Authentic Recipes from the Kitchens of Shriya, Nithu & Arthi!

Sweet Potato Fries

Posted by on Nov 24, 2012 in Appetizers, Slideshow, Thanksgiving Recipes | Comments Off on Sweet Potato Fries

These are oven baked Sweet Potato Fries with bursting flavors of sweet, spice and salt. They are very easy to make and healthy when compared to fried potatoes (French Fries). I wasn’t so sure how it would taste until I tried them because fries with sweet potatoes?? But then I was wrong. I really like them. My husband is also a huge fan of these fries because of the Home Fries from Pappy’s, a popular BBQ place in Saint Louis. For crispy fries you can add more oil. I have used olive oil but any cooking oil will work. Enjoy your homemade fries and let me know your comments. Ingredients: Sweet potatoes – 2 Corn starch – 4 tsp Garlic powder – 1/2 tsp Ground black pepper – 1/4 tsp Cumin powder – 1/4 tsp Paprika powder – 1/2...

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Stuffed Mushrooms

Posted by on Nov 22, 2012 in Appetizers, Christmas Recipes, Slideshow, Thanksgiving Recipes | 2 comments

Happy Thanksgiving to all our readers!! Stuffed Mushrooms are one of my favorite appetizers. Being a vegetarian, I don’t get to enjoy Stuffed Mushrooms from most of the restaurants here where they fill it with meat. So I have always wanted to try this dish and finally I did it. This is an easy recipe to follow and I was amazed by the results. My husband (GS) and I couldn’t stop ourselves from finishing the whole plate. Good food always brings more joy, isn’t it!! You need a good dry white wine and Marsala wine for this recipe. You can fill the mushrooms the previous night, pop them in the refrigerator and bake them just before serving. Make your family and friends happy with this delicious appetizers and once again, Happy Thanksgiving!! Preparation time: 45 minutes Baking time: 30...

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Chicken Tortilla Pinwheels

Posted by on Sep 24, 2012 in Appetizers, Mexican, Thanksgiving Recipes | Comments Off on Chicken Tortilla Pinwheels

I tasted these delicious Pinwheels at our good friends Peter and Romie’s place and we fell in love with this dish. It tastes so delicious and you can’t stop eating with just one or two slices. I wanted to try this dish for a very long time. Finally I got a chance to try it yesterday for our subdivision party and no wonder it was a sooper dooper hit. Everyone loved it. Thanks to Peter and Romie. Preparation Time : 30 minutes preparing and 2 hours of refrigeration. No Of Servings: 25 Ingredients: Tortillas: 5 (10 inches), room temperature Cream Cheese : 8 oz(1 Pack) Sour Cream : 8 oz(1 cup) Chopped Black Olives : 1/4 cup Shredded Cooked Chicken : 12 oz (I’ve used Tyson cooked White Chicken chunks) Garlic Powder : 1 tsp or Garlic cloves :...

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Chicken Enchilada Casserole

Posted by on Nov 29, 2011 in Mexican, Multi Cuisine, Thanksgiving Recipes | 3 comments

I’ve already posted the Enchilada sauce recipe and here is the anniversary dinner I made for Karthik – Chicken Enchilada Casserole. It came out really yummy and tasted so good. Karthik loved it and he kept going back for the leftovers. ūüôā As I mentioned earlier this is one of the easiest casseroles I’ve ever made.Try this recipe and let me know if you liked it too. Preparation Time: 60 minutes No of servings : 4-5 Ingredients: Enchilada Sauce : 4 cups Corn Tortillas : 12 ( 6 inch) (Sofetend over flame or dry skillet) Chicken : 2 pounds (cooked and shredded) (you can just stir fry the shredded chicken with some salt and pepper for about 10 minutes) Jalapeno Peppers : 4 Sour cream : 1 cup Shredded Swiss cheese : 1 & 1/2 cups (from about 1/2...

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Classic Three Cheese and Vegetable Lasagna

Posted by on Nov 22, 2011 in Baking, Italian, Multi Cuisine, Thanksgiving Recipes | 12 comments

Lasagna is a wide and flat type of pasta. This Lasagna is filled with various vegetables, pasta sauce and three types of cheese. If you are looking for a simple and delicious recipe for lasagna, you are at the right place. Specially for the vegetarians and veggie lovers. Try this recipe for a special occasion or a weekend dinner and enjoy. Preparation time: 60 minutes No of servings: 10 Spice level: 2.5 out of 5 Ingredients: Lasagna noodles – 9 Chopped onion – 1/2 cup Chopped vegetables – 1/4 cup each (mushroom, red peppers, green peppers, zucchini, broccoli) Chopped oregano – 1 tbsp Chopped basil – 1 tbsp Frozen spinach – 1 cup (thawed) Ricotta cheese – 8 oz Parmesan cheese – 1/2 cup Shredded mozzarella cheese – 2 cups All purpose flour – 3 tbsp Butter- 2 tbsp...

