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Fun with No Water Ice Cubes

Fun with No Water Ice Cubes
It will be fun to make and serve the ice cubes out of everything but water. These flavoured cubes can be served in creative ice teas, seltzers, cocktails and mocktails. Savegenie have suggestion for kids, adults and regular usage cubes.



Strawberry and Kiwi Cubes
First we begin with our little ones who always get excited with the variations in food and drinks. It will be fun to involve the kids to make these colourful cubes. Take strawberry mash with hands to make it a fun hands-on cooking adventure. Mix sugar and pour the crush in ice tray and place the small pieces of kiwi on top of it. Freeze for 4-5 hours and now it’s ready to put in their cold drinks or ice tea.



Coconut Milk Ice Cubes
Coconut milk in soup and smoothies upgrade the taste and texture. When it comes to coffee coconut milk becomes the good choice. Blend in hot coffee and get the frothy feel in your mug.  You have to just shake the coconut milk really well before opening and pour in your ice tray to ensure it freezes evenly.



Champagne Ice Cubes for an Upside Down Mimosa
Our latest obsession is Frozen Champagne ice cubes to make our evening an unforgettable one & all the coffee addicts, get united!

All you need to do is to simply freeze your favourite champagne or sparkling wine. Then pop a few cubes in orange or grapefruit juice or any other fruit drink. Let the champagne cubes melt a bit & start to get a bubbly surprise in every sip. Or if want to try some extra fancy, set some champagne ice cubes out on your mimosa bar & with other frozen fruits for a sparkling good time.



Coffee Cubes
If you drink several cups of coffee a day, prepare for your world to change. Coffee ice cubes add that extra hint of caffeine that will get you through your morning & afternoons. Freeze your regular coffee overnight in the freezer. In the morning, add a few coffee cubes to a glass of milk & add sugar as per your need.

If any of our readers have to share their experience Savegenie will be pleased to take your feedback.

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Flavoursome recipes for all Cheese Lovers

Everyone in this world likes cheese but everyone is worried because it adds excess fat to our body. You’ll be amazed to know that cheese not only adds fat to our diet but other essential nutrients also. Cheese is rich in protein and calcium which is essential for both adults and children. Along with this a suggestion to have regular 30 minutes walk to always keep us fit and healthy.

Were you aware that cheese is effective in increasing appetite? If not then here are some mouth-watering preparations with Cheddar, Mozzarella and Parmesan cheese which you must try.


Creamy Polenta

Polenta is a very simple yet tasty dish which will melt in your mouth. It is extremely fluffy and buttery with several nutrients. You can prepare this dish easily by heating about 4 cups of water in a pan with 1 teaspoon salt for 5 minutes. Then add 1 cup yellow cornmeal and whisk occasionally for 20-25 minutes to avoid it from sticking to the pan. Add 2 tablespoon butter and ¼ cup Parmesan cheese and let it melt into Polenta. Now you can serve it hot.


Mozzarella in Corrozza

Mozzarella in Corrozza is one of the most liked Italian dishes for any special event. It requires some simple ingredients that can be found easily in our kitchen. Make 2 sandwiches with a filling of fresh Mozzarella slice. Dust them with all-purpose flour, and then dip into a mixture of egg, milk, salt and pepper as per taste. Now shallow fry the sandwiches in olive oil until they become crispy and the cheese melts. While serving slice the sandwiches in half.


Goat Cheese Logs

Cheese Logs is a must try dish for all cheese lovers. Take a small bowl and mix 2 log goat cheese, ½ cup cream cheese, 3 teaspoon sweet sherry, 1 teaspoon salt and pepper powder. Use a plastic wrap to roll this mixture in the shape of log and freeze it for nearly 10 minutes. Now take 1 sheet of parchment paper and spread a blend of cumin and paprika. Give it a twist by spreading freshly chopped parsley and dill leaves in another parchment sheet. Unwrap the cheese log, slice in half and roll them in the arranged sheets. If you wish you can turn it into a dessert by trying the blend of mixed fruit and nut.


