Great breakfast dish. Very showy and super easy to make. Delicious with just a dusting of confectioners’ sugar or with fruit.
Blueberry Cranberry Coffee Cake is moist with crunchy crumbs on top. Ideal with coffee or tea. Takes very little time to assemble and does not require advanced baking skill.
Chicken marsala recipe is an Italian classic that never disappoints. Fantastic blend of flavors-sweet Marsala wine, mushrooms and slightly picante seasonings. Great dish for all tastes. Family favorite.
This is a perfect weekday meal that is also family friendly. It is light and filling. Takes very few ingredients to make and a very short time. The pairing of lightly salted dumplings with a sweet sauce is truly perfect. Simplicity at it’s best.
“Cordon Bleu” means “blue ribbon” and the term applies to food prepared to a very high standard by outstanding cooks. This recipe originates from Switzerland and all of its variations involve a cutlet, cheese, and meat (usually ham). It is elegant and impressive but not hard to make.
Spinach lasagna is a tasty and flavorful variation of classic comfort food. Perfect pairing of spinach, onions and cheeses. Great family dish and delicious warmed up on the second or third day. Much lighter than traditional meat lasagna.
This soup is perfect for all seasons. It is comforting but not too thick. It offers much lighter taste and texture than the typical broccoli cheese soup. It is not gooey and has much more balanced vegetable/cheese flavor. Family favorite.
Italian wedding soup recipe has a long tradition originating in Spain. The name refers to the flavor resulting from mixing/marrying meat and greens. This version is delicate and delectable. Well seasoned ground chicken makes light broth and pairs wonderfully with fresh baby spinach. Family favorite, perfect for any time of year. Simple enough to be made frequently and ideal for freezing.
No bake cheesecake with peaches is heavenly delicious. Any fruit with matching Jell-O flavor will work well with this recipe creating a different tasting dessert. This is a classic European recipe and a perfect summer treat.
Blitva (meaning Swiss chard) is a traditional peasant dish from Croatia. Very popular, usually served as an addition to meat or fish. Can be enjoyed with a poached egg or eaten alone, warm or cold. Healthy and unforgettable.
Pesto with walnuts and pecorino cheese is quick and simple. Ideal sauce for pasta, it can also add flavor to soups and meats. Mild and earthy walnuts pair well with with salty and easy to digest pecorino cheese. True staple of everyday cooking.
Soft gingerbread cookies with honey and sour cream can be made up to two weeks before Christmas. They are irresistible and come out perfectly rolled thin or thick. They can be used for hanging on a Christmas tree. Seasoned with spices to satisfy both kids and adults. Cookies will stay fresh, kept in an airtight container. The recipe makes 40-50 gingerbread cookies.
This new take on a traditional Easter Babka is elegant and refreshing. Simple to make and beautiful to serve.
This no-bake chocolate-vanilla cheesecake is elegant and not too sweet. Perfect for holidays and special occasions. Can be served alone or with fresh fruit. It is simply irresistible.
This chickpea salad is loosely based on Mediterranean style of salad. It is light, healthy and full of flavor. The seasoning is very well balanced with just enough of it to coat the main ingredients and not overpower their natural flavor. It is lovely and delicate – definitely worth having in one’s cooking repertoire.
Chicken Cacciatore is one of the simplest and most delicious Italian dishes. The name means “hunter’s stew”. This is Italian comfort food at its best. I like to make this recipe with a combination of boneless chicken thighs and breast meat in a 1:1 ratio, all cut into bite-sized bits and seared quickly in olive oil. The reason for using different parts of the chicken is that thighs provide softer texture and extra fat, and breast meat is firm and often favored by people. The mixture of two is truly perfect in a stew.