Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Italian Spritz Aperitivo

Kick off the holiday weekend with one of this fizzy and refreshing Italian Spritz aperitif #21andup

Raise your hand if you are ready for warmer weather and flip-flops, sunshine and one glass (or two!) of this refreshing Italian aperitivo... poolside of course! Everything tastes better in a bikini and with toes dipped in water, don't you think?!? 

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Mini Peppers Crustless Quiches with Alove Yogurt

 Irresistibly soft and fluffy mini crustless quiche made with Alove aloe vera yogurt.
How can you say no to something that looks this good?!?
This post is sponsored by Alove in collaboration with Dent Agency. All opinions are mine alone.

As summer parties and picnic lunches are right around the corner, having some fun ideas for scrumptious but easy-to-make finger-food to add to the usual spread is simply essential. 
So how about one of these pillow-y soft and fluffy two-bites crustless quiches filled with colorful and sweet peppers?!? These egg creations are not your typical baked frittata. Oh no! For this recipe I'm stepping away from the usual and diving head first into something fun. 
Cooking and baking after all is about experimenting, right?! Experimenting to find new and delicious combinations of texture and flavor.

Friday, May 10, 2019

Eggplant Parmesan Bites

Let's give the traditional eggplant parmesan a new shape with these scrumptious and irresistible mouthwatering bites
This post is brought to you in collaboration with Millesima-USA
All opinions are mine alone.
If you like eggplant parmesan you are going to enjoy what I've created for you today. This dish combines the same ingredients and flavors of the traditional Italian melanzane alla parmigiana but in a fun and party-friendly format that I'm sure you are going to love. 
And what's not to love about extra crispy-on-the-outside eggplant slices, filled with melty Italian cheese, and fried until perfectly golden?!? When still smoking-hot, make sure to dip these in your favorite tomato sauce for a knock-your-socks-off kind of experience ;)
Before we go into how you can craft these mouthwatering bites in your own kitchen, let's talk wine for a minute. After all, no dinner party is complete without one (or several) good bottles of wine to complement your meal. 
Where do you normally look for that amazing bottle of wine that will perfectly match your dinner, bringing out the best flavor of your dish?!?
Here is my suggestion for you today. Next time you are shopping for wine take a look at Millesima.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

How to Make Risotto with Shrimps and Asparagus

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Knorr®. The opinions and text are all mine.

Here is an easy way to make dinner...like Italians do! With this creamy and scrumptious risotto with seared shrimp and asparagus.

Italian risotto makes the perfect one-dish entrée that is fancy and elegant enough for a special occasion (your Mom would certainly love it this weekend!).  But it's also easy and quick enough to make any weeknight dinner special.

This creamy and mouthwatering risotto combines the fresh and earthly flavor of asparagus, and the sweet and delicate taste of shrimp seared to perfection in just a few minutes. This dish is made even more flavorful and luxurious thanks to Cubos de KnorrÒ Selects Caldo de Vegetales (vegetable bouillon). Take a look! Wouldn’t you like to take this bite?!? 

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Berry and Cream Meringue Cups

Bring a taste of summer to your table with these crispy meringue cups
filled with sweet berries and velvety rich whipped cream

If you ask me, this is what heaven must taste like. 
Just like a perfect mingle of sunshine sweet berries and silky whipped cream. Served up in a cloud-resembling dessert, perfectly crispy on the outside and dangerously soft on the inside. 

And if you ask my kids, they'd tell you this is the best dessert they've ever eaten. 
Their words, not mine 😊
Technically though, it's not the first time they've said that. But still, I'm pretty sure this dessert makes it to their top five. And for very good reasons!
This luscious piece of heaven (that's what it really should be called) has naturally sweet berries, rich and fluffy whipped cream, and a light and airy homemade meringue on the bottom which truly melts in your mouth when hitting your tastebuds.

Friday, April 26, 2019

Tagliatelle Pasta with Ragu' alla Bolognese

Try this hearty and traditional Italian bolognese sauce over your favorite pasta
This post is brought to you in collaboration with Eattiamo. All opinions are mine!

🎉It's GIVEAWAY Time🎉
I'm so excited to share this post with you. Today I've teamed up with Eattiamo.com to give TWO lucky winners one of their amazing subscription boxes! Check out my Instagram post here, to find out how to enter.

If you are not familiar with this company and what it offers, you should really check it out. Especially if you are anything like me: an always-craving-Italian foodie who is in constant search for authentic and top quality Italian products in the US. 

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Traditional Panna Cotta with Berry Sauce

Panna cotta is a creamy, delicate and lusciously smooth pure goodness,
Served in a eye-catching glass with a sweet and summery strawberry sauce

Let's face it. When the weather warms up, who wants to spend too much time in the kitchen baking and sweating next to a hot ovenBut there is no reason to give up making amazing desserts just because of the heat. I am NOT going to ... no matter what the thermometer reads!