RECIPE: AFFOGATO AL CAFE

A few days ago while browsing through Pinterest I found a dessert recipe that combines two of my favorite things coffee and ice cream. It is so easy, delicious and perfect after a fulfilling meal or a daily indulgence. Affogato al Cafe Serves 1 Put a few scoops of best-quality vanilla ice cream (though you could also use chocolate ice cream) in a bowl, sundae dish or cappuccino cup. Pour over a shot of freshly made espresso and serve immediately. You could also…
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TWENTY-FIVE THANKSGIVING RECIPES YOU HAVE TO TRY

    Thanksgiving is just two days away. Whether you are spending the day as a guest or a hostess a few recipe ideas will be useful for some last minute cooking. I gathered twenty-five Thanksgiving recipes from appetizers to salads, to side dishes, to main dish turkey, to stuffing, to desserts and cocktails. You will find every recipe you will need to make this Thanksgiving feast a day to remember with your loved ones. Enjoy! And if you are…
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SEVEN EASY ONE POT PASTA RECIPES

  I have declared my love for pasta loud and clear through the Pasta Cooking Challenge where I shared for a whole month a few of my favorite pasta recipes. I can have pasta everyday for lunch//dinner, the combinations and recipes are endless. One of the things that makes pasta cooking simple even for those that have limited cooking skills, is that it is so easy to prepare and cook.  While browsing Pinterest the other day, I came across a few interesting…
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PASTA COOKING CHALLENGE: SPAGHETTI WITH SPICY SHRIMP AND TOMATO SAUCE

  The Pasta Cooking Challenge ended last Tuesday leaving me with mixed feelings. From the one hand I was happy with your response to this post series but on the other hand I was sad that it had to come to an end. As I mentioned in the last post from the Pasta Cooking Challenge, I couldn’t let go this project so I am sharing as promised one last more pasta recipe (I promise, it’s the last one for a…
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PASTA COOKING CHALLENGE: SPINACH & FETA CHEESE CANNELLONI

As I am typing this post, there is a heavenly smell coming from the kitchen. I chose for the last recipe of the Pasta Cooking Challenge to make something a little more complicated and time consuming, yet delicious. So with no further delay, Spinach and Feta Cheese Cannelloni is the last dish served through this challenge.    It is the first time, I am making this dish and I can’t wait to try it. It took me about 1 hour…
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PASTA COOKING CHALLENGE: SPICY RAGU WITH SAUSAGE AND RIGATONI

As I am typing this post from the comfort of our apartment in Athens, I can’t believe that it has been more than six months since we moved. It all seems familiar yet different. It is nice catching up with friends and exploring old and new places.    For our first night here, we stocked up our fridge and decided to cook a hearty meal, yet nothing time consuming or complicated. A spicy ragu with sausage and rigatoni was the…
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PASTA COOKING CHALLENGE: LINGUINI CARBONARA

        Right on time for lunch or maybe later for dinner, the first dish of the Pasta Cooking Challenge is served, Linguini Carbonara. It is my favorite pasta dish and even though it isn’t particularly difficult or complex there are many variations. I chose to make Carbonara with linguini, instead of spaghetti after watching Jamie Oliver for years and taking on his advice.  It is a classic Italian pasta dish from Lazio Rome, and its name derives from carbonaro, the…
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PASTA COOKING CHALLENGE!!!

Image via Timeless Memory Prints Etsy Shop During the weekend, I took a look back at the Recipes that I have shared on Shoegal Out In The World and I noticed that I have shared mostly baking recipes and nothing savor. This took me actually by surprise because I love cooking even more than baking. So I decided that it is time to change that and give myself a challenge. And more specifically a Pasta Cooking Challenge!   The challenge will be rather simple.…
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