Mrs. Carla Monti

Mrs. Carla Monti

Friday, October 28, 2016

Happy Birthday Grandpa!

It was my dad's birthday a few months ago, and his favorite (and only) granddaughter sang (or garbled) Happy Birthday to him over vanilla mascarpone cupcakes!

2019 Birthday!

Fall Cooking!

My husband and I both love to cook. In our newly remodelled kitchen in our new home? Even better! My husband designed every aspect of our new kitchen and it is a chef's dream - plenty of light, gorgeous granite counter space for prep, and handy cabinets every which way.

Gemelli with fresh pesto and burrata cheese.

Oven roasted chicken thighs, marsala baby bella mushrooms, and oven roasted asparagus.

Orzo salad with roasted zucchini, potatoes and mushrooms, and grilled chicken breasts.

 Linguini alle vongole - pasta with clams in white wine sauce.

Cheese plate, grapes, and a glass of Cabernet - this is a weekly staple at our house!

Pizza pizza!

My husband is Italian and the best chef I know. His food is incredible. He doesn't ever need a recipe, and he's one of those self-assured cooks who can absolutely wing it, and whatever "it" is, will be the best you've ever had. My favorite has to be his pizza. His dough is perfect, sauce delicious and toppings always come out just right!

Fall Baking!

Fall is my favorite season. Though we miss out on beautiful leaves changing color, it finally does cool down here in South Florida and there are a handful of days where we can legitimately wear scarves (closer to December/January).

My birthday, my husband's birthday, our dating anniversary, and our wedding anniversary are all within the next three months (not to mention Thanksgiving and Christmas!) so this is a special time for us and our family.

What better way to celebrate so much love, than with baking? And holiday flavors no less! I love breaking out that pumpkin!

Pumpkin Ale Cupcakes With Baileys Cream Cheese Frosting - Recipe here!

Pumpkin Spice Muffins -Recipe here!

Cream Cheese Swirled Pumpkin Muffins - Recipe here!

White Chocolate Macademia Nut Muffins With White Chocolate Glaze - Recipe here!