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Handmade Cappuccino

Handmade Cappuccino

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  In Italy, coffee is more than a beverage, it’s an important part of every day life, a social phenomenon, a religious experience and one more reason Italy is suffering…
Affogato

Affogato

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Affogato al Caffe literally means drowned in coffee. This Italian combination of vanilla gelato and a shot of espresso is a quick and easy dessert that will satisfy your guests…
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.…

The Religion of Coffee

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  In Italy, il caffe, expertly prepared, is more than just a cup of coffee, it is a religious experience. In the neighborhood cafe, (called a bar) daily life begins…

Italian Astronaut & Espresso

Samantha Cristoforetti, a thirty-seven year old Italian Air Force Captain and fighter pilot, is the first Italian woman astronaut. Currently working and living on the International Space Station, Captain Crisoforetti,…

Chocolate Espresso Olive Oil Cake

  I am not what you’d call a chocoholic, but every now and then, when only something chocolate will do, this cake is guaranteed to satisfy the craving every time.…

Lemon Capri

  The picturesque Island of Capri, in the Bay of Naples, once a rather secret destination for artists, writers and the rich and famous, sees nearly 10,000 visitors a day…

Chocolate Espresso Ice Cubes

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  I have been making “ice cubes” to have on hand for our iced coffees. I have made Creamy Milk Cubes, Cappuccini Cubes and “Ice” Coffee. Sometimes I add chocolate…
Ricotta al Caffe

Ricotta al Caffe

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  Every Sicilian I have ever met has a sweet tooth, we love our dolce (dessert), especially those with sweetened ricotta! Sicily’s iconic cannoli with its crisp pastry shell, creamy…

Espresso Brownie Pops

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  Brownies, that iconic, no-utensil-needed dessert, has made more appearances at potlucks and back-to-school nights than perhaps her best friend, the chocolate chip cookie. I have eaten my fair share…

EspressO’s

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  Did you know that Oreo was the best-selling cookie of the 20th century? They have sold over 461 billion (with a “B”) Oreo cookies since they were introduced 100…
espresso biscotti

Espresso Biscotti

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  For all of us coffee lovers who just can’t get enough of our favorite beverage, this is a delicious treat by itself. But who are we kidding? We know…
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