Kitten Chocolate Cookies

Kitten Chocolate Cookies

I made these cookies for my daughter’s 5th birthday party.  If you follow this blog, you will already know that the theme was “kitty cats”.  These cookies are really quick to make.  I used a chocolate cookie dough that is not too sweet and that is very easy to work with.  I always make cookies…

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Miffy Chocolate Cookies

MIFFY CHOCOLATE COOKIES

I made these cookies for my daughter’s 4th birthday party.  If you follow this blog, you will already know that the theme was Miffy, the little bunny.  I made some Mini Carrot Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting, some Miffys/Bunny Marshmallow Pops, a Miffy Cake and these cookies.  They were quite successful and they were all gone…

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Lasagne with zucchini pesto, speck and smoked scamorza

LASAGNE WITH ZUCCHINI PESTO, SPECK AND SMOKED SCAMORZA

Mmmm Lasagne!  My favourite dish ever.  Growing up my parents and I would make Lasagne for big occasions, like Christmas or birthdays.  And they would always be the classic meat version (you can find my recipe here).  Well, lately I have been making all sorts of Lasagne.  Remember my Pesto Lasagne (my all time favourite!), or…

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Linzer Cookies

LINZER COOKIES

When I was a child I was not a big fan of jam (nor honey for that matter)… in the same way, anything with jam in it would always go to the bottom of my “I want to eat that” list. It was just too sweet for me. I used to always choose chocolate or…

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TRUFFLE HONEY & VANILLA CRÈME BRÛLÉE

A little while ago, my husband and I went out to have dinner at a delightful restaurant called Chophouse.  We ate really well and I was particularly impressed by their Wagyu Tartare with truf­fle aioli, pear, pine nuts & white soy dressing and by their Wagyu Striploin with harissa… divine!  Also, I was pleasantly surprised…

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PINEAPPLE & COCONUT GLAZED PORK SPARE RIBS

Today’s post is a “fight-against-waste” recipe!  I had a nice rack of pork spare ribs in the freezer, so I gathered all the left overs I had in my fridge and built up a recipe from there.  I also did some research on the web and saw I could make something yummy out of these…

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Peppa Pig Chocolate Cookies

PEPPA PIG CHOCOLATE COOKIES

I made these cookies for my daughter’s 3rd birthday party.  If you follow this blog, you will already know that the theme was Peppa Pig.  I made some Peppa Pig Chocolate & Vanilla Cupcakes, Pizza flavoured Piggy Buns, Muddy Puddle Cups, a Peppa Pig Cake and these cookies.  They were quite successful and they were…

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Lasagne Verdi

LASAGNE VERDI

Today’s recipe is a variation on the classic Baked Lasagne that I have already shared with you in the past.  The main difference is that this dish is made using “green” pasta sheets that are made with spinach.  You can find a tutorial on how to make your own green pasta dough here.  I can…

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PESTO LASAGNE

I am very excited about today’s recipe.  The reason is simple: it is one of my all time favourite dishes.  I have always loved lasagne, but growing up I had always only eaten the classic meat version.  It wasn’t until I was a teenager that I had my first lasagne with pesto.  I was at…

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Gattò di patate

GATTÒ DI PATATE – POTATO PIE

Today’s recipe is another one of my family recipes and one of my favourites!  It is actually a regional dish that is very popular both in Campania and Sicily (so I will be tagging it under both regions for my Regional Italian dish series), with some variations.  Some people put ham in it instead of…

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CRÈME BRÛLÉE

Today I want to share with you the recipe of a popular French dessert: crème brûlée.  It is one of those dishes that should be in every food lover cookbook as it is a classic, simple yet sophisticated dish that pleases everyone.  I personally love it and it is one of my husband’s weaknesses.  I…

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NAAN

I don’t think there is anything as hearty and delicious as home-made bread.  Any kind of bread.  The smell itself is soothing… My girls LOVE eating bread, so I try and make it at home as much as possible.  Whenever I cook an Indian meal, I make naan, either with garlic or, like in the…

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