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Chai Spiced Hot Chocolate | Playful Cookinglink to Chai Spiced Hot Chocolate

Chai Spiced Hot Chocolate

Happy New Year! Wishing you all a fantastic and fun filled 2018. I read somewhere that a cup of hot chocolate is like a hug from the inside. So, I couldn’t think of anything better to start my blog chapter of 2018. This Chai Spiced Hot Chocolate is a luscious winter indulgence. A warm hug!

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Date And Nuts Energy Bars With Cocoa Nibs

He entered the house huffing and puffing, carrying two giant bags of groceries. I took a quick peep, didn’t like what I saw but the bottle of banana peppers made me very happy. That was my only source of palate cleanser during the first three months of pregnancy. I had terrible nausea and lost my love for food. My husband is known for his loving nature and he took care of my diet the entire time. Although at times, it did felt like he was a little too alert. The nerd preferred to Google on pregnancy food more than his…

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Chocolate And Coffee Mousse

A decent chocolate treat is soul satisfying, mood uplifting and can switch any miserable day to a chirpy one. Living in west coast, I shouldn't ever nag about the weather but it's been blue off late and it yelled for some sugar rush to boost my spirit. Plus, with all the Valentine’s Day chocolate delicacies that are floating in the virtual food world and food channels, it’s tough not to flow with the temptation. It’s nothing bad, only food and good food, if I may say. Well, chocolate is good for health in several ways, obviously as long as you don’t…

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Celebrating 2nd Birthday with Cocoa Coffee Mini Bundt Cake

Wish you all an extremely delightful 2013! I hope you get to smile more, love more and achieve more. Make the best of each day and live a little more!   As I step in to a brand New Year, Sunshine and Smile steps in to its third year, celebrating its 2nd Birthday today with 220 posts including 197 recipes. That’s a lot of cooking in two years, my friend! Seriously, who knew surrendering life to a gastronomic journey could turn out to be so much fun and so exciting?

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Celebrating 1st Birthday with Espresso Cupcakes

Another year flew by giving way to a fresh and sparkling 2012, packed with new dreams and new memories. I wish you all a very Happy New Year and may you live every moment with joy, love and lots of laughter. 2011 was a very special year for me. It not only gave me new friends and new dreams but it also gave me two new passions - food and photography! The year gave me so many things to treasure that words can hardly express my feelings.