Pinto bean and Cheese Tacos

Try out this wonderful serving for evening parties. It is highly nutritious and can be easily prepared within few minutes. You just need to mix beans with ½ cup spicy tomato sauce and microwave for about 2 minutes. Put the saucy mixture, some pieces of lettuce and grated Cheddar cheese in the taco shells. The delicious recipe is ready to serve.


Cheesy Garlic Bread

Cheesy Garlic Bread is a wholesome preparation which can be a part of both breakfast and dinner. Use a large bowl to mix grated Mozzarella and Cheddar cheese with finely chopped green onion, mayonnaise, yoghurt, minced garlic cloves and unsalted butter. Spread this mixture properly over white soft bread. Preheat the microwave then bake the bread for 3-4 minutes until nicely browned. Give it a standing time of 5 minutes and Cheesy garlic bread is ready to serve.

These are Savegenie recommendations but if you prepare any recipes, please share with all the readers. Say goodbye to excessive fat and welcome lots of nutrients by preparing these amazing and low-fat cheese recipes.

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Delicious Drinks to warm up this Winters

Nowadays the winters with pleasant mornings and chilled evenings and everyone wants to sleep a little more and snuggle under blankets. During this time we need some warm beverage to boost our energy and keep ourselves warm. We all must have tried several classic drinks, now let’s taste some irresistible winter drinks. Savegenie thought of sharing different warm beverages for winters. These drinks are perfect for enjoying holidays when temperature drops.



Hot Caramel Apple Cider

Caramel apple cider is an amazing treat for everyone especially for any family gathering. It can be prepared in 15 minutes by blending 1/3 cup brown sugar with 1/3 cup whipped cream in a pan. Cook it for two minutes on medium heat and mix constantly. Add 1 teaspoon vanilla and 4 cups apple cider. Cook properly for ten minutes and garnish with whipped cream and ground cinnamon.


Russian tea

During a breezy winter morning, we usually choose hot chocolate or coffee to stay warm. This winter take some sips of delicious Russian tea and begin your day. To prepare it boil 6 cups cold water, 1 cinnamon stick and 6 whole cloves in a pan. After it’s done, remove from heat and add 4 black tea bags. Cover it for 5 minutes then remove the tea bags and spices. In another pan, heat 1 cup orange juice with 2 tablespoons lemon juice, ¼ cp sugar and ½ teaspoon grated nutmeg. Mix this juice with tea. Heat it for 2 minutes and spicy Russian tea is ready to serve.



Butterscotch butter beer


When you want something hot to sip, Butterscotch butterbeer would be an excellent alternative to the usual hot chocolate. Heat in microwave for 1 minute a mixture of ¼ cup sweetened condensed milk, ¼ cup butterscotch topping and 2 tablespoons butter. After this heat 1½ cups vanilla cream soda for 2 minutes. Now mix both the butterscotch and vanilla mixtures and garnish it with butterscotch candy stick. The drink is ready for two servings.



Spiced ginger lemon tea

Spiced ginger lemon tea is an ideal way to heal sore throats caused during frosty weather. The spices added to this tea acts as a healing agent.  To prepare this boil 3 cups water with 3 inch peeled and chopped ginger, 4 whole cloves, 4 cardamom seeds, ½ teaspoon fennel seed and zest of 1 lemon. Then heat at medium flame for 15 minutes. Mix juice of 1 lemon and ¼ cup honey. The tea is ready for two servings.


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Grilling Tips

Exemplary grilling tips for yum chicken
We all want to enjoy these cool evenings with something spicy and flavorsome. Of all the dishes and recipes we have come across, there is nothing richer in taste than perfectly grilled food. We bet it will become your new weekend favorite dish. Be it grilled chicken, salmon or asparagus its taste depends on your skill to grill. Grilled chicken is one of those dishes that can go extremely wrong. But no more worries as here are few tips to keep in mind that will always yield perfectly grilled food.


1. Arrange the right cut of chicken.

While preparing grilled chicken the most important task is selecting the right cut of chicken. If you have a large cut of chicken then it needs sufficient time to grill properly. When you are in a hurry you can cook it quickly by cutting the chicken into small pieces and threading it onto skewers. Remember the chicken should be at room temperature before you cook it.


