Baba Ganoush, Hummus and Pita Bread. — Passion cook

As i have mentioned in my earlier posts, i am vegetarian for a month. The thing that i do once or twice a year. My body is just asking for it, i guess. And i find, that the most difficult in vegetarian diet is to get a proper amounts of proteins, as i am well […]…

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The 30 Friends of Summer Tour Extended Into September!

Ciao Amici! As some of you may be aware, over the past few weeks, we’ve been on a Fare Blog Tour! We’re enjoying our journey immensely yet, are hungry for more! So, we’ve decided to extend this excellent expedition into September 2016. From the beginning, our goal was to share the deliciousness from our favorite food…

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Sicilian Sausage Alfredo & Italian Cheese Braided Pizza Bread

Another Saturday (or any) Night Special at home! I’ve converted my Mama Carmela’s ham bread recipe into a “busy chef” version using Alfredo sauce as the base and also for dipping. If you want to simplify the process, pop on over to your nearest pizza shoppe. Most pizzerias will sell pounds of their dough to…

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Quick, Fast, Easy & Foolproof 30 Minute Pizza Dough

Super Quick Pizza Dough Since we’re in Pizza week here at Once Upon a Spice I wanted to share a very tasty Pizzaria style dough that’s ready to top in about 30 minutes! This soft pillowy base works wonderfully for Quick, Fast, Easy and Delicious pizza, stuffed breads, calzones and stromboli. So easy to put…

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French Avocado Egg Salad

Haas Avocados Offer the Fullest Buttery Flavor This humble sandwich spread or salad is delicatessen worthy, hands down. The simple pairing of the two main, basic, but essential ingredients provide a sandwich shoppe classic made in heaven. The soft buttery texture and flavor of avocados blends perfectly with the creaminess of the eggs and mayo. The…

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Tuscan Panzanella-Italian Bread Salad

This week we will be exploring the wonders of salad–standalone, sandwich fillers, ethnic-based, potato packed and even an unusual, colorful veggie cornucopia! Today, I’m starting out with an old world,  Italian, family favorite-Panzanella. This fresh, colorful spring and summertime salad offers an incredible and flavorful marriage of tastes–savory, salty, tangy, pungent and sweet. You may…

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Jana’s Savory Golden Beef Hand Pies

These super easy, golden, savory hand pies are very versatile and mix and match, if you will. Intermingle different veggies, use chicken or pork instead of beef, mix up herbs and seasonings to taste, maybe even add a bit of cheese—it’s your call! However, this is our friend Jana’s version and the flavors, status quo, are phenomenal!…

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Crema Greek Yogurt Pane: Big Flavor with No Biga!

According to Wiki, Biga is a type of pre-fermentation used in Italian baking. Many popular Italian types of bread, including ciabatta, are made using a biga. Using a biga adds complexity to the bread’s flavor and is often used in breads that need a light, open texture with holes. Apart from adding to flavor and…

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Braided Easter Ham Pepperoni & Cheese Bread with Tutorial

  My Mama always made this tasty bread for every religious holiday and if we begged, sometimes in between. Mom used to buy pounds of aged meats and cheeses and painstakingly cube every bit. Then she would mix fresh beaten eggs and finely grated Parmesan and fill and roll, what seemed like dozens, of loaves….

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