Category: Dessert

These Jammy White Chocolate Blondies Have a Surprise Ingredient That Takes Them Over the Top

If you’ve ever been to Lilia in Brooklyn, NY, you know that a forkful of Missy Robbins’ cacio e pepe is like being struck by cupid’s arrow, only it’s better because instead of falling in love with a person you’re falling in love with a big a pile of pasta. But it isn’t the copious…


This Unexpected Ingredient Is the Key to a Better Banana Bread

Banana bread gets a savory upgrade. Photo by Rocky Luten Miso is in vogue. From Nobu’s famous miso-marinated black cod, to fancy restaurant sauces and glazes, to miso caramel apples, no longer is Japan’s funky fermented soybean paste confined to the realm of soups. At home, I’m often to blame for spiking my family’s meals…


How to Make Mince Pies, the Stars of My Christmas Cookie Plate

Mince pies have a misleading name. (There, I said it.) For those unfamiliar with the classic British Christmas dessert, they’re little fabled tartlets the size of peanut butter cups, commonly filled with raisins, sultanas, cranberries, and other dried fruits, all macerated and cooked in heavily-spiced brandy or port. As their name suggests, mince pies traditionally…


Ginger Cinnamon Molasses Cookies – 2 Ways

I don’t think I have ever baked cookies as frequently as I am doing this year. Last weekend, I baked these Ginger Cinnamon Molasses Cookies with my little elf. It was crunchy, crumbly and the ratio of ginger with cinnamon was just perfect. At first, I was a little worried if Avyan will approve of…


Gajar Halwa | Carrot Pudding

This year, for the first time in a very long time, we are celebrating the festive season in full swing. Avyan is at an age where he can understand these things and he is also thoroughly enjoying it. Yesterday, we had a Diwali Potluck Party at our home and it was a blast. There were…


Best Chocolate Cake Recipes and Other Desserts

Mondays don’t exactly have the best rep. Like, no one says “case of the Mondays” and means “a sudden jolt of energy and joy that makes me smile forever.” But what if we gave Mondays a makeover? One so dramatic and full-scale that when we’re done, Tuesday will turn to the camera and give a…


One Bowl Olive Oil Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting

I am not much of a baker but I do have a few cake recipes that I can completely vouch for. This one bowl olive oil chocolate cupcake is one such recipe that I make quite often and has a lot of approvals from both adults and kids! The cupcakes come out fluffy and moist….


10 Indian Festive Desserts – Playful Cooking

My favorite time of the year is here and it’s the time for indulgence. So, get into your beautiful outfits, forget all the worries, catch up with friends, hug a little tighter and just be joyful! We can work on all those extra calories later. For now, just let loose and enjoy. So, here are…


Chai-Spiced Apple Skillet Cake – A Cozy Kitchen

This is the time of year where Los Angeles weather is totally erratic. One day it’ll be 90 degrees and then two days later you’l need a sweater and some hot coffee to get your day started. By now, I know which one I get excited about. I’m currently wearing a sweater so I feel…


Cheddar Rye Apple Hand Pies – A Cozy Kitchen

I gotta a new pie book in the mail and I LOVE IT! The world needs more pie, I think. Especially this week (and after last week) lol. Last year, I was in Chicago for work so I decided to take a quick trip to Detroit to visit my brother who had just moved there…


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