Marshmallow Buttercream Frosting

Marshmallow Buttercream Frosting Who doesn’t love homemade frosting? Everyone can seriously just sit down and lick the entire spoon and bowl when it’s all mixed up. Marshmallow Buttercream is no exception and may be the most evil of all spoon temptresses! INGREDIENTS 2 cups butter, softened 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar 1 teaspoon almond extract…

Ladyfinger Cookies or Savoiardi Biscuits

Italian Ladyfinger Cookies Italians love Meringues. Ladyfinger cookies are no exception to this passion for using egg whites in many of the oldest and most treasured Italian dessert recipes. Meringue helps to create this airy and spongy cookie. Ladyfingers are used for dipping coffee, making layered desserts and for Tiramisu.¬†Use this recipe to build a…

Strawberries in Wine

If you don’t have the patience to allow your strawberries to ripen a bit and sweeten, a quick cheat is to marinate them in wine. This creates a lovely Strawberry Wine that one cannot deny will go straight to your head. This dessert is perfect alone or with cheese. It is especially delicious with our…

Angel Food Cake

It’s innocent like an angel. It just sits on the counter cooling…yet, this cake makes the entire house smell like sweet angel kisses.

Homemade Pasta – Part Two

HOMEMADE PASTA DOUGH – PART TWO Go roll out the pasta, on a lightly floured surface, cut the dough into six or eight pieces. Working one piece at a time, fashion each piece into a rough rectangle, then pass it through your pasta machine on the widest setting (usually #1 or #0). This process will…

Columba Pasquale Bread Recipe – Courtesy of King Arthur Flour

While Italy offers many traditional Easter breads, the best-known by far is Colomba Pasquale, Easter dove bread, a native of Lombardy in the north, but available everywhere when Easter rolls around. Even in America one can find these panettone-like breads in their paper “dove” pans around the Easter holidays. Studded with citrus peel or the…