Turmeric Ginger Lemonade

Turmeric Ginger Lemonade is best drink for this pandemic as we all are focusing more on boosting immunity. All the three key ingredients used in this drink are well know for increasing immunity.

This is one of the best immunity which kids enjoy as it has very close taste of lemonade which kids enjoy. This tastes best when served cold.

I have used fresh turmeric in this recipe if it not available regular turmeric powder can be used here. But I personally love the bold flavor of fresh turmeric.


Ingredients :

Fresh Turmeric 1/2 inch piece or Turmeric Powder 1 teaspoon
Fresh Ginger - 1 inch piece
Juice of fresh lemon - 1 cup
Sugar - 1/2 cup or more
Cold Water - 2 cups

Procedure : 

Peel and pound ginger

Peel and grate fresh turmeric

Add pounded ginger to 2 cups of water and bring it to boil once it reduces 1 cup add grated turmeric and boil for few mins (if not available add turmeric powder)

In a large bowl add fresh squeezed lemon juice add sugar and mix well (Add more sugar if needed as per your taste)

Next strain the ginger mixture to the bowl and add cold water mix well and serve

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Stovetop Mac and Cheese

This is one of kids favorite dish. It's a creamy and rich comfort food. My kids enjoy this every time i make this recipe. It's an easy one pot pasta dish.

I also make a bake version of mac and cheese which is awesomely delicious with buttery bread crust. I will soon post that version soon.

This is a simple version of Mac and Cheese which can be easily served for a crowd in minutes. Basically cook the pasta as per the package instruction. In meanwhile make a sauce with butter, flour and milk and flavor the sauce with nutmeg, chili powder and onion powder and for the cheese i use shredded cheddar cheese.Once the cheese melts i make the sauce nice thick and rich and then i toss in the pasta.


Ingredients :

Elbow Pasta - 4 cups
Butter - 1/2 cup
Flour - 1/2 cup
Whole Milk - 2 cups
Cheddar Cheese - 2 cups
Nutmeg - 1 pinch / 1/8 Teaspoon
Cayenne pepper - 1/4 Teaspoon
Onion Powder - 1/4 Teaspoon
Salt and Pepper

Procedure : 

Cook the pasta in lot of water as per the instructions on the box.

In a large pan add butter once melted add all purpose flour and whisk until well combined.

Once the flour is cooked a bit (Color changes a bit) add milk and whisk well until flour mixture is well combined with milk and bring this to a boil.

Add nutmeg, cayenne pepper and onion powder and mix well. By this time the milk would have thickened.

Next add the cheese and mix until its melted and combined with milk and becomes a creamy sauce add salt and pepper as needed (taste and decide).

Toss in the cooked and drained pasta and mix well until all the pasta is coated with sauce.

Serve hot! 

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4th Of July Goodies

Happy 4th of July! ...

I was planning to make something funny and interesting for kids for this yest July 4th. I was thinking something in Red, White and Blue and ended up making a Red, White & Blue Popcorn and Candy Barks.

For any colorful yummy treats candy melts are a big lifesavers. Numerous creative desserts can be made from candy melts. I will post my creations one by one in future posts. For Candy popcorn I use fresh popped white popcorn(without salt) and drizzle red and blue candy melts on top. For Candy barks just melt bright white candy melts and top it with dollops of candy melts and swirl it with toothpick and top it with sprinkles. Both of these are very easy recipes and can be made for big crowd in minutes

Red, White and Blue Popcorn:

Ingredients :

White Popped corn - 3 cups
Red Candy Melts - 1/4 cup
Blue Candy Melts - 1/4 cup

Procedure : 

Place popped popcorn on a cookie sheet in a thin layer.

Melt candy melts in microwave or in double boiler.

Drizzle red and blue candy melts on top randomly.

Allow it to cool until the candy is firm on the popcorn.

Red, White and Blue Candy Bark:

Ingredients :

White Chocolate Chips - 1/2 cup
Bright White Candy Melts - 1/2 cup
Red Candy Melts - 1/4 cup
Blue Candy Melts - 1/4 cup
Red, White & Blue Sprinkles - 1 tablespoon

Procedure : 

Melt chocolate chips and candy melts in microwave and stir until silk and smooth.

Line a pan with parchment paper and pour the chocolate mixture and even out the candy in 1/4 inch thickness.

Dollop the red and blue candy melts on top of the white chocolate mixture and with toothpick make swirl around the candy melts.

Top it off with Red, white and Blue sprinkles and allow it to set until its firm. Once firm peel off the parchment paper and break the big bar into small pieces

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