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Spaghetti aglio e olio! (garlic & olive oil)

Spaghetti aglio e olio! (garlic & olive oil)

  Spaghetti aglio e olio The easiet pasta you can makein a pinch! My go-to when the cupboards are bare and you need something fast! 1 package of dry pasta or fresh (1 pound)1/3 cup of good quality extra virgin olive oil8 large garlic cloves½ tsp crushed chillies¾...

Lemon olive oil cake with Limoncello cream!

Lemon olive oil cake with Limoncello cream!

Imagine a moist and delicious cake made with heart-healthy extra virgin olive oil and a hint of lemony goodness! This cake will be your new go-to, replacing your favorite pound cake! On its own or dressed up with berries and Limoncello cream~you are gonna love it!...

Amaretti crostata… naturally gluten free recipe

Amaretti crostata… naturally gluten free recipe

  Amaretti crostata "Amaretti morbidi" are chewy, Italian almond macaroons... this is my rendition of a chewy amaretti cookie surrounded by a short crust . In short, a delicious dessert that is naturally gluten free so everyone can enjoy it!   150 gr rice...

Simple arancini with Sarafino! (recipe just like Mamma makes)

Simple arancini with Sarafino! (recipe just like Mamma makes)

  Simple Arancini… simple because I use a good quality Risotto Mix with all natural ingredients to save time! *Sarafino’s Risotto comes in 16 flavours and you can make this recipe with any one of them. It is all-natural and preservative free, just like scratch!...

Tis the season for a delicious dessert! Torta Caprese (recipe)

Tis the season for a delicious dessert! Torta Caprese (recipe)

It is December 9th and I am finally getting around to planning my family Christmas Day meal... Although we all pitch in to feed the extended family Christmas Day Lunch, I like to make family favorites and traditional Italian recipes! This year we are revisiting a...

Eggplant Parmigiana…the jewel of the harvest, eggplant! (recipe)

Eggplant Parmigiana…the jewel of the harvest, eggplant! (recipe)

iI grew up in an Italian Canadian household and in August eggplant rules! It is one of my favorite, late summer vegetables and I prepare it in many ways. Cooks that are unfamiliar with eggplant may be intimidated by it, but it is a wonderful, satisfying vegetable that...

Italian inspired BBQ back ribs (recipe)

Italian inspired BBQ back ribs (recipe)

In my part of Canada, nothing says Summer, like firing up the BBQ and grilling back ribs! With a few side dishes and corn on the cob, this is summer on a plate! This recipe has been adapted from my “Italian marinated flank steak “ recipe, found in my cookbook,...

What Italian’s crave…Pasta al Pomodoro! (recipe)

What Italian’s crave…Pasta al Pomodoro! (recipe)

I grew up in an Italian Canadian household and if we were ever strapped for time to get dinner on the table quickly, the “go to” was usually “Pasta al pomodoro”. This simply translates to “Pasta with tomatoes”. If there is one dish known throughout Italy, regardless...

Easter memories… Italian sweet bread! (recipe)

Easter memories… Italian sweet bread! (recipe)

It is Easter week and not only does that mean planning family dinners and egg hunts, it means making traditional, Italian Easter bread at my house! I have fond memories of my Aunt Nancy, my mom's sister, baking them for each of the extended families and this was no...

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