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Top 5 Homemade Chocolates To Indulge In

  Do you know of anybody who doesn’t like chocolates? Hardly! This delicious treat is not only a favorite for children, but also for grown-ups. Just a single bite of it elevates your mood and makes you forget everything else... -

6 Tips For Making The Perfect Burger At Home

Burgers are simply…Amazing! This has been the common sentiment expressed by thousands of people from the time this humble fast food has succeeded in setting our taste buds ringing. But try to replicate this yummy snack at home and you are in for a... -

Top 5 Flavorful Pork Dishes To Make

  Pork is one of the most favoured dishes around the globe. Despite the fact that it is red meat, pork is rich in protein, thiamine, and zinc - all of which contribute greatly toward good health. Therefore, consuming it less... -

Top 5 Mushroom Recipes To Enjoy

  You have probably heard that mushrooms are a good source of fiber, vitamins, and minerals. However, with the many varieties available in the market, are you confused which ones to buy and what to cook? If yes, you aren’t... -

How To Make Mac N Cheese With 0 Cooking Skills

What’s the world’s greatest comfort food? 80% of all Americans are going to scream Mac N cheese  without batting an eyelid for sure. But how do you differentiate between the fancy, truffle encrusted Mac N gourmet cheese ... -

Top 5 Salmon Main Dishes To Enjoy

  When it comes to cooking fish, salmon is the first thing that comes to the mind. Being rich in flavor and texture, it is often the most preferred fish to cook for any occasion. It is also abundant in nutrients such as niacin,... -

Diy - Make Your Own Nutella!

  If there is one versatile dessert spread that is loved by people around the world, it is Nutella! Spread it on a toast, add it to a sandwich, mix it with fresh fruits, use it in baking, or simply scoop out a spoonful... -

Top 5 Delicious Pasta Recipes To Make Anytime!

  Is there anyone out there who doesn’t love pasta? We all do, don’t we! Pasta can be cooked in so many different ways to appeal to our taste and needs. If you have always wanted to cook some real good pasta and want to know... -

5 Salad Dressings That Can Make A Difference

Would you care to have a bowl of crisp lettuce heads and fresh tomatoes for lunch? What about adding a handful of nuts and a bunch of spinach leaves to it too? Well, the sight of a salad may not excite you unduly especially, when you are thinking of the main... -

How To Achieve Pancake Perfection

A stack of golden brown pancakes  with a jug of maple juice on the side! Reminds you of heavenly bliss, doesn’t it? But do you know the art of turning out a fantastic flapjack for breakfast? Or does the  perfect pancake... -

Diy Fortune Cookies For New Year Party

  Who doesn’t love a little prediction into the future? Whether it turns out true or not, there is definitely a sheer thrill in reading about what’s in store for you, isn’t it? Why not try some fun predictions for your... -

How To Roll A Cake Roulade

Roulades  or rolled cakes are fun indeed! Sure, you love the look of the beautiful jam or cream centerpiece as you slice it out, but rolling the sponge cake around your favorite filling is also a great activity , especially, if you happen to... -

Oreo Marries Rice

“East is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall meet,” lamented Rudyard Kipling many years ago. But the situation has changed drastically over the years with each half of the globe doing their best to appreciate the other. This... -

Top 10 Fall-tastic Pear Recipes

Autumn or fall is not just about Apples. It’s about the Pear too. Pear is as much an autumn fruit as the apple but the latter does steal the thunder in most places. If you are ready to explore the options with Pears too, you would be amazed to see how... -

5 Different Biryanis

Biryani is perhaps one of the most popular and widely adapted dishes of the world. No wonder then that it is cooked and eaten by all these names – Turkish Pilaf, Iranian Biryani, Malaysian Biryani, Kashmiri Yakhni Biryani and so on. Its origin may have... -

Top 10 Apple Recipes

The days have become shorter, the nip is in the air and newly picked apples adorn the tablescape in most households. To welcome autumn and kick start Fall-o-ween, we have made a list of our 10 Most Popular Apple recipes. Be it a Gala, a McIntosh or a... -

Mimosa Jelly Shots For A Boozy Party

Excited at holding a girls’ night out? What about alcohol? Should you serve it? Sure, you will have to, but not in the boring way of pouring the golden liquid into big tankards or camouflaging it with an array of brightly colored fruit juices a la ... -

