Cook's Hideout: Blogging Bites: Holiday Buffet

December 23, 2010

Blogging Bites: Holiday Buffet

I’m doing one post with all the recipes that I've bookmarked and tried for Nupur’s Blog Bites: Holiday Buffet event. Hold your belts tight as this is going to be one tummy filling buffet.

Breakfast Granola:
Nupur’s Chocolate-Cherry Granola: I gave Homemade granola to my co-workers for Christmas this year and I made 3 batches of different granola including this festive & yummy Chocolate-Cherry granola. (See the recipes for the other 2 granolas here).

Appetizer & Dip:
Mini Quiche from the Perfect Pantry – These one bite appetizers are perfect for any party and they come together really quick too. My guests loved them and most of them were gone before I could take the picture. I followed the recipe to the T and they turned out awesome.

Nupur’s Caramelized onion dip – This is THE best dip I’ve ever made. It is a little time consuming than other dips, but the result is worth the effort. I couldn’t take a picture of the dip, but here are some veggies that we ate with the dip.

Curries & Side Dishes:
Indira’s Kakarakaya Kura – I made this dish two times and absolutely loved it. Indira mentions that this is a 100 year old recipe that’s been shared by home cooks for generations. Big Thanks to her for posting it on her blog so everyone has a chance to taste this century old dish.

Dee’s Vankaya chikkudukaya kura: I love all eggplant dishes, but eggplant paired with broad beans is probably my favorite combo ever. Dee's curry is slightly different from how I make it, but the addition of tamarind paste & sesame seeds powder makes it extra special and yummy.
Sree’s no-cook chutney: I had to try Sree's chutney as soon as I saw her post. Served it with Karachi dosa.

Tiramisu from Served with Love: After Nupur mentioned about Tiramisu on her post, I had to try it too. I had made Tiramisu ages ago and remembered it being a big flop, but this time with the perfect recipe, it turned out just perfect.

Archana's Fruit Cake: I wanted to make fruit cake this Holiday season and decided to make Archana's version since I had all the ingredients on hand. I made a double batch and took one to work for Holiday party and everybody loved it. I'll post the picture soon.

Merry Christmas!! Have a fun Holiday everyone.
I'm 2 posts away from my 400th post. I'm hoping to post them before end of this year. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.


  1. Omg, wat a beautiful and droolworthy buffet...Awesome..

  2. I'm so glad the mini quiches worked for you. Happy new year -- I hope 2011 is delicious!

  3. Thanks for all these amazing entries! What a lot of good food crammed in one post.

    The stuffed bitter melons look just amazing.


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