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Gratin Dauphinois – gratin French potatoes

Gratin Dauphinois – gratin French potatoes

The gratin Dauphinois is a French dish made of potatoes, milk, cream and butter (as per best tradition!) from the historic Dauphiné region in south-east France. There are many variants of the name of the dish, including pommes de terre dauphinoise, potatoes à la dauphinoise and gratin de pommes à la dauphinoise. This recipe was […] Read more…

Ricotta, pistachio and potato mini cakes

Good morning my dear friends! Italian Carnival has come to an end, today is the first Friday of Lent. In this day, I want to give you a vegetarian recipe, easy, delicious and very elegant: the ricotta, pistachio and potato mini cakes! Two days ago I was ready to go to sleep but I could […] Read more…

trofie pasta with pesto, potatoes and green beans

Trofie pasta with pesto, potatoes and green beans

Dear followers, today’s recipe is pasta with pesto, but t is not the usual one… trofie pasta with pesto, potatoes and green beans, a cult of the Ligurian cuisine! It does seem that, during the age of the Maritime republics, the city of Genova focused all the attention on the Mediterranean herbs, basil first of all, […] Read more…

Honey cake with chocolate drops

Honey cake with chocolate drops

Dear friends, how are you? I had a intense week with my sick chipmunk who luckily looks beeing better now! Being forced to stay at home is really difficult with kids, they easily get bored and nervous and we have to think on any kind of tricks to entertain them! So, to have some fun […] Read more…

carnival pasta

Carnival pasta

Guess how much I love cooking with my chipmunk? Cooking with kids is therapeutic: it is unbelievable how do they concentrate and calm down if you allow them to mix a dough! One of Vittoria’s favourite things is making fresh pasta and, because Carnival is arriving, we prepare a colourful fresh pasta together and we called […] Read more…

Pasta brisée

Pasta brisée

The pasta brisée is a traditional French base (really buttery!) used to prepare both sweet and savory recipes. In Italy, the pasta brisée is sold at the supermarket as rolls to prepare savory cakes (I prefer it to the Puff pastry because it is much more compact), but it is really easy and quick to […] Read more…

blue cheese, walnuts and cocoa pasta

Blue cheese, walnuts and cocoa pasta

There are days in which I focus on a specific food and I desperately want to eat it…have you ever felt this way? How I wish it happened with salads! I am talking about rich food, very rich food which makes me feel happy and….fatty!!! Sometimes I manage to fight this feeling…other times…well, I just […] Read more…

Baked pumpkin and ricotta patties

Baked pumpkin and ricotta patties

The baked pumpkin and ricotta patties are a light but delicious vegetarian dish. It won’t take long to prepare them and they are so yummy! After the big success of my zucchini and ricotta patties, I wanted to prepare a winter version using the pumpkin and…you know what? The baked pumpkin and ricotta patties are […] Read more…

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