2. Grilling boneless, skinless chicken breasts and whole chicken

It’s a bit ticklish to grill boneless, skinless chicken breasts due to uneven shape. You need to spend more time in grilling the thicker parts so that the chicken becomes succulent. If you want to impress both white and dark-meat eaters then grilling whole chicken is really a good idea. You can reduce the grilling time of whole chicken if you cut out its backbone. This certainly cooks the chicken nicely.


3. Season before you grill.

Take some extra time to season your food with spicy flavors before grilling. Do not forget to add salt and crushed pepper. They’ll make the chicken juicy and crunchy. Even if you are in a hurry try to marinade for at least an hour. We guarantee that you will definitely love the incredible end flavor.


4. Make the grill ready to use

Make sure the grill is properly cleaned and smeared with little oil to prepare the perfect grilled chicken. Lubricating the grates also avoids chicken from sticking on the grates. If you skip this step then the end result will disappoint you. The best part of grilling is you can enjoy your drinks while the food cooks properly.


5. Grill the chicken thoroughly

Always grill chicken over medium heat to cook evenly without burning its skin. One of the best ways of reducing the cooking time is to cover the grill. A covered grill creates an oven-like environment that grills the chicken perfectly and at the same time you end up saving fuel.


6. Brush sauce evenly

It’s necessary to brush sauce often all over the chicken so that it reaches to each layer of chicken. Let the sauces caramelize giving a perfect glazy appearance. When brushing chicken with sauce, keep some of the sauce for serving this enhances the taste.


7. Check whether it’s grilled

Use an instant-read thermometer to find out that the chicken is cooked. Keep in mind that you put it into the thickest part of chicken where it doesn’t touch the bone for accurate reading. You can also check without thermometer by just cutting a thick piece to make sure that juices run clear and it is not translucent.

Now it’s time to enjoy the perfect grilled chicken in delicious flavors.

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Amazing kitchen appliances

Amazing kitchen appliances for enjoying cooking

To make our life simple we are always look for ease in cooking style. We always get delighted if someone helps us. So here is awesome news for someone who does not like to toil whole day in the kitchen.  We can now prepare delicious dishes instantly with the help of some smart kitchen gadgets. These are some apt gadgets which makes kitchen chores as easy as child’s play. Now everyone can enjoy cooking and relish delicious food.


Multi-blade knife
What’s the need to spend extra time in cutting vegetables when you can get the perfect slice of cucumbers, onions and others in just few seconds. This knife is suitable for preparing classic salads within few minutes. We bet this gadget will definitely reduce the time you spend in kitchen.


Pineapple Slicer                     
Here is the best appliance for all pineapple lovers. Now there is no need to think twice before having fresh pineapple slices or mixed fruit salad. This gadget will minimise the time required to prepare any item with pineapple like pineapple juice or desserts. Thus this kitchen appliance is really amazing.


Frozen treat maker               
Now you can surprise your loved ones with mouth-watering creamy desserts. Because this treat maker converts bananas and other frozen fruits into ice-cream like dessert. Everyone will surely appreciate this fruity dessert. Moreover, it is highly nutritious as it contains fresh fruits.


Citrus Sprayer                     
We all would agree to the fact that no matter how spicy or tasty a dish is lemon juice adds an outstanding flavour to it. Thus citrus sprayer is one of the most interesting and innovative kitchen tool required on a daily basis. We can spray fresh juice directly from lemons, oranges and grapefruit to our preparation and even to soft drinks.


2-in-1 Silicone Whisk                    
This is an extremely useful and ultra-modern kitchen appliance. It combines two essential whisks in one stylish design, a flat whisk for mixing sauces in low pans and a balloon whisk. This silicone whisk is simply magical as it helps in mixing all ingredients properly and taking them out of the pan or bowl while serving the dish.

Whether you are a homemaker or chef, these unique kitchen tools will always bring a smile on your face. It’s time to say bye to hard work and welcome smart work in the form of stylish kitchen gadgets.

