Between a family gathering and the other, it’s common in this season feel the need to purify our body, so what could be better than a healthy and delicious bowl of vegetable soup !? To satisfy the palate by taking care of your health, I propose this traditional Italian vegetable soup recipe, the Minestrone. This is my Minestrone family recipe.I hope it will warm your hearts and stomachs during the cold winter days as it does in my family!
The cipollini onions braised in red wine is a classic recipe combined with strew, steaks or eggs recipes. I love prepare them for family feasts, everytime the cipollini are a success! To prepare the cipollini onions brased, I suggest to make a wine reduction before starting, the wine sauce will be more tasty and flavourful!
Red wine reduction is a simple basic recipe for many dish: stews, braised vegetables, even ice cream! Here I propose my personal recipe, just a base for your own creations!
Today I propose a simple and tasty recipe, perfect for family gatherings. The sausage cheese crostini are a “must” of the Tuscan tradition. The best cheese to make this great appetizer is the Stracchino, one of the most creamy and flavorful Italian cheese. I suggest to prepare these crostini just before serving: In a few minutes you’ll have an amazing starter!
Winter comes together with cold, but with parties, and gatherings, and friends and family are coming as well! Among Thanksgiving, Christmas day and New Year’s Eve there are many opportunity to spend the cold days together with the people we love. Just thinking about these moments, I made this simple and tasty butternut squash spread. The sweet taste of butternut squash blends perfectly with the smoked paprika and sour notes of the goat cheese. A pinch of cayenne pepper will give at your dip an edge over, making it unique and warming your heart even more!
November: it’s time for “caldarroste”! Wait a minute, what does it means “caldarroste”?! Well, “caldarroste” is the name of the Italian roasted chestnuts. Oh men! The roasted chestnuts recipe is one of things that most remind me of the Italian winters! When winter comes, in many places around the Mediterranean basin, from Portugal to Turkey, the hawkers set their large braziers around the edges of the squares, and they roast a huge quantity of chestnuts. In Italy, traditionally we use to eat chestnuts as a sneak in the Sunday afternoon, wandering through the streets of the city centre, or around the table with our friends, drinking a glass of “vino novello” on vacation time.
The vegetable broth recipe is basic for the preparation of many dish. A tasty vegetable broth requires excellent quality vegetables. Here I propose my family recipe. I strongly suggest to cook the vegetables starting from very cold water. In this way the ingredients will spread more easily the flavor to the liquid. A family secret is cooking the vegetables with a Parmigiano Reggiano cheese rind, try it on and feel the difference!
Sometimes I just want to cook a simple dish, tasting sharp, to prepare in a short time using only one pan. A recipe to share with friends, drinking a glass of beer, watching the game or making small talk. This is one of those recipes! Tasty stir-fried sausages chunks with red potatoes and Brussels sprouts. The shallot bites add a unique and delicious taste!
It’s Halloween, let’s cook a great recipe with a creamy butternut squash sauce! I really care about this simple and savory pasta; Into this I combined my Italian soul with a bit of American taste. To serve the Butternut squash sauce, I choose Farfalle, a kind of pasta as popular in Italy almost as spaghetti. Crispy bacon flakes add flavor. Do not forget a generous sprinkling of Parmesan cheese to complete the dish!
Halloween is coming! For the most terrifying night of the year, I created a recipe, sweet, and spicy, and tasty at the same time. Try this particular pumpkin chili with black beans, it is monstrously good!