Christmas Recipes

Christmas Recipes
Christmas Recipes

Italian Recipes

Italian Recipes
Italian Recipes

Dessert Recipes

Dessert Recipes
Dessert Recipes

Screwdriver Cake - Orange-Vodka Polenta Cake

Starting a Monday with a nice Screwdriver just sounds right to me. A little vodka and orange juice reminds me that spring is around the corner. What am I talking about, winter is spring in South Florida.

Nutella Espresso Panna Cotta and Florentine Cookies - Daring Bakers Challenge

Panna Cotta and Florentine Cookies! Yes, I did love this month’s Daring Bakers Challenge! Panna Cotta is creamy and dreamy. It’s also surprisingly easy to make!

Magic Bars-Seven Layer Bars

I was thinking I need a little magic in my life. Something over the top sweet and easy to make. Magic bars are magical!

Every Day Food-Great Food Fast Cookbook Giveaway Winner!

Thank you to each of you for participating in the Every Day Food-Great Food Fast giveaway!

I'm thrilled to announce the winner of the Every Day Food -Great Food Fast !

The winner is:

Elizabeth Ann from Elizabeth Ann's Recipe Box !

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Almond Butter Buttons- Guest Post with Smith Bites

Complicated cookies or simple cookies…I will take them all! I can’t get enough of cookies! These Almond Butter Buttons are simply divine and they are made with FOUR easy ingredients!! Yes, just four!

Guest Post with A Thought for Food

This impending week has been weighing heavily on me for the past month. I’ve been dealing with health issues since this summer.  This week will be full of appointments and a procedure. I thought it would be best to focus on what I have been trying to avoid all these weeks.

Sexy Pancetta Green Beans-French Fridays with Dorie

Are green beans sexy? Smothered in butter and olive oil; crispy and salty pancetta on top of all that buttery goodness. Mmm...that is sexy!

Apple Frangipane Galette

It was another splendid summer day in Italy. The sun was shining brightly through the open kitchen windows. The dark green shutters were positioned so that each sunbeam could illuminate the happy little kitchen.

Pear and Caramel Bundt Cake

I have crushed on certain celebrities. When I was younger, it was Prince and Madonna. I also sort of liked Chad Lowe. Yes, Chad Lowe.

Caramelized Banana Bread - How Do You Define Love?

What would you do if your hubby came home with a bunch of fake flowers on Valentine’s Day? Would you laugh out loud?

Orange- Almond Tart–French Fridays with Dorie

I was giddy with joy when I saw what the next recipe was for French Fridays with Dorie! I am in LOVE with this torte. A buttery crust filled with thick almond cream and topped with sweet Florida oranges. Heaven!

Banana Cranberry Tarte Tatin–Two Ways!

I think I’m overdosing on chocolate. Possibly, just maybe, I may even be overdosing on...I don't even want to say the word: *whispering Nutella*. I can hear the gasps of disbelief and you exclaiming, “Lora, hush your mouth!” It can’t be true? Time to bake with my gorgeous fruits that I know I should be eating in their virginal state and not mixing with butter.

Luscious Chocolate Buttermilk Cake

How do I celebrate the Super Bowl? By baking a chocolate cake! Super Bowl Sunday is all about the food. It doesn’t matter what nationality you are...bring on the Super Bowl feast!

Ginger Espresso Nutella Brownies

I have been dreaming of this day! World Nutella Day! Yippee! A day dedicated to my favorite spread. My darling Nutella. SmileMy love and affection for Nutella runs deep; I once even wrote you a love letter, Nutella.

Basque Potato Tortilla-French Fridays with Dorie

I’m not a meat and potatoes kind of a girl. I am definitely an egg and potatoes kind of a girl. Especially when it is made with onions and garlic!

Crostata alla Ricotta and Chocolate Chips

I love my American desserts, but once in a while, I need to bake a dessert that is molto Italiano…very Italian! It’s not just me that needs it…it’s mostly my husband.