I’m not a professional photographer, but I love taking pictures, mostly of the food that I whip up in the kitchen for my family. Our dinner becomes my inspiration. My aim is to snap a shot of a beautiful meal, and make the picture speak. It should capture the flavor and aroma of the dish and make the viewers crave to run for their apron and whisk and try my recipes.

I’m probably not always successful at this, but I do put in my best effort!

With my quick and easy recipes, I want to show my readers that even with a busy schedule, you can find the time to prepare a homemade and wholesome dinner. Per Italian tradition, I find it extremely important to end my day at the dinner table with my family.

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Today, I want to show you that you don’t need to be a pastry chef to bake a deliciously tempting dessert

These beautiful and elegant apple roses are the perfect example

If you check out the steps of my recipe, you will see that it’s not that hard to make this dessert

All you need to do is stretch out and cut the puff pastry, spread with apricot preserve, place the thin and soft apple slices on the dough

Sprinkle them with cinnamon (of course!) and roll up the pastry

After 45 minutes in the oven, you will have an amazing and deliciously healthy dessert

I promise you: yours will be just as beautiful as mine

You will not only be impressed by the look of these apple roses, but also by their taste: naturally sweet, organic apple slices rolled up in perfectly crispy and buttery puff pastry

Now tell me: do these pictures speak to you?!?