Savory Christmas Star with Camembert
Go to the store and get frozen puff pastry because this will be your go to centerpiece for this years’ holiday gatherings! Easy to make and all you need is a baking tray 🙂 That crunchy pastry dipped into the melted cheese is a-ma-zing! So Versatile, I used my tomato jam ( http://thepestogodmother.com/2020/10/02/my-spicy-tomato-jam/) but you can absolutely use your favorite spread – whether homemade...comments 0
Scaloppine al Vino Bianco
Scaloppine al vino bianco are usually made of thinly sliced veal rump but you can also use thinly sliced chicken breast. The addition of the white wine makes a delicate sauce that is hard to resist. A classic Italian dish that is easy and quick to prepare and will surely make everyone happy. Serve it with crusty bread or silky mashed potatoes & a...
Poached Peaches & Apricots
Perfect dessert for last minute cravings or guests…comes together in 20-25 minutes. You can make it in advance and keep it in the fridge as well as it keeps well for 3-5 days! For me the most important and beautiful part of this recipe is that pale peachy color the simple syrup takes…ah so wonderfully satisfying! And the green pistachios on top for a...
Panzerotti are little pockets of heaven. Also known as ‘calzone’ wildly popular from Lazio to Sicily but everyone knows the best ones are made in Puglia. Simply filled with tomato sauce, mozzarella and basil or origano they are typical Italian street food but also very easy to make at home! You can definitely fancy them up by adding ham, salami, olives, spinach and even...
Savory Thumprint Cookies
I’m gonna be honest and say that these aren’t the lightest cookies in the history of cookies BUT they are absolutely out of this world…crispy with a bit of a crumb and topped with spicy tomato jam…what else can I say? Perfect for entertaining as an appetizer and for impressing 😉 The cookies might loose their shape a bit but its ok, they will...
Pesto di Pistacchi
Pesto as we all know is an aromatic blend of fresh basil, parmigiano, evoo and in this case pistachios. Ideally, for this recipe, you should quickly blanch the pistachios to get rid of the skin but you can also skip this step if you are in a hurry. When making pasta al Pesto, the latter should be loosened with a bit of pasta water...
Mixed Berries Cobbler
I’m always torn as to how I can write introductions to new recipes…introductions that don’t start with “Oh my this is so delicious” as I always end up doing lol but honestly, if it’s so delicious, how else can I introduce it? I am not a fan of cooked fruits, specially if in a cake, call me crazy right? But I once saw someone...
Italian Savory Pie
Perfect as appetizer or main dish with a side of crunch lemony salad and a chilled glass of wine this pie will steal your heart, that’s how good it is! I made a sweet onion jam and it elevated the flavors so much so don’t skip the step! It takes little time and you can make more and store in the fridge to use...
Jam Cave Cookies
Crumbly butter cookies filled with your favorite jam in the center. Mostly known as ‘thumbprint cookies’ after doing a little research on google, I found out that they are also known as hallongrotta, which means “raspberry cave” in Swedish. They have also been called bird’s nest cookies, butterballs, or Polish tea cakes. I loved the ‘raspberry cave’ the most mainly because they do look like...
Fish with Orange & Fennel Salad
I remember having this salad countless times back when I was living in Italy and I remember enjoying each bite of juicy orange and crunchy fennel so much! I paired this salad with grilled fish, it can also be baked of course, and I used Sea Bream but any fish that you love will do! All I can think of is outdoors, sun kissed...