Category Archives: Appetizers

Goat Cheese Jalapeno Crostini

Goat Cheese Jalapeno Crostini need I say more? These crostini are WONDERFUL!! I made them for a number of guests and everyone enjoyed them a lot :) They are my new party favorite! They are super easy to make, quite quick, and the topping can be made in advance. Actually if you make it in advance it will be even more flavorful. Also they will keep well in the refrigerator, just reheat them quickly in the oven, they will conserve the … Continue reading

Greek Flaming Cheese

It looks like I am becoming quite fond of Greek cuisine since I am posting another recipe originally from the sunny splendid, blue waters and white buildings of Greece. Whenever we go to a greek festival we get the flaming cheese that they make right in front of you, and we simply love it! Few weeks ago we found Kasseri cheese and we could not help it to try to prepare Saganaki: greek flaming cheese :) It turned out very … Continue reading

Hummus

I am back! From where? Well, as my darling best friends B&B said: from Miss to Mrs Yes, I got married :) in my hometown in Italy. A fantastic celebration that deserves its own post, a food oriented summary of the day ;) After the wedding my new hubby and I spent 10 days in Iceland for our honeymoon, and that too deserves its own food oriented post, here I am just going to say that I really underestimated how … Continue reading

Mozzarella Provolone and Tomato Savory Pie

Mmm so good! Mmm so summery, when the tomatoes are ripe this is just the best savory pie. Light and filling and so tasty. A crunchy crust that holds together wonderfully, good cheese and the freshness of the tomatoes, plus a perfect blend of spices. While Max complains every time I make it, he sees veggies and has an automatic reaction of disappointment, this pie disappears from his plate sooner than it disappears from mine :D The recipe for the … Continue reading

Guacamole

Gua-ca-mo-le I love the sound of this word :D One more thing I had never tried before coming to the US! Actually I have never even tried avocados before coming to the US! Incredible right? Italians are so close minded when it comes to food. We believe we have the best food and there is no reason to try stuff from somewhere else. Well, while I do believe that overall Italian food is the best (that means if you put … Continue reading

Tapas Pizzette

I have already talked about pizzette once, here is the same concept but a completely different recipe. Tiny pizzas that your kids (and husband) will love. Lots of little tapas to enjoy, possibly with friends :)   These are made from scratch, that means no bad oil or unhealthy boxed pizza. I know you are probably already thinking that you will never make the dough right, plus the leavening takes a long time, and the kneading… but stop right there, … Continue reading

Something about me…

I simply LOVE my herbs! But I certainly do not have a green thumb! I suppose some of them really want to live, they really don’t want to give up, or they are mutating genetically and becoming like cactuses: they store all the water they get for when they have to face tough times :P Basil I am particularly fond of my basil :) Even so, I have to replace it once or twice a year, but it is only … Continue reading

Italian feast

This is not quite a recipe, maybe a serving suggestion? ;) On Sunday Max and I felt very lazy but still in the mood for some tasty lunch, also a warm and bright Floridian sun was inviting us to go outside instead of spending too much time in the kitchen. Soon a decision was taken, we were going to “get rid” of some Italian goodies we brought from home after the Christmas holidays. Here is our lunch tray :P Two … Continue reading

Puff Pastry Pizzette

Yummy pizzette :) If you have ever been at a party with me you have most likely tasted my famous pizzette. I never get bored of these pizzette (little pizzas) and lately I have been making them as a nice pre-dinner snack ;) They are easy to do, very hard to mess up and they always taste great. They are good warm but also great when they are cold. Perfect for finger food parties! Ingredients – yields about 32 pizzette 1 … Continue reading

Stuffed Mushrooms and Zucchini

I have to thank my friend Kay for the discovery of this recipe. She was coming over for lunch and I was struggling to find a good vegetarian recipe to serve. Stuffed mushrooms are quite a famous Italian dish but I always thought they were hard to prepare. Well, I was wrong! This is an easy, tasty vegetarian dish! And it is even cheap! This recipe is a new entry in my “recipe book” and it quickly made its way … Continue reading