Egg Solves It All

There are a dozen delicious ways of making eggs. But not many people know eggs have as many uses outside the kitchen as they have inside. So, dear homemakers, you are in for a treat because what we have in store today is going to make eggs a favourite of even the purest of vegetarians.

Here are some great non-culinary uses of eggs that are sure to make you a fan. Try them out!

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Build A Bewitching Backyard In Budget

“A backyard is half of your plants and half of your perspective.”

-Ram Manohar, Gardener.

A backyard is nothing but a cluster of trees, good enough for half an hour of peace. But just with a little bit of imagination and creativity, your backyard could be your private retreat after a tiring day, a play zone for your kids, an adventurous space for your pet, a place for small get-togethers, and much much more. Apply the ideas we have for you today in your backyard and whether it be a fun filled evening or a quiet peaceful day, you will have a safe haven for both! (more…)

Getting An Athlete’s Appetite Right

Ecstasy is playing for your country in front of thousands of spectators; tragedy is getting

run out because you aren’t that fast. Because it may take two to tango on the crease, but it

takes three to thrive: muscles, talent and diet. Muscles to hit it out of the park, talent to

leave a global mark and diet to make your endurance last.

Endurance is an aspect tested by most of the sports, like gully cricket, leg cricket, backyard

cricket – except book cricket. And we’ve also heard of some other sports requiring it…

Futball, something… And Bask-it ball! Although we aren’t sure of the existence of such

sports, let’s be optimistic. So here we have for you the right diet to ensure you don’t run

out of energy when you need it the most.

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NO BAKE WAYS TO SPEND SUMMER DAYS

In summer’s wake, don’t make the mistake to bake. Instead, counter the heat with a treat that’s not oven-tweaked. Okay, we totally get that it’s not the right time to rhyme! But we don’t lie when we cry that we do try but God knows why this habit refuses to die. So sorry for the trouble, and before it becomes double we’ll just begin with the dishes everyone wishes to savour in summers. For in summers, sweat and heat take away all the fun in the kitchen and since lengthy dishes drive you mad, everyone considers baking bad!

Chocolate Chips Cookies

 This cookie is something every rookie can make. Here’s what it will take:

Butter                             ¼ cup

Milk                                ¼ cup

Sugar                              1 cup

Chocolate chips           ½ cup

Peanut butter               Optional

Oatmeal                         1½ cup

Vanilla                            1 tbsp

Once all this gathers, let’s arrange them in the way it matters.

  • Put oatmeal, peanut butter, chocolate chips and vanilla in a mixing bowl.
  • Combine butter, milk and sugar in a saucepan and heat over medium-high heat until boiling. Let boil for 1 minute.
  • Pour hot mix into the oatmeal mix and stir well. Drop spoonfuls onto wax paper and let harden before eating. Freeze to harden faster.

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Butter Pecan Toffee

Biscuit is the secret behind this toffee. Read to find out what you will need.

Butter                                       1 stick

Sugar                                        ¾ cup

Corn syrup                              1 tbsp

Tea biscuits                              20

Toasted pecans (Chopped)  For garnish

Here’s how to make something worthwhile out of this pile:

  • Combine butter, sugar and corn syrup in a saucepan over medium heat; cook, stirring occasionally, until brown.
  • Arrange tea biscuits side by side on a large buttered, foil-lined baking sheet.
  • Pour the sugar mixture on top and sprinkle with chopped toasted pecans.
  • Chill until firm; break apart. Your dish is ready to be eaten.

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Peanut Butter Pie

This sweet is a treat you will repeat week after week. Gather the ingredients:

Powdered sugar                         1 cup

Peanut butter                            1 cup

Cream cheese(softened)        225g

Condensed milk                       400g

Whipped topping (thawed)   340g

Graham cracker crusts            340g

Chocolate sundae syrup          20 tbsp

To be muted with the sweetness of this reputed dish, follow the instructions:

  • Combine powdered sugar, peanut butter, and cream cheese in a large bowl.
  • Beat with a mixer at medium speed until smooth.
  • Add milk; beat until combined. Fold in whipped topping.
  • Divide the mixture evenly between crusts; chill 8 hours or until set (a soft texture).
  • Cut into wedges; drizzle with chocolate syrup.

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Golden Oreo Truffles

 Availability of just these 3 things will bring anybody on the brink of ecstasy. Here they are:

Cream cheese (softened)                     225g

Golden Oreos or Regular Oreos           430g

White chocolate                                 340g

Now time to put some effort to make this yummy dessert.

  • Process the Oreos in a food processor or blender. Pulse until crumbs are formed.
  • Beat the Oreo crumbs with the cream cheese until combined. The mixture will be thick and sticky.
  • Roll into 30-35 balls. Place balls on two large plates, a parchment paper lined baking sheet, or a silicone mat-lined bake sheet. Freeze the truffles for about 30 minutes.
  • Coarsely chop the chocolate and melt according to package directions. Working with 1 truffle at a time, coat in chocolate.
  • Top with sprinkles while the chocolate is still wet.
  • Refrigerate truffles for at least 10 minutes so the chocolate sets. Truffles must always be chilled and will stay fresh for up to 5 days in the refrigerator.

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So, give baking a miss, and take a brisk frisk, thanks to these crisp ideas. Enjoy your summers not in the kitchen but under air conditioners and coolers; try these simple dishes while we try to make our rhyming stop! Wait! Our rhyming… Make – our – rhyming – stop… We don’t rhyme anymore, guys! We don’t! Those rhymes won’t be repeating in the next meeting. Wait! Oh great!

Master This Holi With Masterchef Dishes

‘Anyone can cook.’ Ratatouille.

For those who don’t know, Ratatouille is a movie that can make you fall in love with cooking. But if you already are, and that masoor ka tadka makes your heart beat faster than the pados ka ladka, today is your lucky day. Because as Holi comes closer and preparation of delicacies takes the center-stage, we have some professional recipes to help your dishes shine out. This Holi, when the guests greet you with the best of wishes, serve them with the best of dishes that have appeared on MasterChef.

Check out these easy and amazing recipes from MasterChef India and MasterChef Australia. (more…)

PREPARE SMART, PARTY HARD!

We are those people who party at everything from birthdays, anniversaries, promotions, job, salary to India defeating Pakistan in a cricket encounter. We don’t even need a lavish one! A plate of food and a friend will do. And with such a lifestyle, anyone can guess we are on constant lookout for excuses to party. Well, how about ‘I got to know these amazing party hacks and I wanted to try them out ASAP!’ for an excuse?

Try these simple ideas to enhance your experience if you are a party lover. And try them out one at a time if you are a party freak! (more…)