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Melanzane alla Parmigiana

In this dish you will taste a little bit of Italy in every bite you take. It’s one of my all time favourite Italian oven dishes: Melanzane alla Parmigiana. I absolutely love Melanzane, and could eat it every week.…

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Pasta alla Puttanesca

Prostitution is claimed to be the oldest profession in the world. I am not sure how one can test or control that but I can understand it’s a job that does exist already for centuries. Also in Rome. Pasta Puttanesca…

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Spaghetti meatballs

An all time favourite for young and old, casual or fancy, male or female, foodie or non foodie; Spaghetti Meatballs. I never met someone who doesn’t like that. Well, a vegetarian maybe, but you can make veggie balls instead.…

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Mushroom risotto

Comfort food to the max. Risotto. If I plan a movie night in with blankets and wine and in winter a roaring fire, there is a big chance that risotto is on the menu…. Usually we eat at the…

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Tomato and onion puff pastry tart

Tomatoes, caramelised onion, puff pastry and Parmesan cheese are made for each other. When I first tasted this organic tomato and caramelised onion puff pastry tart I was blown away by the flavours. It’s an easy to make and prepare…

Hello beautiful red hot chilli peppers. I love chilli a lot. But I always taste upfront how hot the chilli are. There is quite a bit of difference. Usually the small ones are hotter than the bigger ones, but this doesn't always count. Taste a little bit upfront before using it. It might be either too mild, or too spicy. And once used in food it's difficult to change. I also really like to chop chilli's, add a bit of olive oil and just place on the table with a teaspoon, to add to your food yourself. Ideal if you serve dinner and if you are not sure whether your guests eat spicy or not so spicy.
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6 ways to spice up your food

Spicy life, happy wife… right? When I still lived in Holland I didn’t eat as spicy as I do now. I wouldn’t say the food is absolutely boring over there, because there really are some very tasty dishes and great…

pizza is delicious and not too difficult to make yourself. Yes, the dough, tomato base and toppings. Everything! It is fun to do and so delicious!
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Homemade pizza from scratch

Pizza. It’s a favourite for many people, for us too. We try to not eat it too often, though. It’s quite a calorie bomb, isn’t it? But soooo good. Well, it is not always good: I don’t like greasy, soggy…

Ideal simple and easy dessert, good to prepare upfront and sure all will like it
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Strawberry, mascarpone and biscotti dessert

During our last year summer escape in Europe, my sister in law made us one evening this delicious dessert. She is half Italian and she loves her mascarpone, Parmesan and tomato pasta, risotto alla Milanese, limoncello, Cantuccini cookies and…

Spaghetti Carbonara is a simple Italian dish with Procuitto Parmesan Cheese Pasta eggs and black pepper
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Spaghetti alla Carbonara

From time to time I can dream about Spaghetti alla Carbonara. And then I will try to make it somewhere during the next days. It’s soooo tasty! Carbonara is an Italian pasta dish from Rome, created for the first time…