All hams start off as roasts from the hind leg of the hog. What makes a ham a ham is the processing that is done to cure the meat. There are several ways to process a ham or a combination of processes is used.

Creating a ham from a roast is a long process that usually takes several months, so if you are curing your own ham you need to plan way ahead. Of course, you can always buy a nice ham all ready for your Ham Barbecue Recipe.

Ham Barbecue

You can’t just put a fresh ham in your smoker and cook it because if you do you will not have barbecue ham, instead you will have something that resembles smoked pork shoulder. You need a cured ham to have a real Ham Barbecued Recopied.

When grilling you can use a rotisserie so that the heat is applied to the entire surface of the meat at the same rate and you can coat the ham as you cook it. If you use a rotisserie you need to be careful to balance the ham properly. Also, remember that cured hams are fully cooked so you are not really cooking the ham you are heating it.

You want to use medium heat and get the ham to a uniform temperature of 150 F. This should take about 13 minutes per pound. Once at the right temperature you can coat the ham with your glaze.

In order to get the glaze to stick to the ham, you will need to baste the ham. Fruit juice makes a good baste; you can add spices if you like. Once basted add your glaze and then continue to heat until the ham is at a uniform temperature of at least 160 F.

Once the ham reaches the desired temperature you remove it from the grill, cut it and serve it as desired with or without sauce. Your Ham Barbecue Recipe will be a hit with the family and friends alike.

Baking, Essentials, Kitchen


As winters are going to come I like to start eating scones for breakfast and shift from eating regular butter and toast. To add some flavor I prefer having blueberry scones.

The gluten-free blueberry scones are cooked using fresh and dried blueberries. As for me, they are perfect morning breakfast for a cold and chilly winter day. Well, you can enjoy it too. These scones are very easy to make. The no gluten concept makes the cooking process even easier. Just follow my lead and get your perfect scones.

The recipe to cook it is very easy. It does not include any butter, cream or extra milk to increase the work and difficulty for the cooking. All the ingredients for the recipe are chosen very carefully.

Not a thing more and not a thing less. So let’s start to cook some tasty scones. All you need to do is follow my simple steps and instruction to cook the food. It hardly takes less 45 minutes. So let’s begin and hope you enjoy your food.



• 1 cup blueberries (dried)
• 2 medium-sized eggs
• 1/4 teaspoon salt
• 1 tablespoon lemon extract
• 3 tablespoon maple syrup
• 1 teaspoon baking powder
• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
• 1 teaspoon baking soda
• 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
• 300-grams almond flour
• 100 g coconut floor
• 50 g flaked almonds
Note*:- before starting to cook, make sure all the products are gluten-free.



• Allow the oven to preheat at the temperature of 350 F for 3 – 5 minutes.

• Take a parchment paper and start and line the baking sheet with it.


• Take out a medium-sized bowl for mixing the ingredients.

• Mix all together all the wet ingredients i.e. eggs, lemon extract, vanilla extract and lemon extract.

• Continue to mix and stir the ingredients. Whisk in all the ingredients until they combine well.

• Now keep this bowl aside and take out another medium-sized bowl.

• Now it’s time to make a mixture of dry ingredients i.e. salt, baking powder, almond flour, sugar, coconut flour and baking soda.

• Mix all the ingredients well, and continue to stir until the all the ingredients are mixed well.

• Now make a well centrally in the mixture of dry ingredients.

• Pour in the mixture of wet ingredients in the well and mix all the ingredients together.

• Mix the mixture of ingredients, and continue to stir until the ingredients combine properly.

• Add in the dried blueberries in the batter formed.


• Now it’s time make discs out of dough. The size must not be more than 2-inch diam and 1 inch high.

• For some flavor sprinkle the sugar over the dough disk. / Or simply roll the almond flakes along the sides and on the top of the dough disk.


• Finally, your scones are ready to be baked.

• Take a baking sheet and put all the scones over it. (keep each scone at least 2 inches apart from another scone )

• Now, bake it at the temperature of 350 – 400 F for at least 20 minutes.

• Continue to bake until the scones turn all crispy and brown.

• Now take them out of the oven and let it cool for a minute or two.

• Now wrap them and store in airtight container for at least two days.

Now your scones are ready to be eaten. Enjoy your snack time with that blueberry scones and the best part is no gluten.

