Tahini Honey Roasted Cashews

Tahini Honey Roasted Cashews

Today I want to share with you a fantastic recipe for Tahini Honey Roasted Cashews.  Italians love and are qute famous for their aperitivo.  For who doesn’t know what aperitivo is… it is our way to start off dinner.  We usually drink some wine (cocktails have been introduced too, lately) and eat something with it,…

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Rum Glazed Roasted Pecans

Rum Glazed Roasted Pecans

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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Seeded Cranberry Crunch Granola Bars

Seeded Cranberry Crunch Granola Bars

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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Churros y Chocolate

Churros y Chocolate

I think everyone knows what churros are… but what you don’t know is how much I like them!  Whenever I go to Spain, they are my breakfast with a nice cup of hot chocolate… no matter the time of the year, the season and the weather!  That’s how much I like them.  There are a…

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Moroccan Beef Kefta Briouat

Moroccan Beef Kefta Briouat #SundaySupper

This week the #Sunday Supper team is celebrating the Oscars!  We will be showcasing all sorts of “Red carpet” food!  Don’t you love the theme? When I saw the theme, I thought of making something special and a bit unusual, at least for me.  I wanted something that you could eat with your hands, maybe…

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Chicken Spring Rolls

Chicken Spring Rolls

The other day, I decided to make Chicken Spring Rolls at home.  I love spring rolls, but I often find them quite greasy and oily.  That’s because they are not fried correctly, so they become soggy and absorb too much oil.  This home-made version is so much better.  They come out crunchy and not oily…

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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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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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Croquetas de Jamón Serrano

Croquetas de Jamón Serrano

I must admit that even though I love Australia, I often miss Europe.  I was born and brought up in Milan, which is practically in the middle of Europe.  By car, you can get to Switzerland in 30 minutes, to the South of France and Austria in 3 hours and in 5 hours you are…

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Cheese Bitterballen

Cheese Bitterballen

The October Daring Cooks’ Challenge was brought to us by Andrea from 4pure. She introduced us to one of her family favorites which is soon to become one of yours, too. Welcome to the world of Dutch Bitterballen! Oh that sounded intriguing!  I love discovering new dishes and this one sounded particularly yummy and… exotic.  But…

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Elsa's Plait

Elsa’s Plait

I love savoury dishes much more than sweets, so I always make sure to have a few savoury options at parties as I know kids will need something more than sugary treats.  I made this bread plait for Victoria’s Frozen party, to simulate Elsa’s long plait.  It’s a soft bread filled with ham and mozzarella. …

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Cucumber Sandwiches

Cucumber Sandwiches

The first time I had Cucumber Sandwiches, they were served as part of a high tea I attended with friends.  To me, the idea of having savoury treats along with tea sounded quite weird.  You see, Italians only have sweets with tea (mainly cookies or pastries), so the thought of eating a cucumber sandwich (of…

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