Latest Recipes

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 […]

Italian Rainbow Cookies
Italian Cookies

Italian Rainbow Cookies

  When planning my Christmas baking, these Italian rainbow cookies are one of my very first to make. I bake them two weeks before Christmas as this allows the flavors to mellow and both the raspberry and apricot jams layered between the sponge cakes keeps these dense rainbow cookies moist and packed […]

Butterball Cookies
Baking, Cookies

Butterball Cookies

      My exquisitely fragrant vanilla sugar is ready and waiting to coat these cute little one bite Butterball Cookies! I am filling mine with raspberry jam as it seems to be everyone’s favorite. Alternately the butterball cookies can be filled with Nutella or even chocolate ganache but however […]

Vanilla Sugar
Baking

Vanilla Sugar

December is my absolute favorite time of the year. A time where after much planning ahead, I finally start the cookie baking madness. As friends and family and colleagues know me well, I live and breath cookies during this busy holiday season. My dining room table is littered with cookbooks, […]