Category Archives: Holiday!

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Granny’s Chocolate Bar Cake

 This cake is my Grandmother’s recipe and we always had it for Thanksgiving and Christmas, but it’s Easter and it’s also my man’s birthday and I needed to bake a cake for the party.  He’s a chocoholic and I knew this cake would fit the bill.   I’ve never made it before, but I know all too […]

Papaya Shake
Papaya Shake

Papaya Milkshake is a thick, creamy and very healthy shake. It has high nutrition value of Papaya and goodness of milk. Papaya is one of the digestive fruit, which is rich in vitamin C, E, fibers, and antioxidants. Ingredients Prep time: 5 min Cook time: 2 min serves 1 Main Ingredients: Papaya and Cold Milk […]

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Paleo Apple Tarts with Cherries

Now that it’s autumn I’m really excited about baking. These apple tarts will satisfy any baking craving that you may have, while filling your house with the most amazing apple and cherry aroma. This recipe is really easy, quick and rewarding so give it a shot! You can add any fruit to it that your […]

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Crispy EASY Oven roasted chicken thighs

Occasionally I run across a recipe that is so foolproof and versatile…that it’s ‘where have you been all my life?’ This is one of those recipes. I haven’t actually followed the exact recipe, but I’ve done variations on it several times — the key is the technique. I will note that if your thighs are […]

Cranberry Gin Fizz
Cranberry Gin Fizz

I’m not sure where this originally came from (if you know, comment and I’ll update with the source!) but a friend sent this to me as a great holiday cocktail idea. I love the idea of cranberries and gin, and the color is so festive! Ingredients 1/2 c Fresh Cranberries 1/4 c Granulated Sugar 2 […]

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Valentine’s Day Potted Plant Ice-Cream Desserts

[editor note- Yeah, we’re late to publishing this for V-day, but it’s good any time!] Valentine’s Day is near. Say it with flowers, or how about making these fuss-free desserts to tease your the other half? Check out how easy it is to make these party treats in just 3 steps! Get the Recipe: Valentine’s […]

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Sweets for your Sweet! (Homemade Marshmallows)

A valentines re-run, originally published 2/10/2010 One of my favorite things to make during the holidays are marshmallows.  This year, I was busy taking care of a newborn and didn’t have time to indulge my candy-making yen. I thought it would be fun to do a Valentine’s day version.  These fluffy candy hearts are a […]

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Pecan Hazelnut Fudge Energy Bites

Very delicious no-bake fudge bites. Absolutely easy to make, energizing, and not so easy to put down. Once you eat one…well…make it and you will find out! From the original site: While I am plugging away trying to make Sweet n’ Savory Life the absolute best that it can be, I wanted to share with […]

How to make valentine's day cupcakes by hello naomi
Top cupcakes with fondant (valentine’s version)

Many people are intimidated by fondant, but it’s really not that hard to make really lovely cupcakes with fondant and a few simple techniques.  Hello Naomi did this great tutorial on making these simple cupcake toppers, perfect for valentine’s day.  The technique could of course be used for all sorts of occasions– you’re only limited […]

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Pomegranate Cranberry Punch

Pomegranate Cranberry Champagne Punch made with a fresh cranberry reduction, pomegranate juice and of course champagne! The perfect holiday drink! Get the Recipe: Pomegranate Cranberry Punch

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Cranberry Pomegranate Mojito

Holiday Cranberry Pomegranate Mojito made with fresh mint, cranberry reduction, pomegranate juice and fresh lime. Get the Recipe: Cranberry Pomegranate Mojito

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Ultra Thick and Chewy Ginger Sugar Cookies

Ultra Thick and Chewy Ginger Sugar Cookies. The perfect combination of a sugar cookie and a ginger cookie all in one! Get the Recipe: Ultra Thick and Chewy Ginger Sugar Cookies