10 Back-to-school Breakfast Ideas

It’s time to kick start a new school year and moms everywhere are looking for easier ways to get back to the new routine all over again. It goes without saying that breakfast is a challenge for most of them. We all know that eating a healthy breakfast can... -

Tea Bag Cookies In A Cup

Tea and cookies  make a delightful combo, in fact you just cannot sip on the refreshing, hot beverage without trying to dip a cookie in it first. Here is a delicious union of the two ; an excellent shortbread  cookie that is shaped like a teabag ... -

10 Back To School Lunch Ideas

It’s Back to School time of the year again and moms everywhere are scampering hard to come up with a lunch box menu that is healthy, filling and exciting. Just to make your life a little easier we have put together a list of 10 such things that can be the... -

Potatoes 6 Different Ways

We all love potatoes, but sometimes it can seem like we are constantly preparing them the same way: mashed, roasted, fried, or baked. Although these are the traditional methods of preparation, it doesn't mean that we can't jazz them up a little bit!... -

Cooking For Yourself – Some Tips And Tricks

    Are you somebody who cooks for your own self? If yes, making a meal for yourself might seem like drudgery, often pushing you to buying something at a fast food joint. But wait, cooking for a single person can be made interesting and... -

Festive 4th Of July Frozen Treats

The 4 th of July weekend is probably the most festive summer weekend for one and all. Friends, Family, Fireworks and loads of Fun. Now as much as you would like to gorge on those grilled and barbecued goodies and patriotic pies and desserts, cooling off... -

Cardinal Rules For Brewing A Perfect Cup Of Coffee

Coffee is the hot, liquid fire that keeps us going throughout the day. Learning to make it perfectly is an added bonus! However, the scalding, bitter liquid on your tongue can do much to ease your tensions and get rid of your morning blues , if you... -

Top 5 No-bake Desserts

The Summer Sun is all set to greet and meet you. Long happy days are knocking at the door. Kids are at home and giggles and laughs are resounding from every corner of the house. And you know that you are in charge of helping everyone make some warm food... -

How To Cook For One Without Wasting Food

Single status is on the rise with both men and women trying to guard their independence zealously. Staying single is fine, but how do you cope with the responsibilities that come with it? Trying to eat healthy , for instance? Or, mustering up the will... -

Top 5 Cake Ideas For Father's Day

Father’s Day is here and you definitely have your plans in place already. A hearty breakfast for Dad, a hike or a swim together and a laid back lunch while soaking up the sun. Sounds perfect, isn’t it?  Well, we do not think so. What about a special cake... -

Make Your Own Kimchi At Home

The heat of the summer affecting your appetite? Try adding a little kimchi to your soups and stews and you will instantly be spooning the dish down. Yes, the famous Korean pickled cabbage or tong baechu kimchi , as it is known, is a great fermented dish ... -

Tips To Make Cold Brewed Coffee

The thought of lazing on a sea beach with a tall glass of perfectly brewed cold coffee on a hot summer day is definitely welcome. But the feeling that you get after downing the cold beverage is not so pleasant, unfortunately. The acidity of the brew kicks... -

5 Guilt-free Desserts, 150 Calories And Under

If you have an unreliable sweet tooth that causes you to stray every time you set your eyes on anything sweet, seek consolation in the fact that you are not alone. Most of us go weak in our knees when it comes to decadent desserts. And every time you give in... -

How To Cook Without Oil

Cooking with less oil is something that we all try to do. But can you imagine cooking with no oil at all? Why do we need to do that?And how you on earth can we do it? Well, here are the answers:   Why Give Up Cooking Oil? ... -

Our Top 5 Pin-worthy Grilling Recipes

With warmer weather approaching, it's time to get your grills fired up and ready for summer! Nothing brings a family or party together like an outdoor BBQ, provided that the food is good, the drinks are flowing, and there is plenty of shade. That's... -

Cooking Uncovered With Chef Miriam

Welcome to my Canadian recipe blog. I am dedicating this blog to all my food friends, both Canadian and International, who share my passion for delicious, nutritious, home-cooked food . Please click on the print friendly button on any of the recipe blogs for... -

Top 10 Summertime Popsicle Recipes

Summer is here and so is the time for getting creative with the freezer.  Take out those Popsicles molds lying unused at the back of the kitchen cabinet, roll up your sleeves and get busy making some of the most colorful and delectable summertime treats you... -

Bake Your Own Biscuits!

