Twisted Nutella Pastry

Twisted Nutella Pastries

Twisted Nutella Pastry

My life motto is pretty simple- NUTELLA IS EVERYTHING!! If there’s one thing I always make sure I have in my pantry, it’s a big ol jar of Nutella. I can never get enough of baking with Nutella because the possibilities really are endless. Not only can you make so much with that one ingredient but you can use the spread on toast, fruit, etc. It goes well with pretty much everything and anything, you can even eat it straight from the jar. Read More »

Cream Cheese and Fruit Pastries

Cream Cheese & Fruit Pastries

One of my favorite things about downtown San Francisco is all the bakeries that are there. Whenever I visit, I always have the hardest time deciding between which bakery to go to since they’re all equally amazing. My very first time in San Fran, I went to a bakery for breakfast and decided to go for a cream cheese blueberry pastry and it was just amazing!! Read More »

Puff Pastry Pizza

Puff Pastry Pizza

Puff Pastry Pizza

This past weekend I was having a huge Netflix and Pizza kind of craving. I just wanted to veg out on my bed, eat some pizza, and watch Friends. I was about to order some pizza when I thought how much of it would go to waste, how fatty it is, how I’d have to physically go and pick it up, blah blah. So I figured, why not make some myself! Read More »

Sugar Cookies with Royal Icing

Sugar Cookies with Royal Icing

Guys, I don’t even know where to start with these cookies. They are simply OUT OF THIS WORLD amazing. I tried my ‘test’ cookie and ended up eating 3 or 4, they are super addictive.

I’ve always considered myself more of a cook than a baker, mainly because I prefer eyeballing measurements rather than an exact measure. With cooking, you can get away with not using exact measures because you can always improvise. Read More »

Shrimp Biryani with Raita (Yogurt & Cucumbers)

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Biryani is a traditional Indian dish that has been developed into numerous varieties spread across North & South India. It is such a sophisticated dish; my mom would usually reserve it for special occasions. Biryani is infused with so many different spices and flavors that the aroma of it is simply breathtaking.

Of all the Indian dishes I cook, Biryani is definitely one of my favorites. Every step of this recipe leaves me with such an incredible smell of the different spices used. Read More »

Classic French Toast

Easy Classic French Toast Recipe

 

 

Classic French Toast Recipe
Classic French Toast Recipe

 

I think we all can agree that the second most amazing food is bread; butter being the obvious first. Bread is extremely versatile and well..just plain right delicious. You can have it at any time of the day with any kind of food and it never lets you down.

For me, having bread in the mornings for breakfast is always my go to. Since I leave early in the mornings for work and my husband doesn’t leave until later, we really only have Saturdays to eat breakfast together. Read More »

Spicy Cajun Drumsticks

Garlic Cajun Drumsticks

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I like to plan my dinners ahead of time, so I know what needs to be prepared and when to make it. Since I work full time as well, I need to get a bit creative with what I make; I usually go for the quick but tasty dishes on the weeknights. These garlic cajun drumsticks are not only quick and easy but they are so flavorful and juicy when you make them.Read More »

Pista Malai Kulfi (Pistachio Indian Ice Cream)

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Kulfi (eggless Indian ice cream) is one of the most popular North Indian desserts. There are numerous varieties of kulfi flavors to choose from, the choices are almost endless. My favorite part about kulfi is how creative you can really get with making it. You can either make it simple yet flavorful or create something with a burst of flavors.

For the brief period of time I used to live in India, there were several things I fondly remember falling in love with; one of them being street vendor food. Read More »

M&M Brownie Cookies

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There’s something about cookies that have a very calming effect to them. They are the ultimate comforting food, perfect for all situations. You just broke up with your boyfriend and your friends show up with freshly baked cookies. You had a rough day at school, but your mom bakes cookies and everything feels better. Cookies have a certain healing power to them, not only because they are so chocolatey and delicious, but because they take us back to how we felt when we ate them in an unpleasant situation. Read More »

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
We all have those days where nothing seems to be going right; where nothing seems to be helping. All you want to do is sit on your couch with your pup, watch some Friends, and stuff your face with comfort food.

I had one of those days yesterday- I put on Friends (the ultimate mood fixer) and was about to have cookies and milk until I thought, why not make my own comfort food. For me, baking (and cooking) fixes everything. It’s that one thing that gets your mind off of everything and instantly lifts you up (especially when the end result is yummy). Read More »