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Biscuits with Caramelized Apples

I am not really sure what the difference is between biscuits and British scones. Furthermore, with the caramelized apples on top these biscuits actually kind of taste like apple pie. “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.”

A Small Batch of Italian Almond & Honey Cookies

When I first saw this recipe, what attracted me was the tiny quantities of ingredients required- everything in teaspoons and tablespoons, instead of cups. The method of preparing the batter, in a small saucepan on the stovetop, is also different. No need to bring out the  Kitchen Aid or any fancy

A Simple Rice Pudding

Creamy, warm, comforting. A simple dessert after a complex meal. There are so many variations of rice pudding around the world. This version is lightly spiced with saffron and  cardamom. Roasted cashews provide a little crunch. Give it a try. Continue Reading (recipe follows)

Strawberry Cake

To say that my family loves strawberries is an understatement…an extreme one. We still reminisce about the best strawberries we ever had- Dublin, Ireland,  seven years ago. My then four-year old loved the strawberries so much he refused to share them with us. We are jealous of other parts

The Most Amazing Cinnamon Rolls

“The strongest of all warriors are these two- Time and Patience.”  (Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace) You will need both to make these amazing cinnamon rolls (and wait to taste them) but trust me, the end result in this case is well worth it. I was actually looking for a recipe for English

Kesari- an Indian Semolina Sweet

When I was in 6th grade, we had to do a project in Social Studies class on Greece. For my project, I decided to bring in a Greek dessert to class. Well, looking at the recipe books from the library (sadly no internet back then), I thought that the Greek Semolina Halva sounded a lot like the

Roasted Butternut Squash Hummus with Halloumi Cheese and Green Olives

Ok. I am going to be honest with you. I made this recipe for three reasons: 1- Everyone needs an easy butternut squash recipe this time of year to add to their repertoire. 2- Roasted butternut squash + roasted garlic + grilled halloumi + tangy green olives…. what’s not to love about

Lemon Cupcakes with Blueberry Cream Cheese Frosting

While having lunch today we were discussing what colors are the most visually appealing to eat. A lot of colors were thrown out, but in the end we all agreed on purple. Purple fruits and vegetables are amazing to look at and also supposed to be very healthy. They get their color from a high

Homemade Ricotta Cheese with Cherry Tomato Tartines

We went to Paris for a few days last summer and had an amazing time. The weather in Paris in August is beautiful. We stayed in a nice hotel in the Saint-Germain-des-Prés area, walking distance from the Louvre, Eiffel Tower  and wonderful cafes. The cuisine was one of the highlights of the trip for

Crispy Potato Patties with Cilantro Chutney

Pomegranates are in season now in North America.  I love the taste of these amazing fruits, as well as the memories they invoke of the pomegranate tree in my grandparent’s backyard in India. Everytime we would visit as children, my wonderful aunt would select some from the tree and peel them