This is an awesome recipe with awesome results! Its sweet, soft, crunchy and delicious, all in an oatmeal chocolate chunk cherry cookie. With all our Shelter in Place right now I am watching way more TV than I usually do and Ina Garten’s Barefoot Contessa is one of those shows I’ve been watching a lot lately to get inspiration for delicious feel-good recipes. I may have mentioned before that though her recipes are predominantly meat-based, I try to improvise and substitute her meat ingredients with vegetarian substitutes. However when it comes to Ina’s desserts I just follow her recipes as is, just as I did with this one. These oatmeal cookies are the best I’ve ever made! Soft, with crispy edges, chocolatey with tangy fruit flavor these cookies are deliciously good! Continue reading Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cherry Cookies
Let’s call this a ration recipe – a new term that I learnt recently from my daughter Anjali. Seems like a good time as any to share this wonderful recipe again especially as many of us seem to be in a rationing type of mode lately. Continue reading Australian and New Zealand Army Corps Biscuits – ANZAC Cookies.
Are you like me and love thin mints? Especially those delectable girls scout cookies? I absolutely love those minty cookies!! I wait all year to buy them from girls scouts who are usually selling them outside grocery stores. Minty chocolate all enrobed around a crunchy cookie – these are so addicting and I love them so much that I can never stop at just one, or two or three! It’s a good thing I only buy them once a year 😀. Now, I am in a quandary. Because I’ve found the easiest recipe possible to make these thin mint cookies at home at anytime of the year! Continue reading Homemade Copycat Girls Scout Thin Mint Cookies
Hello, hello, how are we all doing? Still hanging in there with Social Distancing? We are all going along doing our part, and we are doing a great job from the news articles I am reading. It’s the beginning of week 4 in the Bay Area of our Shelter in Place. If you are wondering if all these measures are working, these excerpts gives us a glimpse of hope that it is. Continue reading Tried and True and Some New. Week 4 of Social Distancing
Chocolate chips cookies – the all-American cookie is a favorite cookie of many a kid and adult alike. Crunchy on the outside, soft on the inside, with sweet chocolate chips, all melted in a cookie. This is one feel-good sweet treat. There are so many recipes out there for chocolate chip cookies that one can find countless recipes for the ultimate chocolate-chip cookie in cookbooks and online, and they are all great recipes – how can you go wrong with sugar, butter, chocolate, and dough?. Here is one more chocolate-chip cookie recipe to add to your chocolate-chip cookie recipe library. Continue reading Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies Anyone?
Soft crumbly almond orange bars are a flourless almond torte/brownie like dessert made with all the goodness of crushed almonds. I got the idea for this almond bar when I was making a Spanish almond cake called Tarta de Santiago—Galicia. The almond cake was wonderfully fluffy and light but it took 6 eggs to make it that way and I thought let me try and make a version with just 2 eggs and alter the recipe a bit. Here I was trying to figure out if anyone would like this almond bar like cake when a funny thing happened; the family started trying it and absolutely loved it! Continue reading Almond Orange Bars
Making donuts at home isn’t easy especially as it involves so much frying, that’s why when I came across a no-fry donut recipe it got my attention. Cinnamon baked donuts is a recipe I came across on Ina Garten’s Food Network show Barefoot Contessa. Ina describes her recipe as the easiest no-fry donuts ever. Folks, these are awesome donuts! Even better is how easy, quick and delicious these donuts are to make. Just mix dry ingredients, then mix wet ingredients, combine them together and bake! That’s it. This recipe is so easy it will become your new favorite donut recipe. Warm donuts right out of the oven and then coated with cinnamon sugar, these taste heavenly on a Sunday morning with a good cup of coffee. Give it a try! Continue reading Cinnamon Cardamom Baked Donuts
Chunky, moist, sweet and spicy, these ginger bars are awesome accompanied with a warm cup of tea for a winner of a cozy combination ☕️ 🍪. These delicious spicy ginger bars have golden raisins, candied ginger, molasses, warming spices, and dark rum – doesn’t all this make your mouth water 😋? Spicy Ginger Bars from my favorite celebrity chef Ina Garten came to mind this week as its been cold and rainy and there is something about cold wintery days that makes me crave warming spices like nutmeg, ginger and cinnamon. This is an awesome sweet treat to make when the weather gets cold and all you want is something sweet with a warm cup of tea. The best part is these bars are easy to make and taste great! Continue reading Spicy Ginger Hermit Bars
Looking to make some homemade energy bites that taste positively yummy with loads of all-natural ingredients such as nuts and superseeds – give these cardamom, raisin and nut superseed truffles a try. Packed with a variety of nuts, lots of superseeds such as chia seeds and flax meal, and lightly sweetened from honey and raisins, these are really really delicious energy bites and make for the perfect snack time treat. Continue reading Raisin Nut Cardamom Superseed Truffles
Pistachio Cardamom Cookies! Need I say more? Wholesome pistachios and sweet cardamom in a shortbread cookie – positively delicious. I asked my daughter Sri to make these pistachio cookies for the holidays from a cookie book called Indulgence Cookies by Christabel Martin. This is a cute little cookbook with all the right type of cookie recipes – meaning each recipe is made with good wholesome ingredients and nothing complicated. With simple easy to follow instructions, lovely aroma of cardamom, crunch of pistachios, and a little edge from the lemon zest, all this makes a grown up not-too-sweet cookie, perfect to have with a warm cup of tea. Continue reading Pistachio Cardamom Cookies