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Cakes Cakes and MORE CAKES

Cakes Cakes and MORE CAKES

September 3, 2013 1 Comment

When I first started my blog in 2010 my aim was to document and learn the regional cooking of where I am from in Italy, Rome and also to document recipes that I have grown up eating from the amazing cooks in my family. This blog has given me so much joy, and provided me with […]

Basic Chocolate Cake

Basic Chocolate Cake

July 19, 2012 9 Comments

Some things just make you bloody happy don’t they? I apologies for using the word bloody but I just wanted to convey to you my passion in that statement. I love cooking as you would have guessed otherwise why would I waist my time writing about it in a blog. No it’s not just because […]

La Pastiera (Ricotta and cooked grain cake)

La Pastiera (Ricotta and cooked grain cake)

April 15, 2012 No Comments

BUONA PASQUA Happy Easter to all, I do hope you had a special time with your loved ones. For me Easter is a time of traditions, both old and new. It is a time to reflect on all I have been blessed with and to remind myself of my beliefs.. be it my values, religion, […]

Spanish chicken with chorizo and potatoes

Spanish chicken with chorizo and potatoes

December 8, 2011 2 Comments

I have said this before many a times, I love chicken. Some of my favourite ways to eat it I have shared with you in previous posts, Roast Chicken and Simple roast chicken pieces with veggies. I have been eating chicken in these ways forever, so when I decide to try something different I always […]

My explained absence and cake dedication to my Aunty Tina.

My explained absence and cake dedication to my Aunty Tina.

October 31, 2011 4 Comments

Contained within this post is the recipe for White Chocolate and Raspberry Marquise Cake. Hello blog, how I have missed you. I always thought that when I would take a few months of my blog it would be planned, organised and announced but this was definitely not the case. There has definitely been a lot […]

Hot Cross Buns

Hot Cross Buns

April 14, 2011 2 Comments

I really enjoy all festive times of the year and Easter is no exception. There are many reasons I love festive celebrations. I love the family time, the traditions and naturally the FOOD! Easter for an Italian family has lots of food traditions but as I consider myself not only Italian but also an Australian […]

White chocolate mud cupcakes

White chocolate mud cupcakes

April 11, 2011 1 Comment

After making the mammoth Rainbow layer cake for my daughters 2nd birthday I felt that the desert table needed some chocolate on it, but in keeping with the pretty pink and white theme I wanted to find a white cupcake that was chocolate, not vanilla, and I found a recipe on taste.com.au which was absolutely fabulous. I […]

Rainbow layer cake

Rainbow layer cake

April 5, 2011 7 Comments

If you have been following my blog and me on twitter and facebook you will know that last  month I was very busy cooking like a crazy woman in preparation for my daughters 2nd birthday, not to mention my husband and mothers birthdays whom all fall within a week of one another. I twitted and FB a […]

Sexy Swedish Buns

Sexy Swedish Buns

December 1, 2010 8 Comments

HA – Don’t you love the title of this post. I bet it got your attention! Yes this is exactly what the recipe is called. I didn’t make that up as an excuse to get your attention, although I am glad that some clever person out there thought of it. It has been a while since […]

Eggplant Parmigiana

Eggplant Parmigiana

November 28, 2010 No Comments

~ Melanzane alla parmigiana~ Have you heard of the website called ‘parma.com.au‘. It is a site dedicated to the best chicken parmigianas in Australia, voted by parma loving Aussies. There are people out there, and the ones I know shall remain nameless, that are fanatical about their chicken parmas! They travel high and low in search of the […]

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Cakes Cakes and MORE CAKES

When I first started my blog in 2010 my aim was to document and learn the regional cooking of...

Chicken Fajitas

Happy New Year to all my beautiful foodie peeps… it has been a while between meals hasn’t it? I...

Baked Ricotta with Cherries in a Vanilla Syrup

Some weeks back I was over the moon to receive a little parcel in the mail. Thanks to my...

Basic Chocolate Cake

Some things just make you bloody happy don’t they? I apologies for using the word bloody but I just...

Lamb Shank Pumpkin Soup

Given that when I woke up this morning the temperature around Melbourne ranged from .7 and 3 degrees and...

Mixed mushroom and mozzarella pasta

Please forgive me but I am yet again going to bring you a recipe by Jamie Oliver. Yes, it...

Brown sugar sponge cake with caramelised pears

I made this cake (as you do) for my birthday a couple of years ago. WOW how amazing it...

La Pastiera (Ricotta and cooked grain cake)

BUONA PASQUA Happy Easter to all, I do hope you had a special time with your loved ones. For...

Salmon and Asparagus Pasta

While looking though my blog recently I realised that I have not done a pasta dish in a long...

Spanish chicken with chorizo and potatoes

I have said this before many a times, I love chicken. Some of my favourite ways to eat it...

Lamb and roasted beetroot spinach salad

Being pregnant always represents a time of food deprivation, food aversions and of course the food cravings. Given that...

My explained absence and cake dedication to my Aunty Tina.

Contained within this post is the recipe for White Chocolate and Raspberry Marquise Cake. Hello blog, how I have...

Murdoch books – 365 Challenge: Squid Risotto

365 challenge installment number 8 – wow where has the time gone. I remember the first month I participated...

Rose vanilla glitter macaron lolipops

If there was a term in the dictionary “macaron obsession” you would find my photo next to it. It...

Murdoch books – 365 Challenge: Macaron with Berries

It will not be a surprise to my regular blog readers or macaron lovers why I chose this dish...

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