Chocolate Strawberry Meringue Bars

When I say Chocolate Strawberry Meringue bars, yes it has 3 layers on top of a chocolate cookie base.  I went through many sites looking for a cookie bar recipe but I was not so tempted of the different ingredients that was used in cookie bars.  A lot of the cookie bars call for condensed…

Raisin Bran Muffins

  Bran is the outer shell of the grain that has high amount fiber.  Wheat is not grown in Sri Lanka due to warm climate.  But Sri Lanka’s primary food crop is rice.  When rice is milled the husk/out shell is usually thrown away or used as cow feed or to use as manure for crops….

Tropical Fruit Crepes with Chocolate Drizzle

    I have never had or even heard of “crepes” when I was growing up.  After I came to US, with the internet and so many recipe websites, blogs and recipe books I started making dishes that are not native to my place.  Initially I was into pancakes but as time went by I…

Walnut Cake

I have to say, this is one of the best cakes I have ever made.  It does not require any butter or baking powder.  So the egg whites that is beaten to a frothy consistency make this cake looks as if it has risen when baked.  The cake is very dense but soft.      …

Wholesome Pancakes from a Mix

I know Monday’s – all the fun and chores over the weekend, and here we are back to another Monday.  Today was not so cold and I felt like something fruity.  While I was shopping for cereal yesterday, I found this “Hudson Mill” pancake mix and immediately grabbed it.  I don’t even know what made…

Simple Butter Cake

I made this cake for my relative for Thanks Giving but waited to post since it would be more appropriate for Christmas or New Year. When I say butter cake, this is the Sri Lankan version of the butter cake.  It is very simple just with 4 main ingredients.  But once baked it is heavenly tasty….

Zucchini Cardamom Bread

I have been in the mood of making zucchini recipes.  It is the time to get a lot of fresh zucchinis in the market and normally I am not a fan of zucchini.  But after baking a few recipes, I fell in love with zucchini. This unique recipe combines the flavor of cardamom and nutmeg….

French Toast with Strawberry Compote

After a long 3 weeks out on vacation to my country, when I came back I felt like I want to cook something that is my own comforting food.  It was nice see my friends and family in Sri Lanka and I got to try a lot of traditional Sri Lankan food like appam, traditional…

Blueberry Banana Muffins

It is summer and any fruits that are bought from the store ripe very quickly.  I bought a bunch of bananas that were not ripe – the skin was literally green, but within 2 days they all ripped at the same time.  I was hoping it will stay for a few more days, but I…

Blueberry Banana Bread

As opposed to plain banana bread, this gives extra fragrance of blueberries.  Adding blueberries also gives a sour-tart taste on top of the sweet banana taste.  Walnuts add extra crunchiness to this soft and moist bread.  You can store this bread wrapped in an aluminum foil or cling wrap in the refrigerator for up to…