Chocolate Chunk Blondies

Barefoot Contessa Recipe, Ina Garten recipe, blogging marathon, baking marathon, fire up the oven

As I mentioned in my last post, starting today I am doing a month long baking marathon, Monday to Saturday taking a break on Sundays. The only criteria that has to be met for this baking marathon is that all the baking/cooking has to be done in the oven. There are no sub themes and […] more

“Fire up the Oven” this April – BM#51

Fire up the oven all April

This is my first post this year and yes, it is been that long, exactly 3 months since I last updated the blog. Why this long hiatus from blogging? Well, I went to homeland in mid Jan, came back only three weeks ago and since then I have been busy preparing for next month’s mega […] more

Boterkoek ~ Dutch Butter Cake

Dutch Butter Cake, Bake-a-thon, International Food Challenge

For this month’s International Food Challenge, Saraswathi challenged us with some Dutch delicacies. I wanted to do a bake that I can use for today’s bake-a-thon. Today happens to be the last day of the bake-a-thon and I am ending it on a sweet note. I was debating between a cookie and cake and when […] more

Pigs in a Blanket ~ Mini Hot Dog Rolls

Mini Hot Dog Rolls,

Few years ago I use to watch Food Network a lot and in one of the episodes Paula Dean had made these hot dog rolls or pigs in a blanket. Do not ask me these are called pigs in a blanket. Sausages or links are rolled in dinner rolls dough and and then baked. Those […] more

Alfajores ~ Dulce de Leche Sandwich Cookies

Dulce de Leche Sandwich Cookies

Alfajores are sandwich cookies popular in many Latin American countries. I had bookmarked Gayathri’s recipe when she had posted it during the month long International Cuisine back in September. She made it eggless and I followed the original recipe which had egg yolks. Cookies are sandwiched with Dulce de Leche. Dulce de Leche is condensed […] more

Honey Oats Bread

Honey Oats Bread 1

Veena had suggested this honey oats bread for this month’s blogging marathon theme, tame the yeast. Though I am not part of this month’s blogging marathon, I wanted to bake the bread. Veena had made the recipe from Bakingdom and I followed that recipe. Veena had pretty much followed that recipe to T and so […] more

Oven Roasted Vegetables

Oven Roasted Vegetables, Bake-a-thon,

Today I have an easy breezy recipe. I make this once in a while as a side dish when I grill some meats and also when I do not have a vegetable dish to go with rice, such as yesterday. I served these vegetables with some Indian fried rice and some grilled fish. These roasted […] more

Spicy Petite Popovers

Popovers, Bake-a-thon, CCChallenge

Few month ago I made rosemary popovers and both of us liked them. I made them again with various herbs and flavors. When I made those popovers, I bought a Nordic Ware petite popover pan. Today’s recipe came with that pan. I made this recipe couple of weekends ago when my 4 year old nephew, […] more

Salted Chocolate Chip Quinoa Cookies

Chocolate Quinoa Coconut Cookies, Bake-a-thon,

Today’s, bake is a vegan quinoa cookies prepared with flax egg and coconut oil. I used regular chocolate chips and can be made vegan replacing it with vegan chocolate. These cookies have a very soft texture and crumble very fast. This is the first time I used Quinoa flour and loved the nutty flavor. Source: […] more

Apple Cake

Apple Cake, Apple Cake in Bundt Pan, Bake-a-thon

In one of FB groups, whenever someone requests a recipe for apple cake, one of my virtual friends V always recommends Padma’s apple cake. I never got an opportunity to bake the cake until 10 days ago. The made 1/3rd of the recipe in my mini bundt pan and it was delicious. The cake is […] more