Pasta (Trofie) with pesto sauce

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The recipe of this week is kindly offered by Massimo, an Italian friend (and cousin of one of us :-)) who lives in Houston together with his beautiful kids and his lovely wife.

Do you want to introduce yourself?

My name is Massimo Blaskovic. I am an Italian citizen and US permanent resident. I live in US since 2009, two of my three children are American citizens.

Where are you originally from?
I consider myself a Northeastern Italian, since I spent there the majority of my life in a town close to Trieste.
And now, talking about food, what’s your favourite Italian recipe which you use to prepare often and easily?
I like a lot Pasta al Pesto but my kids prefer Pasta alla Carbonara. I believe it is because of the tasty pancetta, which is quite a challenge to find here in US, so we usually go for smoked bacon instead.
What product do you miss mostly from Italy?
La salsiccia de cranio from Bepi Sciavo. (note: Bepi Sciavo is the most famous and oldest Buffet in Trieste, where Massimo comes from, and La salsiccia de cranio is one of the most delectable dish that Bepi serves).
About Pasta al pesto, what would you tell us?
Even if this is not a typical recipe of the region I am from, it is easy and quick to do, which is a must for a family with kids. You can prepare the sauce while you wait for the water to boil and the pasta to cook. And last but not least, the ingredients to prepare the pesto sauce are easy to find also in US.

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Sweet peaches with lemon custard

For all the beautiful moms who follow our blog…this recipe is for you!

You should not prepare it but you should receive these gorgeous peaches served on a silver plate by your sweet kids when you’ll wake up on Sunday morning.

Have a wonderful… (and well deserved :-)) Mother’s day!

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Asparagus frittata

Frittata is a baked or fried egg dish, it can be served either warm or cold and with a large variety of fillings. If you are still thinking how to get dinner ready, we propose this quick recipe of the asparagus frittata.

If you don’t know how to prepare more dishes with asparagus take a look at our other recipes with this ingredient: Risotto with asparagus and Asparagus with quail eggs and Parmesan cheese.

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Aubergine tower – torretta di melanzane by Matteo Fantacchiotti

Our friend Matteo has shared with us a recipe inspired by the torretta di melanzane, a dish created by the renowned Italian chef Alfonso Iaccarino. If you want to taste the original, you can go to his restaurant Don Alfonso di Sant’Agata dei Due Golfi in the Amalfi Coast.

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April 2017 Share and Inspire Others! – Green Leafy Vegetables

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April 2017 Share and Inspire Others! – Green leafy vegetables 

thank youto all our participants who shared their most awesome and wonderful Green leafy vegetables recipes with us.

Without further ado, I present you with our April 2017 Share and Inspire Others! – Green leafy vegetables 

All participants, have time from now up untill midnight April 20th, to Promote and do a post/reblog on your own blog, linking back to this post with a pingback.  Thank you!

Posted in order of emails received:

Spinach & Cottage Cheese pops courtesy of Lin’s RecipesTRH Spinach & Cottage Cheese pops

Palak/ Spinach chapathi/ roti  courtesy of cookwithsmileblog
This is one variety of chapathi packed with nutrients of spinach.TRH Palak Spinach chapathi rotiMethi leaves/ fenugreek leaves stir fry courtesy of cookwithsmileblog
This is an easy and simple stir fry. Methi leaves are known for its nutritional value. It’s rich in vitamins, proteins, calcium. Hope you all try this.😃TRH Methi leaves fenugreek leaves stir frPalak panner/ Cottage cheese in spinach gravy courtesy of cookwithsmileblog

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Easter cakes – Pinza and Titole

Easter holidays have finally arrived and you can take advantage of it baking with your children our Easter cake, called Pinza and its funniest version called Titole. This is a traditional cake from Trieste, the capital of the Italian region Friuli Venezia Giulia.

It will take the hole afternoon to make it, but we guarantee that your children would love it, especially if you’ll end up eating a well deserved slice of Pinza with a spoonful of Nutella.

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Pinza, a traditional cake from Trieste

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