Friday, August 12, 2022

How to Make Millefoglie with Crema Pasticciera - Italian Vanilla Custard and Puff Pastry Cake

A thousand layers of crispy and delicate puff pasty with rich and velvety vanilla custard (Italian Crema pasticciera)


Here is the step-by-step, simple and traditional recipe to make one of my all-time favorite Italian desserts: Millefoglie cake made with two dangerously delicious layers of vanilla custard, sandwiched between light and crispy layers of puff pastry.

As the name "millefoglie" implies, this dessert is for sure one thousands layers of YUMM.
Take a look!

Friday, August 5, 2022

Strawberry and Spinach Quinoa Summer Salad

Fresh, vibrant and wholesome.
This tasty  quinoa salad is filled with baby spinach, sweet strawberries, crunchy almonds, savory goat cheese and a drizzle of lemony dressing. Perfectly  light and satisfying summer lunch! 

If you're anything like me, and looking for fun and fresh salad ideas (especially in the summer heat!) that are satisfying and filling,  AND delicious enough to make me crave for salad every single day - look no further. 
I've got the perfect salad recipe for you!


Thursday, July 28, 2022

Upside-Down Peach and Blueberry Cake

Soft and moist upside-down cake topped with caramelized peaches and filled with sweet blueberries
The perfect summer dessert!


Today I present you with my super-easy recipe for one of my favorite soft and yummy cake, perfect for breakfast or tea time. 
This upside-down cake is topped with brown sugar caramelized peaches and is exploding with naturally sweet and juicy blueberries. 

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Almond Swirl Pastries (Girelle alle Mandorle)

Crispy and flaky puff pastry swirls
filled with frangipane and topped with almond slices
Easy to make and easier to eat! 

It goes without saying that I loooove almond desserts! You probably have guessed it by the many recipes with almonds that I posted on the blog: Italian almond cookies, traditional almond biscotti, Italian almond tart, almond and plum cake, sweet almond ravioli, almond-poppyseeds muffins ... to name a few!

And today I present you with a NEW recipes with almonds:  crispy puff pastry swirls, filled with almond cream and topped with more crunchy almond slices. Take a look!

Thursday, July 14, 2022

Healthy, Fresh, and Filling Greek-Style Summer Farro Salad

Tasty, super healthy and flavorful summer Greek-style farro salad with cucumbers, celery, tomatoes, chickpeas, baby spinach, kalamata olives and feta cheese

Here is the perfect summer lunch pick me up! 

This one-dish vegetarian meal is great for summer picnic and so easy to pack for lunch. It's fresh, healthy and filling.


Saturday, July 9, 2022

How to Make Lemon-Poppyseed Muffins

 These lemon-poppy seeds muffins are full of a summery citrus flavor, with a super-soft and fluffy texture, and the added crunchiness of the poppy seeds 


Say good morning with one of these soft and fluffy poppyseed muffins bursting with lemon flavor. 

Here is Southern California all lemon trees are blooming with beautiful flowers and lots of fruits. If you are not sure how to use your fresh lemons, here is the perfect idea. 

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Easy-to-Make Italian Coconut-Ricotta Cake (Gluten-Free)

 Soft and delicate, light and delicious this coconut and ricotta gluten-free cake is super easy to make and ready in no more than one hour from start to finish


This light and fluffy, ricotta and coconut cake is full of flavor, gluten-free and butter-free. And it's quite easy and quick to make. Ready in one hour or less!