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Orange Cornmeal Cake

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MazolaHeartHealth #CollectiveBias Quick and easy One-Bowl Orange Cornmeal Cake is a delicious fluffy cake. I am a big fan of citrus cake and adding cornmeal to the batter gave a lovely texture. February is the Heart Health Month and keeping that in mind the cake is prepared with Mazola® Corn Oil. A healthy way to indulge! A clinical study showed Mazola Corn Oil reduces cholesterol 2x more than extra virgin olive oil. To learn more about this claim, visit Mazola.com. 

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Whole Roasted Cauliflower in Mustard Sauce

Whole Roasted Cauliflower is a perfect, easy way to bring a veggie showstopper to your dinner table. Cauliflower, as we all know, is a beautiful canvas to play with flavors and this time, I went with mustard sauce. I roasted the cauliflower in a broth with some shallots and celery. The broth not only added flavor but also cooked the cauliflower to a perfect texture. With some crusty bread on the side, this would be a perfect cozy meal!

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No Knead Bread – QUICK and EASY

Golden crust on the outside and soft on the inside, this QUICK and EASY No Knead bread had become my go-to bread. You don’t need a stand mixer, and unlike most recipes, this bread comes together very quickly. NO 12 Hours, just 2 hours of resting and 45 minutes of baking time. And as the name says, it calls for no kneading at all.

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Gingerbread Chocolate Mini Cupcake

Continuing my baking marathon this holiday season, I have these Gingerbread Chocolate Mini Cupcake with Cinnamon Buttercream Frosting for you. If I haven’t said it enough already, I will say it again that I love this sudden urge to bake that has gotten into me. I am not sure if this will last post holiday season but for now, the little fella is enjoying it fully. The Gingerbread Chocolate Mini Cupcake is so soft and perfect crumbs that you wouldn't even need the frosting.

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Almond Orange Snowflake Cookies

Over the past few years, a lot of baking bloggers have inspired me with their cookie wreath photography. I had gawked, admired and planned to try something similar until I finally implemented it last week. I made these soft almond orange snowflake cookies. These Almond Sugar cookies have the richness of almond and a subtle orange taste. The icing that I used is super easy with just two ingredients.

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Ginger Cinnamon Molasses Cookies – 2 Ways

These Ginger Cinnamon Molasses Cookies are packed with the warmth flavor of ginger with a hint of cinnamon. The molasses gives a depth of flavor and the gorgeous color to the cookies. I baked it 2 ways, chewy and crispy!

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Sugar Cookies shaped Button, Star & Leaf

Continuing with the holiday season indulgence, I am now gearing up for all kind of Christmas cakes and cookies! Last weekend, I baked these Button, Star & Leaf Cut Out Sugar Cookies, along with my little helper. You have to pardon the terrible piping skills on the cookie, but I am assuring you on the taste.

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Olive Oil Chocolate Cupcakes

I am not much of a baker but I do have a few cake recipes that I can completely vouch for. This one bowl olive oil chocolate cupcakes is one such recipe that I make quite often and has a lot of approvals from both adults and kids! The Olive Oil Chocolate Cupcakes come out fluffy and moist. The best part is that the batter makes exactly 12 cupcakes.

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Rigatoni Broccoli Casserole

Jumbo rigatoni pasta dunked in creamy sauce with the goodness of broccoli makes this Rigatoni Broccoli Casserole a delicious meal for kids and adults. I don’t often bake pasta but every time I do it, I try to sneak in some veggies and not overload it with cheese. Less guilt that way! This particular pasta casserole was fun to build, as I loved how it looked from top, like honeycomb.

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Roasted Almonds Cake With Strawberries & Cream

If you are a visual person like me and can gawk at food photos for hours, Himanshu's blog - The White Ramekins is one such stunning place! The colors, the props and the styling that he does are so beautiful. I simply adore his work and I am so glad he is sharing a cake with us. His Roasted Almonds Cake with Strawberries and Cream is such a perfect spring cake and the colors that he used for the backdrop are so vibrant! Thank you Himanshu for taking time to share this recipe out here.