Mini Taco Appetizers

A simple, satisfying appetizer for hosting a dinner party.  Ingredients: Ground Chicken Seasonings: salt, pepper, paprika, taco seasoning Onion, chopped Green bell pepper, chopped Black beans, canned Tomato paste Scallions, chopped Sour Cream Guacamole Shredded mexican cheese Puff pastry dough Directions: Preheat oven 400F. Roll out puff pastry dough onto flat surface dusted with flour.… Continue reading Mini Taco Appetizers


Mini Coconut Pies

I'm a sucker for a good homemade dessert, especially pie. I have the utmost respect for someone who can make pie crust, because I cannot. This is a recipe by Martha Stewart that I absolutely love, printed and keep in my recipe binder. I swear by it, it's a perfect dessert for any occasion. Ingredients:… Continue reading Mini Coconut Pies


Pesto Veggie Lasagna

This was literally an experiment gone kind of right. I had to make something for a potluck and really wanted to do a white lasagna. But the recipes I found were just a tad boring, so I put my own mind to use and kind of threw in a bunch of things, and it was… Continue reading Pesto Veggie Lasagna

Food, Toddler

Toddler Hacks: Healthy Eating

I recently attended a small seminar on "Nutrition & Tips For Picky Eaters" presented by a fellow mom who is a RD (Registered Dietician) at my daughter Ridha's preschool. We asked all kinds of questions about how to get our toddlers eating healthier foods, how to cook for picky eaters, how to shop for foods,… Continue reading Toddler Hacks: Healthy Eating

Food, Motherhood

Toddler Meals & Snacks

Planning out meals for my toddlers is more challenging than ever now that they have reached a very, very picky stage of their life. Gone are the days that feeding meant child opening mouth while I stuffed it with whatever I made. Now it's sort of an experiment each time and I can either hit… Continue reading Toddler Meals & Snacks

Food, Reviews

New Restaurant: Mughlai Darbar

I was pleasantly surprised to find a brand new Hyderbadi cuisine restaurant nearby that serves Halal food. Mughlai Darbar recently opened and it's an Indian restaurant offering classic Hyderbadi dishes as well as Indo-Chinese specialty dishes. Over the weekend, my family and I visited the extensive buffet offered at $13.99 for adults and $7.99 for… Continue reading New Restaurant: Mughlai Darbar