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Desserts & Treats
Flavours of Gajerala without all the work: Ultimate Carrot Cake with Cardamom Icing

Flavours of Gajerala without all the work: Ultimate Carrot Cake with Cardamom Icing

IF dessert drama (not family drama) is your goal this holiday season then Carrot Cake should be your dessert. Everyone is opinionated about this vegetal cake. There are devout haters, purists, accoutrement adders, and ones who have sadly never had a deliciously moist piece of carrot cake. Without fail, there is always a lengthy discussion whenever carrot cake is served.

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Bundles of Pastry Joy: Pistachio Stuffed Mushrooms

Bundles of Pastry Joy: Pistachio Stuffed Mushrooms

Anyone searching for a quick, simple, easy and tasty appetizer recipe for a holiday bash you are planning? Well, these beautiful yet delicious bundles of pastry joy are an absolute crowd pleaser.

In fact, this recipe is a match made in mushroom heaven, if there ever was one. Especially if you are a mushroom lover. In my opinion, stuffed mushrooms should be in every home cook’s collection of recipes. They should also be served at every holiday bash.

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Holiday Nostalgia – Non Rockwellian Brussels Sprouts

Holiday Nostalgia – Non Rockwellian Brussels Sprouts

I was 12 years old when we started eating brussels sprouts and other traditional Thanksgiving foods. The addition can be attributed to my parents acquiescing to my siblings efforts’ to recreate the holiday nostalgia portrayed in movies and books. Not to oversimplify things, but they were purposeful in creating the most Rockwellian of celebrations. There was an adamancy to refrain from adding Indian flair. No spices. No Indian ingredients. Just idyllic foods – like turkey, Stove Top stuffing, canned cranberry sauce and plain brussels sprouts.

Our efforts to emulate a traditional idea were bang on. They resulted in brussels sprouts that were boiled or steamed. Really, they were terrible. Smelly, bland – sometimes, pale green, sometimes slightly grey. Since they were depicted in every holiday scene – they remained a fixture on our plates.

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