Salted Caramel Chocolate Pecan Cupcakes

Chocolate, caramel, and salt are probably the best dessert combination, especially for the holiday season. I’ve been experimenting with salted caramel recipes and baked goods over the last few years, and I have loved each and every one of them. The essence of these treats truly shines through when the sauce is paired with other contrasting flavors and texture. That’s what makes them such an amazing pairing with brownies, cakes, ice cream, and CUPCAKES... At the end of the day, we all dote upon all things salted caramel and chocolate! So, here it is.... Incredibly moist, chocolate cupcakes, topped with a little extra salted caramel sauce and finished off with a pinch of flaky sea salt and pec

Treats from Istanbul: The Turkish Kahwa

All I remember from my last trip to Istanbul is good food, friendly people, beautiful Roman architecture and Turkish Kahwa with sweet delights. The memory of the day we landed in Istanbul is still vivid. It was a chilly winter evening. I was totally mesmerized by the drive to our breakfast in bed “Noah’s Ark”. Even the name gave me an old Islamic city vibe. My little one was only six months old. After comforting her I called the lobby for refreshments, and this is what they brought for me… A kettle filled with Kahwa and tray full of sweet Turkish delights. It was my first cozy impression of the place, and everything followed along. What a beautiful mix of East and West. The architecture is c

Butter Chicken

Butter Chicken translates, as “Murgh Makhani” A cross-continental dish in its purest form comprised of yogurt, butter, and tomatoes cooked with curry masala. It is so buttery, rich and flavorful, not your everyday chicken recipe but once in a while it is totally okay to feed your soul. Butter chicken is a staple in Pakistani/Indian cuisine, originated by Mughals and got popular in Britain in recent years gradually found its way to the USA by Indian/Pakistani immigrants. Everyone who adapted it has tweaked the recipe but the method remains the same. Growing up, I didn’t have much of butter chicken; we would only enjoy this delicacy while eating out. My mom was a curry and rice person, so she

Cappuccino Cheesecake Brownie Bars

Perfect for coffee and chocolate lovers, these melt in your mouth brownie bars are velvety soft with the addition of cream cheese. It is always a hit with my family!!! I tried this recipe for my nieces birthday long back and had been making it ever since.... sometimes I make it without coffee too. You can totally substitute any flavor you would like. I love it as, and I’m raring to make it again so I can dive in and post it! Cappuccino Cheesecake Brownie Bars Yield: 12 Pieces Prep Time: 1 hr Total Cooking Time: 1 hr 20 min plus cooling time Ingredients: For the Brownie Base 2 large eggs 1 cup sugar 4 ounces melted butter 1/2 cup cocoa sifted 1 tsp vanilla extract 3/4 cup flour, sifted ¼ tsp

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Simple, scrumptious comfort food recipes with a twist. I inherited my passion for cooking and baking from the best home cook and teacher I know, my mom...

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