Potato Skins

These potato skins saved me from messing up this theme of USA cuisine. I originally planned on a s’mores mug cake which fell through. So I fell back on potatoes which is the ultimate saviour as also very American. The daughter loves it and that is a huge benefit. I also figured I could to…

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Eggless Herbed Scones

The daughter loves scones and so do I. It reminds me of the endless stories from my childhood when I read Enid Blyton tales with secret picnics, afternoon teas and midnight feasts and almost everyone of them having scones on the menu. As a child I was so curious about what scones are and how…

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Macadamia Muffins

  My second post for the theme, Dishes from the Southern Hemisphere, was the one I was most excited about. I finally managed to get some macadamia which I tasted few years ago and loved. We had a fabulous family reunion last month and one of my cousins was kind enough to remember and get…

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Fabulous Banana Bread

    I know I have more than my fair share of banana bread recipes on this blog yet I get excited by a different one. Also, according to me, banana bread is a good indicator of people’s baking skills and recipe expertise. If even their banana bread recipe doesn’t work, it is safe to assume…

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Flavoured Grissini

So I am on a mini oats bake-a-thon now. I like using oats for its texture and not so much for its so called ‘health reasons’. I have got so tired of ‘health food’ that I now consciously avoid anything that claims to be healthy. Its ridiculous really how we have stopped enjoying food for…

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Chocochip Cookies

I had to check my blog multiple times to confirm I had not posted this chocochip cookies before. I have made these cookies so many times and everyone who has tasted them has fallen in love. The search for an eggless version is on but sadly I am yet to get such a chewy and…

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Veggie Calzone

For the second day of the Global Cuisine theme, I have another bread from Italy – the calzone. It is a veggie calzone and the perfect way to sneak in all veggies that your family would not eat. Calzones are pizzas with the toppings used as stuffings. Why I like this bread? A healthier version…

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Eggless Tutti Frutti Muffins

I have to begin this post with an apology. I had promised to post 3 bread recipes with the ingredient of all purpose flour. But the daughter and husband were totally against it and jointly insisted on a sweet dish instead. I tried my best but they are quite the team, I tell you. So…

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Baked Mini Donuts

Today is the first day of a three day weekend. The daughter and I have an agreement that she eats whatever I make during school days and I make whatever she asks for during holidays. Most of the time it makes mt life easier though I understand I have to renegotiate this just before vacations.…

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Coconut Rock Buns

During the past week in Mumbai, I accompanied my mother and daughter to many friends’ homes for the ubiquitous Navrathri vethalapakku. The norm is to invite ladies of family and friends and present to them some beetle leaves, beetle nut, turmeric, coconut and fruit. Some people go the extra mile and give additional gifts as…

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