Tiramisu Coffee Cups

Nothing says ‘Italian’ dessert quite like a tiramisu! No matter the meal, no matter the time of day, a tiramisu always tastes just right! There’s no place in Italy untouched by the traditional tiramisu. You can find this espresso charged dessert served in every corner of Italy. Here’s a variation of our favourite traditional tiramisu…

Chocolate Italian Salami

Who doesn’t love a chocolate surprise on their table? That is exactly what the Chocolate Italian Salami is!  The perfect little touch of chocolate to finish a meal or have with an espresso as a midday snack. This recipe is one I inherited from my fabulous Italian mother in law.  I remember first eating this…

Healthy Pasta – Going Green

Happiness on a plate with fish filled rigatoni pasta and sweet pea cream!   This recipe will make you ready to feel spring in the air but not only that!  You’ll impress your dinner guests with an elegant dish that is healthy and will make everyone feel good after eating a plate of pasta!

Carnevale Menu, Dolci

Carnevale is one of the funniest times of the year in Italy! It’s not only a festival in Venice but all over Italy, where kids dress up as princesses, or super heroes, more or less a spring time version of Halloween.  And everyone goes crazy for the sweets prepared specifically for this time of year. …

Mussels & Zucchini Cream

Really simple, fresh and colorful plate for a quick week night dinner or a first course dish to serve at a dinner party. The zucchini and parsley perfectly balance the mussel.  

Tiramisu 101

What isn’t to love about tiramisù?  Coffee, Cookies, Mascarpone and Sugar… che buono! It is without a doubt one of the top comfort foods from Italy and a dessert that is seen on menus and tables from the north to the south and everywhere in between.  This recipe is said to come from the regions…

Chicken Strips al Peperoncino & Zenzero

An Italian version of chicken strips with a kick of peperoncino (chili pepper), a delicate touch of zenzero (ginger), and a dusting of prezzemolo (parsley). May be served as an appetizer or second course.

Garlic Dip & Crostini

Garlic.  It can be an ingredient that many tend to stir away from when planning a dinner party.  But, yes or SI, you can serve garlic to guests with this delicate, little dollop of an appetizer.  A suggestion for this recipe is to serve it in an individual portion to avoid from over doing on…

Ricotta, Sage and Apple Mini Pies

Difficulty: Medium       Prep Time:   40 minutes        Cooking Time:   30 minutes Ingredients 1 1/2 lbs of red apples 200 grams of ricotta 200 grams of flour 120 grams of butter 1 large egg 60 grams of brown sugar granulates 8 bay leaves 1/2 cup of cognac or port wine Salt

Pan di Spagna alla Frutta di Bosco

Pan di Spagna or Sponge Cake is a staple pastry recipe in Italy.  That in every Italian household this dessert or dolce has been made for birthdays or special occasions. A simple recipe, but many times the simplest of recipes require a lot more attention! The trickiest part is keeping the cake light and fluffy…

Zuppa di Pancotto

Pancotto may look fancy but it’s anything but fancy.  This is the Italian mom’s secret recipe for using yesterday’s bread and being resourceful when there may be nothing left in the refrigerator.  Also, this is a true no brainer Italian recipe that can be whipped up in no time for any level of cooking. Difficulty:…