Delicious Green St. Patrick’s Day Recipes

Browse through these St. Patrick’s Day Recipes — from chocolate and mint desserts to breads, this is a collection of over 101 recipe ideas for this Irish Holiday!

(This post was first published on Parade Magazine’s blog)

Reposting this one from last year!

On March 17th every year, the Irish and the Irish-at-heart across the globe observe St. Patrick’s Day or as many call it  St. Paddy’s Day. What began as a religious feast day for the patron saint of Ireland has become an international festival celebrating Irish culture with parades, dancing, special foods and a whole lot of green.

I’m neither Irish nor an Irish-at-heart, but I love celebrating the Holiday nevertheless. And in my quest for “something green” recipes, I found a ton of fun recipe ideas on the internet that I thought I’d share with you!  (more…)

Red Velvet Cake

A moist and soft Red Velvet Cake made without eggs!

Red Velvet Cake Recipe - Classic Eggless Cakes - Step by step pictorial - eggless Red velvet cake recipe written by Kavitha Ramaswamy of Foodomania.com

I’m not an artist. Heck, I don’t even have the patience to frost cakes elegantly. I usually follow a minimalist approach to cooking / baking. But some cakes demand your attention. And this Red Velvet Cake is one of those cakes. As you can probably already see, I didn’t do a very good job of frosting the cake. But believe me when I tell you – this has to be one of the best eggless cakes I’ve baked in a long time. I’m sure YOU will do a better job of frosting this cake than I did.

Let’s talk about the texture. Moist, soft, crumbly and chocolaty in every single bite. The subtly sweet cream cheese frosting adds a nice flavor dimension to the intensely red and chocolaty cake. I’d say this stays well in the refrigerator for 1 or 2 days; but I doubt it’ll last that long. You’ll need great self-control to resist the urge to have another slice.

Do save some of the batter to bake separately in a cupcake mold. This way, you can make the “red crumbs” to use to decorate the cake without having to cut into the perfectly baked cake. If your cake butchering skills are as stinky as mine are, then you’re going to need this tip!   (more…)

Oreo Blondies

Put together these easy and delicious Oreo Blondies in no time! Oreo and butterscotch flavor run through every bite!

Oreo Blondies Recipe | Eggless Butterscotch Blondies (Cake) | Step by step pictures | Written by Kavitha Ramaswamy of Foodomania.com

Oreo cookies are one of my favorite things to use in baking. I believe the dark chocolate cookies add a nice dimension to the end product. In this recipe for eggless oreo blondies, I combine Oreo cookies with a classic recipe for butterscotch blondies. Blondies are basically just brownies minus the cocoa powder. If you’re a fan of simple tea time cakes and cookies, this one is right up your alley.   (more…)

Chocolate Chip Cookie Brownies

Chocolate Chip Cookie Brownies baked to perfection!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Brownies Recipe | Eggless Baking Treats | Step by step recipe | Printable recipe for brownies | How to make chocolate chip cookies and brownies | Foodomania.com

People are often intimidated by the idea of baking – let alone baking something offbeat. Let me assure you, baking is not terribly difficult, and the appreciation and satisfaction it brings are disproportionately high.

Baking – to me – is a wonderful escapade into the lands of warm and cozy goodness. My philosophy is to do things not out of sheer necessity but because they make me feel good. I love to bake. And when I am fiddling about in the kitchen, I often convince myself that there are brownies or cookies that need to be baked – stat!

Take these eggless chocolate chip cookie brownies for example. Having perfected the recipes for classic chocolate chip cookies and brownies, the next sensible thing to do is to try to bake the two of them together – right? Maybe not. What with both calling for different baking temperatures and timings, this attempt would have been disastrous. But surprisingly, a few adjustments here and there and you can successfully bake brownies on cookie crust at the same time.

The soft and fudgy texture of the brownies combined with the crunchy texture of the cookies make this one interesting dessert. You get the best of both – cookies + brownies – in one bite. And that to me is a keeper!     (more…)