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Stuffed Mozzarella Cheese

Fresh Stuffed Mozzarella Cheese is one of the preferred appetizers in my household.

Chopped tomatoes and fresh basil leaves give the mozzarella cheese delicious aroma. A pinch of salt and touch of extra virgin olive oil brings together all the flavors.

I have become the master of quick appetizers, as often I want to add something to the meal and I think about it the last minute. πŸ™‚ After only one trial this stuffed mozzarella cheese became a go-to summer appetizer.

To make there stuffed mozzarella’s I literally need less than 10 min. So while you are preparing the main dish you can whip this delicious stuffed mozzarella cheese appetizers.

To prepare it I don’t use particular measures, but simple counts. I prepare 1 mozzarella per person.

Bacon & Cheese Puff Pastry Pinwheels

A savory puff pastry pinwheel recipe.

What is the first thing that comes to your mind when someone says Puff Pastry Rolls aka Pinwheels? πŸ™‚

Mine first thought is salty, flaky, rich almost addictive party size appetizers.

Today I will share these delicious puff pastry pinwheels which I have filled with bacon, cream cheese, and flavorful gorgonzola (blue cheese). Yum!

Puff pastry pinwheel filling ideas

I love the fact that this simple puff pastry appetizer can be filled with so many different fillings. Each filling will completely change the flavor and style.

Puff pastry pinwheels with cream cheese and bacon is a fast appetizer that you can prepare while chatting to your guests. It’s one of those appetizers that call for spontaneity and can be made as creative as you wish.

Classic Tomatoes Bruschetta

I believe that in every culture there is a go-to fast snack that dates decades ago. Its the same for the classic tomatoes bruschetta recipe. What I love about bruschetta are the simple ingredients, endless combinations, literally a snack that you can make in 5 min which keeps you full and good to go.

What is bruschetta and how can you make it at home?

Bruschetta is a very gratifying dish you can prepare with many variations. The base for bruschetta is the bread.

In the past, people have used the homemade bread cut in nice thick slices, grilled them (the slice needs to get nice crunchy crust but needs to remain soft inside) and depending on season or region in Italy they would add toppings.

Most likely they would rub it with a clove of garlic, drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt. In some regions, they would add sardines, sausages or simple fresh tomatoes. 
 

Old Fashioned Italian Meatballs β€Ž| Oven Baked Meatballs

Why old fashioned Italian meatballs might become your most popular dish?

In the world of million meatballs recipes, my favorite is definitely the Old fashioned Italian meatballs!

Why? Well, there are several reasons, but let’s just name a few:

They are juicy, delicate, versatile and super easy to make.

In Italy, meatballs are like a base of good old Italian home cooking. Every grandma makes several types and combines them with different side dishes.

We cook them in tomatoes sauces, we bake them, we fry them, we even stuff them with cheese. You name it and for sure Italian’s have a version of it. πŸ™‚

Italian Cream Puffs with Vanilla Cream

Birthdays have always been special in my Croatian family and now my Italian one is exactly the same. We celebrate, we eat, we drink and we are loud. In December we have celebrated 74th B’day of my father in law and as usual, I have made his favorite Cream puffs with vanilla cream or how we call them in Italy, Bigne con la crema pasticcera.

Mini Apple Pies

How to make yummy palm-size apple pies? (Even if you have no idea about baking?)

How about mini apple pies that you can serve without mess or bring to work without worrying it would crumble away in your bag.

Baked pears with hazelnuts, cinnamon and orange

Baked Pears – easy Italian dessert

Do you struggle to eat fruit on a regular basis? How about if I told you, that you can eat the fruit in the form of a dessert?

What about pears! They are fruit! But hey, they are my yummy dessert too! How about that?!

If that is your case I’m gonna teach you how to make this super tasty fruit dessert. Today we going to be making some baked pears!

Simple and healthy canned tuna and green peas recipe

Canned tuna and green peas are one of my favorite fast dinners!

You know those times when you need to eat something warm, something with the spoon, something healthy and something that you can make within the 30 minutes?

Yes, for those times canned tuna and green peas are the perfect dish.

I like to add a scoop, let’s call it a big scoop of sour cream on top of this yummy dish. The sour cream will balance the sweetness of green peas and the saltiness of tuna. It will give it that perfect creamy texture also.

Plus if you overdo with salt, the sour cream or thick Greek yogurt will southe that and give it that perfect kick of acidity too.

Easy Pasta Fazool recipe. Learn to make Pasta Fagioli like an Italian.

Today I’m going to teach you how to make a Pasta fazool – the traditional Italian pasta and beans dish, also often called pasta fagioli.

The version of this famous recipe you will be making today, of comes from Venice.

As this is not a vegetarian pasta Fagioli recipe, my dear vegetarian and vegan friends will need to exclude only bacon, and then they will be able to enjoy it fully.

Do you have your favorite Go-To Meal in the winter time?

How to make Pavlova cake? Easy Berry Pavlova Recipe. Large Pavlova cake.

What is the first thing that comes to mind when somebody says Pavlova cake?

My mind immediately gets filled up with the idea of a sweet and crunchy base with fresh whipped cream and fruit on top.

Do you get the same kind of idea?

I love Pavlova cake because there are many versions and it’s hard to say which one is the “best Pavlova recipe”!

There is a Mini Pavlova, Large Pavlova, Wreath Pavlova, Layered Pavlova cake, Pavlova with flat meringue base or the one that looks like a cup.

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