anise caps aka ‘white caps’

These cookies, also knowns as ‘white caps’ due to their white tops, were a family favorite made by my Italian great grandmother. I hope they bring the same joy to your family as they did to mine. Even if you … Continue reading

Thanksgiving HELP!

All of the information, techniques and recipes you need to prepare a successful, delicious meal! Please feel free to use these links as a resource in your holiday meal preparation, and enjoy the fruits of your labor with friends and … Continue reading

it’s all about the gravy….

Uh huh! at my house, it’s all about the sauce, and for turkey, that means gravy! The very best gravy begins with a flavorful stock and great pan drippings. Using the right flour will give you a silky smooth sauce, … Continue reading

stabilized whipped cream

Sometimes you need whipped cream for dessert, but don’t want to have to whip it at the last possible moment. Well, take note from seasoned pastry chefs, and make ‘stabilized whipped cream,’ it will keep up to 2 days in … Continue reading

limoncello

Aha! I spied Meyer lemons in the market — that means it’s time to make limoncello! I first tasted limoncello in Sorrento, Italy, many years ago. Many years later, I was introduced to the creamy version. They are both decadent … Continue reading

lemon cloud pancakes

Mom deserves something truly special and memorable for the single day in the year where the family dotes on her and she is the star.  She will appreciate your time and effort as this pancake recipe takes a little additional time to prepare, but … Continue reading

chocolate for your soul and soulmate!

It’s Valentine’s Day, time to cook your way into the heart of your soulmate, or feed your own soul for that matter! And, on this special day of love, chocolate is always at the top of the list. Here are … Continue reading

vanilla salted chocolate cherry decadence

Well, having been tasked to create a fabulous recipe to pair with a truly great wine, here is my result — it’s party, a chocolate party — in your mouth! A sumptuous balance of sweet, tart, bitter, salty goodness, Pair … Continue reading

super bowl SCORES!

We’re rolling up on Super Bowl Sunday, sooooooo, what are you going to nibble on during the game? Will you be hosting friends, going to a friend’s home to watch the game, or joining in a huge Super Bowl party? … Continue reading