Apple Fritters (Frittelle di Mele)

Apple Fritters {Frittelle di Mele}

Apples are a very popular fruit grown in Trentino Alto Adige, near where I grew up in the North of Italy, bordering Austria and Switzerland. With many varieties of regional apples flourishing, Apple Fritters are a very typical and traditional dish of this area.  In South Tyrol, these pancakes are served as an accompaniment to pork and savory dishes and are loved by both children and adults.  Apple Fritters are delicious either hot or cold and are made quite easily […]

Pignoli Cookies

Pignoli Cookies

Given the price of pine nuts (pignoli), these cookies wouldn’t really be in the budget recipe category. BUT…they take no time at all to prepare and they’re so good that when you take into account what your time is worth, making these is a BARGAIN! (If you live near a Costco in the U.S., they sell a 1 1/2 lb. bag  which makes it worthwhile – and then you can find all sorts of other creative things to cook with […]

Blueberry Peach Crostada

Peach and Blueberry Crostada

I consider myself a somewhat lazy cook; not in a bad way like lacking in effort but in a good way like if there’s a reasonable shortcut to a recipe that doesn’t really compromise the look and taste, that’s me! Like most everyone, time is sometimes hard to find and it’s that cost benefit thing – is it still worth it if it takes me X amount of time longer? (And sometimes the answer is a definite YES!) One of […]