Friday, August 26, 2016

S'More Cookie Cups

S'mores like you haven't had before
Summer would not be complete without the awesomeness of bonfire s'mores. Gooey and chocolaty. For sure, one of the best summertime treats. 

Today's recipe is not your classic chocolate and toasted marshmallows squooshed between two crispy graham crackers. 
Oh no. 
It's that. And a lot more.
The same sticky marshmallow. The same melted chocolate, but creamier and richer. The same graham-crackers, but crumbled and sprinkled in chewy cookie dough. 
All of it packaged in a mess-free, travel-friendly cookie cup.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Healthy Pasta Salad with Grilled Veggies

Healthy, quick and delicious pasta salad with colorful grilled peppers, savory grilled zucchini and fresh  mozzarella.
I say, it's time for a savory and healthy recharge today! 
I realized I've been posting lots of sweet recipes recently, and not enough wholesome dinner ideas. 
And I do claim mine is a blog about Italian food. So for a minute, let's not think about chocolate covered  almond cookies or moist and buttery cakes exploding with fresh berries. And let's dive, headfirst, in this healthy and scrumptious vegetarian pasta. 
It's super easy and quick (ready in no more than 30 minutes) and it can be prepared ahead of time.
I'm sure you are going to love it as much as I do!

Friday, August 12, 2016

Heathy Peach and Blueberry Upside-down Ring Cake

Wholesome, moist and soft cake filled with fresh blueberries and juicy peach slices
Last week I posted a great summer recipe for crumbly and buttery peach bars. Remember?!?
Since my last post I've been debating about my favorite fruit for baking. Sunshine sweet and drip-down-your-chin juicy peaches? OR deliciously healthy, anti-oxidants and nutrients packed, cute little blueberries?!? 
Hmm... Because I really can't make up my mind, today I use both. Not in crumble bars, but a delicate and healthy upside-down cake. 
Take a look!

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Easy-to-make 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.  

Saturday, July 30, 2016

How to Make Zucchine-Mascarpone Cheese Tart

What's not to love about this savory tart?!?
Crumbly and buttery crust, covered with a delicate cheesy layer, topped with healthy and tasty grilled zucchini

Do you know what you are making for brunch this Sunday? If not, let me help you out a little.
This savory tart has it all: a perfectly baked buttery crust (made from scratch!), a delicate cheesy middle part, and a wholesome grilled zucchini top. 
I say, brunch can't get much fancier and healthier than this!

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Bakery-Style, Homemade Blueberry Crumble Muffins

Everything you'd ever want in a muffin:
extra large and soft, bursting with sun-kissed ripe blueberries, 
and topped with a delicious sugary and cinnamony crumble

I'd love to wake up every morning to this. Soft and delicious. Fruity and sweet. Homemade, bakery-style BIG blueberry muffin. 
Never mind my husband snoozing next to me. Or one of my boys peeking from the bedroom door wondering if it's yet time to get up. When I open my eyes, the first thing I'd love to see is this berry-filled muffin. I want to smell the fragrant scents of this homemade goodness, together with a steamy cappuccino.  

Friday, July 15, 2016

Six summer recipes perfect for your next picnic

Here is a collection of summery, wholesome and fresh recipes.
Perfect for a picnic on the sand, a barbecue at the park, or your next outdoor party. 

I've handpicked these recipes just for you. All healthy, laughably easy, and ridiculously quick to prepare. 
And that's not all. You can make these dishes ahead of time. I simply love recipes that work on MY schedule. From a crispy and fun appetizer to homemade focaccia. From a pasta, rice or couscous salads to a must-have yummy dessert.
Who wants to spend too much time in a hot kitchen whipping up some complicated concoction when it's this warm and sunny outside?! Now, you don't have to.
You can drop the apron, kick off your shoes, put your feet up, and relax. That's what summer is all about :)

Artichokes and Pancetta Puff Pastry Cups
Crispy and cheesy puff pastry cups filled with the perfect combination of delicate artichokes and savory pancetta. Using frozen puff pastry makes the job super easy and fast. Just thaw the pastry sheets, prepare the stuffing in only a few minutes and throw in the oven.