Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Coconut and Chocolate Cheesecake Bars

Experience love at first bite with these elegant and luscious chocolate-coconut cheesecake bars

I haven't posted a new recipe in a loooong time! Sorry, I've been just "busy" with vacation :) 
I spent ten fabulous days in St John US Virgin Island. This was my very first time in the Caribbean ... I know. What's wrong with me?!? I absolutely loved it and can't wait to go back and explore some of the other islands. 
If you follow me on Instagram, you probably saw a few of my pictures from paradise. I should probably write a post about all the amazing places we visited,  and share some more photos with you. 
For now, look at this!

Enough about vacation. I'm back, relaxed and re-energized. And ready to bake!
And what's better than starting with a tropic-inspired crazy-delicious dessert?!? 
A super creamy thick layer of coconut cheesecake with a hint of almond flavor. On top of an easy-to-make chocolate graham cracker crust. All drizzled with melted chocolate and a touch of extra coconut. 
Extraordinary things happen when chocolate and coconut come together. Especially in a refreshing and creamy cheesecake form. 

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Six Berry Recipes to Celebrate this Forth of July

Nothing says Fourth of July like a delicious dessert or a refreshing cocktail
exploding with sunshine sweet berries

Ready to celebrate this long holiday weekend?!?
If you are looking for festive, delicious and easy-to-make dessert ideas, I've got you covered. 
These Fourth of July-inspired recipes are the perfect addition to any barbecue or party. Or simply for you, to enjoy when relaxing by the pool.
What all my suggestions today have in common are berries. And why not?!? These red and blue, juicy wonders of nature are so flavorful (and most likely on sale) right now!
What's your favorite berry creation?!

Have a wonderful Forth of July!

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Strawberry and Cream Bars

These lick-your-plate delicious strawberry and cream bars are the perfect summer treat
Sunshine-sweet strawberries are essential for the summer. Especially when they taste as good as right now. 
And when mixed with a luscious whipped custard cream, and surrounded by two layers of crunchy oat crumble, you know you are in for an irresistible treat!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

How to Make a Scrumptious Breakfast Sandwich for Father's Day

Kick off this Father's Day celebration with the ultimate breakfast sandwich
So messy and so good

Let's celebrate this Father's Day with something special, made with love for your amazing dad. After all, there's nothing like waking up to the aroma of grilled bacon and fried egg, and starting your Sunday with a scrumptious breakfast in bed. 
Sometimes a delicious homemade breakfast is all it takes!

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Eggplant and Bread Parmigiana

My healthier and lighter (yet filling) version of the traditional Italian eggplant parmigiana

Not sure what to cook for dinner tonight?!? 
If you are you looking for something that is: 
EASY enough that you can feed your family within the next hour, 
HEALTHY enough that it provides a wholesome and balanced meal,
SCRUMPTIOUS enough that your kids are not going to whine about the green stuff on their plate.
Here is the perfect idea for you!

Thursday, May 25, 2017

How to Make Italian Bellini Cocktail

Let's celebrate this Memorial Day with one of these
fruity and frizzy, white peach Bellini cocktails

Happy Memorial Day weekend!
Now it's the perfect time to take out your chilled fancy glasses and start the weekend celebration with a delicious sparkling cocktails. After all, there's nothing like a refreshing and boozy drink to get the party started and kick off the summer season.
This Italian cocktail, originally created by Cipriani and named after the famous Venetian artist Jacopo Bellini, is an incredibly easy, yet fancy-sounding drink that will add some fun and sparkle to your weekend plans. Simply perfect for relaxing by the pool, or sipping while flipping those patties on your grill. 

Friday, May 19, 2017

Smoked Salmon Mousse Cucumber Bites

Easy-to-make, light and summery cucumber bites topped with delicious smoked salmon mousse
This post is sponsored by Cavit Wines in collaboration with Honest Cooking.
Thank you for your support!
Memorial Day weekend is coming up soon. Are you ready to partiiieeee?!? 
I'm actually not much of a party girl, but I do really enjoy this holiday.
It's the unofficial beginning of the summer season. And I absolutely love everything about summer. The lazy days at the beach, movies at the park, concerts at the Pier, pool parties, and barbecues. And if you are anything like me, ice-cream every day :)
So why don't start the long weekend celebrations next Friday with the first ever National Pinot Grigio Day?!? Cavit Wines is introducing this new wine holiday, and it's the perfect way to kick off the warmer months to come. 
I'm ready to toast with a refreshing glass of Pinot Grigio next to this healthy, laughably easy, and oh-so pretty appetizer. Check it out!