Month: February 2018

Petite Pistachio Cakes

Petite Pistachio Cakes

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  Pistachios have been growing in Sicily for centuries and my grandmother always had them in her pantry. Removing the shells was a tedious task and required a bit of…
Polpette al Brindisi

Polpette al Brindisi

  Every town in Italy has their version of a particular dish and this meatball recipe is no exception. My son, Joe, and I were in this southern Italian town…
Ricotta di Cioccolato

Ricotta di Cioccolato

  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…
Chocolate Espresso Wafers

Chocolate Espresso Wafers

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  Have you ever wondered why many chocolate dessert recipes have coffee in the list of ingredients? The addition of coffee, or in this case espresso, intensifies the chocolate flavor.…

Almond Flour vs Almond Meal

  Almond flour verses almond meal; are these ingredients the same thing? Although, some (myself included) use the terms interchangeably, technically, they are not exactly the same. Almond flour is…
Almond and Pear Torta

Almond & Pear Torta

  This is one of those cakes that doesn’t require a special occasion. Quite the opposite, as it is a favorite everyday kind of cake. The slightly sweet batter isn’t…
Jambalaya Soup

Jambalaya Soup

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  As I have mentioned in previous posts, I have a special connection to New Orleans. My mother and my maternal grandparents, each 100% Sicilian, were all born and raised…
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