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Stuffed Zucchini with Ricotta

Are you ready for a great, make ahead, vegetarian dish? This Stuffed Zucchini with Ricotta is what you are looking for. Not only is it delicious but these Stuffed Zucchini with Ricotta can be made well ahead of time. Prepare, refrigerate then pop into the oven. All...

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Nutella Panna Cotta

Nutella Panna Cotta is not a difficult dessert. But it is a delicious and impressive dessert. This is will be your go-to dessert for every occasion. Whether it's the special finish to Valentine's Day dinner, Easter lunch dessert or a treat for your family, this is it....

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Spiced Dried Fruit with Rum

Australian dried fruit is among the best in the world. Whether you like apples, peaches, apricots, pears, prunes, Australia has them all. And this Spiced Dried Fruit with Rum is a perfect recipe to showcase our beautiful fruit produced by our proud farmers. Preserving...

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Orange Syrup cake with Mascarpone Cream

So, you need a great cake and it needs to be dessert as well? Do you find that a bit of a challenge? Let me present this Orange Syrup cake with Mascarpone cream. This cake ticks all the boxes. It's luscious without being overly rich. It's a celebration cake without...

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Stuffed Tomatoes with Rice, Capers and Anchovy

These Stuffed Tomatoes are bursting with the flavours of summer. Perfect served as a side dish or a light lunch with crusty bread like this foccacia. Stuffed Tomatoes are a simple recipe that can be made in advance and baked at the last minute. Tomatoes Here in...

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Pumpkin Scones with Jam and Mascarpone Cream

Pumpkin Scones are such an institution here in Australia. It seems almost unpatriotic to not like Pumpkin Scones or at least scones of any type. Add a little Italian twist with a delicious Mascarpone cream along with your favourite jam and this is a winner for...

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My little kitchen is in the middle of the sugarcane fields of far north Queensland, Australia. I hope to inspire you to cook and bake like an Italian.
Italians cook from the heart and for the love of those we feed.

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