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Light and Fluffy Italian Homemade Gnocchi

Light and Fluffy Italian Homemade Gnocchi

The traditional Italian homemade gnocchi are light, fluffy, they melt in your mouth and you can actually taste the potatoes. Very different from the ones already made which tend to have too much flour because they have to last longer on the shelf. My husband calls them lead balls. Also, some recipes use eggs, I don’t. My homemade gnocchi are… Read more →

Nocino leftover walnuts

Nocino Recipe After Dinner Liquor

This Nocino recipe is a family treasure, it was given to me from my Aunt Anna, my father’s sister. Jump to Recipe It is a great liquor to offer after dinner. While a cold Limoncello is great for the summer, the Nocino is perfect for winter. Nocino is made with green walnuts hull, which contains juglone and has antibacterial, antiviral,… Read more →

Classic American Brownies

Classic American Brownies

These brownies are devilishly delicious, and unhealthy. They are so chocolaty, gooey and there is so much butter in them. So don’t indulge, if you can resist them! Jump to Recipe Related articles Cooking for Huey Dewey and Louie American Homemade Pancakes Toasted Butter Wild Berry Muffins For instructions on recipes template see post: Food Madness: Digital & Apps For… Read more →

American homemade pancakes

American Homemade Pancakes

Homemade pancakes are the perfect breakfast when children’s friends are staying for sleepover. They are not common in Europe, as you cannot easily find the prepared mix. The ingredients for this recipe are easily available in every European store. Jump to Recipe   When I make them for young children I use Animal or Transport shapes moulds which a friend… Read more →

Toasted Butter Wild Berry Muffins

Toasted Butter Wild Berry Muffins

Those toasted butter wild berry muffins are moist inside with a crunchy crust, and have a nice toasted butter taste sharpened by the fruits’ acidity. Jump to Recipe Toasted Butter (in french called beurre noisette) To toast the butter you need to clarify it first, which mean spooning away all the white components of the melted butter. They are organic components… Read more →

10 tips for Surviving Christmas cooking

10 Tips for Surviving Christmas Cooking

Organizing your Christmas cooking is not only about the Christmas meal but also feeding the family the days before and cater for unexpected guests while you are already busy with everything else. Two days left until Christmas, the clock is ticking down! Besides the presents, Christmas cards and the closing of business over the festive week, I need to plan… Read more →

Ile flottante Recipe Floating Island Dessert with crispy caramel

Ile Flottante Recipe

Ile flottante recipe can be challenging. It means floating island and consists in a foaming meringue floating in a crème anglaise (custard) sprinkled with caramel and pralines. Jump to Recipe  If you want to make it at home, here are step by step instructions, easy to follow and with a guaranteed success. To read the article click here All photos… Read more →

Ile flottante recipe floating island dessert

Step by Step Homemade Floating Island Dessert

Meaning the floating island dessert, it is a foaming meringue floating in a crème anglaise (custard) and sprinkled with caramel and pralines. All photos by Paul Oatway Jump to Recipe Ile Flottante is one of my favourite French desserts, the first French dessert I discovered in Paris. I decided to master this recipe when my son Francesco told me he… Read more →

Traditional French Cassoulet recipe

Traditional Cassoulet Recipe

The Cassoulet is a complete meal rich in proteins, carbs, fibres and vegetables and for the price you pay for the meat, a very successful homemade feast which will serve/feed a crowd, so here is the Cassoulet recipe So here is the recipe: Jump to Recipe Cooking a Traditional Cassoulet is a long process, and with so many versions it… Read more →