Sweet Treats

Sweets for your Sweet! (Homemade Marshmallows)

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 great alternative to those store-bought message candies we’ve all gro…

Pecan Hazelnut Fudge Energy Bites

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 you another recipe for truffles, bites, whatever you want to call them. Remember last time I couldn’t s…

Cathedral Candy Clusters

Cathedral Candy Clusters

This is a quick and simple dessert cluster that you can make for a crowd. Got a last minute invite to a party? Work friends requesting a dessert? Need a sweet treat that is great for a gift? This is it!!!! From the original site: These easy clusters are a favorite for holidays around my house. They are the first treat requested by my hubby. And that says a lot because he is not a dessert person. I know, I know……

Carrot Halwa/Gajar Ka Halwa

Carrot Halwa/Gajar Ka Halwa

Carrot Halwa is one of the most famous and delicious Indian sweet dishes. I have heard from one of my north Indian friend that It was first introducedcarrot halwa during the Mughal period and the name originates from an Arabic word “Halwa”, which means “sweet” and it is made from carrot so that it is known as Gajar ka Halwa (meaning pudding of carrot or Halwa of carrot). It is also a traditional indian dessert t…

Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with Pomegranate Syrup

Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with Pomegranate Syrup

Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with Pomegranate Syrup will brighten any day! Moist and infused with a great citrus flavor, these pancakes make an amazing weekend treat. Ingredients: For the syrup: 3/4 cup pomegranate juice 3/4 cup water 1/2 cup sugar Zest from 1/2 lemon For the pancakes: 1/2 cup ricotta cheese 1/2 cup milk 2 eggs, separated 3/4 cup all-purpose flour 1/8 cup sugar 1/2 tablespoon baking powder 1/8…

Creamy Avocado Smoothie - Perfectly Paleo & Vegan

Creamy Avocado Smoothie – Perfectly Paleo & Vegan

I’ve never really been a big smoothie fan. It just seemed like a quick way to drink a whole bunch of calories, and i’m not really into sweet drinks. But I’m doing a Fall fitness challenge this month at FitWit, and I’m trying to eat healthy and get all my fruits and veggies in. So I figured why not come up with a good smoothie that gets your veggies in, with minimal fruit and extra sugar, a…

Low Fat Plum Brownies

Low Fat Plum Brownies

I searched for some low calorie recipe of brownie and end up with this Low Fat version, with some plums in hand and frozen cranberries I got excited about adding a splash of red with plums and cranberries in my brownie, with this Plum Brownie I think I should end my Plum experiments until next season of stone fruits, I don’t want my readers to come back and complain about my obsession with Plums. Ingredie…

Aunt Suzie's Muffins

Aunt Suzie’s Muffins

Our family has been making this recipe for decades. It always gets raves at every large gathering that includes breakfast. We have selfishly kept this recipe in the family and even now they are against me sharing it. I attempted to find a similar (identical) recipe online with no success. The world needs to have this recipe, and in spite of my family’s wishes, here it is! Ingredients: 5c. sifted unble…

Dorbesh

Dorbesh

Dorbesh is nothing but Boondi Laddu. But this Dorbesh is little different from the regular Non-bengali boondi laddu. Dorbesh is made with colorful boondies, and looks very tempting. Ingredients: For Boondi Or Bonde : Gram flour or Besan – 1 cup Water – 1/2 cup (adjust to make the smooth batter) Green cardamom pods (ilaichi) – 5 to 6, crashed Green , Yellow, Orange food color – 2 to…

Orange Iced Tea with Mint and Lime

Orange Iced Tea with Mint and Lime

Last year a friend of mine from Hong Kong got a packet of Chinese tea leaves called “Poli”, I am not a tea lover so never used it but few days while reshuffling all those kitchen cabinets I saw that tea leaves packet lying all alone in one dark corner, and so this how it came into use, I guess this the reason I love culinary souvenirs and never say “no” for them as they always add value to yo…

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