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Thanksgiving Vegetarian Gravy

Posted by on Nov 21, 2011 in Thanksgiving Recipes, Veggie Entrees & Sides | 16 comments

This vegetarian gravy for thanksgiving is very easy to make and it goes well with the mashed potatoes. Usually they add nutritional yeast for the vegetarian gravy recipe. But I did not add that. Still it tasted good. Time of Preparation : 15 minutes Spice level : 3 No of Servings : 2 Ingredients: Oil Р3 tbsp Chopped Onion Р1/4 cup Garlic Р3 cloves (finely chopped) All purpose flour Р1/3 cup Soy sauce Р1 tbsp Salt Рto taste Black pepper Р1/2 tsp (crushed) (according to spice level) Dried sage Р1/4 tsp Method of Preparation: Heat oil in a pan and add the onion and garlic and fry them  until translucent. Add the flour and soy sauce to form a smooth paste. Add some water, sage, salt, and pepper. Boil it till...

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Red Velvet Whoopie Pie

Posted by on Nov 21, 2011 in Baking, Cookies and Cakes, Thanksgiving Recipes | 4 comments

From Wikipedia: The whoopie pie (alternatively called a gob, black-and-white, bob, or “BFO” for Big Fat Oreo) is an American baked good that may be considered either a cookie, pie, or cake. It is made of two round mound-shaped pieces of chocolate cake, or sometimes pumpkin or gingerbread cake, with a sweet, creamy filling or frosting sandwiched between them.¬†Whoopie pies are considered a New England phenomenon and a Pennsylvania Amish tradition. Today I have made a Red Velvet Whoopie pie filled with delicious cream cheese frosting. This is a big sandwich cookie and may be you need someone to share it with or may be not :). Make these delicious cookies for the Thanksgiving and share it with your friends and family. Preparation time: 45 minutes No. of servings: 12 Ingredients: All purpose flour – 2 cups Unsweetened cocoa...

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Cinnamon Roll

Posted by on Nov 20, 2011 in Baking, Thanksgiving Recipes | 7 comments

Cinnamon Roll is a sweet pastry made of yeast dough and filled with sugar, cinnamon and raisins and finally sprinkled with vanilla glaze. The smell of cinnamon bun is so refreshing that you can never say no to it. This is a simple eggless recipe which can be easily. Prepare this dish for the Thanksgiving and enjoy your holidays. Preparation time: 2 hours No. of servings: 12 Ingredients: All purpose flour – 2 1/4 cups Active yeast – 1/2 pack (1/8 oz) Warm water – 3 tbsp Sugar – 1 tsp Baking soda – 1/2 tsp Baking powder – 1/4 tsp Salt – 1/4 tsp Butter milk – 3/4 cup Oil – 1/4 cup For Filling: Light brown sugar – 1/2 cup Ground cinnamon – 1/2 tsp (If you want less cinnamon add 1/4 tsp) Butter – 1/4 cup...

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Muffin-Pan Potato Gratins

Posted by on Nov 19, 2011 in Appetizers, Baking, Thanksgiving Recipes | 10 comments

I recently saw this recipe in a TV show and fallen in love with this recipe. Super easy and it tastes soo good and yummy too. Never tried potato gratins before so I wanna try it this time for thanksgiving and it came out really good. My family members loved it. If you are looking for easy and quick appetizers, this is one of them. This will make a perfect Thanksgiving appetizer. Let me know if you try this recipe. Preparation Time : 45 minutes No Of Servings: 6-7 Ingredients: Unsalted Butter : 1/2 stick (room temperature) Russet Potatoes : 2 (medium) Ground pepper : for seasonings Salt : for seasonings Heavy Cream : 6 tbsps ¬† Method Of Preparation:   Preheat Oven to 400 degrees. Grease the muffin pan with butter. Now thinly slice the potatoes. Place 2...

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Peanut Butter Cookies

Posted by on Nov 17, 2011 in Baking, Cookies and Cakes, Thanksgiving Recipes | 9 comments

Who says peanut butter cookies have to be a favourite for just the kids? This easy peanut butter cookies recipe will help you expand your appetizer/dessert menu for Thanksgiving dinner. I really liked how it turned out and I am probably never going to buy these from a store now that I found out how easy it is to make these! This is especially good since you know what goes into making the cookies that yours kids are eating. Everyone likes their cookies in various forms of chewy, crispy, etc. Just adjust the baking time to lower for chewy cookies and higher for crispy. You can put a saran wrap and put the sheet in the fridge to cool completely. Preparation Time : 45 minutes No of cookies : 20-25 Ingredients: Unsalted Butter : 1/2 stick (room temperature) Brown...

