Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Cupcake recipes are wonderful inventions!
Cupcakes are versatile little cakes that suit any occasion.
You can get as creative as possible and are only limited by your imagination.
Here I've made these chocolate cup cakes & they just turned out deliciously delectable!
Here's how it looked...
If you are tempted to try this easy recipe, follow the black magic cake recipe from my previous post and reduce baking time to 20 Minutes.
The reduction of cooking time was one of the reasons for the discovery of cute Lil cup cakes.
It's that the cake batter was cooked in teacups and other small containers since it took such a long time to cook cakes in hearth ovens. The small teacups cut the cooking time of cakes dramatically.
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
|Black Magic cake with Simple butter creame icing!!|
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
There are so many of them who have chosen a path and then come to a conclusion, it is not for them and choose a different one... A wish or a strong desire, both cases people will talk passionately about it. Sometimes in case of a highly articulate person, it seems like a greater confusion.
The experience gained is valuable, but how do we know the difference?
Identifying your strengths and deploying them in activities you choose out of interest will get you to a deeper satisfaction. Add purpose to what you are doing and you've got meaning.
Purpose is what drives you. It's the source of inspiration and the compass that guides your way and makes the difference, and at the same time, to the deepest level of happiness.
And that's the real deal!
PS: My purpose of writing this blog?
I should be able to meet my readers on a personal level, foster trust which is an essential part of any blog
Have a wonderful weekend ahead!!
Friday, July 29, 2011
I didn't think twice and I quickly obeyed them. Since we were new to the US, Krispy Kreame was something u heard of. The packet read Krispy Kreame, it had 12 good looking glazed donuts. I am not a person with a sweet tooth and wasn't keen on tasting.
I took two plates and offered them to my Husband and mother, since our guests were in full praise for the donuts, served them too. All of them after a bite were all oooh and aahhs and i was curious to try them.
I sunk my teeth into one of them and it melted! It was oh, so damn tasty!!
I quickly finished one and was about to grab another, for those who knew my tastes, it was a surprise. I don't just "not like sweets" i avoid them, more like a sweet intolerant. These sweet rounds are just so delicious that it is so easy to become a sweet addict... eh, well for now a donut addict!
Soon i got hooked on to Donuts. There is a store close to home and I am their regular customer. They are nice to have 6 Donuts for $6.99 and super nice to have 12 donuts for $7.99.
An extra $ and you get half a dozen more... Cool isn't it!
One of their outlets has 3/4th of their space dedicated to their workstation. It is covered with glass and the making of these yummy sugary sweet" happy-all-round" donuts can be seen. From the dough to frying and then getting under the sugar glazed fountain, it's such an orderly defined process! the rest of the store offers some seating and a coffee-billing counter.
The best ones are the original glazed donuts. The others I have tasted are glazed devil's food cake, chocolate iced creame filled, Chocolate iced custard filled and chocolate glazed donuts. There are a lot more varieties like the blueberry, strawberry, cinnamon, apple and lots more. They also have colorful sparkler donuts for the kids. The ever ready staff give you time to choose over the many varieties of donuts. The place also offers some nice coffee and cool flavoured-crushed drinks.
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
I suddenly made a statement, a strong one stating "It will definitely be the INDIAN Team to lift the world cup 2011"
For which everyone said why they agree and not agree, there was one of them who asked me, Why i so strongly feel that way... and here's what I said...
"My husband (who is an passionate cricket player) was born in the year 1983 and that was the year India won the world cup. What a fantastic moment that was! This year my son will be born and so i strongly feel we would win the world cup!"
A few laughed and smiled, a few liked it, one of them loved it and one called me an astrologer!
We were all Indians away from home in the united states and the fact that we were away from home made us more fanatic towards anthything that had to do with our motherland :)
Our conversations continued...
The world cup season began and you all know what happened, Match after match, we won them all and reached the final.
It was the day of the Finals...
My son was due the next month and it was quite an effort to get up and watch the match at 2 in the midnight, however my enthusiastic spirit and sleeplessness were high and it helped.
After an absolutely thrilling match, India won!
My Husband's Facebook Wall Message read...
"1983 - India won the worlcup, I was born!
2011 - India wins the world cup again, My son will be born!! Yahoooooo.... "
What a profound moment it was... It was one of the happiest days of my life
What a Proud INDIAN I was and always, will be :)
Pics Courtesy: Google Images
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
So imagine my surprise, after 19 hours of labour including induced labour, I found myself being wheeled down the corridor and headed for the operating room because my cervix wouldn't budge past 7 centimeters dilated. I was scared, sad...
Now after the surgery, I feel i should have been better prepared.
The important thing is to hold a healthy baby in your arms, however you deliver the little bundle. A surgical birth can be as joyful and meaningful as a vaginal birth.
It's important to case your big day if it doesn't go exactly as planned, arm yourself with the info and they'll help you sail through the surgery and beyond!
As far as surgery go, C-sections are considered safe, but as any operation there are small but real risks. They include bleeding, blood clots, infection (around the incisions, but the IV antibiotics can help fend off the bacteria)
The moment that last stich is sewn, the healing begins, here are a few tips for a faster recovery.
Get moving - women feel extremely delicate during those first few days ( even laughing can make you wince) not only will you feel better once you're upright, but revving circulation from head to toe can prevent the formation of blood clots.
Have a bite - One needs energy to tackle healing and the new motherhood. Think about it: if you had just run a marathon, wouldn't you stop and refuel?
Stay on top of the pain - Take your painkillers, pamper your scar.
Delegate the Heavy lifting - No picking up anything that weighs more than your baby!
Make sleep a top Priority - Try and snooze at every oppurtunity so your body can repair itself.
More information on C-section The history is interesting!
Pics courtesy: Google images