Appliances, Baking, Kitchen

Bailey’s Irish Cream Cheesecake – Chocolate Dessert Recipes

Since childhood, cheesecakes have been my favorite. I have a very special connection with cheesecakes, it reminds me of my mom’s special recipe. Every Sunday she used to make Irish cream cheesecake for me.

I grew up with this dish and I know the taste of each and every bit of its bite. After I became a chef this dish became my signature dish. It has the same recipe as my mom’s, she taught me how to cook and I still enjoy making it every single time.

The secret of the cake is in its 3 parts. First is the crunchy and munch crust made out of Oreo cookies. The second is the sweet creamy and chocolaty topping of the cake. And in the end the 3rd and last the soft, creamy, delicious and tasty filling. This is an ultimate stress buster dish.

Whenever you feel down has a bite, it will cheer you up. So to bring a smile on your face and make your food life more amazing I present to you the recipe to cook Baileys Irish cream cheesecake. Just remember to follow all the steps and instructions carefully. I hope you like it. Good luck cooking it, lets begin.




• 2 cups of cookie crumbs (Oreo cookies)
• 3 – 5 tablespoon melted butter (unsalted)


• Chopped sweet baking chocolate
• 2 cups of cream (make sure it’s heavy)


• 1 – 2 cups of Baileys Irish cream
• 8 ounces of soft cheese cream
• 1/2 cup vanilla extract
• 7 – 8 tablespoon sugar
• 3 – 5 eggs
• 1/2 cup cornstarch



• Allow the oven to heat up at 350 F temp for 3 – 5 minutes.

• Take a bowl. Crush the Oreo crumbs and mix it with butter.

• Now it’s time to bake the mixture for 8 – 12 minutes (use cake pans).

• Afterward, allow it to cool (wrap it up with aluminum foil).


• Take a big bowl.

• Add cheese cream and sugar to it. Mix them well using an electric mixer (mix until smooth).

• Now it’s time to add corn-starch. Continue to mix and gradually turn down the mixing speed to low.

• Now one by one start adding eggs to it.

• Continue to mix as you add Baileys and vanilla extract to it.

• Your batter is ready now.


• Take out the prepared pan and fill it with the batter.

• Now place in a roasting pan.

• Fill 1/4th of the roasting pan with hot water. Start to bake.

• Allow it to bake 350 F temperature for at least 60 – 80 minutes.

• Remember to rotate it when you are halfway through with the process.


• Now it’s time to remove the pan from the hot water bath.

• Get a cooling rack and place it over and allow it to cool down overnight.

• Remember to take off the aluminum foil and allow to refrigerate at least for 6 – 8 hours.

• Finally, after the cooling process is over, take out the ring of the springform pan using a knife.


• It is time to melt some chocolate.

• Allow it to melt over a double boiler and turn completely smooth (make sure it has no lumps).

• To make it thick and creamy mix it with whipped cream and stir it well.

• Take the chance and place 2/3 of it all around the cake.

• Keep it in the refrigerator for 5 – 10 minute and allow it to freeze.

• Take it out and pour rest of the ganache over it for a shiny appearance.

Your delicious food is ready to be served and eaten.

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Healthy Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

Every single person on this earth loves to eat chocolate. I find the taste and flavor of chocolate mesmerizing. Most of you only enjoy chocolate just in the form of candy bars or milk powder but, I love to experiment.

I like to have chocolate in different forms. My newest experiment with the chocolate has resulted in tasty and delicious chocolate zucchini muffins. I have to say they taste simply amazing and I can enjoy it richly loaded chocolaty flavor at any time of the day.

These chocolate zucchini muffins are very easy to be made. In almost 50 minutes you get your chocolate muffins ready. Well, now I spoke so much about it being chocolaty, so it’s time now to reveal the secret behind its flavor. The cocoa powder and chocolate chips are the secrets to its amazing flavor.

I am sure by now you must be dying to try it out yourself. So just follow the instruction and steps of cooking written below and make your morning and evenings all chocolaty. Enjoy peeps and let me know how it was. So let’s begin-



• 1 cup mini milk chocolate chips
• 2 cups sugar (powdered)
• 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
• 1/2 cup brown sugar
• 1 cup vegetable oil
• 2 cups zucchini (finely grated)
• 5 small eggs
• 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
• 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
• 1 teaspoon salt
• 3 cups all-purpose flour
• 1 cup cocoa powder (unsweetened)


• Preheat an oven for at least 2 -3 minutes at a temperature of 350 – 400 F.

