Author: Marisa

Doughnuts

Zeppole, Ricotta Doughnuts

These zeppole are so incredibly light… sweet and crunchy on the outside and pillowy soft on the inside. As an added bonus, they are simply a snap to make at home. Zeppole are traditionally eaten during the Festa di San Giuseppe (Saint Joseph’s Day) , which is celebrated every March […]

Pasta

Lasagna

My mother was a kind and gentle soul. On Sunday afternoons she would happily look forward to the arrival of her daughters and grand-kids, greeting everyone at the door and after the initial “buon giorno” she would turn to her grand-kids and proclaim “mi sembra dimagrito”, you look like you’ve […]

Cakes, cupcakes

Red Velvet Cupcakes

A colleague of mine started a new tradition at work. Rather than collecting money for a birthday cake on someone’s special day, the “birthday person” gets to bring a cake or treat. Since baking is right up my alley, it works just fine for me. The difficult part was in […]

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Muffins

Raspberry Crumb Muffins

These delightful Raspberry Crumb Muffins are a cross between a very good crumb cake and a delicious muffin! I am very excited to share this muffin recipe with you. Why?….You ask! Well let me tell you. The base of this recipe is like a very good cake. It is buttery […]

Cookies

Raspberry Linzer Cookie

These classic heart shaped Linzer cookies filled with ruby red raspberry jam make a perfect Valentine’s dessert. With all the flavors of the original Linzertorte and said to be the oldest cake in the world. The Linzertorte, dating back to 1653 from Admont Abbey in Austria, is filled with preserves and […]