Pumpkin Streusel Pancakes

  The perfect fall pancake ! Fluffy pumpkin pancakes with a crackly streusel topping and served with an unusual milk syrup. If you want to make your own pumpkin puree then cut a sugar pumpkin in half, remove seeds and stringy fibers, place cut side down in a greased baking sheet, bake at 350 degrees […]

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Strawberry Margarita Cookies

Margarita needs no introduction ! Strawberries added to the drink results in a delicious twist. All the components of this south of the border drink has made into a crunchy treat. Mucho delicioso! The pink cookies are flecked with freeze dried strawberries. There is tequila in both cookies and glaze, reinforcing the boozy effect! Ingredients: […]

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Spicy Spinach-Chicken Dip Flatbread Pizza

This recipe won the Kangaroo Flatbread Recipe Creation! YAY! I have never had any leftovers of spinach artichoke dip at any party or get together. The dish is usually wiped clean! Though mine usually does not have any artichokes because my kids have a hard time picking it out! They group veggies into 3 categories […]

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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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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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