Semifreddo (Italian Semi-Frozen Dessert) »

Semifreddo (Italian Semi-Frozen Dessert)

I first saw this lovely, scoop-able frozen dessert  from one of Jamie Oliver‘s shows, I can’t remember when but it seems ages ago.  Anyways, I thought..wow, you could practically make ice cream without an ice cream machine?!  Of course, I have to try it..took me forever to finally do it though (I’ve a looooooong list [...]

Bomboloni (Italian Doughnuts) »

Bomboloni (Italian Doughnuts)

Finally got to try making bomboloni!  Bomboloni are Italian filled doughnuts.  They are small and round (just like bombs, hence the name, according to wikipedia) and so light and delicious especially with chocolate that you may not notice that you’ve already eaten a lot. Don’t make too much if you don’t want that to happen- [...]

Chocolate Tiramisu »

Chocolate Tiramisu

What’s better than tiramisu? Why, chocolate tiramisu, of course!   This is Giada de Laurentiis recipe as seen on her show, I forgot which because she has several shows, it’s one of my favorite recipes.   I made this for Valentine’s last week – I divided the recipe into 3 containers, gave the 2 small [...]

♥ Tiramisu!♥ »

♥ Tiramisu!♥

I remember an episode of Friends when Joey invited his friends over to his family’s house for dinner and Tiramisu was served for dessert; my love for Tiramisu started that day without even tasting it yet, I just know that I’m going to fall for it. ♥ :) It has become my absolute favorite dessert [...]

Pork Milanese (Italian Breaded Pork) »

Pork Milanese (Italian Breaded Pork)

Another breaded pork recipe, this time it’s Italian..Ole!! :D It’s basically the same with the tonkatsu and schnitzel (German breaded pork ), the addition of oregano and nutmeg makes it Italian (I guess..)   A squeeze of lemon is just what it needs but you can serve it with any sauce/gravy that you like by [...]

November’s Daring Bakers’ Challenge: Cannoli »

November’s Daring Bakers’ Challenge: Cannoli

The November 2009 Daring Bakers Challenge was chosen and hosted by Lisa Michele of Parsley, Sage, Desserts and Line Drives. She chose the Italian Pastry, Cannolo (Cannoli is plural), using the cookbooks Lidia’s Italian-American Kitchen by Lidia Matticchio Bastianich and The Sopranos Family Cookbook by Allen Rucker; recipes by Michelle Scicolone, as ingredient/direction guides. She [...]

Chicken Pomodoro »

Chicken Pomodoro

Chicken and tomatoes are two of my favorite ingredients, dishes that have these are irresistible for me. When I saw this recipe from Cuisine at Home, I heard it calling out to me..and I am powerless in this kind of situation; you know, when you can’t shake the image of a food from your mind, [...]

Chicken Cacciatore (My way, with Beer) »

Chicken Cacciatore (My way, with Beer)

I can’t tell you how delicious this dish is, you have to make it yourself to find out ;). I love chicken cacciatore*, I love any tomato-based dish especially if it’s slow-cooked like this one. This dish is an Italian classic, and traditionally made by adding wine but I didn’t have any wine when I [...]


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