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Luscious Lemon Ricotta Cake

Another stellar recipe from Italian food forever, this Lemon Ricotta Cake lands right in my zone of dessert adoration! Not too sweet, and fairly dense from the addition of ricotta cheese, it’s another recipe one to add to my love-of-lemon desserts hit list.  

Luscious Lemon Ricotta Cake

Homemade Ricotta Cheese

How To Make your own Ricotta Cheese

  Making your own ricotta cheese is so easy, I wish I’d started doing it long ago. For someone who does a lot of baking & cooking of Italian recipes, it should’ve been a no-brainer! Better late than never.


Gluten Free Double Chocolate Salame

Valentine’s Day is coming so quite naturally chocolate is on my mind! Picturing an alternative to truffles or last year’s gf double chocolate brownies, as adorable as they were baked in mini heart pans… I wanted something else. I’d been thinking of updating the recipe for chocolate salame/salame al cioccolato a fantastic, easy, no-bake treat, […]

Gluten Free Double Chocolate Salame

Nutella & Pistachio Brownie Pizza (Gluten Free) 4

My recent post on easy ultimate pizza dough had me thinking about how many pizzas (pizze, for the Italian plural) I’ve made over the years; how many varieties, how many different crusts, how many people I’ve fed with them, AND, how many places – even different countries –  I’ve eaten them. […]

close up picture of a wedge of Nutella pistachio chocolate pizza

Nutella Hazelnut Cups 2

I’ve been making peanut butter cups for so long that it was really just a matter of time until I felt the urge to fill them with something else. I’d already double stuffed them (and added peanuts) and once even experimented with… spiced peanuts. Yea… not so good. But, adding Nutella & hazelnuts… […]


Chocolate Salame/salame al cioccolato

There are some recipe ideas that grab you and just won’t seem to let go – such was the case with this delightful idea from Cucina Italiana! 


limone e pinoli torta: Lemon Pine Nut Cake

Yet another example of ingenuity in the Italian kitchen, who would’ve thought a cake with a list of ingredients so damn short, could be so damn good. Not overly sweet, as is the Italian way, this could be trotted out for any time of day. Have I mentioned yet that […]


Lemon Almond Olive Oil Cake

Another lemon dessert you say…??? Why, yes! They are just so hard to come by, it seems if I want one, I have to make it myself. No problem, I figure. No problem at all. Most days I find baking very relaxing and quite enjoyable. Other days, I think I […]