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”

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Cranberry Apple Sauce/Chutney

An obligatory thanksgiving staple! This simple yet delicious Cranberry and Apple Chutney takes the turkey to a whole new level! I’ve been known to shamelessly slather copious amounts of this chutney on everything in sight. Hah! Continue reading “Cranberry Apple Sauce/Chutney”

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”

Creamy Mashed Potatoes

No Thanksgiving feast is complete without potatoes in some form. For someone like me, who hasn’t had more than a couple of those scrumptious feasts, classic mashed potatoes are what dreams are made of. Continue reading “Creamy Mashed Potatoes”

Delicious Butternut Squash Soup

Its soup weather and you can officially start having soup for every meal.
A good soup is like a giant hug, keeps you warm and happy with a sense of gratification. Talking about soup gives me all kinds of cozy feelings like a fuzzy blanket. Like curling up in bed with a good book and a mug of hot soup while it endlessly snows outside. Continue reading “Delicious Butternut Squash Soup”

Autumn Breakfast Hash

If you know me, then you know I travel a lot with my partner. More often than not, we end up staying in chain hotels while on the road. I try to stay locally wherever I go and pay those folks instead of a multi-million dollar chain, but it’s not always possible. Continue reading “Autumn Breakfast Hash”