There is nothing like the smell of freshly baked biscuits wafting through your home. Those of you who are avid bakers will know how invigorating the delicious smell of baking cookies is and for those who have never experienced it, read on! ... -

Tacos For Everyone!

Whether you like beef tacos, pork tacos, fish tacos, chicken tacos or even lentil tacos, we've got you covered! We've collected some of our favorite recipes for each category and just in time for Cinco de Mayo, so dig in!    ... -

10 Irresistible Cookie Recipes

  Cookies are small bites of bliss that can be enjoyed any time of the day. Crunchy, crumbly and moist, cookies can vary in texture and flavor. Complement them with your drink of choice and remember, you don’t have to be a kid to enjoy them... -

Pickled Garlic Cloves

In northern China, there is a popular custom — ‘ Making Pickled Garlic Cloves ’ in winter. As the saying goes: do not eat garlic while eating meat because the nutritional benefits will be halved automatically. But it is not easy for many people to... -

How To Make A Lighter Pie Crust

  What do you like the most about a homemade pie, apart from the filling, of course? The pie-crust, what else! When you attempt making a pie at home, so lovingly, your main aim is to get a flaky pie-crust, which comes from fat particles... -

How To Make Tomato Sauce In A Jiffy!

  Whenever you sit down to have a comfortable meal of pasta or think of biting into a juicy burger, you invariably reach out for the quintessential bottle of tomato sauce. The comfort sauce that can make even the most unappetizing dish palatable!... -

The Cheater’s Dinner Party Menu

There are those days when you want to cook for your guests and there are those when you simply want to order in from a nearby take-out joint and be done with it. And that is fine, except when you are known to cook well and your guests expect their meal to be... -

Coffee In A Cake!

There is nothing more comforting than a steaming mug of milky, sweet-yet-bitter coffee after a long and tiresome day. And what better accompaniment to this mug of refreshing brew than a light airy cake, topped with whipped coffee flavoured cream? No... -

Irish Soda Bread

Ireland is commonly known for their love of Guinness and potatoes. Yet they are also widely known for their traditional Irish Soda Bread. The bread has been a staple in their culture for hundreds of years. Irish mums started their day with preparing bread.... -

The Advantages Of Using An Online Gift Company

With the festive season coming up, gifts are on everyone’s minds. You want to pick the perfect gift for everyone this year and you want it all to be very easy. You may think that it will be stressful but it doesn’t have to be that way. ... -

Roasted Rosemary Potatoes

Roasted Rosemary Potatoes Serves 4 Prep Time – 5 minutes Cook Time – 30 minutes approximately Recipe Ingredients: 5-6 small red Idaho potatoes, sliced into small circles Fresh rosemary leaves ... -

"how To Make Sushi - The Basics" Cookbook Will Simplify Your Sushi-making Experience

    The Japan Food Channel has released a Kindle ebook, How to Make Sushi - The Basics , and beginning today, for a limited time, the download will be FREE . This cookbook features sushi recipes that are practical and easy to... -

Substitutes To Prepare Sugar Free Cherry Pie

    A sugar-free cherry pie may sound like an oxymoron to you but due to increasing health concerns, you cannot enjoy  these  sugary desserts like before. Are you looking for sugar substitutes for your favorite pie? Here are... -

How To Cook Dried Beans Perfectly

Knowing how to cook dried beans properly will significantly reduce their gas-producing potential, and can save you a huge amount of money over canned beans. Dried beans also avoid any added salt, preservatives and potential chemicals of... -

Spring Pesto

Spring Pesto Do you see little green clusters popping up in your garden? As I walk around I see over-wintered thyme, tall garlic chives, spicy oregano, blooming rosemary, vigorous Flat Leaf Italian Parsley, just planted basil, Pineapple Sage,... -