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6 Ways to Use Tea Bags to Save Money

Till now we used to think that tea bags are a one-time use item. One bag equals to one cup tea & the bag goes into the trash bin, right? Well from now dump the idea of dumping the bag into trash & relish these genius ways to use those little packets of damp tea leaves.


Add flavour to Pasta & Grains

Once you are done with brewing your cup of tea, hang the pre-brewed bags into a pot of water & bring it to a boil. Remove the bags & add pasta, rice or grains of your choice. Also you can try jasmine or chamomile tea with rice, green tea with pasta, cinnamon spice tea with oatmeal.


Meat Tenderizer

About to grill a good steak but still wants it to be juicy and tender? Tea bags are at the rescue! Marinate the meat of your choice in some regular black tea & then cook it as per your convenience. Even the toughest of meats will melt-in-the-mouth tender after this trick.


Get rid of puffy eyes

Whether it’s caused by ageing or lack of sleep, the region around our eyes sometimes becomes sensitive. The key is to use tea bags like we use cucumber. All you need to do is place tea bags in some ice-cold water & later place them on top of your closed eyes & Voila! You’ll look ten years younger only at the cost of a single tea bag. Isn’t it amazing?


Eliminate Bad Breath

Unknown to many, both green & black tea have antibacterial properties. You can take advantage of this fact by taking recently used tea bags, re-brewing them in boiling water & waiting for the water to cool. Now it’s ready to be used it like any other mouthwash effectively giving you a natural version of Listerine.


Homemade Glass Cleaner

Simply re-brew the used tea bags & spray the weak tea onto windows, mirrors, & other glass surfaces to loosen up dirt, grime, fingerprints & other sticky substance. Now just wipe the surface with a clean, lint-free cloth to minimize streaks & dust particles.


Heal Cuts and Bruises Faster

A game of football & later you return with a bruised knee & ankle. With this hack, speed up the healing by simply pressing a used tea bag, moistened with water, to the bruise for a couple of minutes. The tannins in the tea help constrict blood vessels, which stop the flow of blood & speed up healing & you are ready for another game.

If you have any unique uses of tea bags which Savegenie has listed? Please share your ideas and experiences in comments section below.

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Oatmeal Recipes

Oatmeal Recipes worth a try once

Most of us must be familiar with a saying that a hearty bowl of oatmeal at breakfast “sticks to your ribs”. This is not too far from the truth. Eating just a half cup of oatmeal a day is enough to reap health benefits of the fiber it contains. But having a simple oatmeal sounds so boring. Here is a chance to spruce up your oatmeal palate with these innovative recipes.


Chai Spiced Berry Baked Oatmeal

Winters are ringing the bell & most of us must be ready to give it a warm welcome with their favourite teas. This winter relish your tea with a bit twist. Spice it up with baked oatmeal, bursting with juice berries, nutty almonds & spiced aromatic tea & enjoy the perfect blend.


Raspberry Vanilla Oatmeal

This is a no-cook oatmeal recipe with make-ahead convenience, fully packed with nutrition to kick start your day. Just take some rolled oats, add skimmed milk, low fat greek yogurt, vanilla extract, some raspberries & refrigerate overnight. Eat chilled and make it in individual mason jars for a perfect serving size.


Oatmeal ‘Twix’ Squares

Have you tried a twix candy bar? No! Well then we are in the same boat. But these twix squares definitely deserve a try once. Made with rolled oats, condensed milk, brown sugar & dark chocolate chips will leave you awestruck. Not restricted to this the softness of caramel & chocolate in contrast to the crispy oatmeal crust is just awesome.


Savory Oatmeal

Winter & a warm bowl of oatmeal, isn’t it an impeccable combination. Here is another delectable 5-minute savory bowl recipe to keep you warm this winter. Half a cup of oats, sweet potatoes, chopped spinach, your favourite toppings & add-ins & savory oatmeal is ready. It can be made in a variety of other ways. So, be creative in making bowl of your choice.


