Month: August 2013

Granita di Caffe

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  Bold and vitally refreshing, this sweet coffee cooler is a traditional Sicilian summer treat. As the summer starts to sizzle, granita di caffe is the typical breakfast in Sicily.…

Frozen Italian Pudding Pops

  For the last few years, our neighbors have thrown a Hawaiian-themed dinner party, and this was the first year Jack and I were in town and able to attend.…

Raspberry Sorbet with Balsamic Drizzle

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  Ruby-red and tangy-sweet, raspberries are a special treat. Lamponi, (raspberries) ripe with flavor from early summer through fall’s first frost, are versatile little frutti (fruits). I use fresh raspberries…

Grape Granita

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  Remember when your children, (or you) played the Hot-Warm-Cold game? Someone would hide an object, then another person would try and find the object. The one looking for the…

Evaporated vs Sweetened Condensed Milk

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  In the early 1900’s, canned milk was the milk of choice. At the time, fresh cow’s milk, contaminated with bacteria, was considered unsafe to drink (before FDA regulations). My…

Lemon Ice Box Pie

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  This type of pie was named after the “ice box” it was stored in to keep cool. Prior to World War II, the majority of Americans did not have…

Southern Peach Creamsicle

  The classic Creamsicle, frozen vanilla ice cream on a stick, covered in an orange sherbet, was my inspiration for this frozen treat. I chose to use peaches, since we…

Tiramisu Gelati Cake

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  I’ve put a “cool” twist on a classic northern Italian dessert. Tiramisu, typically made by layering savoiardi (lady finger cookies) and zabaglione, (an airy custard of egg yolks, sugar…

Gelati

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  Our first Mother’s Day adventure abroad, was spent in Italy. Joe was very excited to visit the Roman Colosseum, as that was all he talked about for weeks prior…

Chocolate Hazelnut Semifreddo

  Semifreddo (half cold) is a partially frozen Italian dessert. You do not need an ice cream maker to make semifreddo. Cold and creamy, this luscious dessert is easy to make.…
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