Chestnuts Yule Log
Mini butter cakes
As you can see on the picture, those mini cakes can be garnished with whatever you like (here pistachios and poppy candies, but try with chocolate chips, almonds, raspberries...)
Gingerbread and chocolate Yule log
Chicken sauté with capers and olives
Pumpkin and leeks soup
Palmito cacio e peppe
Last time I visited my local Trader Joes I was very intrigued by a pack of palmito spaghettis (they call it Heart of Palm pasta, to be found in the pasta section). It reminded me of a fantastic apetizer we had 2 years ago in Brasil: palmito pasta carbonara. Very curious to cook those at home I decided to prepare them Cacio e Pepe style, with a little twist.
Here is the recipe:
1 TBS oil, 1 TBS butter, ½ TBS saffron
1 pack palmito pasta
1/8 cup ground pepper (half black, half Vietnamese pepper or Szechuan pepper)
1.5 cup grated pecorino
Heat in a frying pan the butter and the oil. Add the saffron and cook for a minute, add the pasta (directly from the pack). Once the pasta is hot add all the cheese and pepper immediately, toss and serve!
Super fast, super simple, healthy, easy and delicious.