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Chocolate Anise Biscotti
Biscotti, Cookies

Chocolate Anise Biscotti

  As promised from my last post, affectionately dubbed by friends overkill Affogato, these are my mini chocolate anise biscotti. Studded with dark chocolate chips, with the lovely scent from orange zest and the sweet flavors of both anise extract and ground anise. And, well just because I sometimes do not […]

Affogato
Dessert, Drinks

Affogato

Affogato, in Italian literally translates to “drowned.” It is a classic Italian dessert! One where hot meets cold and creates a luscious, dreamy concoction that is just perfect for those searingly hot and sticky days, such as the ones Montreal has been experiencing this past week. The freshly brewed deep […]

Sandwich Cookie Pops
Cookies

Sandwich Cookie Pops

  This past week turned out to be pretty challenging for me. It has been quite hectic in my kitchen trying to finish dozens of chocolate cake pops and these yummy sandwich cookie pops…all for a good cause! A few colleagues and I organize an annual bake sale to raise […]

Chocolate Zucchini Doughnuts
Cakes, Doughnuts

Chocolate Zucchini Doughnuts

  I have shared a couple of doughnut recipes here on the blog before and both of the deep fried variety. Such as these Zeppole, Ricotta Doughnuts and more recently my Castagnole Fritte. However, my chocolate zucchini doughnuts featured today are of a completely different variety. They are baked not fried and with the addition […]

Citrus Madeleines
Cakes, Cookies

Citrus Madeleines

These citrus madeleines are a two bite cake-like cookie. Sun kissed with a light golden brown color and bursting with the sweet citrusy flavors of lemon, lime and orange rinds, with an added crunch from the ground almonds. A classic French style snacking cake, with a distinctive shell shape and […]

Castagnole Fritte
Dessert, Doughnuts

Castagnole Fritte

These castagnole fritte are deep fried sweet pastry balls and although immensely popular during Carnival season in Italy, my mom would typically make them during the Easter holiday. They were always served piled high on a large serving platter and would disappear in no time at all. They are to Italians the equivalent […]

Lemon Spaghetti with shrimp
Pasta

Lemon Spaghetti with shrimp

This bright and bold lemon spaghetti dish features succulent jumbo shrimps which have been marinated in a few simple ingredients such as EVOO, lemon rind, minced garlic and parsley. You will love it for it’s simplicity and for how quickly it can be put together on a busy weeknight, or […]