Whimsical and fun is how I would like to describe these Candy Cane Cookies. Definitely not all that neatly shaped but my son’s eye twinkled as I surprised him with these, and he then gave his happy yummy dance.
Fudgy in the center, with the crispy top and beautiful cracks, this Easy Chocolate Brownie has rich chocolate flavor. We made it extra special by drizzling some caramel sauce on top and sprinkled sea salt. This salt sprinkled fudgy brownies is a keeper and you will enjoy every single bite!
Easy to follow and prepare, this homemade pie crust is buttery and perfectly flaky. Use it to bake sweet or savory pie. Shape into regular size or make mini pies. You can even cut it using a cookie cutter for perfect little savory snacks. This 4 ingredients pie crust recipe has no shortening. It’s all butter and comes out flaky!
Baked Persimmon Crisp is a simple and stunning warm breakfast on a cold morning. You can prepare the night before and then bake just before serving. It can also make a fantastic dessert. I topped it with yogurt, but you can use soft whipped cream too.
Butter makes everything better and homemade butter is truly amazing! It’s not something I make on regular basis as buying butter is way easier. But somedays I like to whisk a big batch and enjoy it fresh in several different ways. As for Ghee, it is not just a pantry ingredient for Indians, it is also very auspicious to us. We do use it for cooking and baking but also use it during most of our prayers, festivals and pour it in lamps for lighting. So make fresh butter and ghee even if very occasionally.
Valentine’s Day Heart Shortbread Cookies are easy cut out cookies made with just 3 basic ingredients. Buttery melting in mouth cut into tiny heart shape to indulge on this Valentine’s day or share with your loved ones.
As some of you might know from my Insta-stories, I am on a vacation right now! We are on a much-needed fun and relaxing break. We don’t have any major plans except for eating a ton of food, relaxing and strolling around the streets! So, during this time, I will have some of my amazing friends sharing their recipes with you. I am starting it with this delicious Creamy Butter Garlic Shrimp Pasta by Richa from My Food Story. We can never have enough pasta and I am always looking for easy pasta recipes that can be whipped up quickly…
I have not baked cookies in a very long time. It’s just something that I am not very good at. Most of the times, even after following a recipe to the point, I screw it up. However, there are a few recipes that work like magic, every single time, without any effort. Those recipes are the ones that I need to record and share because I know we all love cookies every once in a while. These Almond Butterscotch Chips Cookies are my current favorite. It’s crumbly, light and not overly sweet. It’s flourless as well.
Sometimes your palate takes time to relish certain flavors or ingredients and then there are times when it wins over your heart at the very first bite. Even before you know what the dish was all about, you desire for more. I have few such dishes in my list and gnocchi is one such indulgence. I remember the first time, both the taste and the awkward moment when I completely embarrassed us. Gnocchi is not something that I ate in India and didn’t really know how to pronounce it the right way. Thankfully, Arvind was there to correct me, very…
On certain lousy days, there are two very specific things I like to do. Make a huge mug of coffee and laugh with FRIENDS back to back or put on an apron and surrender myself to flour. As I sift, mix and blend flavors, I build up this expectation that when the hot oven starts spreading the fresh baking aroma, it would change the crappy-me to happy-me. The kitchen is definitely a mess by then, but the effort works most of the time, unless of course what comes out of the oven looks worse than my state of mind. In that case,…
As part of my daily schedule, I try dedicating some time to blog hopping, reading books, learning, socializing and getting inspired. In between all this, cooking techniques and recipes get pinned and bookmarked, to be prepared later in my kitchen. While some of these get implemented almost right away, others sit quietly in some corner of my tiny brain until they get remembered and relished!