Kerala Style Beef Cutlet

Beef Cutlets are always a hit in any gathering. They were one of the main starter dishes on special occasions among the Christian community in Kerala during my childhood days. They used to be served with ‘challas'(thinly sliced onion and green chillies in vinegar). They are always a common presence in the Christmas and Easter…

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The Story of a Checkerboard Birthday Cake

I baked this checkerboard fantasy cake for my birthday girl last week. She was turning 9 years old. She likes marble cake and has been asking me to bake a marble cake for her 9th birthday. I am not sure if its the marble effect in the cake or the wonderful combination of chocolate and…

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Custard Condensed Milk Buttercream Frosting

This is one of my favorite frosting recipe to frost my cakes. If I have to whip up a frosting in a hurry without getting in a cloud of powdered sugar, then this custard based vanilla buttercream is my go to recipe. Once the custard is ready, it’s just a matter of beating butter and…

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Chicken Pepper Roast

Hailing from the land of spices, we have a strong liking for spices in our food. Our favorite is black pepper and we make a variety of pepper based dishes. My husband loves recipes with a dominant pepper flavor and if I borrow his words, this is our favorite “Nalla kurumulakitt varattiyedutha chicken roast” which…

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Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

I have been thinking of sharing a recipe for cupcakes with you from the day I started blogging. I always feel that cupcakes are a very cute way of sharing our joy with others. A tiny piece of cake frosted with icing and wrapped in a beautiful colored wafer paper. We bake cake and cut…

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Crispy Chocolate Chip Cookies

I bake chocolate chip cookies very often as they are a favorite of my kids. They insist me to take them along for grocery shopping. They would promise that they won’t make any demands. But as we enter the snacks aisle, they lose their control and slowly opens up a list of demands. The first…

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Ground Beef Tacos

I tasted tacos for the first time when I visited a friend. She served me ground beef tacos and on my first bite, I fell in love. I loved the combination of crispy corn tortillas with a juicy beef filling topped with sour cream and veggies. If you can load your needed proteins, veggies and…

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