• Take out the muffin pan and simply cover its wells with non-stick cook spray or you can just simply line them with paper.

• Now take out a large size bowl to make a mixture of all the wet ingredients.

• Add oil, eggs, vanilla extract and sugar in the large bowl. Whisk them all together.

• Mix and stir all the ingredients together until they all combine properly.

• Now keep this bowl aside and take out another large sized bowl. But this time, we use it to mix in all the dry ingredients.

• Take the bowl and pour in it flour, cocoa powder, salt, baking soda, and cinnamon.

• Mix all the ingredients well with each other. Make sure the mixture is evenly mixed.

• Now it’s time to mix the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients.

• Make a well in the center of the mixture of dry ingredients. Pour the wet ingredients mixture into it and start to mix them.

• Continue to stir and mix the ingredients well. Make sure all the components have properly combined.

• Now add in some zucchini to the mixture. Mix it with hands to make sure it’s evenly distributed in the batter.

• Simultaneously add some sweet chocolate chips to it. Make sure to mix it well too.

• Now spoon in all the batter in the muffin pan wells. Fill all the well evenly.

• If you desire then add mini milk chocolate chips over each muffin for better taste.

• Bake the muffins in the oven for at least 20 minutes at a temperature of 400 F.

• Take them out of the oven and allow them to cool for at least 10 more minutes.

Now your sweet and tasty chocolate zucchini muffins are ready to serve and eaten.

Appliances, Baking, Kitchen

Coca-Cola Cupcake With Frosting Recipe

The most famous soft drink all around the world coca cola is used to make a lot of things. The ultimate taste and flavor of the drink are the main reason behind its popularity.

So today I have cooked something totally amazing using coke. As it tastes so great I wanted to share its recipe with all of you. The amazing coca cola cupcakes. This soft and sweet dessert has a weird yet amazing taste which no one can refuse to eat.

It sure is a bit long process but the taste is worth waiting for years. So you prepare it in 3 major steps. The first step is to prepare the cola flavored cupcakes. The second step is to prepare the creamy filling.

And the last step is to make the tasty topping. All the things combined together make the cola cupcakes. So to cook and enjoy the cola cupcakes follow my steps and instructions written below carefully. So here is the recipe for you. Good luck cooking it, I hope you enjoy.



• 5 – 8 tablespoon cherry juice
• 2 cups melted butter
• 2 teaspoon vanilla extract (pure)
• 24 ounces of sugar (powdered)


• Maraschino cherries
• 1/4 cup honey
• 4 Oz chocolate (bittersweet flavored and chopped)
• 2 teaspoon vanilla extract (pure)
• 1 cup heavy whipped cream


• 2 teaspoon baking soda
• 12 ounces of coca cola
• 2 – 3 cups sugar
• 2 – 3 cups of all-purpose flour
• 1 cup of milk
• 1/2 a cup vegetable oil
• 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
• 1 cup cocoa powder (unsweetened)
• 3 large eggs
• 1 cup sour cream


• Turn on the oven and allow it to preheat at 350 F temperature for 2 – 3 minutes.

• With the help of paper, lines line up the muffin cups.

• Take out a large-sized bowl and use it to mix all the wet ingredients using a mixer. (Coca-Cola, milk, vegetable oil and vanilla)

• Separately mix the eggs and add it to the wet cola mixture.

• Now take a separate bowl. It’s time to mix all the dry ingredients i.e. cocoa, baking soda, flour, and sugar.

• Mix all the ingredients well, make sure they combine together.

• Now it’s time to combine the wet cola mixture with dry mixture.

• Make a well in the center of the dry mixture and pour in the wet cola mixture.

• Continue to stir it and make sure the ingredients mix well.

• Your batter is almost ready. Now divide it into 12 equal parts and allow it to be baked 30 minutes.


• Take a large sized bowl and with a hand, mixer beat in some salted butter.

• Continue to beat it for 5 minutes and add powdered sugar to it.

• Once you add the powdered sugar mix the ingredients completely.

• Now it’s time to add vanilla extract and cherry juice.

• Continue to mix until it becomes all smooth and fluffy.

• Pour the frosting over the cooled cupcakes.


• Take out a small saucepan and allow it to preheat over a low flame.

• Place over it the heavy cream and wait for it to get hot.

• Take out a heat safe bowl containing chocolate and add the hot cream to it.

