Hello Spring! So glad you decided to stop by! Well not really - here in Toronto, it's April and I still need my winter jacket! Snow/ice storms have continued their streak in forcing us to postpone plans. But nevertheless I've decided to forge forward and start my springtime routine, maybe the weather will follow. Traditionally,… Continue reading Spring Cleaning and New Beginnings
As far as traditions go, I'm not big on them. If you've ever watched a Bollywood movie with a wedding, you know that Indian/Pakistani weddings are a grand affair. Weddings are multi-day events that involve extended families on both the bride's and groom's sides, including that second-cousin's brother-in-law's aunt you've probably never met. It's all… Continue reading Confessions of a Pakistani Bride
I'm terrible at sales pitches but if anyone ever says they're thinking about the Instant Pot - I'm totally guilty of jumping into the conversation and selling it as hard as I can - as if I'm getting a commission from the sale. In all honesty, I was definitely a skeptic when I first ordered… Continue reading Cookies and Cream Instant Pot Cheesecake!!!
I have a love-hate relationship with Daylight Savings Time. Part of it is because I really don't understand why we bother to change the time in this day - but that's a rant for another day. On the one hand I love getting out of work and still seeing the sun, but mornings are brutal.… Continue reading Strawberry Oatmeal Jam Cups
Hello, hello! It's Friday!!! So in my last attempt at baking, I learnt a very important lesson, double check if you have every ingredient required in a recipe. Now, it would be unfair to call it just "an attempt at baking" because in a happy accident it produced the best brownie I have made to-date.… Continue reading Red Velvet Cream Cheese Brownies
Hello! It's been cold out there this week! Having a relatively warm January, thought we may have escaped the wrath of winter. But since the weather hasn't cooperating as such, can't help but find other ways to stay warm. Being of Indian/Pakistani descent, the most obvious way is to indulge in a piping hot cup of… Continue reading Spiced-Chai Carrot Cake Cupcakes
Hello! The coffee addict in me is currently shrieking with excitement!! Ahh I finally have the chance to share this with you! I am not at all a morning person, so to me coffee is also liquid sanity. Most people know not to expect me to have a coherent conversation until I've had that first… Continue reading Mocha Waffles for the Coffee Addict