Pearl barley tuna salad

When outside is hot you want fast, light and refreshing recipes. Popsicle are a wonderful idea for dessert, but as a main course?What about a pearl barley tuna salad with fresh tomatoes and olives? Easy to make, you can prepare it in advance and refrigerate so that it will be nice and refreshing when you […]

Tuna lemon pasta

Sometimes you really do not have a lot of time for cooking but you still want to prepare something special. This recipe can help: it’s incredibly easy and incredibly tasty, and super fast to prepare. The main ingredient (with the exception of pasta) is tuna. I do not use canned tuna very often, but when […]

Italian vegetable Easter pie – torta pasqualina

Today I would like to share with you a very Italian Easter recipe: the vegetable pie or “Torta Pasqualina”.It’s very rich, with a lot of eggs, a lot of green veggies (swiss chard), a lot of ricotta and a lot of puff pastry. I really like it as it always comes out very high and […]

Tiramisu’ time!!! Baby recipe and traditional one ;-)

Tiramisu’, a traditional creamy delicious Italian dessert. The word “tirami su” in Italian means “lift me up”…and this is what this dessert does, lifts your spirit up!!!Both me and Joanne from FifteenSpatulas LOVE the tiramisu’, so we decided to collaborate and prepare two versions of it, the traditional one and the baby one! Joanna will […]

Creamy Spinach and Zucchini Barley Soup – easy week night meal

Would you like to try an easy recipe with a lot of flavor and a lot of good veggies for your kids and the entire family? Creamy barley risotto is the answer.I’m from Milano and risotto is a very traditional recipe from Northern Italy, I would say like pancakes here in the USA 😉This time […]

Purple gnocchi with zucchini – San Valentine recipe

I was looking for something special for San Valentine and I found it at the farmer’s market: purple potatoes. They have a deep violet skin and flesh, originally from South America they are grown locally too. Compared to the traditional white potatoes, they are very rich in antioxidant like berries and pomegranates, that’s why (surprise!!) […]

Peach apricot summer pudding

Peaches or apricots, difficult to choose, Luca loves them both! This time he helped me picking them one by one at the farmers’ market (he’s getting a big boy!!). They were perfect for today’s recipe, the sweet fruit pudding. Warm or cold (it’s up to your taste) it’s a perfect snack for your baby and […]

Juicy Pasta with Homemade Ragu

Hi everybody! I love this basic recipe for two reasons: so far it’s Luca’s favorite recipe….that’s why homemade ragu’ never misses from my freezer!! Second reason. From a nutritional point of view has everything a baby/toddler/kid needs: carbohydrates, proteins, veggies, good fats!! And I have to add that both me and my husband love it!! […]

Peas Pesto Pasta Trio

It’s a trio: this recipe will be enjoyed by your baby, your toddler and the rest of the family!Peas are sooo healthy and tasty! that’s a different way to use them. What I really like of the “mommy and daddy” version is the balance between the sweetness of the peas and the saltiness of the […]