Friday, May 25, 2018

Five Cocktail recipes for Memorial Day Weekend

Let's celebrate this Memorial Day weekend with one of these
fruity and frizzy, boozy 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 fruity, sparkling and refreshing cocktail. After all, there's nothing like a boozy drink to get the party started and kick off the summer season.

Here are some suggestions for you! Which is your favorite?!?

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Blueberry-Almond Cake

This coffee cake is a sure way of perking up your morning. 
Soft and moist. With a nutty almond flavor and bursting with sweet, fresh blueberries
Who wouldn't love to wake up to a slice of this irresistible cake, next to a hot and steamy cappuccino?
I could really eat a slice of this blueberry and almond coffee cake. Every. Single. Morning.
I absolutely love almonds and almond flavored desserts. And when you combine it with sweet and juicy blueberries, you will end up with a deliciously soft, mouth-watering dessert.
Just the thought of this coffee cake in the morning would make jump right out of bed and run for the espresso machine! No more laying lazily under my blankie!
Maybe eating this everyday would not be good for my waistline. But once in a while, why not? Check out the ingredients, it's made from scratch with simple and wholesome ingredients.

Friday, May 11, 2018

Mother's Day Recipe Ideas

This weekend surprise your Mom with something as sweet as she is
Because she deserves it!

Happy Mother's Day weekend to all the Moms out there. May your day be filled with love and sweetness.
No matter how old you are, you should always find the time to show your mom how much you love her. With hugs and kisses and one of these handcrafted unforgettable desserts. Which one will you pick?!?

Chocolate Lava Cake: quick and easy recipe to make this lick-your-plate delicious chocolate cake

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Strawberry Rose Tart with Lemon Custard Cream

Impress your guests with this picture-perfect, made-from-scratch strawberry rose tart

Ready to find out how you too can make this picture-perfect, summery tart right in your own kitchen?!
Mother's Day is less than a week away, and this could be it! Yes, the perfect gift to impress your mamma and show her how much you love her. 
This elegant and delicious dessert is made with sun-kissed sweet strawberries beautifully arranged on top, over a lemony and velvety custard cream (crema pasticcera), and a buttery and crumbly cookie crust (pasta frolla) at the bottom. 
So delicious and pretty - a sure show-stopper!

Friday, May 4, 2018

Peach Cookies

Peach-shaped, buttery and soft sandwich cookies filled with melted dark chocolate, infused in maraschino and rolled in sugar
These beautiful and impressive cookies will make you dream of summer and sunshine

I'm so excited to share this recipe with you today! 
These beautiful peach cookies might be one of the first things I've ever baked, or more like helped out baking, given that I was probably only a few years old.
My next door neighbor used to make them all the time, and I was always welcomed over to help out. So fun... the mixing, rolling, eating the little scraps of cookies cut out from the bottom, licking the chocolate off the spoon, tasting the maraschino ...oops, did I just say that?!?
Anyways, even 5-year-old Manuela thought that the best part of baking is savoring your creations, every step of the way. Before. Everyone. Else :) 
And here is my first bite ... Throw-your-head-back-and-close-your-eyes kind of good!

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Double Chocolate-Raspberry Tart

Get your daily dose of sweetness with these beautiful double-chocolate tarts
 topped with fresh and sunshine sweet raspberries
You'll be surprised by how easy it is to perfect these at home

I've decided that chocolate is all we need to make life perfectly sweet. Especially if we are talking about a rich and velvety, intense and delicious, whipped chocolate ganache on top of a buttery crust. And I'm not just saying any crust, but an easy-to-bake chocolate Oreo cookie crust.
And to make our chocolate diet a little more "balanced", let's add some fresh and beautiful raspberries on top of the tart ... We really need those vitamins after all ;)
LOOK at these!

This recipe first appeared on Cooking with Manuela in May 2016

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Italian Panelle (Chickpea Fritters) with Pecorino Cheese

 I need these scrumptious and insanely addictive Italian panelle in my life
Don't you?! 

If you're looking for the perfect appetizer to start off your dinner.
Or an irresistible finger food for your next party.
Or a mouthwatering snack to comfort you when life happens. 
Look no further!
These Italian chickpea panelle are just what you need. They are scrumptious and insanely addictive. Slightly crispy on the outside, delicate and soft on the inside. The recipe is easy, quick, and requires only require very few ingredients.
Don't you need these in your life too?!?