Roast Chicken, in Cocotte

Roasted chicken, “easy” someone might say 🙂 instead to cook well a whole chicken I think it’s not that easy, and for cooking it well I mean to have juicy meat (also the breast!), nice skin (possibly crunchy) and beautiful fresh flavor of fresh herbs. Most of the times I choose to cook the chicken…

Sfincione di Bagheria

Here we are in Sicily again, with another special and particular type of pizza/focaccia 🙂 I have already wrote a post about the most famous Sfincione (symbol of the city of Palermo), this instead is a traditional recipe of the town of Bagheria. This is also not a light recipe, and it’s something traditionally eaten…

Pasta with Sicilian Pesto

This recipe has nothing to do with the Pesto Genovese, but it’s not less good 🙂 With “pesto siciliano” often  we refer to the recipe made with sun-dried tomatoes (delicious!), but also with good and ripe cherry tomatoes (it’s even more fresh). There are different options, someone for example also use pine nuts…all are very…

Puff Pastry Cake with Spinach and Ricotta

The spinach in our garden were ready to pick up, so I had to think to some good recipe 🙂 This is a very easy dish, you just have to find a good puff pastry, and the main job is already done 🙂 For the perfect result is important to drain as much as possible…

Capretto al Forno – Oven Baked Goat Kid

It’s Easter again, and like always in my family, I also like to keep the tradition of eating lamb, or even better goat kid. As I wrote already in the previous post, I know many people nowadays are against that, but I grew up with a different background, we always had animals, and I have…

Coratella di Capretto – Sautéed Goat Kid Offal

I know that many people don’t like offal and some are even disgusted of the idea, and many people don’t like to eat lamb and goat kid too, but I grew up in a family where we always had our own animals so I am since always used to eat every part of them. My…

Meatballs – Polpette al Sugo

Who doesn’t love meatballs (except vegans/vegetarians obviously)? 😀 I am sure that everyone have a family recipe you love, something your grandmother or your mom used to do, and which is one of your favorite comfort food ever 🙂 Today I am going to show my recipe. A cut I love for it is the…

Lasagne al Pesto

Do you you have too much pesto at home? 😀 then here it is a good solution 😀 If you love pesto, then you are going to love this recipe. It requires some job, but it’s not too complicated, moreover if you prepare more you can also freeze it, and eat it whenever you want,…

Skirt Steak Roll, with Ragusano Cheese and Bell Peppers

I think I already wrote in other posts how much I love the skirt steak, with its very beefy flavor and also good prices 🙂 Normally I prefer to keep my steaks simple, but this time I decided to make a roll with it, since its shape helps for this kind of preparation, and I…

Penne with Pistachio Pesto and Mortadella

After having posted a recipe with pistachio pesto and dried tomatoes, here it is another easy and fast recipe, where this time the pistachio pesto is paired with a very good mortadella, a classic and perfect match 🙂   INGREDIENTS (2 people): 180 g penne 100 g pistachio pesto (about 60% pistachio, 40% extra virgin…