Lavender Vanilla Sugar Cookies

Come Christmas everyone starts baking and filling up their empty cookie jars on the kitchen counter. People stick with legacy recipes handed down from their grandmothers to create batches perfect crispy-outside-chewy-inside cookies. I didn’t get time with my grandmother but I’m sure she never made cookies. When I was little, my mom would order Nan khatai cookies from the local baker and feed us on Christmas morning. Continue reading “Lavender Vanilla Sugar Cookies”

Rustic Apple Pie

I’m not sure why Americans have a tradition of eating Apple Pie on Fourth of July, may be just because it rhymes. I’ve never received a convincing answer to that question. Or may be none of the answers could convince me because apple orchards are in full bloom during Fall season and never in July. The mystery remains.. Continue reading “Rustic Apple Pie”

Easy pie crust

With Thanksgiving in a couple of days, there’s a lot of pressure to entertain and display your cooking skills to a crowd. I can’t imagine doing all the cooking and mingling on the same day. I wouldn’t want to be stuck in the kitchen while every body else is having fun in the living room. In such times, having pre-made pie dough in the fridge helps a lot! Continue reading “Easy pie crust”