Tips To Prepare Low Calorie Lemon Pie

The citrusy sweet flavor of lemon pie is irresistible, but for those who are trying to manage weight or simply eat healthy, the yummy slice of pie is just a method of piling calories. What if there was a way to enjoy the taste and keep the calories at bay?... -

Tips To Prepare Low Calorie Fish Pie

Planning to quit eating fish pie just because it has a high calorie content? You would be missing out on the abundant health benefits that fish has to offer, why not switch to a low calorie fish pie recipe instead. It is not only rich in protein, but also... -

Resident Chef Contest Main Dish Entry Winner – Doi Mach

  Forsaking age-old recipes for the new and unknown is not something that interests me. Hence, I go back to eating the timeless dishes whenever I can. However, some of them are too time consuming and cooking them requires patience... -

Resident Chef Contest Appetizer Entry 2nd Winner - Khandvi

  “What do you call this and how do you make it?” was what I asked when I first tasted the yellow colored soft roll which was all covered with coconut.   “It is called Khandvi” said Anisha. ... -

Resident Chef Contest Main Dish Entry 2nd Winner - Marinated Chicken Leg Curry

  How can I forget last weekend, spent at my maternal home! Last weekend was really rocking when I and my sister went to our maternal home, along with our little kids, to refresh our old memories. It was after a long time we had such a great and... -

Resident Chef Contest Dessert Entry 2nd Winner - Puli Pithe (coconut Dumplings In Sweetened Milk)

Bengali cuisine is famous all over the world, mostly for its array of delicate dessert preparations. Puli Pithe or coconut dumplings in sweetened milk – is one such delicacy, which every Bengali would die for. It is a time-consuming and elaborate... -

Resident Chef Contest Dessert Entry Winner - Crunchy Banana Chocolate Candies

  Fruits were never my favorite as a kid and bananas were something I ran miles away from. But mom was forever smart. She knew well how to make me eat this nutrition loaded fruit without having to play hide and seek with me, trying in vain, to... -

Mutabbak (buttery Phyllo Dessert With Melted Cheese, Pistachios, And Sweet Lemon Syrup)

If you ever get the chance to visit a Middle Eastern home, you will be welcomed with warmth, respect, and hospitality. Most likely they will also ensure that you are well fed. For dinner guests, hosts entertain with trays upon trays of appetizers, lamb,... -

Spaghetti Recipes 3 Of My Favorite Spaghetti Recipes

Who doen't like spaghetti? I can't think of anyone in the world that does not like spaghetti.I eat some kind of spaghetti dish at least twice a week and I have hundreds of pasta recipes at my disposal so that I am never bored and I don't... -

Tips To Make Homemade Crunch Bars

We all have tasted crunch bars at some time or the other and cannot deny its addiction. These are chocolaty delights with a slight crunch that makes them even more delicious. Preparing these  bars at home is easy and if you master it really well, you... -

Tips To Make Homemade Skor

If you are looking for some interesting finger food s  and delicious goodies for the next Christmas, you can try preparing skors at home. These are delicious candy like desserts, prepared mainly with soda crackers and chocolate chips... -

Tips To Make Homemade Cheez It

We love to carry Cheez-It, popular snack crackers marketed by Kellogs,  to  our parties and often pack them for long drives and picnics. But what if you can prepare these super delicious snacks at home? Homemade goodies are always healthier and... -

Tips To Make Homemade Oreo

A delicious cookie with a rich filling – this is what makes Oreos so special. Preparing these cookies at home is also simple – you just need to know the right process, gather the ingredients, bake them rightly and you are done. Oreo is prepared by... -

Tips To Make Homemade Licorice

If you know the right way to use licorice   root you will be able to prepare a very nice candy using it and anise   . This was previously used as a medicine to cure  flu and cold – this is one of the main reasons why... -

Tips To Make Homemade Corn Nuts

One can serve corn nuts with tea,  to kids as an after school snack and can also carry them along on picnics and car trips. Corn nuts can be prepared at home too and with a little practice and patience these can turn out to be... -

Tips To Make Homemade Churros

Doughnut like treats which look quite similar to the horns of a churro sheep are loved by all. The problem lies in preparing them – most of us believe that these cant be prepared at home and even if they are prepared, they don’t don’t turn out so... -

