Breakfast & Brunch

Oat and date bars

Oat and date bars

I love this recipe for energy-packed, nutritious oat bars. These are great to have in the house as a healthy snack or quick breakfast on-the-go with…

Waste-not Muffins

Waste-not Muffins

Every autumn, I rediscover my oven. I spend most of the long, hot summer months avoiding anything that involves overheating my kitchen. So when the…

Eggs Benedict

Eggs Benedict

Photo by Diana Perez My friend Nicos is a travel advisor and tour operator, and has the enviable job of journeying to the farthest…

Carrot Peel Muffins

Carrot Peel Muffins

I created this recipe for my friend Lisa Casali, who does a wonderful job of raising awareness about food waste and sustainable eating. I prepared these…

Olive oil and Apple Muffins

Olive oil and Apple Muffins

We are all aware that certain things get better with age: cheese, wine, certain male actors… but muffins are not usually included in this category….

Breakfast muffins

Breakfast muffins

These are healthier than my usual muffins. I was craving a less-sweet and more wholesome breakfast treat that I could eat in a hurry…

Pumpkin Pancakes

Pumpkin Pancakes

Tomorrow I begin my long journey back to Italy. It used to be a much easier trip, I would down a Bloody Mary and a sleeping…

Blueberry Scones with Pine Nuts

Blueberry Scones with Pine Nuts

I’ve had a long-standing a prejudice against scones, caused by the over-sized, dry and flavorless bricks sold in coffee shops all over the States. I must thank…

Savory Asparagus Muffins

Savory Asparagus Muffins

Horray! Picnic season is back again, and I plan on eating outdoors any time the weather permits over the next months. Yesterday, my friend…

Lighter Chocolate Muffins

Lighter Chocolate Muffins

To be honest, I sometimes crave a sweet, chocolatey muffin, but don’t necessarily want to consume 400 calories in 30 seconds. I’m not prone…

Doughnuts

Doughnuts

Photo and recipe from the book American Bakery, © Gribaudo 2012. Photo by Emilio Scoti, styling by Luisa Girola. I couldn’t resist posting at least…