White Chocolate Lemon and Oats Cookies

#For Creative Cookie Exchange

My first post in almost a year.

Nothing in life should be taken for granted. Life itself should not be taken for granted and I've learnt this a very very hard way. I've still not been able to come to terms with the way my life has shaped up. In fact, there's no shaping up, I just don't know where my life is headed. Every body makes mistakes, I've made too but what should one do when the consequences are of a much greater magnitude than the mistakes? Whom do you complain to? I've heard all my life that there's great strength in prayers, but I guess it doesn't work for all, it has at least not worked for me. Don't know all that has happened with me over the past year has been for good or worse.

Friday Blog Bites


Hey Everyone, I missed last Friday's Blog Bites. Sorry about that but I'll make it up this time with twice the number of posts by other talented bloggers. Though I'm wondering I should actually have ten listings rather than five. What say?

Lets have a look at today's interesting and yummy dishes:

  1. Try these pretty looking Bunny Nest Carrot Mini Bundts by Stacy on her blog FoodLustPeopleLove.
  2. Looking for a recipe to snack on? Check out these Baked Breaded Cauliflower Florets by Jo on her blog JoCooks.
  3. Want to learn royal icing techniques? Check out this video tutorial on how you can do cross stitching using royal icing on a cookie by Bobbie on 5thavenuecakedesigns.
  4. Learn how to make these pretty little Easter Bunny Macaron by Fanny on her blog OhSweetDay.
  5. In the mood to have a doughnut? a peanut butter one? Then view the recipe for a Peanut Butter Baked Donut by Holly on her blog The Messy Kitchen.
  6. Have you ever made a Spanish style French toast? known as Torrijas? Check the recipe on The Spanish Cuisine.
  7. If you are looking for a lemon based dessert recipe, you would want to try these Double Lemon Pudding Cookies by Amy on her blog AmysHealthyBaking.
  8. Looking to detoxify yourself? Then make this Mixed Fruit Juice by Vani on her blog Marudhuskitchen.
  9. I just love tea. If you do as well, then try this Homemade Ginger Tea by Elizabeth on ThreeBeansonaString.
  10. Yum Yum...a delicious looking Tadka Daal by Nupur on UKRasoi.

Have a lovely Weekend!!!

Vegan Chocolate Cake (Egg and Dairy Free)


Chocolate doesn't ask silly questions. Chocolate understands.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            - Unknown

Skinny Mango and Coconut Smoothie


Mangoes are here!!!! One of my friends had requested me to make a cake for a reunion party that he was throwing. The flavor that he requested was mango! Really? I had never used mango in a cake you see. I was skeptical and he was adamant. So I gave in and baked a mango cake.

I had to buy half a dozen of them as that's the least quantity that's sold here. Besides eating them, I decided to make a smoothie as well that included coconut in liquid form. Coconut water actually.

Light Whole Wheat Panzanella (Bread Salad)


Summer is here. In full swing I must say. During afternoon, it gets unbearable in the kitchen and cooking lunch takes a toll. More than I hold the knife and spoon, I hold the handkerchief to keep wiping off my sweat. Such torture!

Friday Blog Bites


As promised, here are today's picks from other blogs. Make these yummies, sit back, relax and Enjoy your weekend!

  1. Ever heard of Japanese Omurice Omelet? me neither. Give it a try this weekend for something new to feed yourself and your family. Check the recipe by Kim Watkinson on her blog Ninja Baking
  2. It's summer here already! time for some cold drinks, like Lassi. If you aren't aware, lassi is a traditional North Indian drink made with yogurt and is  perfect brunch. This lassi is a strawberry one! Check the recipe by Joy on her blog Onetwosimplecooking
  3. Breads need to be made whatever the season, right? Check out the recipe for Rosemary Sea Salt Pretzels by Jodi on her blog KitchenCyclone
  4. Want to learn how to make mini drink umbrellas to adorn your cocktail and mocktail glasses? Check out this tutorial by Anna on Food52
  5. A green detoxifying smoothie anyone? Head over and check this recipe by Morgan on her blog ImprovKitchen

Have a lovely weekend!!!

Raspberry Swirl and Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Cupcakes


Because you don't live near a bakery doesn't mean you have to go without a cheesecake                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            - Hedy Lamarr

Orange Pull Apart Bread with Orange Cream Cheese Glaze

For #Twelve Loaves

Couple of months back, I had laid my hands on the newest cookbook from The Hummingbird Bakery, titled Home Sweet Home. While flipping through the pages, I came across this wonderful and tempting photograph of Lemon Pull Apart Bread. With the cream cheese icing dripping through the sides, the bread looked so delicious! Ever since then I've been wanting to make it but somehow wasn't able to. So when this month's theme for the Twelve Loves challenge was declared as Orange, I knew I couldn't miss the opportunity of trying my hand at a pull apart bread, something that I hadn't baked before.

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