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Chocolate Coated Strawberries

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Today's recipe can be made by kids too.  You just need 3 ingredients and a sweet treat is ready for you and your kids. Great  snack  for parties, specially for kids parties.  This simple and delicious recipes goes to the 2nd day, week 4  of BM 59 under the theme Kids Delight- Party Pleasers ( finger foods).




Ingredients:

Fresh Strawberries 5
Semi sweet Chocolate chips 1/4 cup
Sprinklers of your choice

Preparation:

Wash and pat dry fresh strawberries.
In a microwave safe bowl add chocolate chips and run it for 15 seconds.
Give it a stir and dip each strawberry into it, so that half of the strawberry is coated with chocolate.
Add some sprinklers on top.
Let the strawberries rest for sometime so that the chocolate dries up completely.
You can even refrigerate  them for few minutes.
Serve.


Check to see what my fellow bloggers are cooking for BM 59.


Also sending this recipe to Srivalli's  Kids event hosted by Priya Srinivasan for this month.


Whole Wheat Eggless Chocolate Cupcakes

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Today we are starting with the final week for BM 59 and most importantly we are in the last week of the year 2015. Soon we are going to enter into New Year with new goals and resolutions.  We have started our celebrations  with Christmas Eve Party in our apartment complex. Me along with another 5 families wanted to give a surprise party to our kids today. We had potluck party with lots of yummy food. I choose to bake cupcakes which are kids all time favorite.  Wanted to make these cupcakes in a healthy version  so I have used Whole wheat flour instead of regular all purpose flour. This recipe goes to the first day of week 4 of BM 59 under the theme Kids Delight- Party Pleasers (finger food). 


Ingredients:


Whole wheat  flour / All purpose flour 1 1/2 cup
Cocoa powder 1/2 cup
Powdered sugar 2 cups
Baking soda 2 tea spoons
Salt 1/4 tea spoon
Vegetable oil 1/2 cup
Mixed fruit Jam  2 spoons
Vanilla essence 2 spoons
Water 1 1/2 cup
Chocolate chips 1/2 cup


Preparation:


Preheat oven to 350 Degrees F.
I ha…

Banana Walnut and Dates Bread

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Banana is one of my favorite fruit.  This is one of the recipe which  I  wanted to make but was keep postponing since very long time. I like the Banana Walnut bread which we get in Starbucks. Its been a while I had it. Thought why not make it at home and enjoy it with a cup of coffee. It make this bread more tasty I have added chopped dates also along with chopped walnuts.  Very simple to prepare yet healthy. This recipes goes to the 2nd day of BM 59 under the theme "Holiday Bakes" As kids wake up late during holidays and love to have their favorite food  apart from the regular rice, roti etc...I made this delicious and healthy banana  bread which they have it at any time of the day.  Here goes the recipe........... 

Ingredients:

Ripe banana 1
Walnuts 1/4 cup chopped
Dates 1/4 chopped
Melted butter 1/2 cup
All purpose flour / Maida 1 cup
Sugar 3/4 cup
Eggs 2
Vanilla extract 1/2 spoon
Pinch of salt (optional)


Preparation:


Mash banana in a bowl and keep aside.
Melt butter, add sugar and bl…

Pistachio Flavored Butter Cookies

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 As the Christmas holidays are approaching kids are making their plans for their play dates and sleep overs.  Kids love to have cookies, chips  and chocolates and what not. Being a stay home mom, I always love to cook something exciting and new for my kids. Not only me but I guess most of the mom's  feel very happy when your kids and family  love and appreciate your food.

Saw this easy and delicious butter cookies recipe in one of my friends place and wanted to give it a try. With few modifications made these Butter cookies with a touch of pistachio flavor. My kids are picky eaters and not  a big fan of eat nuts in their daily diet. So I have added some pistachio powder to the cookie mixture, believe me or not kid's didn't even know that I have added some nuts to the cookies. Now these are a big hit in my house.

Today we are starting with BM 59, last marathon  for the year 2015. Starting this months Marathon with a special theme called "Holiday Bakes". As  holidays…