Blog Archives for category potluck recipes

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Simple Mushroom Appetizers/Starters Recipe | Lemon Zest Mushroom Fry

Huh… these days I can see myself transforming into a cookaholic wife, for, the husband asks for ‘variety’ in taste. So I had to incarnate in the form of …say… a Marie Curie! Experimenting with different produce…. different recipes….different cooking techniques and so on in my kitchen lab…! The best part is when my Pierre Curie [yeah, you should understand it’s the husband] assist me with some ideas and cooking tricks into the dishes! Being a blogger you should understand that I cook with a camera hanging from my neck, holding it for a perfect shot every time I add in any ingredients during the cooking process. While my eyes will be glued to the camera’s viewfinder and my right hand glued to the shutter release button, I will be needing assistance in, say, to spoon the ingredients into the wok or to grab the right spatula from the kitchen… Continue reading »

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Best Chicken Rub Recipe | Lemon Zest Chicken Roast Recipe

  You’re Welcome. Yes, you’re welcome! Because  I know I’m going to get loads of paper garlands from my readers with THANK YOU notes written in it 😉 This Chicken Breast recipe is going to get an overwhelming response like how my Pepper Chicken Fry  recipe did!There used to be days when we used to enjoy Chicken Tandoori for most of the week-end nights. We somehow got bored of it and desperately wanted to have a different recipe to marinade the Chicken. Thus came this Simple, Quick and easy Chicken rub recipe. Preparing this Chicken marinade or the Chicken rub is no big deal. It is a ‘No-Grind’ marinade recipe. All it needs is fresh Lemon or Lime, for the zest and the juice. Yes we’ll be using both the juice and the essential oils from the lemon/lime skin (lemon/lime zest) along with some cracked pepper and finely minced garlic.     You must know… Continue reading »

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Mango Pie Recipe | No-bake mango pie recipe

Best Mango Pie Recipe | No-Bake dessert ideas   I never believed in love at first sight, but until I met this simple “Mango Pie”. Months back, Jeevs had a potluck at his office. That evening, he brought me a slice of mango pie from the party. The moment I saw the pie, I fell in love with it . The color was so glamorous, its texture… so shiny and silky, the taste… “oohhhh… so so divine!”. I finished licking the plate in few seconds like a hungry little pussy cat and asked him, “Why didn’t you manage to grab some more slice of the pie?” That day I learnt the recipe and saved it to be presented for the New Year 2013. In fact, I should tell you that you’ve landed on the right spot if you’re looking for a quick and easy dessert for your pot-luck parties. Yeah, this… Continue reading »

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Thoothukudi Macaroon Recipe | Cashew Meringue | Tuticorin Macrons

Thoothukudi Macaroons | How to make Meringue-Cookies | Tuticorin Cashew Macaroonns Have you ever experienced this? At times, some of our favorite sweets or snacks or any food for that matter turn out to be the costliest stuff in the store, isn’t it? When I was a small girl there were times when I rushed to the bakery with the thoughts of these yummy macaroons in my mind, but end up getting a coconut puffs or vegetable puffs instead. Uggh… the awkwardness you feel when you could not offer to buy your favorites, especially in front of the bakery store-keeper . Yeah, macaroons were/are costly cookies (because they’ve got cashews added in them) in the bakeries of my city, Madurai. But when you discover that such costly eatables are too very easy to make and that they need only the minimum ingredients…how luckcky you’ll feel? I felt sooo much lucky… Continue reading »

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Homemade Pizza Crust | Best Pizza dough | How to make Pizza Base

Homemade Pizza Crust | Best Pizza dough | How to make Pizza Base How will the people in your house react if the produce/product bought by you is not perfect? They give rotten comments, don’t they ? I still remember this; the famous Pizzas were introduced to our city of Madurai by the ‘British Bakery’ when we were very very young. We never know about Pizza until my father brought a box full of small pizzas to home. When we tasted it we felt…’Yucckkkkk…. Is it really an edible thing??’ and dumped the whole box into the bin. When we asked our dad what it was, he said, ‘it’s Pisssaa…’ It was too much chewy that our jaws begin to pain and we felt like a group of cows who got no other work other than chewing the food all day. We made funny comments that even dogs can’t eat… Continue reading »

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Homemade Pizza Sauce | Best Pizza Sauce | How to make Pizza Sauce

Homemade Pizza Sauce | Best Pizza Sauce | How to make Pizza Sauce The moment I hear tomato sauce/ketchup I only remember how I used to greedily finish up the sauce bottle kept in the tables of bakeries and office cafeteria. Every time we visit any bakery/restaurant we order the pizzas/samosas and quickly grab the sauce bottle from other tables. The sweet, spicy and tangy flavor makes me to dip my finger number of times into the paper plates. Then I make this finger licking and lip smacking noise until the person in the next table gets irritated . At times, I enjoy the sauce just like that from the refrigerator. This is about the accompaniment sauce that comes with the main dish that we get in the bakeries. But here in this pizza sauce post, I’m going to show how I made and enjoyed my own pizza topping sauce…. Continue reading »

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Homemade Pizza Recipe | Pizza Topping ideas | Mushroom Jalapeno Pizza

Homemade Pizza Recipe | Pizza Topping ideas | Mushroom Jalapeno Pizza    I was a fast eater alias food gulper back then at school and college. When a group of people eat together, I used to be the first to finish eating my lunch. During lunch hours, by the time my friends kick-start a topic and are half-way discussing the topic, I’ll be sitting quite like a cat smacking my lips, finishing my lunch. When friends look back into their tiffin-box, I’ll be burping. There are times when few looked at me like ‘that’ and few openly have asked…’hey, you finished your lunch so soon?’ But don’t know what has happened after college days. The amount of food I take in and the hours I spend eating it changed drastically. Today I eat only little but I feel a full-stomach. Also, I take long minutes to finish a plate of… Continue reading »