Pumpkin Pie White Hot Chocolate

Pumpkin Pie White Hot Chocolate

  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…

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Sicilian Almond Milk

Sicilian Almond Milk

  Today I want to share with you a recipe that is very close to my heart. It is a Sicilian classic that people usually enjoy during the hot Sicilian summer. I used to have a glass of it in the evenings, sitting in our summerhouse yard while chatting with my friends. This is a…

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Fragolino Liqueur

Fragolino Liqueur

Here I am, back with another recipe for home-made liqueur!  And this time it uses strawberries.  In fact, the name Fragolino comes from the Italian word fragola, which means strawberry.  This is a typical Italian recipe and many people make it at home.  As it is spring time in the Northern hemisphere and I have…

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Home-made Crema di Limoncello

Home-made Crema di Limoncello

Today I am back with another one of my favourite home-made liqueur recipes: Crema di Limoncello. We could call it Limoncello’s little brother as this is basically the creamy version of Limoncello, made with cream and milk.  It is smooth, sweet, lemony and simply irresistible! Like Limoncello (see my home-made version here), this liqueur originates…

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Home-made Limoncello

Home-made Limoncello #SundaySupper

So, the #SundaySupper is celebrating the arrival of spring.  Obviously, as we are in the Southern hemisphere, this sounds a bit weird… as for us autumn has just begun, but I do love spring… and I also happen to have the perfect recipe for the event! Finally.  I have been wanting to share my recipe for…

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Dulce de Leche Liqueur

Dulce de Leche Liqueur

Today I want to share with you the recipe for yet another home-made liqueur.  I love Dulce de Leche, don’t you?  Well, having this liqueur is like drinking liquid Dulce del Leche!  It is just scrumptious.  It is very easy to make and it requires only 4 ingredients. It is perfect to give as a…

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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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Passion fruit Liqueur

Passion fruit Liqueur

Here I am, back with another recipe for home-made liqueur!  Once you understand the procedure, you can make basically any flavour liqueur you like.  This one is made with fresh passion fruit and it is delicious and even though it requires 45 days of “resting time”, the recipe itself is very easy.  Thi liqueur is…

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Pineapple Mojito

Pineapple Mojito

I made this Pineapple Mojito to serve to my friends on New Year’s Eve as an aperitivo, just to start things off before we sat down for dinner.  We had a Spanish theme that night and I know Mojito is not a Spanish cocktail, but I made a little exception as it is one of…

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Sweet Dreams

Sweet Dreams

Are you all set for New Year’s Eve?  I am still adjusting the menu somewhat… I always do, and up until a few hours before the guests arrive I may change something here and there!  The idea this year is to have a Spanish theme, but I will let you know more about it when…

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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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Creamy Coconut Liqueur

Creamy Coconut Liqueur #SundaySupper

This week, for #SundaySupper we are sharing recipes for homemade gifts to give to family and friends for the holidays. I LOVE this theme and I cannot wait to read all the recipes that my fellow bloggers will share.  I am always on the lookout for new ideas.  Like every year, this year too I…

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Home-made Salted Caramel Liqueur

Home-made Salted Caramel Liqueur

If you follow Manu’s Menu, you will remember that I decided to start a little series on home-made liqueurs in the weeks before the holiday season.  The reason is simple: home-made liqueurs make the perfect Christmas gift, both on their own or as part of a Christmas hamper filled with different home-made goodies.  On the…

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Home-made White Chocolate Liqueur

Home-made White Chocolate Liqueur

Italians like to make things at home.  This includes tomato sauces and preserves, pasta, sausages and smallgoods and, of course, liqueurs.  Home-made things are better on so many levels.  For one thing, you know exactly what went into your food and then everyone knows that food prepared with love always tastes better.  I have always…

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Glacier Fusion Daiquiri

Glacier Fusion Daiquiri

I must admit that I love all rum based drinks the most and Daiquiris are among my favourites.  They are easy to make (and to play around with) and I really like the fruity varieties (I do have a thing for sweet drinks).  For my daughter’s Frozen birthday party, I wanted to prepare something for…

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Pomegranate Mojito

Pomegranate Mojito

Mojito is one of my all time favourite drink.  It reminds me of my time in Cuba, a place I love dearly.  I have already shared with you the recipe for the “original” Mojito, made with lime and mint leaves.  There’s nothing better than a minty Mojito, especially on a hot summer evening.  It is…

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