Lemony goodness… Hope everyone had a lovely Valentine’s day! A genuine smile filled with lots of ♥, a warm hug filled with lots of ♥, sweet talks filled with lots of ♥, these gestures never fail to make someone happy and feel loved. Let’s express these simple gestures of love to everyone on everyday and not just on Valentine’s day....

139 pictures, 2 winners and lots of fun… Here is the collage of all the 139 pictures sent by my readers: The contest ran for a month and the winners are announced on this lovely Valentine’s day. The rules were: the participants had to make one of my recipes, click the picture of it and share it on my FB CWT page. I was overly excited to see all the beautiful...

Dilkush in Hindi means: “heart is happy” (Dil=heart and Kush=happy), after tasting these homemade dilkush my heart was filled with happiness… A nostalgic pastry! I have had this pastry while growing up in Kerala, it’s sold at most bakeries in my hometown. It’s also available in some bakeries in Tamil Nadu. I didn’t grow up enjoying...

Deliciousness personified… Chicken biryani gets tastier when fried chicken and rice cooked in chicken broth are used. I’d already posted 4 ways of making delicious chicken biryani, check this out. One of the most popular recipes on my website is fried chicken biryani, I’d gotten so many wonderful feedback for this one and this is my personal favorite...

Delicious, aromatic soup to boost your appetite… Yesterday, we had a snow storm and today we had lots of sunshine. Nature is just unpredictable and most of the times it offers us the best and we need to embrace it. I did have a lot of fun in the snow while my man was snow blowing. Kids in the neighborhood were seen sledding in the snow, some of them even...

My most favorite fruit basket or centerpiece… I’d made this peacock centerpiece for 3 special occasions over the years. First try was in 2008 for my hubby’s birthday, he was really impressed. Second try was in 2009 for my friend’s daughter’s birthday party, the guests were impressed and the third one was in 2012 for Eid, my friends...

I like my beef cooked this way… I would like to point out that in North America roast beef means beef roasted in an oven, usually it’s a large slice of beef and it’s not cubed or cut into chunks. The large beef slice is seasoned and roasted in the oven for many hours or even slow cooked. However, in South India roast beef means cubed beef cooked...

Italian rice delicacy and it was Yum… Whenever I dine at Italian restaurants, I make sure not to miss risotto, it’s one of my favorites. I’ve had risotto at many restaurants, one of the flavors I love the most in risotto is saffron. Well, saffron is my most favorite spice, so obviously I love that the most. Risotto is a rice based dish, however...

Forget the oven and grab a pressure cooker, you can make delicious moist cake in it. No Kidding! The first ever cake that I’d gobbled up when I was a kid was not the fancy one that was made in an oven nor it was topped with whipped cream or buttercream frosting. It was a simple and humble butter cake made in a pressure cooker by my dear mom. At that time we...

Update: The winner is Michelle Norbert Chirayil Predict the superbowl 2013 winner before 6:30PM EST today for a chance to win $15 Starbucks gift card. Correct answers will be short listed and a winner will be picked randomly. (US and Canada only). Leave your answers in the comments section below. ...