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When leftover Thanksgiving dinner got a fancy makeover for next day lunch/dinner… Hope everyone had a Thanksgiving filled with joy and happiness. Did you all express your gratitude to your near and dear ones? I love thanksgiving as it brings food, family and friends together. Needless to say, food is the main attraction for thanksgiving, the preparations for...

Chicken and Pear found in tranquility in this sweet and savory dish… Had it not been for the Royal Foodie Joust contest at the leftover queen forum, I wouldn’t have dared to put chicken and pears together. And that’s the one thing I love about this contest, it challenges me and wakes up the daring Me to cook with ingredient combination that I’ve...

When the bird got an extreme makeover.. Last weekend, when I had gone for grocery shopping, I paused myself at the poultry section. I looked around at the pretty frozen parts of birds and also the whole birds sitting in the freezer. I usually end up buying boneless chicken breasts or chicken thighs, this time I bought the whole bird instead. I felt so thrilled when...

Yet another stir fry experience at Stir crazy restaurant. This is one restaurant I can just walk in without any formalities and everyone can find there own perfect stir. The specialty about this restaurant is that cooking is done in front of us and we can create our own stir with our favorite veggies, meat and sauces, chosen from a wide variety. They give us 2 bowls,...

Poori is a famous Indian bread; served for breakfast with veg or non-veg curries. The other day, I made poori in a real fancy way. I had beef that day, so made beef masala and then stuffed the beef masala into the poori and fried it. Doesn’t it sound fancy? It came out pretty good and needless to mention, the stuffed pooris disappeared from the platter in no...

Meat cutlet is one of my all time favorite appetizers… I don’t need any special occasion to make this; it’s often served as an appetizer or as an entree for dinner. The cutlet mix can be made ahead of time and fried just before serving.  Hence, this is a time saver dish for any parties and is going to be everyone’s favorite. Cooking Chicken Cutlet...

Who wouldn’t crave for chicken burger at least once in a while?  I always rush to a nearby restaurant whenever I get the craving. But now,  I have  a really delicious way of making the chicken for the burger. I love my chicken grilled, rather than fried. So I  grilled the chicken on a skillet for this burger. Marinated the chicken with cumin powder, gave...

If you love Mediterranean cuisine, then this dish is a must try. This dish made with raisins, olives, apricots and flavored with chicken stock makes this delicious and nutritious. The chicken gets the sweet flavor from the raisins and the apricots, tangy flavor from the olives and lemon, which would really make your taste buds go wild. This being my favorite, I could...

Chili soup, is one of my all time favorites. whenever I come across chili in any restaurant, I make sure to order that first. It’s a thick hearty soup, a bowl of chili is good enough to fill my stomach, of course with lots of cheese sprinkled over it. Here is the recipe for making the most delicious chili and that too in under 30 minutes. Hence the name “Express...