• Mix them well and in a few minutes add the honey and vanilla to it.

• Whisk in all the ingredients all allow the well-combined mixture to cool down.

• Sprinkle the glaze over the frosted cupcakes.

Finally, top the cupcakes with cherries. Your cola cupcakes are ready to serve and eaten

Baking, Essentials

Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches – Very Best Baking

I am sure by now you must be aware of, how good I am at making food with a blend of my favorite things. If yes then getting ready for another moment of magic, if no than welcome and you are about to try an amazing food made with the combination of 2 of my favorite things. Choco chip cookie ice cream sandwich.

I admit that it tastes more amazing than it sounds. As we know Choco chip cookies and ice cream is two very popular sweet dishes known all around the world. I have simply blended both the things to create an ultimate sweet dish which you all are surely going to love.

Well, the process to make it perfectly, took me long but I finally did it. Now I can help you to make an ice cream sandwich in no time. All you need to do is follow my steps and instructions.

This sweet dish sandwiches chocolate or vanilla flavored ice cream between chocolate cookies sprinkled over with chocolate chips. The crunchy cookies and soft and smooth ice cream together will give you an amazing taste of feeling. So let’s start to cook. Hope you enjoy it.




  • 10 ounces of sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 tablespoon common salt
  • 4 tablespoon sugar
  • 6-8 tablespoon butter
  • 2-3 tablespoon golden brown sugar
  • 2-4 pints of vanilla/ chocolate ice-cream


  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3-5 tablespoon golden brown sugar
  • 1 cups of whipped cream
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup corn syrup (dark)
  • 3-5 tablespoon butter
  • 2-3 tablespoon normal sugar


Let’s prepare the butterscotch sauce first

Step 1

  • Take a heavy and big saucepan.
  • Add the golden brown sugar, common salt, corn, butter and common sugar in the saucepan and mix them well.
  • To mix it well, stir them well over low heat.
  • Continue to stir the mixture until the cause becomes all thick and bubbly.
  • To make it thicker and tastier add vanilla extract and whipped cream to eat.

It’s time to prepare the chocolate cookies to step 1

  • Preheat the oven to 350 F for at least 2- 3 minutes.
  • Take out a small bowl and add salt, flour and baking salt in it. Mix well.
  • Now take another bowl. Mix butter and sugar together using a mixer.
  • As you continue to mix add egg and vanilla extract to it.
  • Continue to mix until the mixture turns smooth.
  • Add the mixture from the small bowl to it also add the all-purpose flour.
  • Finally, for the crunchy and chocolaty taste add Choco chips.
  • Mix the components well and place it in the oven (use cake pans).
  • Allow it to bake for 15 – 20 minutes.
  • Now Take it out and allow it to cool.

Step 2

  • Take the cookie and place it with the top side facing up.
  • Pour 2 – 4 tablespoon sauce over the cookie.
  • Now add a thick layer of ice cream over it.
  • Pour some more sauce and top it up with another cookie.
  • Press it well (gently). Now drizzle some more sauce over it.
  • Cover it up and refrigerate it for at least 5 – 7 hours.

Take it out and it. You’re yummy and the tasty sweet dish is all set and ready to be eaten.

Appliances, Kitchen

Best Kitchen Gadgets: Must-have kitchen appliances

Cooking isn’t just about cooking food; it’s more of an art these days. Like you need the right colors, paintbrushes, and canvas to paint a beautiful picture, you need the correct set of appliances to make the perfect dish.

With the advancement of technology, cooking has become a lot easier than it was before. To make your cooking experience easier and enjoyable, you need to choose the right appliances.

Kitchen Appliances

The following is a list of kitchen appliances that are essential for a modern kitchen’s needs-

Electronic Handheld Whisk

It is important that the cake frosting, buttercream, eggs etc are beaten to perfection, otherwise, the entire hard work can go down the drain. Using a manual whisk can be very tiring and the results may not be as satisfying.

So you need an electronic handheld whisker for this purpose. Look for a one that is low on maintenance and has a sturdy design. It is better to have one that can be easily cleaned and stored.

Microwave Oven

Its main purpose is to heat food but the advanced versions have the capability of baking and grilling too. But I find it better to have a separate oven for those purposes. Choose a microwave depending upon the capacity and wattage. Look for features like the automatic turntable and easy user interface.

