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No knead pizza

This no knead pizza can be prepared by anyone. It is not only thin and tasty, but also very easy to prepare as it doesn’t knead kneading at all. We eat pizza quite all Sundays. We use to buy it at our favorite pizzaria, but…

Apple pie with walnuts

This apple pie with walnuts is… delicious. I decided to prepare it because it looked good, and only then I noticed it needs no baking powder. Considering the period we’re going through, when we should try not to go out as much as possible, there’s…

Spinach and ricotta pie

This spinach and ricotta pie is a family recipe. I love these habits and food routines we create at home. I posted this recipe in Italian on my daughter’s birthday. I prepared her a “regular” sweet cake, but I dedicated this spinach and recipe pie…

Eggplant with tomatoes

I saw these eggplants with tomatoes on Instagram, on a summer late morning, while returning from the beach. I showed the photo to my husband and said: “How beautiful and inviting are these eggplants! But I am afraid it is one of those beautful but…

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

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

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

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, 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

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…