Italianchips tests quick and easy recipes

Yes, it looks strange, I know. You clicked on a recipe and find yourself here. Where are Italianchip’s easy recipes?

But I assure you’re in the right place. I am Ana, the author of Italianchips blog, the one you’re looking for. I continue to love and test easy recipes and publish the ones that are worth it, the ones I feel comfortable to suggest you because I have already tried it.

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For a strange mix of coincidences the blog had its archives corrupted and I couldn’t save its configuration. And, yes, another coincidence, I forgot to copy the backups from my computer before having it formatted… Now I am slowly adding all the recipes to this new blog. Fortunately I could save most of the material I had online, so I don’t have to rewrite everything :-O!

I hope you’ll be patient or, better, if you’re so kind to drop me a line to anamariacosta @ gmail.com asking me the recipe you’re looking for so I’ll add it as the next of the list. Otherwise, please subscribe to this blog (on your left, just below my bio photo) and I will update you when new recipes are posted.

Scrolling down you can see the recipes I have already published again.

Thank you for coming :-)

Napoleons pastries … who resists?

Napoleons pastries … who resists?

I wasn’t such a fan of napoleons pastries since the day before yesterday. I remember when I was a child and my parents were still together that my father used to buy napoleaons for my mother in a cute pastry shop in Ipanema, called Achille’s. In Brazil they are called as in Italian – mil(…)

Sweet and sour vegetables

Sweet and sour vegetables

I loved these sweet and sour vegetables since the first time I prepared them. My children don’t like vegetables that much but I don’t mind – I ate it all by myself…while my husband was still deciding if he wanted them or not! Sometimes we think that the sweet and sour is too drastic, or(…)

15 minutes coconut truffle recipe!

15 minutes coconut truffle recipe!

I was really curious about this coconut truffle recipe. No baking…15 minutes ready??? And it is true! They are so tasty, so good, so easy! It is perfect to present someone when you’re invited to dinner, it’s perfect for any occasion as you really need little time to prepare this irresistible truffles. You just have(…)

Caramelized onions to die for

Caramelized onions to die for

The first time I prepared these caramelized onions I ate it all by myself.  So for the next times I prepared bigger quantities. This caramelized onions recipe is so easy you can’t make anything wrong. It is pretty simple and I assure you will have success with your guests. I served it with Carasau bread, as on(…)

A Greek cheese tart you will not resist, I swear!

A Greek cheese tart you will not resist, I swear!

When I found this Greek cheese tart I was tempted to do it the same day. But I didn’t have feta (Greek cheese) at home…but it remained in my mind, and today I prepared it before lunch. This cheese tart is so easy to prepare that I was quite doubtful. Then the strong aroma while(…)

Italian donuts, the Carnival fritters in Italy

Italian donuts, the Carnival fritters in Italy

These are the typical Italian donuts prepared here for Carnival. This is also the original recipe of my husband’s aunt Pina ( a very common name in Italy, it’s the nickname of Giuseppina that comes from Giuseppe – Josef). These donuts are tasty and easy to prepare. One of those recipes that “come by themselves”,(…)

Irresistible baked french fries

Irresistible baked french fries

These baked french fries WILL conquer you. They are simple to prepare, are sooooo tasty and you just can’t stop eating them. And the best is that…is needs less oil than the quantity you use to dress your salad! As I read it on this recipe, I decided to try them immediately. The result? I(…)

French easy bread with no kneading

French easy bread with no kneading

An easy bread recipe? It sounds like an irresistible appeal to me as I love to make bread. Very often I find and test bread recipes that are pretty good, but need kneading and special ways to work the dough that, at the end, I don’t prepare them anymore (obviously there are exceptions, such as the(…)

A creamy apple pie to say hello again

A creamy apple pie to say hello again

An apple pie is something that recalls home, recalls that feeling of feeling good. It reflects how I feel being back to this loved blog. I was away for job reasons and also for some trips I’ve been doing (just love travelling too), and I finally could manage to come back. I then decided to change(…)

Zucchini fritters: delight your palate with this light recipe

Zucchini fritters: delight your palate with this light recipe

I love these zucchini fritters. I often prepare half recipe (about ten fritters or more) and…eat it all by myself. They have that taste that just lead you to eat one after another. Fortunately, they’re light and give me no guilty feeling. I called them zucchini fritters but they’re not deep fried. I do cook(…)

Fantastic pizza crust recipe with low carbs!

Fantastic pizza crust recipe with low carbs!

I recently discovered this pizza crust recipe… with low carbs! I was very curious and tried it immediately. The result? I did it again the day after too ;-). I saw many different recipes and at the end, did one of mine. Probably the simplest as I do love recipes that are easy to prepare.(…)

My Light Gorgonzola Sauce

My Light Gorgonzola Sauce

This is a light gorgonzola sauce. Why? Because I always try to save calories when possible. The gorgonzola is a delicious cheese that has its fat and doesn’t need more. Why add cream? I prefer this lighter version that keeps all the taste and flavor. This sauce is perfect for my simple gnocchi recipe (I’ll(…)

Delicious & Easy Tuna Patties

Delicious & Easy Tuna Patties

I prepared these easy tuna patties just because I had some ricotta in the fridge that needed to be used. My children were home and they love tuna and so I didn’t worry as they would be eaten the same. What I didn’t imagine was that they would come so good, with a taste that(…)

Strawberries and Cream Santa Claus

Strawberries and Cream Santa Claus

When I first saw these strawberries and cream Santa Claus I could quite not wait to prepare them. They’re beautiful, they’re tender…I quite had no courage to eat them. They are those kind of Christmas treats that takes us back to our childhood’s memories, those kind of “magic” things. Yes, because Christmas IS magic. No(…)

