Thursday, October 17, 2019

Tagliatelle Pasta with Mascaprone and Prosciutto

Learn how to make this Italian pasta with a creamy mascarpone and prosciutto sauce
 Super easy and ready in no more than 20 minutes
Buon appetito!

Here is one of my favorite, super easy, last minute go-to dinner recipes. 
A pasta that's flavorful and delicate. Light, creamy and cheesy all in the same mouthwatering bite.
Just picture this: fresh egg tagliatelle (even better if homemade!) coated with a scrumptious layer of mascarpone sauce, exploding with bits of heavenly prosciutto, all mingled with crunchy walnuts pieces and freshly grounded pepper. 
Are your tastebuds as excited as mine now?!?
Well, if you've never enjoyed the flavor combination of mascarpone cheese with prosciutto (a common pizza topping in Italy) you really should! It's a true match made in heaven. Italian food heaven in this case ...  if there is such a thing :) 

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Fresh Pasta Salad with Veggies and Oven Roasted Turkey Breast

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Smithfield. The opinions and text are all mine.

Flavorful pasta salad with fresh veggies and oven roasted turkey breast

Now that school is back in session, so is the daily struggle for all the moms (or dads!) out there. Can you feel it too?!? I'm talking about the daily effort to create and pack a lunch for our kids to take to school. It's really quite complicated when I think about it.
This lunch needs to be SCRUMPTIOUS and FUN, so it won't make its way back home after school in an untouched container next to a starving and unhappy little child. 
It needs to be WHOLESOME and NUTRITIOUS, of course! It's our kids that we are talking about.
At the same time, it needs to be QUICK and EASY to make. Let's face it, none of us wants to get up a whole hour earlier just to make a meal.

As I said, the struggle is real!

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Chocolate-Hazelnut Stuffed Chocolate Cookies

Chocolate cookies stuffed with soft chocolate-hazelnut spread

Calling all the chocolate-lovers out there! These cookies are just what you've been waiting for:)
A crumbly and buttery chocolate shell stuffed with warm and soft chocolate-hazelnut spread.... Double the chocolate for an unforgettable cookie experience.

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Banana Cream Tartlettes

Let's start the weekend with on of these sinfully delicious small tarts, filled with creamy Nutella, banana slices, rich custard cream and a whipped cream top

It's no secret that Nutella and banana are a match made in heaven. And when you add a smooth custard cream AND sinfully delicious whipped cream on top of this goodness, you know you are in for a treat. I guess, everything (...or most things) taste amazing covered in whipped cream.

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

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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 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.