Healthier Oatmeal Waffles

What better way to start the day than with a plate of yummy waffles? Crispy on the outside & fluffy on the inside, these are made with some easy ingredients like vanilla extract, peeled bananas, honey salt & signature element oats. We can use any variation with these waffles as per our liking. These heavenly waffles will give you no reason to skip your breakfast.


Coffee Frappuccino Oatmeal

You must be thinking we are crazy. That’s okay! But we bet you’ll be astonished at how delicious it is! This gluten-free frappuccino is made with any milk & sweetner of your choice, salt, instant coffee granules & oats (ofcourse!) All you need to do is combine all the ingredients, cook & stir & let it sit for sometime. Keep it in the fridge. While serving top with chocolate & enjoy when chilled.

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Eggxiting Uses of Eggs

Eggs are incredibly versatile and amazing little creations. Along with a stunning number of uses in kitchen & beauty enhancing, eggs have found multiple uses that come in handy. It can be used in other multiple uses like arts and crafts, leather cleaning, as a decoration tool & may be as a musical instrument.

One of the Egg expression in old days to be an “egghead” means brainy and intellectual. So if we have got some extra eggs at home and don’t know what to do Savegenie suggests some cool egg-based hacks:


Eggsotic Food Paint

Everyone loves those exotic pastries in bakery outlets. Now we can showcase our own by adding some color & style to our pastry with egg-yolk based paint. Prepare the paint by mixing egg-yolk in 2ml of water. Now add food color of our choice & paint cool patterns on cookies right before baking. The personalized, rich in flavour cookie is ready to share with your friends.


Eggceptional Glue

If you have an artistic hand but often lacks out of glue then fear no more! Simply run to the chicken house & grab an egg. Well we are not joking. Egg whites are pretty sticky as they dry out & can easily be used to mend light items like papers or cardboards.


Home Ornament

We all admire an egg’s perfect oval shape. To make it a thing of beauty for our home, paint patterns on the eggshell that perfectly suits our home interior. Now set these alluring painted eggs in the visible corner of home & delight our guests.


Eggcellent Cleaning Product

Well eggs due to their versatile nature are good in cleaning leather too. The thick & sticky base of an egg white easily removes dirt from all sorts of leather items (bag, shoes or wallet). The protein and fat keep it supple and shiny. Isn’t it amazing? Next time before going to a meeting clean your shoes with an egg white & rise & shine!


Eggstra Beautiful Jewellery

If your silver jewellery has become dull & needs some oxidation, just break the eggs! Eggs contain sulphur, which plays an active role in the process. Boil an egg or two, put them in a container, tie a rack over the yolks & put the jewellery in the container without actually touching the yolks. Let it sit for a day & show off your brand new piece of jewellery.


Eggilicious Garden Fertilizer

Everyone is familiar with the richness of calcium in egg shells? This calcium & other minerals will now help our beautiful garden bloom. Just crush the egg shells into tiny pieces & sprinkle into each hole before planting. Later, sprinkle additional shells around the base of the plant every other week.

If you know any other creative uses for eggs, share with us.

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Mother’s Day Brunch

“Mother’s Day” Brunch

Mother’s Day is the time to express gratitude to every mother’s selfless love. To show this gratitude most of us plans a dinner date with their mother in her favourite restaurant. But have we ever thought of preparing a self made brunch meal for her and treat her to an indulgent meal she’ll remember all year long?

Savegenie suggesting these hand-crafted kitchen creations made with love and are easy to cook. Scroll down and check out all our top picks.


Refreshing Poloma Cocktail

What could be a better start for a mother on her special day than a drink? Make her a nice drink and say a toast in her honour with this special mother’s day drink. Made with fresh grape fruit juice, blanco tequila, and club soda Paloma Cocktail is the perfect beverage to start your mother’s day celebration.


Salmon Teriyaki

If you are thinking of surprising your mother with a salmon recipe, try this salmon teriyaki. There are indefinite types of teriyaki sauces out there, but mixing one of your mom’s dear sauces will certainly make her feel special. Since, it’s a sea food dish don’t forget to add some extra ginger in it.



