Saffron Gnocchi with Ham and Peas

Saffron Gnocchi with Ham and Peas

Today it’s back to basics, with an Italian classic recipe… but with a twist.  Ham and peas are a very common pairing and Italians love to use this combination in a pasta sauce.  I love it too and it reminds me of when I was a child and I would often ask my mum to…

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Gnocchi alla Romana

Gnocchi alla Romana

This month, the Daring Cooks challenged us to think inside the box – the icebox, that is! Audax taught us some really cool tips and tricks for stocking our freezers with prepare-ahead meals that can keep our taste buds satisfied even during the busiest of times. It is back to school time for many families in the…

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Beetroot and Ricotta Gnocchi with Gorgonzola

Beetroot and Ricotta Gnocchi with Gorgonzola

I have always love beetroot, a taste I share with my dad.  I remember often buying it at the store whenever it was available.  We would buy it cooked, ready to be sliced and eaten.  My favourite way to eat beets was to make them into a simple salad with extra virgin olive oil and…

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Saffron Potato Gnocchi with Sausage and Porcini

SAFFRON GNOCCHI WITH SAUSAGE AND PORCINI

Todd, who is The Daring Kitchen’s AWESOME webmaster and an amazing cook, is our September Daring Cooks’ host! Todd challenged us to make light and fluffy potato Gnocchi and encouraged us to flavor the lil pillows of goodness and go wild with a sauce to top them with! YESSSSS!  I love gnocchi of all sorts,…

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Bread Malfatti with Butter and Pumpkin Cream

BREAD MALFATTI WITH BUTTER AND PUMPKIN CREAM

Last year, my mother gave me one of my grandmother’s cookbooks.  It is full of notes and extra recipes that my nonna would pin down in all the white areas in between pages.  I love it.  I love being able to read her comments, I love being able to once again see her curvy handwriting,…

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GORGONZOLA FILLED POTATO GNOCCHI WITH BUTTER AND SAGE

When I saw these gnocchi, I could not resist.  If you follow this site, I am sure you know that yours truly is a gorgonzola-holic (?!) and just the thought of biting into soft pillowy potato gnocchi to find a gorgonzola treasure made my mouth water.  I must admit I had never even contemplated filling gnocchi, but…

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CHESTNUT GNOCCHI VALCHIAVENNA STYLE

Today’s Regional Italian recipe comes from the region I grew up in: Lombardy.  To be precise, this recipe is from Valchiavenna, an Alpine valley to the north of Lake Como.  It is a truly beautiful area and the food you can eat there is genuine and very much linked to the territory and local produce. …

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Potato Gnocchi with Taleggio and Orange Fondue

POTATO GNOCCHI WITH TALEGGIO AND ORANGE FONDUE

There are many sauces that you can make for potato gnocchi, but my favourite ones are cheese based.  I think the creaminess of a cheese based sauce goes perfectly well with those pillowy bites of goodness!  I have already shared with you the recipe for Potato Gnocchi with Gorgonzola, which is one of my favourite, and…

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PUMPKIN GNOCCHI WITH BUTTER AND SAGE

I love making flavoured gnocchi and these pumpkin gnocchi are particularly tasty.  They are actually made with a mix of potatoes and pumpkin, so they are as soft and pillowy as potato gnocchi, with a hint of pumpkin flavour and colour.  Don’t they look beautiful?  I like to make these especially in autumn/winter when pumpkins…

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Gnocchi alla sorrentina

GNOCCHI ALLA SORRENTINA

This week’s Regional Italian dish comes from Campania and more precisely from Sorrento.  I am sure that all of you have heard of this beautiful coastal village, which is renowned for its world famous lemons (from which the best limoncello is made).  I would love to share with you the recipe for limoncello, but as…

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Gnocchi alla Bava

GNOCCHI ALLA BAVA

This week’s Regional Italian recipe is quite a decadent one.  It comes from the Alpine region of Valle d’Aosta (Aosta Valley) that borders with France and Switzerland.  It is a renowned tourist destination for winter sports and summer hikes.  It is beautiful, as only the Alps can be.  And the food?  It is hearty and…

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Malloreddus alla Campidanese

MALLOREDDUS ALLA CAMPIDANESE

This week’s Regional Italian recipe comes from the region of Sardinia or, as we say, Sardegna, one of the 2 biggest islands of Italy (the other being Sicily).  It is a fantastic place with some of the best food and seaside in the world (I am not kidding you).  It is well known in Italy as…

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POTATO GNOCCHI WITH GORGONZOLA

This is my favourite sauce for gnocchi. I love all gnocchi served with this sauce: potato, ricotta, flour gnocchi… they all taste fantastic with this sauce. Do you think it might have something to do with the fact that gorgonzola is actually my all time favourite cheese?! 😉 Well, anyhow it is also a very…

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Chifeletti

CHIFELETTI – KIPFEL – KIFELČEK

This week’s Regional Italian dish will take us back to the region of Friuli – Venezia Giulia, Italy’s most North-Eastern region that borders with Austria and Slovenia.  As I have already said in my post about Maiale al Latte – Purcit tal Lat, it is a region that puts together the historically-geographical region of Friuli…

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Cocoa Gnocchi with mascarpone and walnut sauce

COCOA GNOCCHI WITH MASCARPONE AND WALNUT SAUCE

This was a complete new recipe to me.  I had always wanted to use chocolate in a savoury dish, but had never had the courage to actually go ahead and do it.  Since I started blogging though, I got a bit more self-confident with my cooking skills and so I thought that my Foodbuzz 24×24…

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