The World’s Best Sweet Potato Casserole

I have been very bad this year. Also, I know Santa put me on his Naughty list in early Jan.

It is ok. I don’t really mind.

Because, look what my friend Jyotsna Rao brought over. The world’s best sweet potato casserole. Yum!! Thanks J!

I hope y’all are winding down the year and getting ready for Christmas.

Happy Karthikai Deepam

Happy Karthigai Deepam!

Every Karthigai Deepam the person I miss the most is my mother-in-law Girija. She made the world’s best Adai and paniyaram to celebrate Karthigai Deepam.

The boy and I lit lamps around the house and made adai with lots of coconut pieces. It is my way of paying homage to my mother-in-law Girija.



In Sickness and In Health

We all need at least one friend to make us soup/rasam when we are sick.


What if you are lucky enough to have both mushroom soup and sukku (dried ginger) milagu (black pepper) thippili (long pepper) rasam within a couple of days from 2 different friends? In my dictionary, that is kind of like winning 2 mega lotteries within a couple of days.

Thanks Chandreka Kaushik and Rohit Dhamankar. Perhaps, I should pull of the “cold” act a few more days.

Simple Spinach Salad

Myth: The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.

Reality: The ONLY way to weasel your way into a girl’s heart is through an awesome salad…especially when she comes home hungry.


Come, let us have some tea and continue to talk about happy things. – Chaim Potok

When tea becomes ritual, it takes its place at the heart of our ability to see greatness in small things. Where is beauty to be found? In great things that, like everything else, are doomed to die, or in small things that aspire to nothing, yet know how to set a jewel of infinity in a single moment? -Muriel Barbery