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Napoleons … who resists?

Napoleons … who resists?

I wasn’t such a fan of napoleons pastries since the day before yesterday. I remember when I was a child and my parents were still together that my father used to buy napoleaons for my mother in a cute pastry shop in Ipanema, called Achille’s. […]

Italian donuts,the Carnival fritters in Italy

Italian donuts,the Carnival fritters in Italy

These are the typical Italian donuts prepared here for Carnival. This is also the original recipe of my husband’s aunt Pina ( a very common name in Italy, it’s the nickname of Giuseppina that comes from Giuseppe – Josef). These donuts are tasty and easy […]

Onions au gratin

Onions au gratin

When I saw this onions au gratin recipe, I saved it because, other than being extra easy, it is prepared with only good ingredients. So, it could only be a tasty dish. I admit that I was pleasantly surprised when I first prepared it, as […]

A quick and tasty banana cake

A quick and tasty banana cake

I have always been fond of banana cake since I was a little girl. I use to say that bananas and cheese are great anyway you prepare them. This banana cake is very simple, kind of grandmother’s recipe. Those recipes that you don’t fear to […]

How to make fried chicken without frying?

How to make fried chicken without frying?

How to make fried chicken without frying, in a healthier and lighter way? In other words, I am showing you a fake fried chicken ;-). Yes, because it looks and tastes like fried, but it is…baked. It is very simple to prepare, and you won’t […]

Chicken with curry and chickpeas AND CHICKPEAS

Chicken with curry and chickpeas AND CHICKPEAS

I decided to try this chicken with curry and chickpeas recipe because of my son, that loves both chicken and chickpeas. But, as often happens, we all liked it very much. It is a recipe that is perfectly tasty and spiced, even if I didn’t […]

Irresistible baked potato chips

Irresistible baked potato chips

These baked potato chips are really irresistible and I can tell you in advance that you’ll never prepare enough of them. Your family and friends will always ask for more. A couple of weeks ago I had peeled and sliced some potatoes to cover a […]

Small palmiers, who resists?

Small palmiers, who resists?

Palmiers reminds me my grandmother. She had fixed things she liked and each time she went out with my father (they usually go out for shopping on Saturday afternoons), she bought these same things. Once she noticed I liked canned peaches…so there was always a […]

Roasted savoy cabbage with Parmesan and walnuts

Roasted savoy cabbage with Parmesan and walnuts

Had you ever thought about oven roasted savoy cabbage? I hadn’t. Until I saw this recipe that caught my (strong) curiosity. I like savoy cabbage very much, but I had only cooked it into soups, or with meat sauce. Never thought about roasting it. But […]

Christmas plumcake

Christmas plumcake

I called this recipe Christmas plumcake because as soon as I saw it I thought about Christmas. The author of this recipe says that we should prepare always 2 plumcakes – one for Christmas and the other one to eat immediately. Now that I have […]


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Napoleons … who resists?

Napoleons … who resists?

I wasn’t such a fan of napoleons pastries since the day before yesterday. I remember when I was a child and my parents were still together that my father used to buy napoleaons for my mother in a cute pastry shop in Ipanema, called Achille’s. […]

Italian donuts,the Carnival fritters in Italy

Italian donuts,the Carnival fritters in Italy

These are the typical Italian donuts prepared here for Carnival. This is also the original recipe of my husband’s aunt Pina ( a very common name in Italy, it’s the nickname of Giuseppina that comes from Giuseppe – Josef). These donuts are tasty and easy […]

A quick and tasty banana cake

A quick and tasty banana cake

I have always been fond of banana cake since I was a little girl. I use to say that bananas and cheese are great anyway you prepare them. This banana cake is very simple, kind of grandmother’s recipe. Those recipes that you don’t fear to […]

Small palmiers, who resists?

Small palmiers, who resists?

Palmiers reminds me my grandmother. She had fixed things she liked and each time she went out with my father (they usually go out for shopping on Saturday afternoons), she bought these same things. Once she noticed I liked canned peaches…so there was always a […]

Christmas plumcake

Christmas plumcake

I called this recipe Christmas plumcake because as soon as I saw it I thought about Christmas. The author of this recipe says that we should prepare always 2 plumcakes – one for Christmas and the other one to eat immediately. Now that I have […]


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