Thursday, April 12, 2018

Fresh and Healthy Acai Bowl

Let's have a taste of summer with this refreshing, super healthy and nutritious acai bowl
This post is sponsored by MilkAndEggs. All opinions are mine Thank you for your support

Confession: I'm in love 💓
YES! I simply love, looove, LOVE acai and all the various, inspiring and oh-so beautiful creations you can whip up with it. 
The first time I had one of these nutritious and super healthy bowls was on vacation in Kauai a few years ago. 
Maybe it was the ocean breeze and the sand in my toes. 
Or maybe it was simply the explosion of tropical flavors that collided with my tastebuds and hit me straight in the heart. 
Either way, I fell head over heels and got hooked ever since.
Now, take a look... Ready to dig in and experience love at first bite?!?

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Tagliatelle Pasta with Prosciutto and Creamy Mascarpone Sauce

Learn how to make this Italian pasta with a creamy mascarpone and prosciutto sauce
 Super easy and ready in no more than 20 minutes
Buon appetito!

Here is one of my favorite, super easy, last minute go-to dinner recipes. 
A pasta that's flavorful and delicate. Light, creamy and cheesy all in the same mouthwatering bite.
Just picture this: fresh egg tagliatelle (even better if homemade!) coated with a scrumptious layer of mascarpone sauce, exploding with bits of heavenly prosciutto, all mingled with crunchy walnuts pieces and freshly grounded pepper. 
Are your tastebuds as excited as mine now?!?
Well, if you've never enjoyed the flavor combination of mascarpone cheese with prosciutto (a common pizza topping in Italy) you really should! It's a true match made in heaven. Italian food heaven in this case ...  if there is such a thing :) 


Thursday, March 29, 2018

Easter and Spring Recipe Inspirations

Easter is coming up this weekend! Who's ready for it?
In case you need some ideas, here are some fun, elegant and delicious recipes.
From breakfast, to brunch and dessert, I hope one of these dishes will spark your holiday baking.
Make sure to check out my Easter Recipes Pinterest board. AND my YouTube Easter Playlist. You'll find these and lots more!  


I say, let's start with dessert. Of course. 
These first recipes are all about berries! Which one will you try first?!
Berry and Cream over Meringue Cups
Ricotta and Berry Tart 
No-Bake Fruit Cups with Mascarpone Cream
Blueberry Lemon Pie Pops 
Mini Ricotta Cakes with Berries

And these next desserts are all about chocolate... What's Easter without chocolate anyways?! 

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Learn How to Make Chocolate Eggs with Balloons

Make your own Easter chocolate cups 
to fill with chocolate mousse, ice-cream, whipped cream, fruit or your favorite!
Happy Spring everybody!
I'm super excited to share this recipe with you today, because I know it will have you itching to get into the kitchen and try it yourself as soon as you have the chance. 
These dark chocolate little cups are filled with dense and rich white chocolate mousse, and a fresh raspberry on top. Chocolate on chocolate with a splash of color for the perfect "wow" touch. 
They are sinfully sweet, eye-catching and simply great for Easter. But whether you are making them for the upcoming holiday, or for any other occasion any day of the year, these chocolate cups are a sure show-stopper.
Just look!

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Savory Tart With Reese Artichoke Hearts

Make it a brunch to remember with this irresistible, savory tart made with tender artichoke hearts, a sprinkle of flavorful capers and lots of cheese
This post is sponsored by Reese Specialty Foods. All opinions are mine.
Thank you for your support! #StepOutOfYourComfortFood #ad
As Easter and spring brunches are just around the corner, learning how to craft the perfect savory pie to add to your Sunday menu is simply essential. 
And I'm not just talking about the usual quiche Lorraine or broccoli pie. Oh no! Let's step away from the ordinary recipes and out of your comfort food, and dive headfirst into something new and fun.  
I'm talking about a savory and irresistible, why-did-I-bake-just-one delicious tart made with tender artichoke hearts and flavorful capers. Mixed together with Mediterranean aromas and Italian cheeses. All served up over a perfectly buttery, made-from-scratch crust. 
How can you say no to something that looks this good?!? 


Friday, March 9, 2018

Easter Coconut Bunnies

Unleash your creativity with these super cute, easy-to-make, no-bake coconut snowball cookies perfectly decorated for spring and Easter
Hello cutie! 
Here is the perfect Easter activity for you. 
Right after you are done decorating and coloring your hard eggs, why not?!? You can make some of these delicious, eye-catching, edible bunnies.
These coconut balls are deceivingly easy and super fun to whip up. So make sure your kids help out too.
And the results?!?  Soft, delicate and coco-nutty cookie balls. Decorated with sugary pink ears and chocolate eyes. These bunnies are just what happens when coconut snowballs melt with delicate ricotta clouds. Simply heavenly!

Friday, March 2, 2018

Italian Almond Cookies - Pasticcini alle Mandorle

 These classic Italian cookies are very easy to make, and extremely easy to eat :) 
Intensely nutty and perfectly sweet
Chewy on the inside and slightly crispy on the outside.
What more could you want in a cookie?  


I'm so excited today to share with you the recipe of my favorite Italian pasticcini. Pasticcini are small, cookie-size fine pastries that you'd buy in an Italian pasticceria or bakery, generally served as a dessert, but also amazing next to steaming-hot cup of coffee or tea. At any time of the day, really!

Almond pasticcini are a traditional Sicilian pastry, but common in every part of Italy.  There are a few variations of these cookies. You can make them with just almonds, or add a little aroma, like pistachios, amaretti, orange extract ... Because my trees in the backyard are exploding with juicy lemons, in today's recipe I added some lemon zest, just like they do in Puglia. If you try these, I'm sure you'll fall in love too with the flavor combination of almonds and lemons. Truly a match made in heaven!