Easy and quick recipes that require no or less heat are the best solution during these cold no gas wintery days.  These easy recipes will also make lives easy of people at ‘shaadi wala ghar’.

Banana Pudding

Things you will need

1 cup granulated sugar

1/4 cup all-purpose flour


1/4 teaspoon salt

2 3/4 cups whole milk

4 large egg yolks

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

3 tablespoons unsalted butter

one packet marie biscuits

4 sliced large bananas


Combine the sugar, flour, and salt and whisk them together. Gradually whisk in the milk until combined, then place the pan over very low heat.

Heat the milk mixture, stirring regularly, until thickened to a creamy salad dressing consistency and gently bubbling for  8 to 12 minutes.

Whisk the milk mixture into the yolks. While whisking the yolks vigorously, slowly drizzle in the milk mixture.

Return everything back to the low heat for 2 minutes. Once combined, pour the mixture back into the saucepan and place back over medium heat. It will be pale yellow. Stir constantly for 2 minutes . Remove from the heat. Stir in the vanilla and butter until melted and combined. At this point, the mixture will be back to that creamy salad dressing consistency.

Make the first cookie layer with marie biscuits, sliced bananas and the pudding. Repeat the layering process once more with the remaining biscuits, bananas, and pudding.

Chill at least 2 hours. Cover the baking dish with a sheet of plastic wrap (press it directly onto the pudding if you don’t want a skin to form). Top with cream.

No Bake Hot Cocoa Cake

You’ll need:

2 cups of heavy cream

1/2 cup sour cream

1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar

1/2 cup hot cocoa mix (use one without milk powder)

1 tsp pure vanilla extract

1/4 ts. kosher salt

70 chocolate wafer cookies (we used Famous Chocolate Wafers, about 1½ 9-ounce package)


Using an electric mixer on high, beat the heavy cream, sour cream, confectioners’ sugar, hot cocoa mix, vanilla, and salt in a large bowl until stiff peaks form.

Dab some of the cream mixture on one cookie and place it in the center of a serving platter.Repeat with 6 cookies, arranging them around and touching the center cookie.

Spread half cup of the cream mixture on top, spreading over the cookies, leaving a half inch border around the edge. Place a cookie in the center of the cream and arrange 6 cookies around it. Repeat with half cup of the cocoa cream and 7 cookies to make 10 layers of cookies total. Top with the remaining cream.

Refrigerate at least 2 hours and up to overnight. Sprinkle with crushed chocolate cookies before serving.

Oreo Cookie Balls

You’ll need:

Packets of Oreo cookies

1(8 oz) package cream cheese, softened

Pinch of salt

1(12 oz) packet chocolate chips, melted


Use a food processor to crush cookies into fine crumbs.

Add crushed cookies to a medium bowl. Add cream cheese and and salt and stir until evenly combined.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Using a small cookie scoop, form mixture into small balls and transfer to prepared baking sheet.

Freeze until slightly hardened, about 30 minutes.

Dip frozen balls in melted chocolate until coated and return to baking sheet. Sprinkle with remaining cookie crumbs. Freeze until chocolate hardens, about 15 minutes.