An Ancient Dessert: Biancomangiare (Blancmange)

Biancomangiare (Blancmange)
Biancomangiare (Blancmange)

Today I propose you, the Biancomangiare an ancient Italian dessert, made specifically in Valle d’Aosta, Sardinia, and Sicily. Do not confuse it with panna cotta even if they are very similar. For the preparation of Biancomangiare (blancmange) there are two versions, one with cow’s milk and the other with almond’s milk, which is the original recipe. You can tryRead more

My Aunt Loredana’s Mandarin Pudding

My Aunt Loredana's Mandarin Pudding
Gelo and Pudding

Che bonta`!!!πŸ˜‹ This is a recipe inherited from my Aunt Loredana, the Mandarin Pudding, as you may have guessed, is made out of fresh mandarin juice. I like to use seasonal fruits and March is the last good month for orange and mandarin fruits. Do not miss this opportunity to make this masterpiece, so hurryRead more

Sicilian Lemon Frost – Gelo di Limone

Sicilian Lemon Frost -Gelo di Limone
Gelo di Limone

Frost is a typical dessert of the peasant Sicilians tradition, made with seasonal fruit, during and introduced by the Arab domination.  In these days of stifling heat, the SICILIAN LEMON FROST, a light and refreshing dessert made with water, lemon juice, sugar, and starch, to thicken, could not be missing from the kitchen of Solo-Dolce. YouRead more

10-Minute Salad Prep with Burrata and Oranges

10-Minute Salad Prep with Burrata and Oranges
10-Minute Salad Prep with Burrata and Oranges

You need only 10 minutes to prepare the salad with burrata and oranges … it is a fresh and appetizing dish, enriched by the presence of the delicious and creamy burrata. It is an original Italian dish, to be eaten in any season. You do not have the time to prepare something for lunch or dinner, it takes only 10 minutes, take the green salad youRead more

Orange Salad

Delicious Sicilian Orange Salad
Delicious Sicilian Orange Salad

I remember when in third grade my teacher told us the legend of the orange tree.The orange tree was living in a beautiful island, a land surrounded by a clear blue sea where the sun often shone even in winter and it was never cold.The Orange tree was always covered with green and glossy leaves.Read more

Melissa’s Special Holiday Sweet Potato Casserole

Melissa's Special Holiday Sweet Potato Casserole
Melissa's Special Holiday Sweet Potato Casserole

Hi guys! Welcome back! I have a special Sweet Potato Casserole recipe for you, a rarity on my website, an American Holiday recipe.  My dear friend Melissa and I met when her and my daughter got close in preschool and have now been best friends for 10 years or so. Since our families are close sometimes we celebrate Christmas and ThanksgivingRead more

Winter Salad Recipe with Pomegranate, Orange and Almonds

Winter Salad Recipe with Pomegranate, Orange and Almonds
Winter Salad Recipe with Pomegranate, Orange and Almonds

The Winter Salad Recipe provides you the sweet and fresh flavor of pomegranate and orange while almonds provide you with proteins, vitamins, and Omega 3. Not only does pomegranate and orange give you freshness, but they are the elixir of youth. Especially the pomegranate has long been considered one of the most extraordinary fruits brought to you by nature, thanks to its fightRead more

Potatoes Cooked in White Wine and Fresh Oregano

Potatoes Cooked in White Wine and Fresh Oregano
Potatoes Cooked in White Wine and Fresh Oregano

They are a very tasty and easy to prepare if you are looking for a side dish. The POTATOES are COOKED in a pan included with onions and carrots in extra virgin olive oil. Halfway through cooking, WHITE WINE and FRESH OREGANO should be added. The aroma of the wine and the fragrance of oregano make the potatoes very special and appetizing.

Sicilian Tomato Salad with Oregano and Olives

Sicilian Tomato Salad with Oregano and Olives
Sicilian Tomato Salad with Oregano and Olives

The TOMATO SALAD is a typical dish of the SICILIAN summer season, which accompanies many main courses, from meat to fish, or as a refreshing dish after a hot day. At the fruit and vegetable market the focus during this season are the tomatoes, characterized by a soft pulp, with a pleasantly aromatic flavor, they are rich in healthy properties forRead more