Easy Mac and Cheese

I recently used this recipe for mac and cheese. My older one, who used to love cheese, but has since decided he’s too good to eat it, didn’t event try it. But my younger one devoured both his share and his brother’s. Kid-Friendly Easy Homemade Mac and Cheese Recipe I bought a butternut squash pasta from Trader Joe’s a while ago and it paired beautifully with this cheese sauce. Image copyright Amazon The pasta might be still available on Amazon, or you might have to wait until this fall for it to come again. Getting back to the cheese sauce, I used about 60% cheddar, 25% mozzarella (and my that… Read More

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Gulab Jamub

I made gulab jamuns! I got this recipe from Aunty Renuka, a very nice aunty who, among other things, is an awesome cook. Ingredients: 1 cup self rising flour 3 cops milk powder heavy whipping cream that makes 80-90 balls 1) mix ingredients for tight dough 2) make into balls 3) deep fry in low heat Syrup: Ingredients: 2 cups sugar 4 cups water cardimum/saffron (optional) 1) boil sugar water 2) blot oil from balls 3) put balls in syrup Filling Ingredients: chopped cashews, raisins, apricots, pistachios too. Paneer (see other section) 1) mix w/paneer 2) mix w/nuts + roll into small balls 3) use regular gulab jamun dough for… Read More

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Gulab Jamub

I made gulab jamuns! I got this recipe from Aunty Renuka, a very nice aunty who, among other things, is an awesome cook. Ingredients: 1 cup self rising flour 3 cops milk powder heavy whipping cream that makes 80-90 balls 1) mix ingredients for tight dough 2) make into balls 3) deep fry in low heat Syrup: Ingredients: 2 cups sugar 4 cups water cardimum/saffron (optional) 1) boil sugar water 2) blot oil from balls 3) put balls in syrup Filling Ingredients: chopped cashews, raisins, apricots, pistachios too. Paneer (see other section) 1) mix w/paneer 2) mix w/nuts + roll into small balls 3) use regular gulab jamun dough for… Read More

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Eggless Chocolate Chip Mini Cupcakes

My 3.5 year old found a pack of mini-cupcake wrappers in the cabinet and wanted to make cupcakes. I made a deal with him: we can make it and put it in the oven. But then we have to eat breakfast, and we can eat the cupcakes after. Surprisingly, he did it! A quick Google search led me to this recipe, which was a hit. My son had a lot of fun making it, and he ate it too (which is saying something). I did tweak the recipe, so I wanted to share that with you. First, the recipe calls for all purpose flour. Instead of 1 cup of all… Read More

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Healthy Eggless Whole Wheat Pancakes (Fluffy!)

This morning I woke up with a craving for pancakes. No instant pancake mix to be seen, I decided to make my own. On my little healthy kick, I decided no eggs and no all-purpose flour (and no chocolate chips — can you believe it?!). Print Recipe Healthy Eggless Whole Wheat Pancakes (Fluffy!) Course: BreakfastCuisine: AmericanKeyword: eggless, fluffy, healthy, pancakes, whole wheat IngredientsIngredients:1.5 cup whole wheat flour1 tsp sugar1 tsp cinnamon optional – I was out so I skipped this1.5 tsp baking powder1 cup milk I used 1/2 percent, but the original recipe called for whole milk1 tbsp vegetable oil1 tbsp water1 tsp vanilla extract1.5 tbsp butter melted came out… Read More

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Vegetable Broth

If you plan to make a lot of soup, this is one of the key recipes you should have. It’s also so easy that I’m surprised more people don’t just make their own vegetable broth/vegetable stock. Especially, with a crockpot or Instant Pot, you don’t even need to be around waiting it! Just the same, this recipe is tailored to making it on the stove. Use a very large pot, preferably a stockpot. Put in just about any vegetables at all. You don’t need to chop them unless they won’t fit in the pot. In most cases, you don’t even have to peel them, because the skins are loaded with… Read More

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