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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.

Melon and Prosciutto Appetizers

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 taste. Is herby even a word, or did I just made that up? 🙂

Broccoli & sausage pasta

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.

Italian Minestrone Soup

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.

Rolled frittata with ham and cheese

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.

rolled frittata

Best POTATOES Recipe Ever

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.

Vegetarian pasta with broccoli, cauliflower and brussel sprouts

For sure this is the best Vegetarian pasta with broccoli, cauliflower and brussel sprouts you have tasted this year! 🙂

The other day I was going through a magazine and have found this recipe of vegetarian pasta with broccoli, cauliflower and Brussel sprouts. 3 sister vegetables combined together with Orecchiette pasta (to me this pasta looks more like little hats) made our delicious dinner.

Typically I would never combine all these ingredients myself, but once I have made the recipe my boyfriend loved it and I had to share it with my tribe.

Crostata di marmellata (Italian Tart with Jam)

Learn to make Italian Crostata di marmellata (Italian Tart with Jam) and your friends will love you even more! 🙂

I love all kinds of crostata di marmellata and their versatility. You can make them with all kinds of jam and in all kinds of shapes. 🙂 Big or small they are one of my favorite Italian desserts.

Typically the pastry for crostata di marmellata needs to rest in the fridge and when you are trying to form it later it brakes easily.

That’s why I will show you today a SUPER easy recipe I have made yesterday and it’s small leftovers were also delicious this morning. Usually, the large quantity of butter in doe makes it more breakable but since we have added yogurt it will become more workable and less caloric. 🙂

9 Tips to learn Italian fast (before your trip to Italy)

Learn Italian fast and have fun along the way

Many people are admiring how I have learned Italian so fast and with such rich vocabulary. They want to know what’s the secret. Well, what I say is: There are no TRICKS or SECRETS. 🙂

What you need is combination of fun elements which will help you make progress faster than any traditional language school.

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