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...

Gearing up for Thanksgiving, starting with Cranberry sauce with caramelized onions.. Thanksgiving is the time to express our gratitude to our family, friends and everyone out there. The best way to show our love and appreciation to others is by making a scrumptious meal for them, the moment they devour our food, all the silly dislikes and bitterness they carried...

Not one scoop, two scoops, but many scoops of homemade mango ice cream you can devour and none is going to stop you… Whenever I get the craving for mango ice cream, I rush to the nearby Indian restaurant. I still don’t understand why is it hard to find mango flavor in most of the Ice cream store. They have all kinds of flavors but mango. For me, mango...

I had participated in the Halloween giveaway contest sponsored by ‘The Ginger People” hosted in Foodie Blogroll and had won their tasty gift basket of warming ginger treats. I had submitted my Homemade Herbal coffee recipe for this contest. The amazing thing was, this was my first ever participation in a food contest and I was lucky enough to win the...

A spoonful of this creamy dessert and you will feel heaven in your mouth… The more I have this, the more I fall for this dessert, totally love the personality of this dessert. It’s rich, creamy and just melts into your mouth. It can be made with less effort and with ingredients always hanging around in your kitchen. Very flexible dessert, each time I...

When button mushrooms got glazed.. Lately, whenever I get a chance to cook, I have been quick fixing everything, from appetizers to desserts. It’s not that I have lost my passion for cooking, it’s just I have moved to a different state and in the process of settling down. It’s hard to move out of a place where you have good friends and family always...

Dinner whipped up in under 15 minutes. Quick, yet filling.. After a long hectic day, who wouldn’t want to see dinner ready on the dining table. The only thing we have to do is just enjoy the food and worry about nothing else. I don’t know how many times I would have longed for the same. These are the moments when I wished my mom was with me, I can’t...

Chukkappam is a popular snack in Kanyakumari district, Tamil Nadu. It’s served with Chicken fry and it’s irresistible… “When CHUKKAPPAM and CHICKEN FRY were united in the holy matrimonial”… Nobody knew they would reign the hearts of so many snack freaks, irrespective of their taste buds, appetite or desire.  If you are someone...

It’s munch time.. If there’s anyone who hates to munch, then they should try this crunchy, chewy biscotti filled with almonds, coconut and chocolates. Every bite makes you trip into the the delish world.This was the first time I baked biscotti. As soon as I got the recipe, one glance at the recipe and the ingredients it had, made me wait for not even...