Monday, September 18, 2017

Sweet Strawberry Grilled Cheese Sandwich

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When grilled cheese sandwich meets fresh strawberries
delicious things happen

Happy Monday! I know, I know ... nobody's favorite day of the week. 
But today I have something special for you. Something that will make you jump right out of bed and forget all about the long week of school or work ahead. Something hearty and filling to start the day in the right direction. And something that is quick and easy, so that nobody will be running late out the door.
Here it is: a grilled cheese sandwich made with two thick slices of brioche bread, spread with Gold 'n Soft, filled with fresh strawberries, cream cheese, a touch of vanilla, a drizzle of honey, AND grilled to perfection. 
Sounds soooo good, right?! It sure is!

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Easy to Make Seafood Paella

Flavorful and impressive saffron flavored rice mixed with your favorite, fresh seafood
I've posted this recipe before, a couple of years ago, and today I thought I should share it with you again. 
And I've got very good reasons for it!
Seafood paella screams of breezy summer nights and al fresco dining on a Spanish terrace overlooking the clear-blue sea. Spectacular sunsets and romantic guitar music in the background. A plate full of this scrumptious paella, next to a refreshing glass of sangria, of course! 
Is it just me, or I need some more vacation?!? For some quirky reason, amazing food makes me crave about exotic vacation destinations :)
Daydreaming apart, this seafood paella is a great one-dish, healthy dinner, perfect for a family meal or your next fancy party. To enjoy wherever you happen to be! 

Friday, September 1, 2017

No-bake Fruit Cups with Mascarpone Cream

For all those times that is too hot to bake
 but you still want dessert!

Happy Labor Day Weekend!  I can't believe it's September already and summer is almost over. It's certainly doesn't feel like fall, at least around here in Los Angeles.
Let's start this weekend with something mouthwatering and delicious. Something that's pretty and elegant and would for sure impress your guests. And something quick and super easy to make. Because who wants to be sweating in the kitchen for too long when it's this hot outside?! Oh, not I.
I rather be barefoot and sunkissed, relaxing by the pool. Ice-cold drink in hand and diving into one of these :)

Friday, August 25, 2017

How to make Ice-Cream in just 15 minutes

This deliciously creamy ice-cream can be in your hands in less than 15 minutes
Made from scratch, using one fun trick
Ready to be amazed?!?  Today I'll show you how you can make your own ice-cream in about 15 minutes with very little effort, and using stuff you most likely have in your kitchen already. 
That's right! No ice-cream maker nor expensive gadget is needed to whip this baby up. 
All you need are two freezer/zipper bags, some ice and salt. And some basic ingredients for the ice-cream of course. 
How is this for a refreshing summer activity?!? Take a look... Ingenious to say the least!

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Peach and Blueberry Rustic Crostata (Galette)

Looking for a delicious and easy to make, summer dessert that everybody will love?!
This homemade rustic crostata with peaches and blueberries is exactly what you need.

Here is a summer recipe I'm sure you'll want to try, especially once you see how easy, quick and fun it is.
This rustic crostata has all there is to love about pie. The flaky and buttery crust, just slightly crunchy and sugary at the edges. And the sweet and fruity filling exploding with drip-down-your-chin juicy peaches, and nutrient-packed cute little blueberries. 
And if you are anything like me, you will want to eat your slice right off the oven with a big scoop of vanilla ice-cream on the side. 

Monday, August 7, 2017

Mojito Cocktail with Bacardi Rum and Limoncello

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This summer take the classic mojito cocktail to a whole new lemony level
When summer is in full swing and pool parties are calling, it's essential to know how to craft the perfect, refreshing and delicious cocktail that will have everyone beg for more. 
All you need is a fun new recipe (I've got that for you) and a bottle (or make it TWO!) of delicious Bacardi rum

Because of its unique and versatile character, smooth and light body, Bacardi rum makes the perfect choice for summer entertaining. When it comes to rum-spiked drinks there are really many options out there. From daiquiri to rum punch, pina colada and mojito. All are so great that it's hard to pick just one. 
But today (and just for YOU!) I'm sharing what I can honestly say is my new favorite of the summer. Take a look!

Monday, July 31, 2017

Fruit Tart with Custard Cream

Ready to find out how to make this fresh and picture-perfect fruit tart 
right in your own kitchen?!? 

It's not so hard! It's not hard at all to whip up this BEAUTY!
I promise that if you follow my simple step-by-step directions below, you'll be able to make from scratch, right in your kitchen this delicious, summer-perfect dessert. Made with a traditional cookie crust (pasta frolla), creamy and velvety custard cream (crema pasticcera). And loads of naturally perfect and colorful fresh fruit, arranged on top as your creativity calls out. So pretty and so easy, you can't mess it up!