Coffee Maker

For all you coffee lovers out there, a coffee maker is an essential kitchen appliance. It will make your work easier (of course!) and will give you the perfect flavor of your favorite drink. Depending on your budget, you can choose a coffee maker to suit your needs. Since you’re going for home use, I’d recommend either A Bunn espresso machine or Keurig coffee makers. K55 is supposed to be one of the best ones out there.

Towards the higher end of the budget, you can opt for a one that grinds coffee beans. Otherwise, in a basic coffee maker look for features like ease of cleaning, manual water control, and steam wand.

Food Processor

This is one appliance that will reduce your work to half. It can shred, mince, mix, grate and perform a lot of cooking functions just with a click of a button. While buying you need to pay attention to the quality of the material that is used for making different parts of the food processor.

It should be easy to use and clean. See the space it requires to be stored and for operation and match it with the space available on your counter.

Rice cooker

As the name suggests, a rice cooker is used to steam rice but its use is not limited to this. It can be used to cook idlis, steam pasta and much more. These are extremely durable and can last for generations.

You can do most of your cooking work using these appliances. So do not delay; just go now and get your cooking needs fulfilled.

Baking, Essentials, Tools

The Absolute Baking Essentials for Beginners

Baking is as easy as fancy it sounds. At first, everyone is nervous about it but as you keep baking, your skills improve and you start enjoying it. You just need to be patient and strong enough to see your efforts fail a couple of times.

Some people get it correct in the first time but most do not. So do not fret as you are not alone. Follow the simple steps in this article to be well prepared for any kind of baking.

Baking Essentials

The Rule of Thumb  –”STICK TO THE RECIPE”

Whatever you are baking just follow the recipe in the exact fashion as is told. You need to add the right ingredients, in the right proportion, at the right time and in the right way.

The correct appliances and tools are highly essential for baking a perfect dish. You need to identify your needs and choose from the vast variety of tools and equipment available in the market. The following are a few basics you would require-


There are a number of ovens available in the market belonging to various brands. You need to choose a one that best suits your requirement. My oven does baking, roasting, and grilling and is the kind that is suitable for my family.

Non-stick cookware

One doesn’t put so much effort into the preparation of a dish just to see it stuck onto the baking tray. You need to have a range of non-stick cookware that allows the cake or pie to slide out with ease. My favorites are silicone molds or springform tins.

You won’t need to use a parchment paper for these but to be on the safer side, just spread a couple of drops of vegetable oil in the pan and sprinkle some flour over it.

Measuring cups and spoons

As I said, you need to exactly follow the recipe and for that, you need to have the correct measurements of your ingredients. Buy a set of measuring cups (for both liquid and dry ingredients) and measuring spoons. These are easily available in the market

Digital scale

For recipes that involve the measurement of ingredients in grams or ounces or any other units, you need to have a digital scale. Get a medium range scale which measures in grams.

Spatula and wooden spoon

A spatula is a wonderful tool! It scrapes off the tiniest bits of the mixture and doesn’t let anything go waste. A wooden spoon must already be present in your kitchen so you need not buy a new one.

Cooling Rack

You need to transfer cakes and cookies onto a cooling rack once you pop them out of the oven. This is an essential step which must not be avoided otherwise the cakes and cookies would have soggy bottoms.

Sifter, rolling pin, aluminum foil and mixing bowls

These are a few things that have a little but important role to play in the baking process and they are probably already present in your kitchen!


The ingredients must be properly mixed to attain the perfect consistency like; a cake mixture must be light to get the sponginess. For this, you need a good mixer. A good mixer need not be an electric one. It totally depends on the recipe you are following. For example, a muffin batter can be ruined in an electric stand mixer due to over-mixing; so it’s better to use a whisk or a handheld mixer for better control. On the other hand, cake batters and icings can be prepared using an electric stand mixer.


Baking requires very basic ingredients that are probably already present in your pantry. The following is the list of a few ingredients that can be used for baking most of the dishes-

Dry Ingredients

• All-purpose flour
• Baking Powder
• Baking Soda
• Brown Sugar
• Caster Sugar
• Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
• Semi-sweet Chocolate Chips
• Salt

Wet Ingredients

• Vegetable Oil
• Eggs or condensed milk for eggless recipes
• Milk
• Unsalted Butter
• Vanilla Extract

Once you have all these supplies, you are all set to bake the recipe you had your eye on for a very long time. So go ahead and overcome your fears! Happy Baking!