Pomegranate Panna Cotta

Pomegranate Panna Cotta

Oh yes, another panna cotta recipe.  I know, I know… I already have quite a few on the blog, but it is a dessert that I really love and I often make it.  Besides, it is so easy and quick to put together that it often comes in handy.  Panna cotta is a little like…

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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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Migliaccio

Migliaccio

Today is Mardis Gras… and in Italy it is the last day of Carnevale.  Carnevale is one of the festivities I miss the most.  As a child, I loved going around the streets in my town all dressed up, playing pranks and throwning coloured confetti at my friends.  The best time of all was the…

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Moroccan Mint Tea

Moroccan Mint Tea

I love Moroccan Mint Tea, so it was the first thing I chose to prepare for my Daring Cooks’ Middle Eastern Breakfast.  It traditionally hails from the Maghreb region (Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia), but it has now spread throughout the Arab world.  It is more like a “social drink” served to guests and I would…

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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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Vanilla Cupcakes with Jasmine Buttercream

Vanilla Cupcakes with Jasmine Buttercream

I must admit that this is one of those recipes that came about by chance.  Actually, it was created out of… leftovers.  I once made my Lavender and Jasmine Macarons and did not use all the Jasmine buttercream.  I had no intention of throwing it out and, even though the temptation was quite strong, I resisted…

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Home-made Condensed Milk

Home-made Condensed Milk

The other day I got a comment from a reader asking for a substitute for condensed milk, which is not easily available in her country.  That got me thinking that I should put up the recipe for home-made condensed milk on the blog… as making it at home is very easy and it takes all…

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Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies

Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies

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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Cubbaita

Cubbaita

Tomorrow is a very special day for all Italian children, as we celebrate the day of the Epiphany and the visitation of the Biblical Magi to the baby Jesus.  The night between January 5th and 6th is the night of Befana, who, in Italian folklore, is “an old woman who fills children’s stockings with candy…

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Chocolate Cake with Zabaione

Chocolate Cake with Zabaione

Hello and Happy New Year everyone!  This is my first post for 2015 and to celebrate the beginning of a new year, it just had to be a dessert… and a chocolate one at that.  This is a very easy and moist chocolate cake, made with very little flour.  It is not too sweet, and…

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Salted Caramel Nutella Hot Chocolate

Salted Caramel Nutella Hot Chocolate

After sharing the recipe for my baked Cinnamon Apples, which make for a healthy snack, I am back today with something more… festive.  It is the holiday season and I think it calls for a little indulgence, before we get back to our everyday cooking and eating.  So what better time than this to enjoy…

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Cinnamon Apple Chips

Cinnamon Apple Chips

During the Christmas holidays, we all tend to eat a lot.  And we also snack a lot more than during other times of the year.  I find it easier to snack on healthy food and fresh fruits here in Australia, as it is summer, but for all my friends and family up in the Northern…

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