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Paleo Pumpkin Bread

Fall is in the air and around here that means pumpkins. Here’s a paleo version of pumpkin bread, featured at WellATL, to get you in the spirit. From the original site: The challenge with pumpkin bread is to make sure it’s somewhat dense. With almond or nut flours, you’ll often end up with a version […]

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Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars made with a homemade graham cracker and gingersnap crust. Topped with whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon. It is the perfect dessert for fall! Get the Recipe: Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

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Pumpkin Spice Latte

A creamy latte made with real pumpkin, spices, and frothy milk. Get the Recipe: Pumpkin Spice Latte

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Chocolate Mousse

I thought of many desert recipes for the Valentine’s Day but I myself never prefer to get into baking mess at the last minute of my romantic meal so Chocolate Mousse is perfect desert for me when you want to sit, relax and enjoy your desert rather than concentrating on your oven. Prepare Chocolate Mousse […]

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Homemade Chai Ka Masala (Tea Spice)

This year for the first time I made Tea Masala at home luckily I had all the ingredients required in hand. A dash of Tea Masala can be used in cinnamon rolls, pumpkin pie, trifles or pumpkin cake, instead of opening different jars of spices it is always easy to add a teaspoon of Tea […]

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Spiced Almond Cookies

Smart cookies are strategic about holiday baking. These Spiced Almond Cookies are a classic holiday favorites and are great for gifting, it’s quick to make and turn out delicious and distinctive cookies, all sure to hit the sweet spot with family and friends. Their generous size makes them especially festive but they can be made […]

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Christmas Themed Pumpkin Cake

With Christmas just a few days away and my traditional Christmas Cake yet not gone into the oven, all thanks to my winter laziness and with the beginning of holiday season lot of friends drop by to wish us early Christmas before leaving for holidays and also winter break started for many of the kiddies […]

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Pumpkin Cheesecake Trifles

As already winters started everywhere, after Thanksgiving market is flooded with different variety of Pumpkins, whether it is Pumpkin Pie, Pumpkin Bread, Roasted Pumpkin Soup or Pumpkin Cheesecake, dishes with Pumpkin are always an all time classic. After making trifles I had some Pumpkin Puree in hand so I made Mini Pumpkin Cakes and decorated […]

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Raisin and Rosemary Mini Scones

A traditional Scottish quick bread, scones are welcome as a treat for breakfast or as a teatime snack with a cup of hot and steaming tea. Scones are easy to master, and make simple but mightily delicious teatime treats. Scones come in many sizes and flavors, sometimes I bake those classic quadrant shaped scones and […]

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Peanut Butter “Browndie”

Talking about these gorgeous Browndies, now you must be thinking what the hell is Browndie, so here’s the story for you… When I put them in the oven for baking till then they were suppose to be Blondies but then I got a call from my friend and by the time I checked my oven […]

Braised brisket in Guinness with loads of mushrooms served with champ
Braised brisket in Guinness with mushrooms

I have never really understood why or when celebrating Saint Patrick’s Day became more about food than drink, but in the spirit of exalting my Irish ancestry, I am cooking one of my favourite cheap cuts of meat, brisket, in a bit of the ruby stuff (Guinness is actually a deep red colour and not […]

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Chinese New Year Inari Age Laughing Prawns Salad

Why the name “Laughing Prawns”? In Cantonese, the word for prawn is Ha (虾); or in Mandarin, it sounds like 哈, which means laughter. So let’s all go “Hahaha!” with this refreshing sweet & sour appetizer! Ingredients: 12 medium Prawns 2 Hard-boiled Eggs 1 Green Apple ½ Mango (not too ripe so it’s sourish) 1 […]

homemade heart shaped donuts... cute for valentine's!
So cute! Homemade Heart Donuts

Quote: This might be a chubby thing to say, but honestly, can you think of a day that wouldn’t be a good day for donuts? I couldn’t either. As a result, I took it upon myself to update the everyday deliciousness that is donuts, and turned them into cute bite-sized treats perfect for this upcoming […]