Pizza Ortolana

Pizza Ortolana

  I haven’t posted a pizza recipe in way too long! So, today I am sharing my recipe for a Pizza Ortolana. Ortolano in italian means “from the vegetable patch”. It is a great vegetarian pizza and a somewhat healthier option as it’s made with grilled eggplant, roasted bell pepper and artichoke hearts. I recently…

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Ham and Cheese Sicilian Brioches

Ham and Cheese Sicilian Brioches

  I made these Ham and Cheese Sicilian Brioches for my daughter’s 8th birthday party. When I was a child, I would spend part of my summer holidays at my nonni’s house in Palermo. Not far from where they used to live, there was a place called I Cuochini (aka the little cooks) where my…

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Victoria’s 8th Birthday

Victoria’s 8th Birthday

  On the 16th my eldest daughter turned 8!!! I cannot believe it’s been 8 years already since the first time I got to hold her in my arms. She was so tiny! <3 And now she is turning into a beautiful girl. We love you so much princess and we are all very proud…

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Bruschetta with Eggplant and Matarocco

Bruschetta with Eggplant and Matarocco

  With summer just around the corner, ML Spell from Dry Spell invited us to play with fire! She challenged us to make some mouthwatering eats on the grill for the June daring cooks challenge. Well, as you are probably aware, I live in Australia and even though the weather is usually not extremely cold,…

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Pumpkin Rolls

Pumpkin Rolls

Tt is time again for the “Secret recipe club” reveal! I am sure you all know what the club is about, but for the few of you who still don’t know about it, here goes a brief explanation. It is a great concept… each month you are assigned a participating food blogger to make a…

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Torta Pasqualina Umbra

Torta Pasqualina Umbra

Today I’d like to share with you a traditional Easter recipe from the Italian region of Umbria.  Umbria is famous around the world for its hilly landscapes and old towns, such as Assisi and Orvieto to name just two.  It is a wonderful area of Italy and besides being beautiful, it also boasts delicious hearty…

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Pain au Chocolat

Pain au Chocolat

Last year I shared with you the recipes for how to make the perfect French Croissants and Pain aux Raisins.  Well… today I am back to show you how to make the missing item to have on a French breakfast table: Pain au Chocolat, my kids’ favourite!  Being that croissants, pain au chocolat and pain aux…

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Chocolate Chip Banana and Pumpkin Bread

Chocolate Chip Banana and Pumpkin Bread

I love new recipes that come to life using leftovers.  Doesn’t it feel great to clean out the fridge (or pantry) AND enjoy something new?  Today’s recipe came about just like that.  I had some overripe bananas and some leftover pumpkin purée that absolutely needed to be finished, quickly!  So, I mixed them up to…

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Garlic Knots

Garlic Knots

It is time again for the “Secret recipe club” reveal!  I am sure you all know what the club is about, but for the few of you who still don’t know about it, here goes a brief explanation.  It is a great concept… each month you are assigned a participating food blogger to make a…

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Za’atar Manouche

Za’atar Manouche

Manouche, also known as Manakish, is a popular Levantine bread topped with a thyme mixture (Za’atar), cheese, or ground meat.  It is similar to a pizza and it can be sliced or folded.  It is often served for breakfast, which makes this bread perfect for the Middle Eastern breakfast I had to prepare for this…

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Middle Eastern Breakfast

Middle Eastern Breakfast

For the February Daring Cooks challenge, Manal from Manal’s Bites invited us to celebrate the most important meal of the day Middle Eastern style! As Manal says “Breakfast is a very important meal in the Middle East; it is major! […] Fridays, the first day of the weekend here in this part of the world is the…

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Angelica Cake with Nutella

Angelica Cake with Nutella

Sara from Ms. Adventures in Italy and Michelle from Bleeding Espresso have declared February 5th “World Nutella Day 2015″ – “a day to celebrate, to get creative with, and most importantly, to EAT Nutella”. Raise your hand if you like Nutella!!!  It’s got quite a few fans in my house!  So, World Nutella Day is always awelcome around…

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Asian Chicken Sliders with Sriracha Mayo

Asian Chicken Sliders with Sriracha Mayo

This weekend is all about Super Bowl food, so if you are like me and LOVE the kind of food that is served for such sporting events, you are in for a big treat!  As you know, I don’t follow football and not living in the USA, also means no Super Bowl… but Italians are…

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Quick No- Knead Ciabatta Bread

Quick No- Knead Ciabatta Bread

A couple of weeks ago, I shared a few photos of this bread on MsM’s facebook page and did get quite a few requests for the recipe, both online and via email.  So, here you have it: quick no-knead Ciabatta bread!  It is a really simple recipe and, unlike other no-knead bread recipes, it is also…

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Pandoro

Pandoro

Christmas in Italy means Panettone or Pandoro.  There’s a huge rivalry between the supporters of these two traditional sweets and very often people who like one will tell you they dislike the other.  As a child, I was definitely on the Pandoro’s team.  Even though I have always liked sultanas (I used to eat them…

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Kitty Cat Bread Buns

Kitty Cat Bread Buns

I made these savoury Kitty Cat Bread Buns for my daughter’s 5th birthday party and they were a hit.  Not only did they taste yummy, they also looked quite cute, which is always an important factor, especially for a kid’s party.  The brown dough is made with cocoa powder, but rest assured that the cocoa powder…

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