Wednesday, October 17, 2018

How to Make Homemade Pasta

Here are all the steps and secrets to make the perfect fresh, handmade egg pasta 
It's easier than you think. All you need is flour, eggs and a rolling pin

Here it is. My recipe on how to make homemade, fresh pasta! It's National Pasta Day and I couldn't miss the chance to post this again. 
Making fresh pasta is pretty easy and a lot of fun. And check out the list of ingredients. ONLY flour and eggs! Amazing, right?! And all you need in addition to the flour and eggs is a rolling pin or a pasta maker to roll the dough. I don't own a pasta machine, but  yes! it is in my Christmas' wish list :-) The rolling pin can do all the work, but the machine is probably a good investment, saving you some time, making the pasta all the same thickness, and cutting it in perfect shapes. Hand cut pasta will not be perfect, but I find that's the beauty of it too... otherwise, how would your guests know you actually made it?!?

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Heirloom Tomato and Ricotta Galette

Scrumptiously healthy and light rustic tart, topped with tasty tomatoes and delicate ricotta cheese over a flaky and buttery crust
A must try!
This post is sponsored by Milk and Eggs. All opinions are mine.
Maybe  it's my love for summer fruit and veggies to inspire this post, and reminding me that tomatoes won't be in season pretty soon.
Or maybe, just maybe, it's all the desserts I've been baking lately, and the loads of chocolate I'm eating while taste-testing for Halloween recipes (... yes,  I've got a new one coming for you!).
Either way, today I present you with this light, vegetarian and deliciously healthy galette topped with sun-ripened heirloom tomatoes, creamy ricotta cheese, fresh basil and oregano. The perfect way to have one last taste of summer... before it's too late!

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Gnocchi alla Romana with Artichokes and Bacon

Unsure what to cook for dinner tonight?!?
Here is an scrumptious Italian recipe for you.
Soft, delicate and cheesy semolina gnocchi served with a savory artichoke and crispy bacon sauce
I know what you're making for dinner tonight. Or sometime this weekend... Or as soon as you have a little bit of time to bake this mouthwatering, easy and very Italian dish. 
Today's recipe is not for your traditional gnocchi, made with a mixture of mashed potatoes and flour and cooked just like pasta in boiling water. Not these!
Gnocchi alla Romana are just as tender and as delicate.  But they are made with semolina flour, milk, egg yolks, a touch of nutmeg and lots of cheese. And they are baked with butter and MORE cheese, until golden and bubbly.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

White Chocolate Chip-Chocolate Cookies

Did someone say chocolate-chocolate chip cookies?!?
'cause I've got cookies for you!

The video recipe posted on Instagram has been sponsored by Oster. All opinions are mine. #sponsored
Do you ever get that funny feeling that starts in your stomach and shoots right to your brain?! That urge to rush to the kitchen to bake and EAT a chewy and fudgy, oven-warm and melty chocolate chip cookie?!? Right. NOW!!!😍

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Apple and Aloe Vera Yogurt Cake

Snuggle up to a slice of this wholesome and comforting cake made with aloe vera yogurt and sweet apple slices

It tastes just as good as it looks!

This post is sponsored by Alove in collaboration with Dent Agency. All opinions are mine alone
Happy First Day of Fall!
I can't believe it's the end of September already. This means shorter days and longer nights are on the way. I really wish this would translate in more time snoozing under the blankets ... but we all know that's not going to happen :(
What it does mean for sure is colder weather, and more chances to turn on the oven to bake something delicious. 

Just like this cake.

Monday, September 17, 2018

Barilla® Collezione Bucatini alla Siciliana

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ElevateYourMeal #CollectiveBias

Elevate your weeknight dinner from an ordinary supper to an heavenly gourmet experience with Barilla® Collezione pasta and this easy to make Italian vegetarian sauce
An amazing combination of truly Mediterranean flavors 
Buon appetito!

Happy Monday everyone! 
I'm so excited today to be working with Barilla® pasta to present you one of my favorite, go-to dinner recipes. A pasta dish that's perfect for any week-night dinner for family or friends, but also fancy enough for your next dinner party. No matter what's the occasion, these bucatini alla siciliana will make your meal special and memorable. 

Friday, September 7, 2018

Coconut-Chocolate Tiramisu' in a Cup

Brace yourself for some drooling after you see this rich and smooth, coconut and chocolate tiramisu'
No bake and no eggs for this recipe!

I can't believe it's September already and summer is practically over. Well, not really, at least not around here!
In Southern California you can get nice and hot summer days any time of the year... even in the middle of January.
So I say that any day here is THE perfect day to whip up this summery Italian dessert. 
After all, who wouldn't want to dive, head first, into one of  this cute little cup?!? 
Take a look.