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Ricotta di Cioccolato

Tweet This simple, slightly sweet dessert is made of luscious, creamy ricotta and chocolate and is a lovely ending to any meal. Paired with rich chocolate espresso wafers and bubbly Prosecco, this serving for two, is perfect for your Valentine’s Day celebration!             Ingredients: 1 cup whole milkĀ ricotta 2 tablespoons […]

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Honey Mousse

Tweet Milk and honey were both among the earliest foods of humankind and the earliest mentioned in the bible. “A land flowing with milk and honey” (Exod.3:8), is an expression describing the agricultural prosperity of the Holy Land. Honey, miele in Italian, is a natural alternative to refined sugar and comes in thousands of variations. […]

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Torta di Riso (Rice Pudding)

Tweet My mother was a finicky eater as a child — something she never really out grew. As an adult, her petite frame of barely five feet tall and one hundred pounds soaking wet, existed on a short list of favorite foods. Her top three comfort foods were pasta, bread and anything sweet. My grandmother […]

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Frozen Italian Pudding Pops

Tweet For the last few years, our neighbors have thrown an Hawaiian-themed dinner party and this was the first year Jack and I were in town and able to attend. To make this sit-down dinner as authentic as possible, Pat (our hostess) assigned each couple a genuine recipe of the islands to prepare. By the […]

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Budino di Ricotta

Tweet Luscious and creamy, this cold pudding (budino) is so delicious that you won’t be able to put down your spoon. This dessert requires no cooking and takes only minutes to whip up in a food processor or blender. When I first came up with this recipe, I used a thinner version as a dressing […]

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