Thursday, October 20, 2016

Banana-Chocolate Swirls Filled with Coconut and Almonds

Let's pile up on these puff pastry banana swirls loaded with chocolate chips, shredded coconut and almonds slices
Your day just got even better!
This post is in collaboration with Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry. All opinions are mine
THANK YOU Pepperidge Farm for your support!
Today I have something that I'm pretty sure you are going to love.
I'm talking about a flaky and buttery, golden puff pastry, sprinkled with chocolate chips, shredded coconut AND almond slices. Sounds amazing, right?! But that's not all. All these ingredients are stack together and wrapped around a thick slice of sweet and tasty banana. A heavenly combination of tropical flavors!

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Screaming Chocolate Covered Pretzels

Deliciously spooky, wide-marshmallowy-eyed 
SCREAMING pretzels covered in chocolate
Your kids are going to love this Halloween treat. And so will you, when you see how fun and laughably easy it is to prepare. So easy that your kids will want to make it all by themselves.
This recipe has it all. The tempting melted chocolate. The crunchy salted pretzels. The soft and chewy marshmallow and chocolate eyes. 
There are only four ingredients (or technically three, given that two are chocolate) combined together to make these delicious fear-stricken faces that will leave you weak in the knees :)

Thursday, October 6, 2016

How to Make Italian Potato Croquettes

These homey and comforting potato croquettes are a sure crowd-pleaser
Here is a little something I made for my family the other night. My kids don't just like potato croquettes, but they absolutely LOOOOVE them. I know, I know... who wouldn't, right?!? 
These perfectly crispy on-the-outside, soft and cheesy on-the inside, scrumptious potato balls are the ultimate comfort food. Great for any occasion. I made these croquettes as a side dish next to some super tasty roasted chicken and a healthy green salad. But they can also be served as a filling appetizer or a delectable pick up food for a casual party.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Salted Caramel-Chocolate Tart

Get your daily dose of sweetness with this sinfully delicious double-chocolate and salted caramel tart

I wish I felt sorry for posting this recipe today. But oh no, not this time.
Look at this beauty. With its dark chocolate top sprinkled with sea salt. A buttery and chocolatey cookie crust. And a sticky golden layer of homemade caramel in the middle. Slowly oozing out. 
It would be just plain wrong not to share this recipe with you.

Friday, September 23, 2016

How to Make Italian Stuffed Zucchini

Get your ovens ready for this!
Looking for a new and interesting way to include more veggies in your diet?! You've come to the right page.
These carved-out zucchinis filled with a savory ground meat stuffing are the perfect, fun and wholesome twist to your regular baked zucchini. Very tasty and definitely one of my favorite. 
This recipe is fancy enough to serve as a side dish on a special event. Yet so comforting and easy to make for any weeknight dinner, maybe next to a couple of slices of warm bread and a big healthy salad. And they are also great for the kids, especially if you have one of those picky veggie eaters. You can now "hide" the vegetables and turn them into cute, green little boats.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Strawberry and Cream Panna Cotta Fruit Cups

Let's give a new shape to this classic Italian dessert
 with beautiful and fun, pink and white, panna cotta cups filled with lots of fresh berries 
I'm so excited to share this dessert with you today. Because I know that this recipe will have you itching to get into the kitchen and try it out. NOW!
These unique strawberries and vanilla cups have all the mouthwatering creaminess and richness of the classic Italian panna cotta. But in a eye-catching presentation and a fun gravity-defying shape.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

How to Make a Gorgeous Rose-Shaped Apple Dessert

It looks like a beautiful red rose. It tastes just like apple pie
In collaboration with Pepperidge Farm. Thank you for your support!
I love, Love, LOVE puff pastry. And what's not to love about a crispy and buttery layer of indulgence that tastes so good in both sweet and savory dishes?!? 
And I especially like it when I don't have to spend hours sweating in the kitchen to roll out the perfect dough that unmistakably puffs up in the oven. It's not that easy! Believe me - I've miserably failed before.
So even though I love dishes made from scratch (you know I do!), when it comes to puff pastry, I much prefer the easiness of running to the freezer section of my grocery store, and grab a ready-to-use puff pastry box. This pastry never fails and bakes perfectly every single time.