My Favorite Baked Eggplant Gratin

My Favorite Baked Eggplant Gratin

I can’t remember the first time I prepared these baked eggplant gratin. I just love it and prepare it the whole year as it is a recipe that doesn’t “care” about eggplant seasonality. I haven’t (yet ;-)) counted the calories, but it is a light recipe because the eggplant is baked in the oven or(…)

Scrumptious Mushroom Salad

Scrumptious Mushroom Salad

I first ate this mushroom salad a couple of years ago in a friend’s restaurant. Since then I’ve prepared it so many times at home. I use to prepare it as a starter, but I have also eaten this mushroom salad for lunch when I was by myself. It has many qualities I appreciate so(…)

Parmesan Homemade Chips For Your Salads

Parmesan Homemade Chips For Your Salads

I already knew these Parmesan homemade chips through my sister. She even taught me to prepare Parmesan baskets with it to serve individual salad portions (as soon as you take it out of the oven, place it onto an upside down cup and it will solidify with that shape). Yesterday I saw this recipe on(…)

Easy Smoked Salmon Appetizer (Not Only) For Christmas

Easy Smoked Salmon Appetizer (Not Only) For Christmas

This easy smoked salmon appetizer is not quite a recipe, but a good (in both senses) idea. It is pretty simple and quick to prepare and pleases all tastes. I prepared it for the first time this Summertime as a no time snack (just left it into the fridge) – needless to say there were(…)

Brazilian Christmas French Toast – Rabanadas

Brazilian Christmas French Toast – Rabanadas

This Brazilian cinnamon french toast has been present in all my Christmas lunches and dinners since now. It has always been my mother’s favorite Christmas sweet and usually she is the one who prepares it (this post was originally published on Dec 4th, 2013). The recipe may lightly vary between different families – and it is(…)

Appetizing Potato Focaccia Recipe

Appetizing Potato Focaccia Recipe

I prepared this potato focaccia recipe yesterday, it was good just as the ones you buy in Italian bakery shops during the morning. When I came to live in Italy, I used to live in a very small city and shop for groceries in a small aunt’s local market. It was about a block from(…)

And so this is Christmas …Cookies

And so this is Christmas …Cookies

Since I saw these Christmas cookies I keep singing John Lennon’s song – and so this is Christmas, and what have you done? Another year over, and a new one just begun… I love John Lennon (my dog is called Lennon and his mate Yoko ;-)) and love this Christmas cookies… they just make me(…)

How to make pasta from scratch

How to make pasta from scratch

I was postponing this how to make pasta post for no special reason. But yesterday I just felt like it was time to make pasta and post about it for a special reason (it was originally posted Nov 22nd 2013 as Italianchips). I live in Olbia, Sardinia, a city that was devastated by an inundation(…)

Gratifying Chicken Recipe

Gratifying Chicken Recipe

This chicken recipe was the school “report card” dish for my children for many years. They love it and when they were teens it was their favorite dish. So, each time we had to commemorate something like good report cards (they had always great ones), this was the lunch menu, together with white rice. You(…)

Adorable Glass Cookie Recipe

Adorable Glass Cookie Recipe

I prepared this glass cookie recipe thinking about Christmas, even if I end up loving the heart shaped one more than the star shaped cookie. It is a simple cookie recipe…with a great effect, in my opinion. A really cute idea not only for Christmas, but anytime you want to present or surprise someone. You(…)

Appetizing Brioche Bread With No Milk Nor Butter

Appetizing Brioche Bread With No Milk Nor Butter

This brioche bread resembles those soft milk buns…but with no milk at all, but water. Yes, these delicacies are prepared with no dairies without losing any taste. We’ve been eating them for breakfast, and the aroma they spread when I warm them is so inviting and comforting. Let me tell you in advance it is(…)

Stunning chocolate cake

Stunning chocolate cake

I prepared this chocolate cake less than 24 hours after seeing its recipe. I photographed it and sent to my children and my daughter answered me: “Stunning!” Yes, it is stunning. It is gluttonous, inviting, comforting and all those adjectives we use to name chocolate treats. I believe it’s a good idea for Christmas time,(…)

Almond Meringue Recipe – I Did It!

Almond Meringue Recipe – I Did It!

I was trying to prepare a meringue recipe with no success. Since I ate a wonderful almond meringue in a restaurant, I’ve been trying to replicate it, as the chef keeps his recipe as a secret. Well, after some unsuccessful meringues that came out chewy, this one really satisfied me. <!–more–> It is a typical(…)

Portuguese Custard Tarts …To Die For

Portuguese Custard Tarts …To Die For

I ate Portuguese custard tarts each time I’ve been to Portugal. It is mandatory. You just can’t visit Portugal without eating (many of) them. I packed and brought them home but, since a couple of weeks ago I had never tried to prepare them at home, believing it was such a difficult and complex tart.(…)

A Delicious Baked Eggplant Parmesan

A Delicious Baked Eggplant Parmesan

I have always tried different baked eggplant parmesan recipes as I always try not to fry. I have found a good one using grilled or baked purple eggplants, but this recipe here adds that taste of greed that grilled things usually don’t have  It takes a little bit more time than the grilled ones, but(…)

Easy & Light Donut Recipe

Easy & Light Donut Recipe

Here you have an easy and healthy donut recipe. I tried it because I was curious about, and I loved it. It is light and it is healthy because it is baked instead of fried, and prepared with brown sugar, ricotta cheese and whole wheat flour. It is also easy to prepare and really fit(…)