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Cacio e pepe pasta

Cacio e pepe pasta

I propose a slightly revisited cacio e pepe pasta recipe (cheese and pepper). Easy for anyone to do, as no special skills are required. I find it easier than the traditional cacio e pepe pasta because here there is no risk of the cheese solidifying…

Pumpkin soup with a special ingredient

Pumpkin soup with a special ingredient

This pumpkin soup has an unusual ingredient that makes all the difference. I admit that I was attracted to the fact that it had leeks instead of potatoes as an adjuvant ingredient since I like them so much. But then it is the croutons that…

Giulia’s tomato soup

Giulia’s tomato soup

I prepared this tomato soup immediately after reading a Jul’s Kitchen (Giulia Scarpaleggia) Instagram post. A recipe so simple that becomes also irresistible. It is true that I love roasted tomatoes. It is also true that Giulia’s blog is the first food blog I followed…

Quick ragout

Quick ragout

A quick ragout? It exists! Still giving credits to traditional ragout that requires hours of slow cooking and are delicious, let’s consider this alternative that is really good and is ready in just 20 minutes (time needed to prepare pasta from boiling water to cooking…

Short pasta recipe from chef Oldani

Short pasta recipe from chef Oldani

This short pasta recipe from Italian chef Oldani is the reason why I began cooking pasta often lately. I really don’t remember how many times I prepared it since I discovered this recipe. It is a recipe that always works. In the beginning, I kept…

Orecchiette with cherry tomatoes

Orecchiette with cherry tomatoes

I saw this orecchiette with cherry tomatoes recipe and saved it on my iPhone. It was left there for some weeks. Yesterday evening I was looking for new recipes because I feel like cooking because it relaxes me. I found this recipe and prepared it…

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…

Mushroom soup with garlicky bread

Mushroom soup with garlicky bread

This mushroom soup is delicious. My husband keeps asking me to prepare it again. It is a cream that seems to gather all mushrooms perfum and taste to free it all inside your mouth. Really tasty. I found this mushroom soup recipe on Half Baked Harvest…

A delicious baked eggplant parmesan

A delicious baked eggplant parmesan

I have always tried different baked eggplant parmesan recipes as I always try not to fry. I have found a good one using grilled or baked purple eggplants, but this recipe here adds that taste of greed that grilled things usually don’t have It takes a little bit…

Skillet eggplant parmesan (no fry)

Skillet eggplant parmesan (no fry)

I had never tried a skillet eggplant parmesan. I do not fry (only rarely), but I do use so much my oven. Then some weeks ago I saw someone online showing a typical oven recipe prepared in a pan and it remained in my mind.…