Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Homemade Eggless Cooker Cake

So this is the last day of this year. My daughter was after me to make a cake at home. And I had promised myself to try my hand at making cake during this year.

Finally I did it! Before the end of this year....
It is an achievement for me, plz dont laugh while reading this...
Though it looks very ordinary still I want to share it with you.




Pillsbury Eggless Cooker Cake made it possible for me.

As recommended on the packet, I stirred 3/4th cup of milk, two spoon oil and the mix provided thoroughly for 2 minutes. Then poured it in a greased vessel. The same vessel was placed in the cooker as instructed and was cooked on low flame for 35 minutes without whistle. I used timer in my mobile so that I do not get occupied anywhere else. As my mobile buzzed, I opened the lid of cooker and checked through knife test.

Voila!
The cake was ready (to my surprise:))
My daughter was delighted. Then both of us decorated this cake with chocolate sauce and gems. This cake is small part of our New Year celebrations with kids. It is sometimes very pleasurable and sweet as well to act kiddish. 

Till now I was good at homemade sweet dishes such as Gajar Ka Halwa. Now I hope I will continue the effort and make some great cakes as well in future ( actually this one is part of my new year resolutions for 2015 which I will share soon with you.)

If you also have similar story then please share here with us. We will be glad to know your experiences!

Wishing you HAPPY NEW YEAR EVE
and 
Prosperous 2015.

Monday, December 29, 2014

New Year Celebrations with Kids

Again time has come to enter the New Year with celebrations, hope and happiness. It is time to bid adieu to the year gone by and keep only pleasant moments with us leaving behind the setbacks.
In this new voyage, participation of kids is equally important coz they are crucial part of our family.
Celebrating the transition from this year to next year with kids can be fun, entertaining, inspiring and unforgettable too!                                  
Here are some ideas to involve kids in New Year Celebrations:

Revisit the memory lane
Go through the videos and pictures of happy moments you shared with your family. Ask your kids to describe their best moments and may be put them on paper. Else you can ask them to make a collage of photos of best moments of the year. It is truly a happy way to end the year.

Playing games of own childhood
You can share your ways of enjoyment with kids. Tell kids about the indoor/ outdoor games you used to play and have a good time playing the forgotten games. Kids do love to know more about the childhood of their parents and that is surely going to be fun for all of you!

Decorating the house for celebrations
Entrust your kids with decorations of the house or a part of room. That ways they will feel important and enthusiastic whole day! Provide them decorative things and fresh flowers along with some ideas depending upon their age and let them show off their creativity in safe zone.

New Year resolutions with kids
You can discuss the new year resolutions of the kids. The resolutions may depend upon the hits and misses the kids had in the year gone by. You may help them to choose their goals depending upon the phase they are going through in their lives.

Having a blast with friends and family
Invite close friends and family members to join you in new year celebrations. That would be a wonderful way to kick start the new year. Take clues and ideas from your kids on what to eat, play, gift and how to celebrate on the New Year eve or on the first day of the new year.

It would be ideal to let kids try their hands in kitchen to help you. Meanwhile you may also order some delicacies from online food stores to save the time.
You may either keep an afternoon party in your backyard if the kids are too young. On the other hand, older kids will definitely enjoy the late night blast on new year.

Hope these ideas would help you to celebrate New Year with kids. Have a great start and stay healthy!

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Heartiest Wishes on Christmas

Hey friends,

Time to soak ourselves in celebrations and merriment. Christmas is here encouraging us to sing and dance, greet and meet, enjoy and eat and be happy from core of our hearts.

Have a very happy, safe and secure Christmas celebration!

My heartiest wishes to all of you on this occasion. May all your dreams come true!










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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Celebrate with awesome cakes

Celebrations whether big or small are incomplete without sweets. You may spend time in preparing homemade sweet dishes for your loved ones and may also order some exotic delicacies to satiate the taste buds of young and old.

Everybody craves for cakes. The more you get more you want. For kids and elders, for friends and unexpected guests, cakes find corner in every heart. Therefore, it is wise to keep such delicacy ready at your home especially during holiday season. You may order some of the best cakes through internet. Here are some of the options:


Cream Fruit Cake 8 inches


Sweet memories of this delicious cake will last till next celebrations. Order this fruity cake for your family. You may also send the cake to your relatives living in different city or country. It would indeed be a tasty surprise for them!

Another option that you can bring home via internet services is:
                                         VANILLA PLUM CAKE 1 kg
The Vanilla Plum Cake is irresistibly delicious and must have during celebrations. Available at your doorstep at very reasonable price, your kids would ask for more definitely!

You can also order truffle cake, chocolate cakes or something different such as Raspberry cake for your family. See how tempting it is....it will surely melt in your mouth and of course one bite is not enough!!

Wild Raspberry Cake 500gms

from: Flora2000.com

Therefore, wait no further and place your order now!!

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Carrot Halwa

Monday, December 15, 2014

Yummy Carrot Halwa to sweeten the relations

Holiday season is indeed incomplete without sweet delicacies. Since the festive mood is already on and holidays are not distant either, get ready to prepare some sweets at home.

Carrots halwa or gajar ka halwa is the most awaited Indian sweet dish in winters. I prepare this dish often in colder months to satiate the sweet teeth of my family and mine too! Here I have shared my
recipe with you.

Recipe of Gajar ka halwa

Ingredients:

Carrots (gajar) 3 kg  ( This much of quantity lasts for 4-5 days, you may take lesser quantity)
Khoya or milk solids 250 grams
Sugar  400 grams approx, ( depends on your liking)
Cardamom powder 2 spoons
1 small bowl of sliced almonds
1 small bowl of sliced cashew nuts

Procedure:

Peel and grate all the carrots and put them in a heavy bottom wok on medium flame. Let the moisture dries. Stir at regular intervals and switch the flame between high and low.

Now add sugar and stir continuously at high flame.

When the mixture is almost dried up, add khoya or milk solids and mix well. Now add cardamom powder, and nuts and mix thoroughly.

Your gajar ka halwa or carrot halwa is ready to serve.

Garnish with almonds and nuts and serve hot!

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Monday, December 1, 2014

Delicious Veg Pasta Soup

Hello Friends,

Hope you are enjoying the season. Here I am ready with another recipe of vegetable soup. This one is Veg Pasta soup. I liked it very much and kids loved it too as they are fond of anything related to pasta!
 So great way to tempt kids to eat veggies when you include pasta in your soup, right?
Here are the ingredients:

Grated ginger, garlic, spring onions, carrots, cauliflower, cabbage, french beans, capsicum, one tomato and any other seasonal vegetable. One bowl of boiled pasta Oil, vinegar, soy sauce, salt and pepper                                      

Recipe:
1. Heat a spoon of oil in a wok and put some ginger and garlic. Both of these have medicinal properties that relieve you from various health issues.
2. Now saute chopped spring onion and tomato in the wo
3. After 2-3 minutes, add all the finely chopped vegetables and cover the same with lid.
4. When the vegetables are half cooked, add the boiled pasta and stir fry.
5. Add adequate water, salt to taste, black pepper, soy sauce and vinegar and bring the soup to a boil.
6. The soup is ready to serve. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve it hot!


           

Hope you would try this soup as well. Remember to share your views with me.








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