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…

How to Make Vitello Tonnato

Sunday cooking is just one of my favourites! You can take your time cooking and enjoy being around the dining room table enjoying various dishes and company through the afternoon.  A dining tradition I have personally come to love while living in Italy. I do my best to respect the Italian traditions and this recipe…

Veggie Quiche Pizza

Who doesn’t love pizza for breakfast, lunch or dinner?!  I mean, really, who are we kidding pizza is just the best!  So why not wake up to this savoury brunch must your next Sunday morning! Quiche pizza is a great way to throw in whatever vegetables you like and have a power charged breakfast to…

Pomegranate Glazed Lamb

Steal the heart of a loved one with this sweet and delicate recipe.  The sweet and bitter combination of the pomegranate sauce over a juicy, herb oven roasted lamb is just something to lick your plate about – no joke! Melograno (pomegranate) is that special touch of flavour that the winter months grant us, excellent for…

Chiacchiere Black & White

Chiacchiere is a typical fried dessert found in Italy during the time leading up to Carnevale our in other words Fat Tuesday.  It is a recipe that is quite simple to prepare and the variations are never ending. This is a fun take on the traditional chiacchiere and is a version we have found in…

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!

Colourful and Creamy Shrimp Risotto

We’ve got a dish for you to fight the winter blues and stay healthy! Shrimp and colourful cauliflower risotto – warm and gooey comfort food mixed with a light and bright seafood-veggie mix.

Risotto Zafferano, Typical Milanese recipe

You may not have heard of it but we’re sure if you’ve seen it you wouldn’t forget it! Risotto zafferano is one of the brightest risotto dishes out there and just brings a colorful joy to any plate or table! This dish is THE dish of Milan cuisine.  Everyone who visits the Italian fashion capital…

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…

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…