Homemade berry Jam

Jam is something that is truly rewarding when you make it at home. You taste it and you think to yourself: Wow, I made that! As much as I love a good strawberry jam, I cannot deprive myself or you guys from the amazing layers of texture and flavor that come when you add raspberries. I don’t strain the mix, because I only add 1 cup of raspberries to a pint of strawberries, and the seeds give a nice texture once everything sets. The raspberries also give a gorgeous deep beetroot hue that you don’t get with only strawberries…

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Apple Crumble

…It reminds me of my kitchen in Lahore. I can see myself sitting on the marble counter, kicking my feet against the cream colored cabinets. I can smell the apples and cinnamon, and I impatiently wait for the crumble to get that perfect golden brown so I can take it out, spoon a heaping amount of crumble into my bowl and top it off with vanilla ice cream and devour it before my mom finds out I’m baking at 2 am again! Oh the memories!

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S’mores Bars

…These S’mores bars are so perfect for a quick dessert that’s decadent enough to make for thanksgiving, but if you double the batch it could keep on giving all weekend long. It’s the type you need to hide from your kids though, because if you make it the night before, you’re gonna be dessert less on thanksgiving day…

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Afghani roht(sweet bread)

This recipe is so special! It’s a friend’s family recipes, and you all know how much I cherish family recipes. I love exploring cuisines, and recently realized I don’t know much about Afghani food. I mean, we’re in the same region so our food draws lots of similarities, but I wanted to get to the bottom of it, Evolving Traditions style, and get some authentic, true Afghani recipes…

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gur wale chaawal

Zarda was something that came into our home from a neighbor’s house. In our home, gur wale chaawal are king, and whenever a batch of fresh gur came from the village, we knew what it meant. I shamefully admit I haven’t made them as often as I’d like to, but whenever I do, I’m a child again, sitting on the couch with my family, watching my dad dollop some homemade yogurt onto a pile or gur wale chaawal while I pick out the kishmish and coconut slices in my plate.
It’s a beautiful thing isn’t it? Food. It not only nourishes you, but it holds such strong memories that can instantly teleport you to the past…

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