December 19th 2014

Christmas Specials!

Dear Readers,

Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle all the way! Boule de neige et jour de l'an, Et bonne année grand-mère ! Vive le vent..... You must be hearing Christmas songs every where. This time of the year is so special for everyone and especially for kids. They make a long list of their demands, write a letter to Father Christmas (Santa Claus) and they do not forget to say that "they have been nice and gentle".....

It is a tradition to decorate Christmas trees at home, at work and almost every where in the Western World. Following are the photos taken from a tree festival where these Christmas trees are decorated on different themes for an auction-

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On this special occasion let's bake some cookies and cakes along with some some other delicacies for parties..... In some of the photos of this section, you will see small hands and cute little fingers - I have done most of the cooking and baking with my children. It is fun to work in the kitchen with kids and hear their discussions and their teasing each other....

Please try these baking goods and do not forget to write your valuable comments......Please click on this link for more Christmas Cookies and Cakes recipes

Merry Christmas !
Shuchi

Oat Raisin Cookies Oat Raisin Cookies-My 11 years old daughter loves to bake and has baked these cookies herself. I just operated the oven for her. I look for some healthy options so we have used wheat flour instead all-purpose flour. We have also used rolled oats. Oat is a good source of fibers. Try out this light dish and please do share your comments........

Some other New Recipes from last month-

Cheesy Bread Sticks Cheesy Bread Sticks-There are many varieties of bread Sticks. While hard bread sticks are used with soup, and can also be served with salads, there is another variety which is cheesy. My kids love cheesy bread sticks. You can also follow this base recipe for garlic bread by adding fresh garlic or garlic powder. In this cheesy bread stick recipe you can increase or decrease the amount of cheese as per your family's taste. So try this easy recipe for cheesy bread stick and plese do share your comments..
aloo-pyaj-paneer-paratha Aloo Paneer Pyaj Paratha/potato, paneer and onion stuffed bread-Aloo-Paneer-pyaj paratha or potato-paneer-onion stuffed bread is a delicious variety of stuffed pan fried Indian bread. This stuffed paratha is ideal for lunch boxes, picnics, weekend brunches etc….. You can also add some grated carrots in this paratha. This delicious paratha can be served with plain yogurt or pickles of your taste. ....

Apple Cider

Vegetable lasagna

Chickpeas Burger

Chili Paneer in Ginger Sauce


some photos for party planning and party organization/ bulk cooking.