Chiacchiere (Carnival Fried Pastries)

“A Carnevale ogni scherzo vale” (Anything goes at Carnival time). Carnevale (Italian Carnival or Mardi Gras) is celebrated 40 days before Easter and is the last chance to party before Ash Wednesday and the restrictions of Lent. In Italy we celebrates Carnevale with masquerade balls, goliardic parties and parades showcasing gigantic floats. Children, dressed up in costumes, throw […]

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Welcome Fall 2016!

Welcome Fall!!! In this beautiful time of the year, pumpkin is the main ingredient for many typical Italian dishes : pumpkin ravioli, pumpkin gnocchi, pumpkin risotto. Having myself a sweet tooth, I love to prepare simple and healthy PUMPKIN FRITTERS. This humble vegetable is a great source of  vitamin A, vitamin C and vitamin E,  it is one […]

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Fall Harvest Fritters

I love everything about Fall, the colors, the flavors. the smells. During this season I love to bake with the seasonal ingredients that Mother Nature has to offer, especially with pumpkin. The Fall Harvest Fritters are delicious fritters made with pumpkin puree, freshly squeezed orange juice and enriched with greek yogurt. For this recipe I […]

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Pumpkin Fritters…Welcome Fall !!!

Did you know that adding sparkling water to the batter makes the fritters lighter and crispier? So, taking advantage of Ferrarelle sparkling water I’ve been given, I made delicious fritters with the quintessential symbol of autumn : pumpkin. Ferrarelle is the sparkling water of my childhood, its distinctive green glass bottle with the red label was […]

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