Posts from the ‘dolci’ category

magozino di limone italiano: {italian lemon crostada}

It was my first trip to the Amalfi coast in Italia. The train ride from the north was wonderful. There really is nothing like a European…

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baba torta al la napolitana con crema pasticcera: {neapolitan rum cake}

September and October are favorite months for our famiglia. We celebrate two birthdays (Carina who turned 18 and I who turned the big 50) and we…

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koulourakia {greek sesame twist cookies}

My parents have told me hundreds of stories of when they first arrived in New York from Italia. They had to learn so much and were…

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mini limoncello and lemon tortes

Sweet treats and indulgences are one of my life’s secret luxuries. There are those of us who love chocolate (I adore dark chocolate) and those of…

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spinach, eggplant and zucchini lasagna

I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter holiday. In Italia, Pasqua (Easter) is second only to Christmas, a very important holiday to most as it marks the resurrection…

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flourless chocolate cake with chocolate-dipped orange segments & sea salt

St. Valentine’s Day. A day based on a somewhat confusing history of pagan fertility festivals and the romantic story of St. Valentine, his love of love…

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italian panettone

I have loved the tradition of holiday panettone since I was a child. This delicious yeasty, slighty sweet cake was featured during our Christmas celebrations and New Years Eve parties…

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italian lemon & ricotta biscotti

Italians love their biscotti and this is a recipe that I have researched and modified over the years for the best texture and flavor. The original…

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rustic apple galette with gluten-free crust

I grew up where apple trees abound. The fall harvest of apples played a significant role in my famiglia’s fall weekends. Apple pie is one of…

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ring cake ala romagnola

I adore simple cakes and desserts. I am not a fan of heavy, sweet frostings or cream laden desserts or snacks. I do appreciate our traditional…

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