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Dessert Recipes

Dessert Recipes
Dessert Recipes

Fresh Cranberry Orange Sauce


I love to try out new recipes for the holidays. Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. I sometimes try different cranberry recipes, but this Fresh Cranberry Orange Sauce is one I have made for many years.

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Italian Ring Cookies-Ciambelline

A typical Italian cookie that are not too sweet and a little bit crispy. Perfect with a hot cup of coffee or tea for breakfast or an afternoon break!

Holiday baking is right around the corner, and these cookies should be added to your list! This Italian Ring Cookies (Ciambelline) are not overly sweet and a little bit crispy. They are perfect even for breakfast!

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Biscotti di San Martino- St. Martin's Cookies


Pan' e vino, e San Martino: Bread and Wine, and Saint Martin.  You may hear this  phrase in Sicily (especially in Palermo)in reference to Feast Day of San Martino. He happens to be the patron saint of wine and wine making! On November 11th, you enjoy biscotti di San Martino by dipping them in Moscato (an Italian sweet wine) or any new wine (I love my in-laws homemade wine!).

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Broiled White Free-Form Loaf



“This was a mistake that proved to be extremely interesting.” James Beard, Beard on Bread.
I'm all about baking and learning from my mistakes. I've even posted about some mistakes and I tend to find mistakes in my baking to be a fun challenge. This Broiled White Free-Form Loaf happened as a mistake for James Beard and I thought I would give it a try!

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Leftover Cranberry Sauce Coffee Cake


Super moist coffee cake with a hidden layer of leftover homemade cranberry sauce and a delicate almond topping. The perfect way to use up that extra Thanksgiving cranberry sauce.

I know I’ve sometimes mentioned in my blog that Christmas always sneaks up on me. I’m really not the best planner. But as soon as it's cranberry season again, I am busy planning holiday menus and experimenting with different cranberry recipes, like this Leftover Cranberry Sauce Coffee Cake!
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Roasted Butternut Squash and Pumpkin Lasagna

A fall twist on a classic Italian dish. This pumpkin and butternut squash lasagna is a delicious vegetarian dish that everyone will love. Sweet and savory roasted squash and pumpkin puree between delicate layers of lasagna and gooey cheese. #italianrecipe #lasagna #butternutsquash #vegetarian #comfortfood

Moist and full of flavor. It’s everything you want in a great comfort casserole. This Roasted Butternut Squash and Pumpkin Lasagna is a fall twist on a classic Italian dish. 

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Cranberry Meringue Pie


This cranberry meringue pie post has been a long time in the making. You may think, 'It's just a pie!". This Cranberry Meringue Pie is an incredible and memorable pie!

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Pan dei Morti-Bread of the Dead Cookies


A typical Italian cookie that is eaten in Italy to remember loved ones that have left us on All Soul's Day. #cookies #italianrecipe #baking #dessert #chocolate

Boo! Today is Halloween and while you may browse the internet and find cookies shaped like bloody fingers and witch cupcakes, I’m sharing a typical 
sweet from Italy called Pan dei Morti, or Bread of the Dead.
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Pumpkin Pudding Cake


Colder evenings call for a spoonful (or two!) of this luscious and gooey Pumpkin Pudding Cake. Your favorite fall spices and a super moist cake on top bakes into a juicy brown sugar pudding on the bottom. This pumpkin pudding cake is highly addictive.

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Pumpkin Bread



If you are experiencing the cool breezes of fall and the pretty color changes of the leaves, please tell me about it in a comment. Go ahead! Brag! I REALLY would love to read about it. I'm dreaming about fall breezes and leaves changing every time I take a bite of this amazing Pumpkin Bread.

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Homemade Pumpkin Pappardelle


Homemade Pumpkin Pappardelle

How has your week been so far? I have been in the middle of quite a lot of pumpkin baking! Did you know that canned pumpkin could even be used for savory dishes, like this Homemade Pumpkin Pappardelle?

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Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Donuts


If you've been a reader of my blog for any amount of time, you know around this time of year I am usually getting into pumpkin fever. It would be only a matter of time until I made these Vegan Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Donuts for my loves and my friends.

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Teresa’s Vegan Apple Cake


A super moist apple cake infused with cinnamon and ginger flavors. A healthier cake perfect for afternoon tea or for the upcoming holidays.  #vegan #baking #applecake #recipe

When the temperatures drop I only dream of apple desserts. And sometimes pumpkin desserts. But mostly apple desserts. Like this Teresa's Vegan Apple Cake. You may be wondering how I could dream of something that is vegan. It's one of my favorite cakes!!
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Lemon Yogurt Cake

This lemon yogurt cake with its super moist, bursting with lemony flavor and a delicate crumb. Pair it with a good cup of coffee and you've got the start to a great day. #baking #cake #lemonyogurtcake #lemoncake #italiancake #breakfast #coffeecake #bundtcake #dessert #teacake #afternoontea #snackcake #citrus  #lemondessert

Lemon Yogurt Cake is so moist and delicious. Made with freshly squeezed lemon zest and juice. Makes the most perfect breakfast cake, snack and especially dessert. Pair with with a cup of coffee and you have the start to a great day. 
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Rosemary and Caramelized Onion Focaccia (Vegan)

 A simple to make homemade focaccia recipe that is vegan. The caramelized onion and focaccia topping make this bread beyond delicious. #bread #italianrecipe #focaccia #caramelizedonions #vegan

There used to be a time where I would know that there was a food holiday like World Bread Day. I would have made this Vegan Caramelized Onion Focaccia or even something a little more fancy to share with all of you.

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Rosemary and Garlic Pork Tenderloin

Rosemary and Garlic Pork Tenderloin is delicious and so easy to make. #pork #glutenfree #paleo #lowcarb #easydinnerrecipe #recipe

Rosemary and Garlic Pork Tenderloin recipe is delicious, and so very easy to make! The entire family just loves the flavor combinations and the perfect glaze. This easy pork tenderloin comes together in less than 45 minutes and is perfect for those that are following a low carb or paleo eating plan.

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Fresh Strawberry Bundt Cake


It is finally time for braising and slow cooking soups and stews. I obviously didn't get the memo that it is fall and am finally posting this Fresh Strawberry Bundt Cake. It is something I have been meaning to post since May (gasp!).
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Piadina con Sardoncini and my Piadina Recipe


When you dine with a local no matter where you are in the world, you have to take their suggestion to try a local speciality. Like this very hot summer day last summer in Rimini on the Adriatic Sea, the piadina with con sardoncini (a local fish) was suggested.
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Tsoureki-Greek Easter Bread



You may be wondering why I am posting another Easter bread when Easter was last week. Today is actually Greek Orthodox Easter and I have been obsessing for years to dye red eggs and share a Tsoureki-Greek Easter Bread.

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Easter Chocolate Chip and Ricotta Ciambellone


One of my favorite holidays is Easter. The weather is so pretty and I always feel inspired to bake as many Easter breads and treats as I can in one short weekend. I baked this Easter Chocolate Chip and Ricotta Ciambellone for a big Italian party we were at on Easter Sunday.

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Strawberry Sponge Cake

One minute we were celebrating Christmas and then in a flash we were planning an Easter egg hunt. I still haven't caught up with Christmas recipes and stories and somehow found myself in the middle of March and making this Strawberry Sponge Cake.


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Bucatini alla Carbonara


Cold winter days go hand in hand with rich comfort food. I don't know about you, but these Bucatini alla Carbonara are something I could eat even when it's not frigid outside. And so it happens, this was a dish we ate at the end of summer in Cleveland, Ohio.

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