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Chocolate Orange Ricotta Tart
Dessert, Tart

Chocolate Orange Ricotta Tart

A simple yet elegant Chocolate Orange Ricotta Tart made with a crumbly pastry crust, a silky smooth filling of ricotta and mascarpone cheeses. The zest of tangerines with its juices adds a lovely citrusy scent…and of course some grated semi-sweet chocolate simply because chocolate does indeed make everything better. Growing […]

Sweet Crispy Easter Pasta Nests
Dessert

Sweet Crispy Easter Pasta Nests

Turn fresh egg pasta into irresistible Sweet Crispy Easter Pasta Nests which are deep fried till golden brown and drizzled with honey and then topped with candy coated chocolate Easter eggs. Pasta not only makes a comforting first course meal but also can be transformed into a rather playful dessert. Italians have […]

Broccoli and Chicken Farfalle
Pasta

Broccoli and Chicken Farfalle

A hearty pasta dish, Broccoli and Chicken Farfalle. You’ll find that a meal such as this one satisfies both the carnivores and vegetable lovers as well as those who need an occasional carbohydrate fix. After suffering a nasty bout of the flu in the last few weeks, I must say it feels pretty […]

Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes
Cupcake, Vegan

Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes

These Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes are amazingly moist, fluffy and ever so light in taste! And, simply because one can never have too much chocolate I’ve topped them with a dollop of dark chocolate glaze. Every once in awhile my daughter brainstorms and decides to go on a 30 day vegan […]

Baci di Dama
Italian Cookies

Baci di Dama

Baci di Dama or rather Lady’s Kisses are melt-in-your-mouth hazelnut cookies which are nestled together with a dollop of dark silky chocolate. These light and delicate hazelnut morsels are one of Italy’s famous cookies and were made popular by the pastry shops of Tortona in the province of Alessandria which is […]