (my version will follow soon) . Focaccias are great on their own, or split , stuffed with meats and cheeses and grilled […]

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Cashew Meringue Cookies

This is probably my first blog post with my Indian flavors. Meringues have always intrigued me! How can a liquid of mere eggs whites , with a few minutes of beating can transform into a cloud ? It can be broadly classified into 3 types – French , Swiss and Italian, depending on the method […]

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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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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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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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Milk and Oreo Rice Krispy Squares

Do I have to really convince you that milk and Oreos are great together? Adding Rice Krispy treats to the equation just sounded too good to resist myself from whipping up a batch. Perfect for the kids after school along with a tall glass of milk ! Ingredients: 14 Oreo sandwich cookies 4 cups Rice […]

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S’mores Chocolate Lava Cake

We had a nice family trip to Las Vegas the week after Christmas ! Some gambling (translates to losing ) , nice dinners followed by walks on the freezing strip. Sylvester had a great time enjoying various desserts and one that stood out for him was a S’mores lava cake . Guess what ? Here […]

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