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. 😉
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.
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.
Fresh melon and prosciutto appetizers
Summer in coming to its end and I feel like I need it to last just a tiny bit longer. What better way to do it, than with food? One of my go-to instant summer foods is melon and prosciutto. Juicy and delicious with every single bite, just how I like it.
Here and there I like to add some fresh basil to give it that fresh herby nutty taste. Is herby even a word, or did I just made that up? 🙂
Broccoli is such a great vegetable. I just love it’s juicy trunk and flower full top. What I also like it’s how you can combine it in so many ways, never getting bored. One of the Italian traditional pasta recipes is for sure broccoli & sausage pasta
The combination of Italian fresh sausage and juicy broccoli is just delightful. Recipe for making broccoli and sausage pasta is easy to follow and for sure once you make it, this will become one of you fast Italian dinners that has all the ingredients needed – protein (both in sausage and broccoli), fiber from broccoli and carbs from pasta.
Make Italian Minestrone soup in 4 easy steps
After a holiday season as a great cleansing for your body or during the flue period I just love to prepare this delicious Italian minestrone soup. Its full of vitamins and minerals our body craves in winter time.
What I love about it is that you can make it in short time and if you want, you can also add some bacon or small shape pasta in order to make it more filling.
Perfect holiday creamy Layered Apple pie
I grew up loving apples. My dad has a philosophy that an apple a day keeps doctor away. And I’m not kidding. 🙂 He offers me apple everytime I visit.
This Layered Apple pie is dedicated to my dad, an apples lover. There is no kind that he doesn’t know or love.
Rolled frittata is healthy and easy to prepare dish.
I’m always looking for an simple and fast recipes, something I can pull out when in rush or when I get unannounced visitors. Something I can whip in no time and feed the hungry troupers. In Italy frittata is go to protein source for then you are short of time or the ideas. 🙂
Rolled frittata is one of those recipes. You can eat it warm or cold, as a main meal served with salad or as a appetizer. You can fill the rolled frittata with many kind of ingredients, but in this basic kind I have used only ham and cheese as a classic filling.
You need to try this Potatoes Recipe
I’m always in search for Best Potatoes Recipe as my Marco adores them. I can literally make potatoes every day and he would not complain. He would ask for more, the next day. 🙂
So, I cook them, bake them, smash them 🙂 and do all kinds of stuff and he loves it. I often experiment with spices and methods and that’s how my funky ideas come to creations. Not all of them are amazing, but they are edible. 🙂 How he says: è commestibile. 🙂
Today I will share one of the potatoes recipes I have discovered recently and I love it. Making potatoes this way you will get creamy texture inside and crunchy flavored on the outside.