While the burgers are flaming away on the grill this 4th of July, wow your friends and family with these lovely firework cookies. They make a great compliment to desserts like flag cake and blueberry pie. The best part? You don't have to worry about them melting.
We first spotted these babies on Martha Stewart'swebsite. They are basically sugar cookies topped with decorative royal icing. What's magnificent is the effect you can make by swirling red, white and blue icing. They are the perfect patriotic dessert!
Check out how blogger Zoe at My Own Labels put her own spin on these stunning cookies. Zoe adapted Martha's recipe and placed her cookies in lovely Independence Day-themed bags and served them in baskets with the American flag.
If you prefer to keep things simple, serve these firework cookies on a white plate with some blueberries and raspberries. Ready for the recipes? Take your pick among's Martha's recipe or Zoe's adaptation.
Dal is one of those recipes that goes all the way back to the Indus Valley Civilisation. Unlike dishes such as biryani, brought to India by the Moghuls, it is one of those foods that has always been there. It is therefore a building block of Indian culture.
World Whisky Day is the perfect excuse to raise a glass of the spirit and savour its character and flavour. But there's a lot more to whisky than hot toddies and cocktails - it makes a great ingredient, adding punch and flavour to your cooking.