Orange Rosemary Cake

My daughter Maggie doesn’t like sweets, unless of course it’s Tiramisu. She prefers things that are savory – like this Orange Rosemary Cake which was developed to appeal to her palette. The outside crust on this cake is so thick and so yummy. You can also add oranges to the bottom and make an upside down cake as well. In this case, you will not…

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Not your ordinary pot roast!

 One bite and you will be transported to Morocco with the complexity of flavors infused into this delicious Italian Style Pot Roast. This is no ordinary Pot Roast served with brown gravy (although yummy). This is a taste that will keep you coming back for more. I made this recipe over the weekend and used a 7lb. roast and cooked it roughly 3.5 hours, the…

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Ricotta Lemon Squares

The best way to describe this dessert is:  sweet-but-not-so-sweet, lemony, cheesy, creamy, tangy, delish, and utterly scrumptious. If you are a fan of lemon, you are going to LOVE this dessert.  Great for a large gathering, and definitely a crowd pleaser.  I had an entire tasting brigade for this recipe which consisted of a wide range of ages – the overall consensus was 2 thumbs up!…

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Holiday Entertaining

When it comes to the Holidays, I go above and beyond from making sure my glassware sparkles to baking the old-fashioned Italian cookies we had growing up. Here are some ways I prepare for a large crowd during the Holidays ie; 20 (or more).  My family is a BIG (and boisterous!) Italian family, so we have 20-25 guests around the table.  For years and years…

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