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Italian Plum Tart

Italian Plum Tart

  Italian plum tarts are a delicious and easy way to make a dessert with plums.  The filling for the tart is very easy and is made of eggs, cream and sugar, no fancy techniques to fuss with.  The crust of the tart can be […]

Italian Berry Cake with Mascarpone Cream

Italian Berry Cake with Mascarpone Cream

  This Italian Berry cake is light and delicious and perfect for the non-baker because it comes out beautiful and is just mixing, cooking and then assembling at the end.  It makes a great addition to your special occasions (how I use it) or for […]

Cardamom Shortbread Cookies with Dark Chocolate and Coconut

Cardamom Shortbread Cookies with Dark Chocolate and Coconut

  These cardamom shortbread cookies are a delicious twist on the traditional shortbread.  The cardamom enhances the richness of the shortbread without taking over the flavor.  The Dark chocolate and coconut dip is an additional optional step that complements this shortbread and dresses it up […]

Basil Olive Oil Cake with Sweet Whipped Cream

Basil Olive Oil Cake with Sweet Whipped Cream

  This basil olive oil cake recipe is such an amazing fresh twist on the classic Italian olive oil cake.  The basil lends a beautiful aromatic flavor to the cake without overpowering it.  This is great served in the summer when basil is plentiful but […]

Caramelized Pink Grapefruit

Caramelized Pink Grapefruit

  This dish is a simple way to enjoy grapefruit and end any meal.  The sugar added to to the top of the grapefruit and then broiled adds a sweet twist to the this delicious winter fruit.   [lt_recipe name=”Caramelized Pink Grapefruit” servings=”2″ prep_time=”5M” cook_time=”5M” […]

Italian Bread Pudding with Vanilla Sauce

Italian Bread Pudding with Vanilla Sauce

  Italian bread pudding is a very simple straight forward dessert which uses stale bread, golden raisins, eggs, sugar and milk.  It is baked in the oven and often topped with a rich sauce.  For this recipe I have simplified the sauce to make it […]

Horchata Panna Cotta

Horchata Panna Cotta

  This horchota panna cotta is a dish that blends two cultures (Mexican and Italian) together in a food dish.  Since horchata already has the cinnamon and vanilla base I knew it would work so well in a custard form like panna cotta.  Actually, Panna […]

Blackberry and Sour Cream Scones

Blackberry and Sour Cream Scones

    Well, I am writing yet another scone recipe and this one may be my all time favorite!  It has blackberries which I love and sour cream that adds a tenderness and richness that many scone recipes lack.  This recipe has you do a […]

Almond Cake

Almond Cake

​   Ok, if you are looking for an amazing dessert that tastes and looks like you bought it at a nice European bakery, then this is the dish for you! Like all of my desserts, this cake is super easy to make, uses only […]

Triple Berry Shortbread Tart

Triple Berry Shortbread Tart

  I just made a triple berry shortbread tart and let me tell you it is amazing (singing!)  If there is a dessert I love almost more than anything it is shortbread.  I can eat it in cookie form, bar form, raw form…..  I definitely […]



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