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Cocoa Pops

The holiday season and family get togethers are just around the corner. Looking for an easy addition to your family breakfast or brunch? Put out a tray of these “cocoa pops” and cups of steaming milk and you will be surprised how quickly they disappear. They melt into the warm milk

Orecchiette with Broccoli Rabe

A few weeks ago I tried Broccoli Rabe for the first time at a local restaurant and was pleasantly surprised by its slightly bitter taste. It was very simply cooked but quite addictive. Cooking geek that I am, I came home and immediately googled it. I figured it would be healthy as most

Mini Pumpkin Cardamom No Bake Cheesecake

It’s pumpkin season in my part of the world. Pumpkin pies, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin scones,  pumpkin lattes… you get the point. Here’s my “little” contribution- mini pumpkin cardamom no bake cheesecake. I do like the usual spices in pumpkin sweets- cinnamon, nutmeg,

Cherry Chocolate Chip Almond Quick Bread

I am a little obsessed with quick breads. Especially this time of year. They make great gifts. They’re easy to put together when unexpected guests stop by. Quick breads make a nice breakfast on a cool autumn Saturday morning. Change a few add-ins and you have a completely different

Grown Up Grilled Cheese

Grilled Cheese sandwiches seem to be the “in” thing right now. Innovative versions are all over the web. Restaurants focusing on just customized grilled cheese sandwiches are popping up everywhere too. Many years ago when I was a child, I despised grilled cheese sandwiches. The thought

Let them eat cake…I mean quick bread.

Peasant: We don’t have money for bread. Marie Antoinette: Then eat cake. Peasant: Off with her head! Marie Antoinette: Hold on. Let’s compromise. How about a quick bread? Peasant: If it has blueberries, you’re on! Is it bread because it is baked in a loaf pan? Is it cake because

Tasty Sides: Brussel Sprouts with Parmesan & Lemon

When my son was little, we spent a lot of time watching the cartoon Franklin (the Turtle). Franklin could “count by twos and tie his shoes.” Unfortunately, Franklin also hated brussel sprouts. Remember that episode where Franklin can’t find his blanket? He had actually stuffed

Tandoori Vegetables

Here is a dish we make in our house whenever we entertain.  It’s basically vegetables  marinated and cooked in a  tandoori style sauce. A key ingredient in the tandoori sauce is garbanzo bean (chickpea)  flour. This flour is used extensively in Indian cooking- in sauces, crispy fried snacks,

Chocolate Chip Cookies Two ways- Gluten Free or Whole Wheat

I love the recipe for Oatmeal Coconut Drop Cookies from More from Magnolia by Allysa Torey (a must read for any baker). What do I like about this recipe- oatmeal cookies with no raisins! What would transform these cookies even more? Chocolate chips of course! I recently converted these cookies

Cardamom & Saffron Ice Cream (“Kulfi”)

This recipe is for Kulfi- a cardamom and saffron infused ice cream from India. The traditional method is very different and time consuming. However, this simplified version has been around for many years ensuring the widespread enjoyment of Kulfi. Everyone who has eaten this is pleasantly