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Italian donuts, the Carnival fritters in Italy

Italian donuts, the Carnival fritters in Italy

These are the typical Italian donuts prepared here for Carnival. This is also the original recipe of my husband’s aunt Pina ( a very common name in Italy, it’s the nickname of Giuseppina that comes from Giuseppe – Josef). These donuts are tasty and easy […]

A creamy apple pie to say hello again

A creamy apple pie to say hello again

An apple pie is something that recalls home, recalls that feeling of feeling good. It reflects how I feel being back to this loved blog. I was away for job reasons and also for some trips I’ve been doing (just love travelling too), and I finally […]

Chocolate Brownies – A Male Sweet For Valentine

Chocolate Brownies – A Male Sweet For Valentine

Yes, I consider brownies a male sweet. I have this clear sensation. No heart shape, no cream or custards. But chocolate. Easy to eat by bites and…definitely good. I love hearts. I love them on collars, objects and, couldn’t deny, on sweets and candies chocolate […]

Strawberries and Cream Santa Claus

Strawberries and Cream Santa Claus

When I first saw these strawberries and cream Santa Claus I could quite not wait to prepare them. They’re beautiful, they’re sweet…I quite had no courage to eat them. They are those kind of Christmas treats that takes us back to our childhood’s memories, those […]

Brazilian Christmas French Toast – Rabanadas

Brazilian Christmas French Toast – Rabanadas

This Brazilian cinnamon french toast has been present in all my Christmas lunches and dinners since now. It has always been my mother’s favorite Christmas sweet and usually she is the one who prepares it. The recipe may lightly vary between different families – and it […]

A Delectable Jam Tart Recipe

A Delectable Jam Tart Recipe

This delectable jam tart recipe is definitely my favorite one. I’ve tried many recipes to reach what I want from a  jam tart and finally got it. This jam tart is extremely tasty, not too fat nor too floury. It is simply… delicious. The one […]

Stunning Chocolate Cake

Stunning Chocolate Cake

I prepared this chocolate cake less than 24 hours after seeing its recipe. I photographed it and sent to my children and my daughter answered me: “Stunning!” Yes, it is stunning. It is gluttonous, inviting, comforting and all those adjectives we use to name chocolate […]

Portuguese Custard Tarts …To Die For

Portuguese Custard Tarts …To Die For

I ate Portuguese custard tarts each time I’ve been to Portugal. It is mandatory. You just can’t visit Portugal without eating (many of) them. I packed and brought them home but, since a couple of weeks ago I had never tried to prepare them at […]

An Inviting Orange Tart That Is Difficult To Refuse

An Inviting Orange Tart That Is Difficult To Refuse

I found this orange tart irresistible. I just kept eating one small piece after another. The taste of the fresh orange slice with its peel really captured me. It is a pretty simple recipe to prepare. Just prepare the dough and let it rest for […]

Easy & Light Donut Recipe

Easy & Light Donut Recipe

Here you have an easy and healthy donut recipe. I tried it because I was curious about, and I loved it. It is light and it is healthy because it is baked instead of fried, and prepared with brown sugar, ricotta cheese and whole wheat […]



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