Chicken Alfredo Roll-Ups

These cute little roll-ups are a play off the typical lasagne. For these creamy & delicious chicken roll-ups, use some alfredo sauce for a little twist. Stuff some lasagne noodles with chicken, cheese & garlic alfredo & a perfect mother’day dish is ready.



Spinach & Nutmeg Cannelloni

Stuff rolled lasagne sheets with creamy spinach & ricotta and baked with tomato & mascarpone sauces for filling are perfect for a vegetarian meal. Jazz it up with grated parmesan cheese to enhance your taste buds. Follow this easy recipe to make meal an ideal one!


Arroz Con Pollo

When made with an aromatic mix of roasted peppers & saffron, everyday chicken & rice can be easily transformed into an exotic main course dish, arroz con pollo. It tastes best when made using a short-grain rice (Bomba) which absorbs the liquid without being mushy, imparting your dish fragrance & flavour.



Exotic Fruit Tiramisu

We bet your mum will definitely fall in love with this exotic looking fruit tiramisu & her love for you will reach cloud 9! For this simple recipe all you require is whipped cream cheese, ricotta, sugar & some of your mom’s favourite cookies. Also mix some passion fruit pulp & mango cubes for spreading. You can also garnish it with coconut chips.


Luscious Lava Cakes

Special brunch on mother’s day wouldn’t be complete without a chocolate dessert, and these cakes pack a double dose of chocolaty goodness. The molten chocolates inside are made of truffles, and the entire dessert is served with luscious blueberry syrup. Be sure to make extra so your dear mom has one or two to enjoy later and a chocolicious reason to love you more.

These were Savegenie few shortlisted recipes. Please share your brunch experience with your Mother”.

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Happy Mothers Day

Celebration Idea’s for “Mother’s Day”

Mama is always our greatest teacher, a teacher of compassion, love and fearlessness.

 If love is beautiful as a flower, then our mother is that beautiful flower of love.

Mother’s Day is right around the corner and every mom deserves pampering on her special day. Try making this day more memorable by doing something special for the women who have been there with us through our thick and thin. Savegenie has tried to compile 6 of very best ideas for showing mom just how special we think she is.


Breakfast in Bed

Remember as a kid when our mom used to bring breakfast in bed. Now it’s our turn to treat our mère like a queen by serving the breakfast in a tray giving it a classy look and adding an emotional touch to the surprise. This home-made yet unique gift is an easy way to make mom feels extra special.


Set up an at-home spa experience

This mother’s day gift your mom a day for her, a day to de-stress from all the household chores by arranging an at-home spa. Also put a small gift together with a candle to company along a great book and most importantly- an uninterrupted privacy!


Immortalize her Recipe

How old we become our love for mom cooked food will remain the same. But if our mom’s shelves are looking a little crowded, take some help from Savegenie or any other e-commerce website and surprise her with a sweet, screen printed tea towel, a customizable cutting board or an illustrated print with her all time favourite recipe that will remain forever.


Walk down Memory Lane

Planning to gift something precious which your mother will adore & cherish forever then take her back to your childhood memories and put together a scrapbook. Fill it with mementos from her life, cards she gave you, small playthings that remind you of her. Add to it items or photos of family vacations, special day celebrations which will walk her down the memory lane. This would be the sweetest gift any mother could ask for.


Personalized Metal Stamp Wine Glass Charms

Wine glass charms are a great gift to give to your momr if she also loves to have a cheeky glass of wine now and then, or simply loves to host the most spectacular parties. So get your mother’s day party going by adding these charms to the wine glasses. To create these glass charms all you’ll require is just a metal press monogram kit.


Painted Plant Pots

If your mom also likes to be out and about in the garden and practice horticulture then you’ve probably got a lot of plant pots stored in the shed waiting to be used. Why not upscale some of the pots and turn them into great gifts this mother’s day.  Give them a cute and funky look by decorating with pom poms, googly eyes, and wooden tags or may be simply painting them with those elegant polka dots.

Happy Mother’s Day

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