15 -Minute Recipes For Mother's Day Brunch

 Mother's day is coming up this Sunday, and being a mom myself, i know how hard it can be to juggle some time to make this day extra-special for your Mom, without getting frantic or working too hard in the kitchen, so you can enjoy your special day too! Here are some quick and delicious Brunch recipes that would not take more than 15 minutes to make, and yet would leave a lasting impression on this special day....more

3 Steps to a Perfectly Boiled Egg

How many of you can stand up to the challenge of making a perfectly boiled egg? Sounds stupid, or does it pinch an aching nerve?? Though most of us include boiled eggs in our diet, and eat them day in and day out, not many of us know the technique to boiling an egg the right way.Whether you like it soft-boiled, medium-boiled or hard-boiled, there are only 3 things to remember to get this process right: 1. Amount of Water - The water level should be at least 1 inch above the eggs, once you put them in the bowl...more

Fried Apple Pies recipe

Apples are still available in plenty in the Farmer's markets, and they look so lovely you can't help but pick up a few to use into some delicious desserts! I intended to pick up a huge bag to make some baby food for my 8 month old, but the chef in me could not stay put, and was tempted to use them to make some beautiful and fragrant Fried Apple Pies. A cross between old-fashioned Apple Pie and Apple Empanadas, the creator of this recipe has indeed come up with something that is so interesting and hard to resist. One look and you'll fall in love with it!...more

Pasta for Dinner - Bring it On!

When it comes to cooking something fast for dinner, Pasta is often on the top of the charts. And why should it not be? It is indeed a boon for the working women who have to dish out a decent dinner in less than 30 minutes, but you can even transform a lame pasta packet into something exotic if you have some time on your hands!...more

What Valentine Means At 30 & Beyond

Me and my husband have been together for 11 years now, and the years we spent in courtship have etched cherished memories that will stay with us for the entire lifetime. Unfortunately, as you transform from lovers to parents, its hard to find time to create those special moments and occasions that explicitly say I Love You!...more

Thanksgiving Centerpiece Ideas under $10

The Holiday season is already upon us, and soon it'll be time for Thanksgiving, and then Christmas! If you haven't started planning for this festive season, I beg you to buckle up and put on your thinking cap, as there's lots to finalize! From holiday decor to family dinners, there's plenty to keep you busy. To take away some of your pain, I give you a list of 5 easy Thanksgiving Centerpiece ideas - all of them are really simple to make, and all of them are under $10!! So it makes you and your family happy, and keeps your wallet happy too! ...more

Wine Basics - How to Store & Serve Wine

Whether you are serving wine to friends at a cocktail party, or just passing around a new label for people to taste, it is important to know basics of storing and serving wine. In order to enjoy the true taste of wine, it has to be stored and served at the right temperature; in fact, the type of the glass it is served in also makes a huge difference to someone's wine-tasting experience! There's a lot to learn before you become an expert, but remember these tips the next time you serve wine, and you'll thank me for it! ...more

Now, how do I serve wine-in-a-box? :)

Lisa Stone

How to Overcome a Weight-Loss Plateau

No matter how efficient your diet & workout plan, you are bound to face a weight-loss plateau at one point or another. But this does not mean your weight-loss trend has ended, it just means that you need to revise your tactics and fitness routine to overcome the plateau and march ahead! ...more

Healthy Bean & Lentil Salad

Summer means more time at the beach, which in turn means getting into shape as soon as you can! ...more

Hazelnut-Mocha-Nut Bread - Perfect coffee cake

Whenever I stop at a Starbucks for a hot cup of coffee, I always make it a point to indulge in their sweet and soft marble cake! I just love the flavor and the taste that blends so well with my mocha. So when I found this Mocha-Banana bread recipe at Amy's blog, I couldn't resist to try out a variation myself. I skipped the bananas, and instead added hazelnut, coffee and nuts. I also changed the sugar and butter contents to make my bread a little more sweet and soft (just the way I like it!). Hope you find my Hazelnut-Mocha-Nut Bread recipe to be as tasty as any other Coffee Cake!! ...more