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White bolognese sauce and pistachios lasagna

White bolognese sauce and pistachios lasagna

The white bolognese sauce and pistachios lasagna is a delicious way to prepare a different lasagna without losing the traditional  idea of this dish. I really like this white bolognese sauce: it is creamy and delicate and the combination between pistachios and meat is beautiful. When I prepared it, my family eat it up like wolves! I think […] Read more…

white sauce

White sauce – the “mother sauce”

The white sauce is one of the most used sauces in the kitchen: it is the base for lasagnas, any kind of baked pasta,  au gratin veggies and so on and so forth. I heard on Masterchef Italia: “If you cannot do a proper white sauce you will never be a real cook!”. So mate, […] Read more…

Chocolate Orange Cheesecake

Chocolate Orange Cheesecake

As everybody knows, the combination between orange and chocolate is great. Here in Sicily, the oranges’ period is running out, and you can buy them almost for free. My husband loves buying fruit from street vendors: he makes very good business, it is true, but only buying huge quantities of fruits!!! I gave in to […] Read more…

Broccoli, olives and minced meat strudel

Broccoli, olives and minced meat strudel

From the first time I tried to make it, the strudel’s dough has conquered me: it is light, crumbly and fast to prepare (it doesn’t need rising)…It is also delicious, what more do you want? 😀 Yesterday I prepared a very tasty broccoli, olives and minced meat strudel, really great…All I’m saying is that I […] Read more…

Madeleines de Commercy

Madeleines de Commercy

Madeleines de Commercy are delicious soft French sweets shaped like shells, which taste like a cross between a muffin and a plumcake. Their are the perfect solution for a sweet snack for children and adults. The fragrance of madeleines and their heady aroma of butter will win over your palate one bite at a time. […] Read more…

Bolognese sauce rice timbales

Bolognese sauce rice timbales

Rice timbales with bolognese sauce are a single course which everyone likes, even kids. My daughter called them “squashed arancini”, and she was right: in them, you will find the rice, the bolognaise sauce, the crunchy crust…but they are cooked in the oven and they do not need to be moulded by hand one by […] Read more…

Steamed potatoes nests with mussels filling

Steamed potatoes nests with mussels filling

The steamed potatoes nests with mussels filling is a recipe I found on a japanese cookbook, but I simplified it so that any “non japanese” person could easily prepare it. From the original recipe, I cut the dashi broth where the nests were sit and I used the natural sauce of the mussels, and I […] Read more…

Triple chocolate mousse cake with crunchy base

Triple chocolate mousse cake with crunchy base

Can you think on a light dessert, with no eggs, no butter, no cream and fats? Well, when I think on it I only feel sad! Now imagine exactly the opposite: a creamy delicious dessert, full of chocolate…ok, ok, yes it is true: so many calories…but what about just a little slice of this delicious […] Read more…

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