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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Pumpkin Risotto with Gorgonzola Sauce

Pumpkin Risotto with Gorgonzola Sauce

Today I am back with a typical Italian recipe.  This is a dish that well represents Lombardy, the region where I was born.  Milan is very famous for its risotto and pumpkin is often used in our cooking.  Gorgonzola, my favourite cheese ever, is a blue cheese originally from the town of Gorgonzola, very close…

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Chai Cheesecake with Pumpkin Butterscotch Sauce

Chai Cheesecake with Pumpkin Butterscotch Sauce

A few days ago, I reviewed the Toollio, an amazing multi-function kitchen appliance.  I love it and, as promised, I am going to share a few recipes that can give you a better idea of what you can do with it.  Even though you can make lots of savoury dishes with the Toollio, today’s recipe is…

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Broken Glass Cupcakes

Broken Glass Cupcakes

Happy Halloween everyone!  I cannot believe it’s the end of October already!  This year has just flown!  Even though I haven’t experienced this holiday while growing up, I always get excited about it.  My kids love this day and we will be going trick or treating in our area, just like last year and the…

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Marsala Gelato with Pumpkin Sauce

Marsala Gelato with Pumpkin Sauce

Today’s recipe is inspired by the month of October.  I know I say this often, but to me getting used to what I still consider “reversed” seasons is almost impossible. So October is still autumn to me, even though down here we are in the middle of spring!  That is why, I decided that combining…

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Tortelli di Zucca

TORTELLI DI ZUCCA – PUMPKIN TORTELLI

In my last post I had promised you a recipe to use up some of that beautiful Mostarda Mantovana that I showed you how to make. Well… here I am to keep my promise. Today’s recipe is yet another recipe from Mantova, in Lombardy and it is an honour for me to showcase it on…

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Pumpkin Risotto

PUMPKIN RISOTTO

Today’s recipe is from Lombardia, the region of Italy I grew up in and it is a very simple risotto made with pumpkin cream.  As you know, it is autumn down here in the southern hemisphere… so what’s better than some pumpkin risotto to warm us up?  Don’t you just love that orange colour?  I…

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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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PUMPKIN AND FONTINA CROQUETTES

I found this recipe while browsing the Internet and it was love at first sight! I must admit I had only ever made croquettes out of potatoes, so the idea of being able to use pumpkin instead opened up a whole new world of possibilities! It is a delicious recipe that can be served either…

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Pumpkin Doughnuts

PUMPKIN DOUGHNUTS

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.  Each month you are assigned a participating food blogger to make a recipe from and in turn…

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HOME-MADE PUMPKIN PIE SPICE

This is another one of those items that is commonly found in North American stores, but is very hard to come by anywhere else in the world, Sydney included.  Luckily, this pumpkin pie spice mix is easy to make and calls for “international” spices, so it can be made at home no matter where you…

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HOME-MADE PUMPKIN PURÉE

Come October-November I start seeing a lot of recipes that call for pumpkin purée… the truth is, the thought of looking for the canned version never even occurred to me.  I didn’t even know it existed before I started blogging… So, I looked it up on the internet and discovered that it is plain and…

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