Thursday, September 20, 2018

Apple and Aloe Vera Yogurt Cake


Snuggle up to a slice of this wholesome and comforting cake made with aloe vera yogurt and sweet apple slices

It tastes just as good as it looks!

This post is sponsored by Alove in collaboration with Dent Agency. All opinions are mine alone
Happy First Day of Fall!
I can't believe it's the end of September already. This means shorter days and longer nights are on the way. I really wish this would translate in more time snoozing under the blankets ... but we all know that's not going to happen :(
What it does mean for sure is colder weather, and more chances to turn on the oven to bake something delicious. 

Just like this cake.

Monday, September 17, 2018

Barilla® Collezione Bucatini alla Siciliana

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ElevateYourMeal #CollectiveBias

Elevate your weeknight dinner from an ordinary supper to an heavenly gourmet experience with Barilla® Collezione pasta and this easy to make Italian vegetarian sauce
An amazing combination of truly Mediterranean flavors 
Buon appetito!

Happy Monday everyone! 
I'm so excited today to be working with Barilla® pasta to present you one of my favorite, go-to dinner recipes. A pasta dish that's perfect for any week-night dinner for family or friends, but also fancy enough for your next dinner party. No matter what's the occasion, these bucatini alla siciliana will make your meal special and memorable. 


Friday, September 7, 2018

Coconut-Chocolate Tiramisu' in a Cup

Brace yourself for some drooling after you see this rich and smooth, coconut and chocolate tiramisu'
No bake and no eggs for this recipe!


I can't believe it's September already and summer is practically over. Well, not really, at least not around here!
In Southern California you can get nice and hot summer days any time of the year... even in the middle of January.
So I say that any day here is THE perfect day to whip up this summery Italian dessert. 
After all, who wouldn't want to dive, head first, into one of  this cute little cup?!? 
Take a look.


Saturday, September 1, 2018

Berry Sparkler Cocktail

Add some sparkle and fun this Labor Day with this colorful blueberry and raspberry, prosecco and tequila-spiked, fizzy cocktail 
#21andup
Celebrate this holiday weekend with a festive and refreshing sparkling cocktail. Made with fresh berries, a shot of tequila, a splash of prosecco wine, and lots of ice. Simply perfect for relaxing by the pool, or for sipping while flipping those patties on your grill. 

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Fresh Summer Salad with Cucumber, Watermelon and Fennel

Nothing screams summer like this refreshing and juicy, sweet and savory, lemony and minty cucumber, watermelon, and fennel salad
This post is sponsored by MilkAndEggs. All opinions are mine. Thank you for your support

After I posted my last picture  by the pool on IG some of you asked me about the salad I was eating. Have you seen it?! 
It's the perfect quick lunch, ready in a couple of minutes, fresh and healthy, and oh-sooo good.  It's a great combination of sweet and savory, juicy and crunchy. All in one big bowl.
The usual cucumber-watermelon salad normally comes with red onions (but I'm not a huge fan of raw onions), and crumbled feta cheese (yum). You can add either, or both.
OR you can do just like I did and add some shaved fresh fennel. It adds some extra crunchiness and lots of flavor. Its licorice-like aroma goes perfectly with the the minty/lemony dressing. 

Friday, August 24, 2018

How to Make an Edible Fresh Fruit Bouquet

Let's get crafty and create an edible fruit bouquet to decorate your holiday table
Delicious, fresh and so fun to make
Calling all creative peeps out there. Here is something for you! Something you can handcraft for your next party...maybe this coming holiday weekend?!?
I know what you might be thinking - why all this work on a fruit platter?!?
But I say - WHY NOT?!? It's simply perfect: it's healthy (just fruit). And fresh (it's summer, and it's still sweating hot!). And cheap (it would cost you a fortune to buy one of these). And most of all, it's absolutely stunning. 
Just LOOK at this! No words needed.


Friday, August 17, 2018

Ricotta and Blueberry Cake Ready in Just One Hour

Soft, moist and easy to make 
You're going to love this simply delicious blueberry-ricotta cake!

Let's start the weekend with something sweet. Something soft. Something that will make you want to jump right off the bed and enjoy another beautiful summer day! And what's better than this made-from-scratch, pillowy-soft ricotta cake bursting with sweet and juicy blueberries?! Easy to whip up, and ready in an hour or less!