Tenderest Cardamom Pancakes

May 29, 2015

I’ve happily eaten yogurt for many years, but it has only been within the past few that I’ve transitioned from being merely a yogurt consumer to a yogurt user as well.  You see, it took me a while to appreciate how versatile yogurt is and how it can be used in so many different ways. […]

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Cookbook Review and Giveaway: Basic To Brilliant, Y’all + Deviled Chicken Thighs Recipe

January 21, 2013

I’m starting to feel a bit like Ellen and Oprah with the giveaways I’ve been doing lately.  Not that it’s a bad thing!  I like having the opportunity to share fun stuff with my readers. As you know, I am a self-proclaimed cookbook addict and love finding new gems to add to my ever-growing collection. […]

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Madhur Jaffrey’s Baked Beef Curry

May 14, 2012

  When I first attempted to learn how to cook Indian/Bengali food, I really sucked.  I did! For instance, I thought I could skip using oil and browning onions when making curry.  Because I knew that if I didn’t use oil then it would be healthier.  I knew the 4 basic spices that went into […]

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Recipe Review: Saucepan Oatmeal Cookies

February 11, 2012

A simple oatmeal cookie recipe that uses a saucepan as the only bowl and doesn’t require breaking out the hand-mixer. Sounds perfect for me and my lazy tendencies, right? I’ve been having visions of making oatmeal cookies studded with dark chocolate chips and dried blueberries.  However, I’ve never made oatmeal cookies before, so I was […]

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Pistachio and Cardamom Pound Cake with Lemon Icing

November 1, 2011

Fragrant cardamom and toasted pistachios lend an exotic twist to the classic pound cake, which is then topped by a lemony icing.  The ingredients evoke the flavors of the Middle East and the Indian subcontinent, reminding me of the desserts served at oh so many dinner parties growing up.  This pound cake tastes as good […]

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Gingerbread with Pears

October 23, 2011

Sticky, spicy-sweet gingerbread strewn with pieces of chopped pears.  This delicious, low-fat dessert combines several of my favorite fall flavors. I love the juicy perfection of a just-ripe-enough pear — the sweet pear smell, the not too mushiness, the juice that dribbles out with every bite.  Now that fall is here, I see pears a […]

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Carriage Crossing Restaurant + Cookbook giveaway!

June 28, 2011

A group of Bengali people walk into an Amish restaurant . . . Oh you haven’t heard that one?  Well, let me assure you it ends very well.  With full tummies all around. Mr. Spice and I were in Wichita at the end of April for a friend’s wedding and to visit my parents.  While […]

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Box full of goodies

February 4, 2010

What girl doesn’t like getting packages in the mail? I came home tonight to a box from my parents packed FULL of awesome stuff.  They were in Bangladesh visiting family recently, and opportunist greedy girl that I am, I sent them off with a wish list of stuff to keep an eye out for.  I […]

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Anybody want some cookbooks?

July 28, 2009

If you’ve been reading this blog, you know how I am about buying cookbooks. It’s a compulsion. Well, I’ve decided it’s time to weed out ones that I was a bit too compulsive about buying or that I just no longer want. I’m also doing this with other books and movies we own. It’s ridiculous […]

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My first cookbook

October 16, 2008

So I bet you didn’t know that I was first “published” while I was in first grade. 🙂 I found this the other day while attempting to clean up the disaster zone otherwise known as the guest bedroom/my office. Now keep in mind, this was about 22 years ago (God that makes me feel so […]

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