February 16, 2013

One Bowl Chocolate Yogurt Cake

I love a good homey chocolate cake. It would be even better if I can rustle it up in a jiffy, one that does not require a whole lot of pots and pans which means a lot of cleaning up after the eating is done, one that takes only one bowl  for the entire thing.... Too much to ask for right. But that is exactly what I made when I tweaked this One bowl Vanilla cupcake recipe into a full fledged bundt cake. I had promised the kids a bundt cake a month and got a good chance to bake one when Veena gave me Yogurt as the secret ingredient for this month Hush Hush week for the Avant Garde Cookies Group.
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February 13, 2013

No Bake No Cook Valentine Sweethearts

Its been a week since Hubby presented me with a DSLR camera for valentine's day and it would be an understatement if I say that I had been obsessed with the new toy. I'm still getting used to it and had been practicing like crazy but unfortunately my laptop died on me. This is what I say is perfect timing. It is going to take another 2 or 3 days for me to get my laptop back and I had no plans of blogging until Hubby stepped in and lent me his laptop despite being very busy and you know why because he loved this sweethearts that I made for him. Don't they say the way to man's heart is thru his tummy and at least it proved to be correct in my case.

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February 4, 2013

Javvarisi Payasam / Sago Kheer / Tapioca Pearl Pudding

Javvarisi Payasam

Sago kheer happens to be one of my favorites as long as someone else makes it for me. Both the kheer and myself never got along well until a few years back and to be particular, before my marriage.  We both date back to my school days and this kheer just curdled into one lumpy, ugly mess when I made it for the first time. My brother had called me to inform me that he won in a big competition and I wanted to surprise him upon reaching home. I was in 9th grade myself and I had never made it before but had of course seen my mom make this kheer and had a tough time explaining the mess to my mom when she got back from work. Fast forward a year, another occasion, same kheer which once again bombed and I promised myself never again.

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