Monday, February 20, 2017

Orange Infused Cake Roll

Ultra spongy and extra moist orange flavored cake, spread with apricot preserve
and rolled up in the perfect tea time dessert
A huge thank you to Minos for the amazing teapot set
It's tea time! And I've got an amazing cake for you, infused with the sweet and slightly tangy aroma of oranges, and stuffed with delicate apricot preserve.
Perfect for breakfast, mid-morning break, afternoon snack, or after-dinner guilty pleasure. There's really no wrong time to indulge in a steamy-hot cup of tea next to a thick slice of this incredibly soft and moist dessert. Especially when it's cold and rainy outside, it will warm your heart and brighten your day.  
And yes! It is as delicious as it looks. 

Friday, February 10, 2017

Chocolate Sweet Hearts

These heart-shaped, chocolate-filled hand pies  are a sure way to win your sweetheart's heart 
Made with LOVE
Say hello to my 💓
My heart is sweet and warm ... and stuffed with smooth and creamy chocolate, of course :)
These hand pies are all you love about pie crust and spreadable chocolate bundled up in cute and most dangerous heart-shaped cookie. 
Each one of this has a buttery, flaky and slightly crispy-at-the-edges outer crust. It has a sugary crunch on top. And it has a soft and warm Nutella filling. 
I say, be MINE!

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Valentine Sweet Apple Potpies

This Valentine's Day snuggle up to a wholesome and delicious, heart-shaped apple potpie.
Because we all need a little more love (and comfort food!)
This post is sponsored by Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry. All opinions are mine.
Thank you for the love :)
Valentine's Day is right around the corner. Have you figured out your plans and how you will impress your favorite person this year?!?
I really believe that simple but thoughtful gestures are the best way to make your loved one feel special. Like cooking a cozy and tasty homemade meal to enjoy together. It doesn't have to be complicated. Just made with love!
So here is a simple and delicious idea for you. Bundle up by a warm fireplace with a cozy blanket and this sweet heart-shaped apple potpie.
I know ... I love you too ;)

Friday, January 27, 2017

Homemade Blueberry Bread Pudding

Indulge yourself in a freshly-baked, oven-warm HUGE piece of this
 perfectly moist and sweet bread pudding exploding with colorful blueberries
It doesn't get much better than this!

Is it cold and rainy outside?? Here is the plan for this weekend. Sleep in, wear your pj's all day and bake a bread pudding you won't easily forget ... Once you manage to get off bed and make yourself a cup of coffee of course!
I'm sure that I'm not the only one that finds baking, followed by tasting my super creation, comforting and relaxing. The highlight of my weekend in some cases :)
Now take a look at this bread pudding that I made. Moist and rich, perfectly sweet, infused with cinnamon flavor and exploding with juicy blueberries.
Even if it's not cold or rainy in your part of the world, can you think of anything better to do now than enjoying this ?!? I thought so :)

Friday, January 20, 2017

Bakery-Style Cranberry-Orange Muffins

Wake up to the inviting aroma of just-baked muffins, right from your oven
Every bite is filled with the fresh flavor of cranberries and a hint of sweet oranges

These homemade, bakery-style muffins are a sure way of perking up your morning. 
Bursting with fresh cranberries and juicy oranges. Soft and delicious. Fruity and sweet. 
I really love the flavor combination of oranges and cranberries. The sweet and tangy complementing and enhancing each other. So good by themselves. And yet, so much better together. 

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Vegetarian Potato Lasagna

The ultimate comfort food
Hot, melty, cheesy and potato-y vegetarian lasagna
 Perfect for these cold winter days

Happy New Year everyone!
I hope your holidays were relaxing, fun-filled, and as delicious as mine. If you follow me on Instagram (DO YOU?!? ... if not, you better click here  now!), you might know I went back home to Venezia, Italy visiting family, eating lots of great food, and skiing up in the mountains. As usual, I had an amazing time. Here is a photo summary that says it all :)

I'm now back, recharged, and ready for a new year filled with delicious dishes and exciting new recipes.
So, let's get started!

Chilly and rainy days are perfect for baking, especially when we are talking about a light, vegetarian and deliciously wholesome lasagna stuffed with tender potatoes, sauteed mushrooms and delicate besciamella sauce. And let's not forget: lots of cheese!

Thursday, December 29, 2016

2016 Recipes of the Year

Happy Holidays Everyone! 
I hope your holidays have been great so far, and you are ready for the most amazing New Year.
2016 was an exciting, fun and crazy-busy year for me. And I loved every day of it! 
And that is thanks to all of YOU. Thank you for reading my blog, watching my videos and trying my recipes. I'm super grateful for all the love and support you showed me. I can't imagine what it would be like without your cheering me on, sharing, liking, pinning, and twitting my recipes and photos and sending me pictures of your wonderful creations.

And here are my most popular recipes of 2016... and for very good reason. You can find the link of these recipes below, so you can try them out if you haven't done it yet.