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The perfect passatelli recipe from chef Bruno Barbieri

The perfect passatelli recipe from chef Bruno Barbieri

I tried a passatelli recipe years ago and I loved it. I tried to replicate them at home but, even if it tasted good, the dough was too hard to work. Imagine my husband  broke a potato smasher trying to make them. Years passed by […]

Flower bread

Flower bread

I had posted this flower bread recipe a long time ago. Then, while changing hosting service, I lost a lot of my recipes (yes, it happened! And my backups were in my laptop that…had just been formatted!) and, since then, have been promising me (and […]

Adorable glass cookie recipe

Adorable glass cookie recipe

I prepared this glass cookie recipe thinking about Christmas, even if I end up loving the heart shaped one more than the star shaped cookie. It is a simple cookie recipe…with a great effect, in my opinion. A really cute idea not only for Christmas, but anytime […]

And so this is Christmas cookies

And so this is Christmas cookies

Since I saw these Christmas cookies I keep singing John Lennon’s song – and so this is Christmas, and what have you done? Another year over, and a new one just begun… I love John Lennon (my dog is called Lennon and his mate Yoko […]

Fennel and orange salad

Fennel and orange salad

I prepared this fennel and orange salad just by curiosity, I admit. For many years I did not eat fennel. Then, a couple of years ago, I discovered gratinated fennel and love it, as long as well done and very well colored. The idea of […]

Homemade chocolate Christmas ornaments

Homemade chocolate Christmas ornaments

I first prepared this chocolate christmas ornaments a couple of years ago. This year I decided to prepare also smaller balls and I liked them even more. Or, I did like so much having bigger and smaller ones together. This is a recipe of Sardinian […]

Creamed codfish

Creamed codfish

When I saw this creamed codfish, I immediately remembered when my sister prepared it for us. She was here at home on vacation and having fun in the kitchen, and one evening she prepared brandade, the portuguese name of this dish. Delicious. I found this […]

Salmon with citrus sauce

Salmon with citrus sauce

This salmon with citrus sauce is an alternative to prepare this fish that we eat very often (such as this salmon I’ve been cooking very often). When I saw this recipe on Bon Apetit, I was immediately attracted by the citrus sauce and I decided […]

A Christmas spinach tree

A Christmas spinach tree

My daughter Gabriella showed me this Christmas spinach tree and I didn’t resist. I prepared it this morning and put in freezer for Christmas Eve dinner. I wrote this paragraph above 4 years ago, when I first posted this recipe in another domain. Since then, […]

Brazilian Christmas french toast – Rabanadas

Brazilian Christmas french toast – Rabanadas

This Brazilian cinnamon french toast has been present in all my Christmas lunches and dinners since now. It has always been my mother’s favorite Christmas sweet and usually she is the one who prepares it. The french toast recipe may lightly vary between different families – […]


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Homemade chocolate Christmas ornaments

Homemade chocolate Christmas ornaments

I first prepared this chocolate christmas ornaments a couple of years ago. This year I decided to prepare also smaller balls and I liked them even more. Or, I did like so much having bigger and smaller ones together. This is a recipe of Sardinian […]

Brazilian Christmas french toast – Rabanadas

Brazilian Christmas french toast – Rabanadas

This Brazilian cinnamon french toast has been present in all my Christmas lunches and dinners since now. It has always been my mother’s favorite Christmas sweet and usually she is the one who prepares it. The french toast recipe may lightly vary between different families – […]

A loving gingerbread house (with no ginger)

A loving gingerbread house (with no ginger)

I admit I had never seen a gingerbread house recipe since about a month ago, when I watched an episode of Australian Masterchef TV series when two competitors had to bake and build a gingerbread house following a famous pastry chef recipe. (By the way, […]

Chocolate cups with dried fruit

Chocolate cups with dried fruit

These chocolate cups with dried fruit are very simple to prepare and can be a quick solution to take to a friend’s dinner or to present someone. Chocolate and dried fruit match so well together. I have already posted other recipes, all simple and tasty, […]

An exquisite brittle with pistachio recipe

An exquisite brittle with pistachio recipe

As soon as I saw this brittle with pistachio recipe I ran to the kitchen to prepare it. I love beautiful food and, especially, when it is simple and quick to prepare. Pistachio is a delicacy by itself, and served as a brittle is just… […]


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