Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Italian Antipasto on a Skewer and Santa Cristina Rose'

Relaxing al fresco while enjoying a fun antipasto next to an inviting glass of Italian rose' 
Easy and fresh - what summer should be all about
This post is sponsored by Santa Cristina, in collaboration with Honest Cooking Magazine. All opinions are mine. 
Thank you for your support #21andup 
Ready to dive into the heart of summer entertaining with these scrumptious Italian antipasti next to an easy-to-enjoy glass of rose' wine?!?
I am so ready!
Maybe it's just my love of summer and constant craving for vacation but rose' wine makes me dream of breezy summer nights and al fresco dining. It screams of spectacular pink sunsets, and exotic food savored while sitting on an Italian terrazza overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. Ahhh... sounds amazing, right?!
Today I'll show you how you can recreate a plateful of mouthwatering Italian appetizers that perfectly pairs with this fruity and fresh glass of rose' wine, to enjoy anywhere you happen to be.
All you'll have to do next is pop open a bottle of rose', pick up a skewer, close your eyes, let your taste buds go wild while savoring the flavors... and start daydreaming :) 

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Up-Side-Down Peach-Blueberry Butter-Free Cake

Wholesome, moist and soft cake filled with fresh blueberries and juicy peach slices
What's your favorite summer fruit for baking?!? Is it sunshine sweet and drip-down-your-chin juicy peaches? OR deliciously healthy, anti-oxidants and nutrients packed, cute little blueberries?!? 
Hmm... Because I really couldn't make up my mind, today I used both in this delicate and healthy upside-down cake. 
Take a look!

Monday, July 2, 2018

Red White and Blue Recipes to Celebrate this Fourth of July

Nothing says Fourth of July like a delicious dessert or a refreshing cocktail
exploding with red and blue berries

Ready to celebrate?!?
If you are looking for festive, delicious and easy-to-make dessert ideas, I've got you covered. 
These Fourth of July-inspired recipes are the perfect addition to any barbecue or party. Or simply for you, to enjoy when relaxing by the pool.
What all my suggestions today have in common are berries. And why not?!? These red and blue, juicy wonders of nature are so flavorful (and most likely on sale) right now!
What's your favorite berry creation?!

Have a wonderful Forth of July!

Friday, June 29, 2018

How to Make an Easy and Beautiful Fruit Platter

What's better than a tray filled with pretty and juicy fruit to freshen up these summer days?!? 

This post is sponsored by Milk and Eggs. All opinions are mine

Whether it's a big summer party, or a simple get-together. It's a breezy morning, a hot afternoon, or a starry evening. At the pool, at the beach, at a park ... You name it. Anytime and anywhere, a fruit platter that looks this pretty is hard to resist. 
You could say... it's just fruit. Yes, it sure is. It’s delicious, sun-kissed ripe fruit I got from Milk and Eggs (delivered for free at my door!). And "just fruit" is simply perfect. It’s healthy, it’s pretty, it’s colorful, it’s refreshing and naturally sweet. 

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Three-Ingredients No-Bake Strawberry Mousse

Get your spoons ready for this summery, fluffy and perfectly sweet strawberry and cream dessert!
Welcome to summer! My favorite time of the year. Time to slow down, unplug, and savor all good things in life. From quality time with family to vacation in some exotic destination. From sandy and sunny days at the beach, to warm evening under the stars.
Let's celebrate the new season with something refreshingly sweet, deliciously fluffy, and laughably easy to make. Because who wants to be sweating in the kitchen for too long when it's this hot outside?! Oh, not I. I rather be barefoot and sun-kissed, relaxing by the pool. Ice-cold drink in hand and diving into one of these :)

Friday, June 15, 2018

Ultimate Breakfast Sandwich Perfect for Father's Day

Kick off this Father's Day celebration with the ultimate breakfast sandwich
So messy and so good

Let's celebrate this Father's Day with something special, made with love for your amazing dad. After all, there's nothing like waking up to the aroma of grilled bacon and fried egg, and starting your Sunday with a scrumptious breakfast in bed. 
Sometimes a delicious homemade breakfast is all it takes!

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Peach-Blueberry Galette (Rustic Crostata)

Looking for a delicious and easy to make, summer dessert that everybody will love?!
This homemade rustic crostata with peaches and blueberries is exactly what you need

Here is a summer recipe I'm sure you'll want to try, especially once you see how easy, quick and fun it is.
This rustic crostata has all there is to love about pie. The flaky and buttery crust, just slightly crunchy and sugary at the edges. And the sweet and fruity filling exploding with drip-down-your-chin juicy peaches, and nutrient-packed cute little blueberries. 
And if you are anything like me, you will want to eat your slice right off the oven with a big scoop of vanilla ice-cream on the side.