Cranberry chocolate pancake mix cake

Thee are so many varieties of recipes you could turn out with a pack of pancake mix. If you find yourself left with a box of pancake mix leftover after preparing pancakes for your kids and they dont want any more pancakes, dont despair. There are such fabulous varieties of cakes you could bake quickly… 

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Fruit and nuts granola bites

As the wave of health consciousness is gathering momentum and moms are being ever so careful to watch what their kids put in their mouths more innovative snack options , the grab and go kind are evolving. Fruits ,nuts,seeds must form a part of our daily diet in some form so this is a very good way to include… 

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Rava Masala Upma ( Semolina cooked with Indian spices and veggies)

Upma /Uppitu is a regular fare in the South Indian’s menu.Almost everyweek some form of rava/ semolina is used to make either rava khichdi,regular upma/uppitu or this popular version Masala upma which seems to be popular in Bangalore and some southern cities. Served with coconut chutney and or with sambar this makes a great filling… 

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Puliodharai / Spiced Rice

This is a very popular dish prepared regularly in most South Indians homes and also it is one of the neivedhiyams offered to Gods in temples.The specialty of the dish is the spicy,tangy and nutty flavor in what seems to be a simple dish.Believe me it is not so. Though the ingedients are not very complex. the method of preparation ,the… 

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Toasted Oats,Almonds,Orange Chocolate Squares

You will find in several food sites various recipes for chocolate nobake squares or barks. Everyone has their own choice of ingredients to use in the chocolate bark or square. I made these no bake chocolate squares out of leftover chocolate.The procedure is very simple.Your kids can do this as it involves no cooking apart from melting… 

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Methi Theplas

This is a very popular tasty Gujarati flatbread made of wholewheat flour and fresh fenugreek leaves with other exciting spices to make this a very anytime kind of snack. I practically grew up on this as some years of my childhood were spent in Rajkot and we had so many Gujju dishes in our daily menu.My mother… 

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Masala Oats Dosa

I guess many of you are already using oats to prepare dosas and idlis  among other dishes. I prepared this masala oats dosa by using the masala oats satchets available in stores nowadays.I wasnt sure if the family was prepared to have oats as a porridge every other day, so I decided to use up… 

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Tamatar Paneer

This is a very tasty, tangy & spicy side dish for rotis or rice that can be whipped up within minutes. Most often when I have to make a quick side dish within minutes , I choose to make this as it is very quick and the tomatoes cook fast. Ingredients 5 medium sized tomatoes 2 onions… 

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