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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Tropical Biscotti
Biscotti

Tropical Biscotti

I have been away from my blog for most of the month for a couple of reasons…but first let me share these deliciously simple tropical biscotti with you! Last weekend we celebrated my beautiful, bright and vivacious daughter’s birthday. It was such a fun filled evening spent with close family […]