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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.        

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 easier […]

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 few extra […]

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 […]

Pumpkin Cutout Cookies

Pumpkin Cutout Cookies

Don’t these look adorable! I don’t know about you but I do not usually get excited when it comes to sugar cookie recipes. I feel like they lack something and their only real use is to make cookie shapes for the holidays.  So years ago […]

The Best Ever Panna Cotta with Cinnamon

The Best Ever Panna Cotta with Cinnamon

  It doesn’t get much better than this dessert, Panna Cotta.  This is one of those really easy dishes to make and it tastes amazing!  It is also a great dessert to entertain with because it is easy, is made ahead of time and it […]

Homemade Apple Almond Scones

Homemade Apple Almond Scones

This week, my son was complaining that he was still hungry after lunch at school and asked if I could pack him some more food (even though his lunch bag is already packed all the way to the top);  I guess he is a growing […]