Thursday, September 19, 2019

Lemon-Poppy Seed Bundt Cake

Brighten up your morning with this soft and moist lemon and poppy seed bundt cake drizzled with sweet lemon glaze 

Good morning sunshine! I hope your day is as sunny and as sweet as my cake. 
This soft and perfectly dense bundt cake, bursting with lemon flavor and exploding with crunchy poppy seeds, is a sure way to brighten up your morning. Add a little (or a lot!) of citrus glaze and you're in for a sticky and lick-you-fingers delicious treat. Let's take a look! 


Thursday, September 12, 2019

Banana Upside-Down Skillet Tart

Caramelized bananas on top of buttery and crispy puff pastry tart
This post is written in collaboration with Tuxton Home. All opinions are mine alone
Happy Friday everyone! Anything fun planned for the weekend?!? 
So far my plans only foresee extra sleep, sand and sunshine, and... some baking of course! So, how about this crispy tart topped with lightly crunchy, caramelized banana slices, a hint of orange aroma, over a flaky puff pastry crust to sweeten up your weekend?!?

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Half Dome Carrot Cakes

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ChooseMazola #CollectiveBias
Soft and moist, wholesome and easy-to-make half-dome mini carrot cakes
I can't believe September is already here!
The bad news: My beloved summer is almost over.
The good news: September brings cooler weather, which means more time (and more willingness) to spend in the kitchen whipping up delicious dishes!
So, let's start this month by baking something fun (as always), something easy and quick to make (yup, it's still pretty hot out) and something that is healthy and wholesome, because if you didn't know yet, September is National Cholesterol Awareness month. A clinical study showed Mazola® Corn Oil reduces cholesterol 2x more than extra virgin olive oil. To learn more about this claim, see Mazola.comMazola Corn Oil is an all-purpose, cholesterol free cooking oil that is a smart heart-healthy* choice for your family. * See Mazola.com for more information on the relationship between corn oil and heart health. It has a variety of uses including baking, grilling, sautéing, stir frying, or mixing up a marinade or dressing.​ 
It's now a great time to have our blood checked out to learn more about heart health and to take little (or big!) steps to prevent and reduce high cholesterol levels, if necessary.

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Air Fried Vegetarian Tofu Egg Rolls

Ready to try these hot, crunchy and wholesome, air-fried vegetarian egg rolls with tofu?!?
This post is brought to you in collaboration with Mori-Nu Silken Tofu and NewAir. All opinions are mine alone.
Surprise! Surprise! 
I'm so excited to share this post today, because I've got something very special for you.
Anyone would like to take a guess?!? Here are some hints.
It's something new (NOT an Italian recipe for a change).
It's something scrumptious (I hope the picture gives you the idea).
And it's something extra fun (yes, there are presents involved🎉).
Today I've teamed up with NOT just one, but TWO of my favorite brands to bring you the best giveaway I've done in a while. Thank you, Mori-Nu Silken Tofu and NewAir for making this possible!


Friday, August 23, 2019

Ricotta and Berry Tart

Brighten up your day with this amazing tart 
made with sun-kissed ripe berries, delicate and rich ricotta cheese, over a buttery and crumbly crust
I was walking past a bakery the other day, and there it was. A big fat slice of the most luscious-looking berry tart.  And it got my attention, with its sweet berries on top, the rich and velvety filling and the perfectly looking crust. It was clearly calling my name!
Most people would have probably rushed over and bought the slice. But not I. What if it wasn't as delicious as I imagined?!? A big dry and tasteless, disappointing piece of sugar-filled concoction.
Rather than taking that chance (I guess I'm not a big risk-taker, haha) I thought I should make my own ricotta berry tart. As scrumptious as I imagined. 
And BAM! Here it is.

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Peach Crumble Bars

For a quick, easy and  mouthwatering summer treat
try this fruity and buttery peach crumble bars
There is nothing like a bite of a delicious fruit-filled dessert when peaches are in season. Especially when they are as juicy and tasty as this summer. 
I simply love the natural sweetness of the ripe peaches squooshed between two layers of shortbread-buttery flavored crumble. With just the perfect amount of crunchiness coming from the rolled oats mixed in the dough, and gooey-ness from the bubbling juice released by the peaches while baking.  


Friday, August 9, 2019

Traditional Italian Eggplant alla Parmigiana

Looking for something delicious, vegetarian, wholesome and oh-so Italian to cook?!? 
You've come to the right place
If you are you looking for a vegetarian dish that is quick enough to make and feed your family in the next hour, healthy enough that it provides a wholesome and balanced meal, and delicious enough that your kids are not going to whine about the green stuff on their plate. Here is the perfect idea for you!