Wednesday, May 25, 2011

What's cooking Wednesday - Sooji (Semolina) Halwa

Last week, I got my new Ceramic Cookplus cookware from Lock and Lock and I was intrigued. I loved the color and it is very different from my existing heavy copper bottomed cookware.

As I couldn't wait to try it out, I made "Sooji Halwa" in it immediately. Here is the recipe for you to try as well.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

A really cute Spice Kit

It is no secret that I am a fan of Lock n Lock.... I go all giggly and happy when I have a new Lock n Lock product in my hand... and my family thinks this obsession will stay for some time until replaced with something else.

So let me spread the love and introduce you to the Lock n Lock Spice kit.

Being of Indian descent, I have a special affinity for any "masaledani", "masale ka dibba" or spice kit in plain English. When I was little, it was one of my chores to refill the dabba once a spice ran out. 

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

What's cooking Wednesday - My first fondant cake

 My very first fondant cake...

I made it in Feb 2009 for my 10th wedding anniversary. I made everything from scratch including the chocolate fondant. The inside cake was black forest and number 10 on top are sugar cookies covered in molding chocolate... 

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Reya's "Around the World" Birthday Party

The least 2 weekends were spent celebrating Princess R's birthday as she turned 7 the first of which was an "Around the World" Party. All her school friends were invited and I asked a couple close friends to join and help with the party.

Here is the birthday invitation I made for the party.
I decked up the house with decorations covering the whole globe. The wall of the family room was decked up with flags of all the countries around the world. This also served as a backdrop for pictures of the kids.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Need your help!

Hello all,

I think being a mom or dad rocks...

For the most part, it'a big challange because at times you will go insane, but some precious moments like when you watch your child sleeping, or when you get a wet drooly kiss froom your child, or when your little one simply gives you a bright smile make it totally worth the hard work... and as a bonus, you learn to appreciate your own parents fully for the love they have given you.

If you agree with me... Vote for my picture in the "Moms rock!" contest... PLEASE I NEED YOUR HELP!

Until next time,

Thursday, May 5, 2011

My first diaper cake

My very first diaper cake. 

My co-worker and I made this cake for another colleague as a baby shower gift. She was expecting twins, hence the 2 duckies on the top. I do not remember the exact no. of diapers at each layer, but we used size 1 diapers box from Costco and we had a few left over. The bottom layer had approximately 36 diapers, the middle layer had 20 and the top layer had about 10. Again, I do not remember.

Follow these instructions to make this cake

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Lock n Lock

Hey all,

Just wanted to write a note to let you all know that my blogs were selected for the Lock n Lock Supporters program.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

The Crafts Corner is now on Facebook

I am happy to announce that you can now find "The Crafts Corner" on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Crafts-Corner/221917734485702

Please visit the page and get connected to the blog by "Liking" the page. I would greatly appreciate it.

Until next time!