customizable cupcakes

Cupcakes a.k.a. how to lie to your friends and make them believe you are a pro at baking! They’re the quintessential party food, and bring the fun of every situation! Even – for example – a sad, bleak Tuesday at your office, when you have baked too many and so decided to give diabetes to…

pumpkin cheesecake

Pumpkin pie! Is there anything more American than that? Apart from the McDonald’s, Springsteen and Tom Hanks, I mean. Being obsessed with pumpkin as I am, I have made pumpkin pie several times, following the recipe of misya ( link here for the Italian speakers ) but I have always found the texture a bit…

pumpkin puree from scratch

Ah, November! The crisp air, the turning leaves, and the invasion of pumpkin, cinnamon and chestnut in every. single. dish. Now, to be clear, I am not complaining here! As any western girl grown up with American media, I am not ashamed to admit that I have carved one of the few pumpkins in a…