Tips To Make Homemade Energy Bars

Need instant energy from something really delicious or desire to make something quickly to surprise your guests and showcase your culinary skills– homemade energy bars will be your solution! These make excellent munchies and can be packed for your... -

Tips To Make Homemade Pumpkin Seeds

Nothing can be as better as  roasted pumpkin seeds  If you can prepare  them at home.  These are rich in antioxidants and essential nutrients which will help you to stay healthy and fit. If you do choose to prepare these at home, here are some quick... -

Tips To Make Homemade Sunflower Seeds

You can make several jars of roasted sunflower seeds at home and present them as an inexpensive ‘Thank you’ gift and even as a Christmas gift. However, if you do not have any idea about the process of roasting the exciting seeds at home or... -

Tips To Make Homemade Twix

We all are fond of chocolate bars like Twix -  manufactured by Mars. What if you can prepare these at home? These are usually made using biscuit finger and are well topped with caramel and are smoothly coated with milk chocolate. Here are some... -

Tips To Make Homemade Macaroons

If you are looking forward to something really interesting and unique for your dessert recipe, you can try out making macaroons at home. These are baked confections which are quite light and look very similar to cookies or small cakes. In case you would... -

Tips To Make Homemade Fruit Snacks

Whenever you feel hungry or desire to munch something – it’s best to have homemade fruit snacks . These are healthy and have no extra calories which can be harmful for your body. Moreover, you can prepare them at home, whenever you feel like and serve... -

Tips To Make Homemade Samosas

The popularity of Samosas as an Indian snack has spread far and wide. In fact, samosas or the delicious deep fried dough with a filling is not only prepared in restaurants, but can also be easily prepared at home by following a few, simple steps. ... -

Tips To Make Homemade Candy Canes

It is easy to purchase candy canes as they are easily available at stores but  nothing can be more when  you succeed in making them at home. In case you have faced difficulties in preparing them in the past or you plan to try these out... -

Tips To Make Homemade Jelly Beans

In spite of so many varieties of candies and chocolates entering the market – jelly beans ( semi soft, bean shaped, fruit flavored candies) still continue to top the list of kids priorities for sweet delights. Homemade jelly beans ... -

Tips To Make Homemade Candy Bars

Families with kids will agree that they spend quite a few dollars every month on candy bars ! This is one of the main reasons of women trying out homemade candy bars ( loaded with creamy caramel, peanut nougat and salty... -

Tips To Make Homemade Taffy

Kids love taffy and   nothing can be better  if you can prepare these at home. Homemade taffy or the chewy and stretchable candy is easy to make .     You are sure to get the best ones w ith a little practice and patience,  In... -

Tips To Make Homemade Sandwiches

One of the most common food items served at restaurants and prepared at homes,  with just two slices of bread and a delicious filling is our humble sandwich.. You might have prepared these at home several times using the same ingredients and getting the same... -

Tips To Make Homemade Scones

You must have heard about scones -  a popular quick bread, mainly from Scotland, prepared using oatmeal, barley or wheat. These can be made at home in different shapes, sizes and flavor too. The main advantage of homemade scones is that these... -

Tips To Make Homemade Caramels

The   super delicious dark brown confectionary prepared using sugar and butter are known as caramels. These can be easily prepared at home in a variety of flavors and stored as sauces or  toppings f or desserts. We have some... -

Tips To Make Homemade Pastries

A number of baked products in the form of tarts and small cakes are often referred to as pastries. These can be made at home in the form of flaky, puffed, choux, shortcrust and filo – each one of them having its own texture and flavor.... -

Tips To Make Homemade Confections

The  sweet goodies prepared using fruits, nuts, chocolate and cream are known as confections collectively. Making them at home can be a real delight not only for yourself but also for your family. Make as many varieties as you wish and stock them – for... -

Tips To Make Homemade Nachos

If you are fond of corn you must have tried out nachos!  These are  popular corn based snacks  commonly included in a   Mexican menu . Homemade nachos are prepared in many different styles and  are tortilla chips  usually covered with salsa and... -

Tips To Make Homemade Rice Krispie Treats

Looking for easy ideas snacks or desserts? Rice krispie treats  in the form of cakes, bars or square, using mainly butter, margarine or melted butter can be your answer.  These treats are often prepared at home – many times using cereals and... -

