There are so many Italian dishes that have become very popular all over the world, and many just like spaghetti and meatballs have become a combination of two famous Italian dishes.
For so many in the USA, they are a synonym for comfort food.
This Italo-American dish after it’s success in the States has taken its journey in winning over new fans in the old continent.
Perhaps this is something that your mom would make for you when you were little. A generation passes, but the spaghetti with meatballs remains as one of the staple dishes, perhaps tweaked with your special spices like peperoncini or some family secret ingredient. 😉
Fresh Stuffed Mozzarella Cheese is one of the preferred appetizers in my household.
Chopped tomatoes and fresh basil leaves give the mozzarella cheese a delicious aroma. A pinch of salt and a 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. 🙂 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.
A savory puff pastry pinwheel recipe.
What is the first thing that comes to your mind when someone says Puff Pastry Rolls aka Pinwheels? 🙂
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.
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.
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. 🙂
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 the 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.
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 – 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!
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.
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?