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Black olives, sun dried tomatoes, basil and parmesan cheese are pureed together to make this pesto… I am a die hard fan of pesto, for me anything that has a hint of pesto tastes delicious. Let it be pesto pizzas, pastas, or toasted flat bread smeared with pesto; I go crazy and I enjoy these dishes to the fullest. Traditional pestos are made by pureeing basil,...

Genoise, an Italian sponge cake; incredibly soft and airy that will melt into your mouth… Starting the week after a long weekend is pretty pretty worse, my poor brain couldn’t figure out what was going on while I was at work on Tuesday. Today, I am back on schedule and in the evening the baker in me woke up after a brief slumber. I had promised my co-workers...

As we approach the end of Ramadan, it is with mixed feelings that I look forward to Eid – a sadness that I have to wait an entire year for the blessed month to make its appearance and the excitement that Eid brings – the shopping, being with family and friends and of course the cooking – there definitely has to be a special dessert as part of our...

Salmon, spinach and parmesan cheese; this dish couldn’t get any better I swear… I had a wonderful week and having a lovely weekend too. I’d been waiting for my convocation since 9 months and finally it happened on last Thursday. It was such a proud and overwhelming moment. I had so much fun with my dear friends who took time to be a part of my graduation....

Light and creamy cheese cupcakes… I wasn’t that fond of cheese cake a few years ago, but now I am very fond of it. After trying out a few delicious cheese cakes, I couldn’t help falling for it. It’s such a versatile dessert and can be made in different flavors. My most favorite is cappuccino flavor, and the next favorite is strawberry. Here...

Roasted red pepper pureed to sauce and combined with pan fried chicken, yummy… Beautiful Sunday it was! Being able to work with like minded and equally enthusiastic people is a pure blessing. Today, I had¬†volunteered for a fund raising event, the theme was Pakistani brunch. Amazing event, amazing people, had so much fun and my heart is filled with happiness. During...

Delizioso… When I make something that’s really really really delicious, first I enjoy it with my man and the second thing I want to do is blog about it and share with you all. I’ve made this pizza a couple of hours ago for dinner, I don’t think I can get over with this pizza for a very long time. It’s one of the best pizzas I’ve...

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...

For all cheesecake lovers… I wanted to make my b’dy special by baking something special. I’d made a couple of fondant cakes in the last few months for my hubby’s b’day and for my friend’s daughter’s birthday. So, I was not up for making any fondant cake for my b’day. While browsing through my cake list, I found that...

Gluten free lasagna and it’s vegetarian… Wow, that was one devastating blow by hurricane Sandy. My heart goes out to all the victims and truly hope that things are going to be normal soon. It’s good to see people working hard around the clock to restore everything. My hearty prayers East Coast! Who would say no to lasagna? I love it and my man loves...