Fabric Flowers

Nooo, these are not to be eaten, they are to be enjoyed in an entirely different manner. Because life is not only made of cooking and eating, but also of crafting! The first time I made these super pretty flowers, I was crafting for my wedding :) Small flowers were positioned on the super cute (if I say so) handmade ring pillow (a big thank you to my friend Kay for helping me!). Also a large white flower adorned with netting … Continue reading


I thought for a while about this title: New Year in Rome, trip to Rome, Rome and Italian food, Amazing Rome… They all fit but none quite captures it. So just Rome, if you’ve been in Rome you know what I mean, if you haven’t been in Rome I hope you will have a chance to go because it is just stunning. This was my first trip to Rome and I can’t wait to go back! I am as in … Continue reading

Chocolate Tasting

The hubby and I received a very prelibate bottle of rum for Christmas, and we thought the best way to enjoy it was with some dark chocolate. But once a the store there were many different kind, at many different prices! We pondered for a while which one was going to be the best, you know, the best is not necessarily the most expensive! At the end we had a brilliant idea, why not get a few different brands and … Continue reading

Potato Gnocchi (dumplings) with Bolognese sauce

Another recipe that is a super classic in Italy: potato gnocchi (dumplings). This time I used a dressing of bolognese sauce but I also love them with a sauce made of mascarpone cheese and blue cheese, half of each and simply melted together. Gnocchi are healthy and tasty, they are very easy to make and when freshly made they are 100 times better than store bought! There is only one trick: pick the right potatoes! In Italy you should buy potatoes … Continue reading

Classic Tiramisu Recipe

No one in Italy needs a recipe for Tiramisu, it is handed down from grandparents to parents to children. Every recipe is more or less similar, the variations are small, but in simple recipes such as tiramisu, these small variations can have a large effect. So here is my recipe for the classic tiramisu, I will also tell you of the variations known to me. Ah, tiramisu means pull me up. And after a long day it certainly does its … Continue reading

Spinach and Ricotta Ravioli

Oh I have been cooking, I haven’t been writing very much but I certainly have been cooking. So now let me knock your socks off with a super easy recipe to make home-made stuffed pasta, more precisely, spinach and ricotta ravioli. Easy and home-made stuffed pasta don’t coexist in your dictionary? Well, you may have to add an entry because this recipe for ravioli is very easy! And you can make lots of ravioli and then freeze them, ready to … Continue reading

3 Layers Chocolate Crostata

I had to make up a name for this cake, and that was hard! You may ask why doesn’t it have a name. Well, this is one of the beloved recipes that reside in the kitchen drawer, and when I say “the” kitchen drawer, I mean the one back home, in Italy, in my mom’s kitchen :) When I used to ask my mom for the recipe for this or that, she would always answer with “just look in the … Continue reading

Curried White Bean Dip

Dips, dips, oh beloved dips! I could live off of dips and veggies for dipping. And I don’t think it would necessarily be bad for my health. Home-made dips can be full of flavor and still very healthy! The only fat in this one is olive oil, and olive oil is a good fat (when used raw). I could also live off of cakes but that’s a different story ;) This is one of my party dips. I think dips … Continue reading

Pasta al forno – Oven baked pasta

I gave you the recipe for ragu, bolognese sauce, and now I have to give you at least one recipe for how to use it. You know you can use it straight from the pot as a dressing for pasta, but let’s elaborate on that and make a delicious pasta al forno, oven baked pasta. This is comfort food the Italian way, easy, filling and tasty oh so tasty. The following ingredients are for 4 persons. Ingredients 350 gr of … Continue reading

Ragù – Bolognese Sauce

Ragù, with the accent on the u at the end. That is how every Italian calls Bolognese sauce, or meat sauce. Ragù is originally from Bologna, and that is why it is known as Bolognese sauce, and is made of tomatoes and meat, so meat sauce is a good name too. Plus technically ragù is a class of sauces, it can be “alla Bolognese” or “of rabbit” or “of boar” and many more. But for every italian ragù, with nothing … Continue reading