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Chocolate Truffles (Version 2)

Posted by on Nov 16, 2011 in Cookies and Cakes, Desserts, Thanksgiving Recipes | 9 comments

For this Thanksgiving we are planning to visit my sister-in-law. I want to try lots of cookies and chocolates for the two sweet little kids. Today I tried making simple chocolate truffles. It took just 5 minutes for the preparation and they are really yummy. Time of Preparation : 5 minutes and 2 hours for refrigeration No of truffles : 24 Ingredients: Semi sweet chocolate chips – 1 1/2 cups Sweetened condensed milk – 1/2 can Vanilla extract – 2 tsp For coating – color sprinkles, cocoa powder, chopped nuts Method of Preparation: Take a wide pan and melt the chocolate chips with sweetened condensed milk. Remove from heat, add the vanilla extract and stir it. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours or until they become firm. Take it out and roll them to 24 equal sized balls. Roll...

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Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Posted by on Nov 16, 2011 in Cookies and Cakes, Snacks, Thanksgiving Recipes | 7 comments

Oatmeal Raisin Cookie is my favorite among cookies. This recipe makes chewy, soft  cookies filled with oats, raisins and walnuts. This makes a healthy breakfast or a perfect snack in the evening with tea. Kids will love it. You can make the batter in advance and refrigerate it for a few days and can prepare the cookies whenever you want. Make these cookies for this Thanksgiving and enjoy. Preparation time: 25 minutes No. of servings: 22 cookies Ingredients: Unsalted butter Р1/3 cup (room temperature) Light brown sugar Р1/2 cup Large egg Р1 (room temperature) Pure vanilla extract Р1 tsp Instant cooking rolled oats Р3 cups All purpose flour Р1 cup Baking soda Р1/2 tsp Cinnamon powder Р1/4 tsp (optional) Salt Р1/2 tsp Chopped walnut Р1 cup Raisins Р1...

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Cranberry and Orange Relish

Posted by on Nov 15, 2011 in Sauce, Thanksgiving Recipes | 4 comments

Thanksgiving turkey is not delicious without cranberry sauce. It is a must have with any Thanksgiving meal. It is one of the easiest things to make and enjoyed by most people at the table. This is one of the items you can make it in advance and keep it in the fridge and it will taste even better. Preparation Time :  15 minutes No of Servings : 4 Ingredients: Cranberries : 8 ounces (fresh or frozen) Orange Marmalade : 3 tbsp Unsalted Butter : 2 tbsp Grated Fresh Ginger : 1 tbsp Brown sugar or Granulated regular sugar : 1/2 cup Orange Juice : 1/2 cup Black Pepper : 1/4 tsp (crushed) Minced Cilantro : 1 tbsp ( optional) Method Of Preparation : In a saucepan melt the butter in medium heat. After that add grated ginger, stir it for...

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Mashed Potatoes

Posted by on Nov 14, 2011 in Thanksgiving Recipes | 5 comments

Mashed Potatoes is a simple and tasty Thanksgiving dish. We can give variation by adding different seasoning such as garlic, cheese, sour cream, spring onion or by adding different herbs such as parsley, rosemary, wasabi.. Time of Preparation : 20 minutes Spice Level – 1 No of Servings – 2 Ingredients: Potatoes – 4 Half and half – 1/3 cup Butter – 2 tbsp Salt – to taste Pepper – 1/4 tsp (freshly ground) Method of Preparation: We can pressure cook the potatoes for 2 whistles or we can peel the skin and cut the potatoes and boil by covering them until they become soft. If boiled in water drain the excess water completely. Warm the butter and half and half. Mash the potatoes without any lumps and mix them with the half and half. Add the salt and...

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Goat Cheese Spread

Posted by on Nov 13, 2011 in Appetizers, Thanksgiving Recipes | 8 comments

  Thanksgiving is here on us. I am sure everyone is planning for get togethers and potlucks. We are planning on bringing you a variety of recipes that you can make for this special occasion. I am going to start witha ¬†very easy to make yet an awesome appetizer- Goat Cheese Spread. If you are looking for an easy to make yet scrumptious appetizer for your Thanksgiving table here is a perfect one for you. Enjoy this recipe. Preparation Time : 15 minutes No of servings : 10-20 Ingredients: Goat Cheese : 4 0unce (1) Parsely : 2 tbsp Chives : 1 tbsp Pepper powder : 1/4 tsp Crackers : 20 Method Of Preparation : In a food processor, pulse the cheese,¬†parsley, chives, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper until creamy or you can just pulse this mixture in a blender....

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