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Ricotta Plum Cake

  Ricotta Plum Cake, simple Italian ricotta coffee cake with plums, baked in spring form pan is an Italian Plumcake with a twist.     With so much said and written about this late summer plum dessert, I decided to write about the difference between two types of cakes. The… Read more »

Vareniki Recipe

  Vareniki are Ukrainian perogies recipe aka pierogies. Dumplings filled with cottage cheese, boiled in salted water are budget friendly tasty lunch or dinner everybody loves! What are vareniki? Vareniki are classic Ukrainian dumplings similar to Polish pierogi, stuffed with cottage chese in this recipe! They are so popular that… Read more »

Grandmother’s Pine Nut Pie

  Grandmother’s Pine Nut Pie : Torta della Nonna con Pignoli recipe.   Hello everybody ! We had my birthday party last week end and I decided to bake and publish one of two best desserts I grew up with: Grandmother’s Pine Nut Pie. There is something very special about… Read more »

Chicken Cacciatore (Pollo alla Cacciatora)

  Chicken Cacciatore (Pollo alla Cacciatora) is Hunter’s chicken stew, rustic Italian classic with chicken thighs and drumsticks, mushrooms, and olives simmered in red wine to get rustic sauce served with your favorite pasta! Authentic stovetop version.   For decades, my grandmother used to prepare suppers for a group of… Read more »