Thursday, July 2, 2020

Dessert Recipe Ideas to Celebrate this Fourth of July


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

Ready to celebrate?!? Even if parties are not recommended right now, and the beach might be closed, nothing should stop us from whipping up one of these festive, delicious and easy-to-make dessert.
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 weekend! And stay safe.

Thursday, June 25, 2020

How to make Torta paradiso - Italian Paradise Cake with Milk Cream

Pillowy-soft cake filled with rich and velvety milk cream. 
Just what heaven might taste like
If you follow me on Instagram, you might have seen the other day in my stories, this very slice of cake being devoured in a few bites. If not, make sure TO FOLLOW ME here ... so next time you won't miss any Manuela-vs-Cake action ;)
Anyways, as promised, here it is! I finally made time to write down the recipe to share with you, so maybe this weekend you can try it too. 
And don't forget to share with me if you do. I always love to see your photos and get your comments or feedback!  

Friday, June 19, 2020

Father's Day Brunch Recipe Ideas

Happy Father's Day to all the amazing dads out there!


Especially this year, that most of us might just stay at home, let's whip up something fun and delicious to show dad how special he is. So here are a few recipes that you might want to try, that I bet will win your dad's heart... and stomach too :)

Friday, June 12, 2020

Vegan Chocolate Donuts

Lick-your-finger delicious chocolate donuts with chocolate glaze
So good you wouldn't even guess they are vegan
This post is sponsored by Mori-Nu Silken Tofu in collaboration with Dent Agency. All opinions are mine alone

Say hello to my latest creation!  These chocolate donuts are simply irresistible and all you can ask for in a donut.

They are rich and soft, and covered in a sinfully delicious chocolate glaze. 
They are quick and laughably easy to make. It takes no more than 30 minutes from start to finish to whip them up.
They are baked - not fried. So, there's no guilt when eating one (or several) of these.
AND, best of all, they are VEGAN. No eggs, milk, or butter in here. But a secret ingredient... Any guess of what that might be?!? 

Friday, June 5, 2020

Peach Cookies


Peach-shaped, buttery and soft sandwich cookies filled with melted dark chocolate, infused in maraschino and rolled in sugar
These beautiful and impressive cookies will make you dream of summer and sunshine

I'm so excited to share this recipe with you today! 
These beautiful peach cookies might be one of the first things I've ever baked, or more like helped out baking, given that I was probably only a few years old.My next door neighbor used to make them all the time, and I was always welcomed over to help out. So fun... the mixing, rolling, eating the little scraps of cookies cut out from the bottom, licking the chocolate off the spoon, tasting the maraschino ...oops, did I just say that?!?Anyways, even 5-year-old Manuela thought that the best part of baking is savoring your creations, every step of the way. Before. Everyone. Else :) And here is my first bite ... Throw-your-head-back-and-close-your-eyes kind of good!


Friday, May 29, 2020

How to Make Bomboloni - Italian Cream-Stuffed Donuts

Say hello to my bomboloni: sinfully delicious Italian donuts filled with rich custard cream
I'm so excited to share this recipe with you today. Not only because it took me quite a while to get this recipe together, but mostly because I know that this recipe will have you itching to dash to your kitchen and try it right now!
At a first glance, these might look like your regular (read boring) cream filled donuts, but oh-nooooo. Today I present you these Italian bomboloni which are, as the name suggests, puffy little "bombs" made with a sweet and pillowy-soft dough, fried to perfection and filled with a delicate and rich custard cream.

Friday, May 15, 2020

Quinoa Salad with Grilled Salmon and Baby Spinach

Fresh, delicious, quick and easy to make: quinoa salad with grilled salmon, baby spinach and juicy oranges
This post is written in collaboration with Gorton's Seafood. All opinions are mine. Thank you for your support! #StickWithFish #Ad

Warm and sunny weather, I'm ready for you! 
Despite the fact that most of us are stuck at home right now, and every day feels like any other day, let's try to make this weekend special. So, even if you can't head to the beach or your favorite park, you can still jump off your sweatpants and slide into your bikini or favorite sundress. Dust off your beach blanket and spread it out in your backyard or terrace. I say, let's escape outside for some sunshine and a delicious lunch or dinner al fresco.