Tips To Make Homemade Gummy Bears

Kids love this rubbery textured confectionery, which is quite similar to a jelly baby. Gummy bears  are popular gelatin based candies that can be prepared at home too. It is 2 centimeter in length and takes the shape of a bear, making it really special... -

Tips To Make Homemade Bounty

Looking for some sweet goodies for your next party or just to surprise your guests or family? Try to make the popular chocolate Bounty bars created by Mars Incorporated and sold worldwide, at home. Yes, making this at home is easy... -

Tips To Make Homemade Beef Jerky

Do you believe that making beef jerky at home is a tough task? It is not actually – you just need to know a few tricks and tips to make your task easy . Once you get the nuances of preparing it, making preparations for home party... -

Tips To Make Homemade Tootsie Roll

One of the most popular childhood treats is a Tootsie roll! These are sweet chocolate candies in the form of logs. What if you can prepare these at home? We have some very handy tips and ideas for anyone trying to make these delicious goodies at... -

Tips To Make Homemade Chocolate Truffles

If you know to make the delicious chocolate truffles at home, it can be real surprise treat for your family and friends, whenever you feel. No more spending dollars to purchase these from the supermarket and start enjoying these truffles at home. Here are... -

Tips To Make Butter Balls For A Perfect Dinner Party

Despite being loaded with calories, the appetizing and rich butter balls make a tasty addition to your dinner party menu . Elegant delicacies, the savory and creamy fried balls form delightful eats. Here are few tips that you can  keep handy while trying... -

Tips To Make Homemade Snack Mix

Looking for newer ways of preparing a  snack mix ? This is one of those few items which we look forward to especially while watching movies or enjoying othe r  leisurely moments with friends.... -

Tips To Make Homemade Creme Egg

We all look forward to crème egg during Christmas and nothing can be better if you know how to make them perfectly at home. If you have tried to prepare these  delightful treats previously and could not quite manage it, here are some... -

Tips To Make Almond Joy

You have always been crazy about the Hershey’s Almond Joy bar as a kid. The wonderful flavor of sweet condensed milk together with coconut is still fresh on your tongue, right?  Well, you are not a child anymore so it is well within your means to rustle up... -

Tips To Make Homemade Mars

Preparing Mars bars at home can be real fun and satisfying too! You can try these out for your kid’s birthday party   or just for satisfying your sweet cravings. Some easy tips and ideas can help you to prepare these bars easily.... -

Tips To Make Homemade Corn Chips

Nothing can be as delicious as the  corn chips made at home. These make perfect snacks for serving during tea-time. Many people complain of not getting the perfect crunchiness and taste even after trying several times. Here are some ideas and tips... -

Tips To Make Homemade Milano

In case you are not aware – Milanos are cookies which are slightly crumbly and have a very refreshing taste of chocolate and mint with an amazing freshness. If you have purchased these from your local supermarkets and wondering if it was possible to prepare... -

Tips To Make Homemade Kit Kat

Nothing can be as delicious and satisfying as the Kit Kat bars prepared at home. Yes, these can be made perfect, just like you purchase them from your store. Our easy tips will help you to prepare them in the right way – try these out and enjoy! ... -

Tips To Make Homemade Fritos

Fritos - the famous crunchy corn chips can now  be easily prepared at home and that too in their original taste. You are surely going to be pleased to make them so easily.  Here are some easy tips for those who have not prepared these earlier and... -

Tips To Make Homemade Butterfinger

If you are fond of sweet goodies, you must have tried out making butterfingers at home. The most common problem faced during the process is to get the right quantity of crunchiness.Here are a few tips which will help you to make these properly and you can... -

Tips To Make Homemade Thin Mints

How many times have you stared at the  thin mints box during Girl Scout Cookie season and wonder how they do it? Well, we're here to bring you some good news: you can also easily make these delicious cookies at home! Below... -

Tips To Make Homemade Fig Newtons

Have you tried making Fig Newtons at home   , the delicious fig-rolled pastry at home with disappointing results?? Many of us find it extremely tough to make these at home, especially the filling. Here are some tips which might... -