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Spaghetti With Spicy Tomato Sauce & Fried Calamari

I haven’t made this recipe for many years, but when I came across it in my files recently I remembered how delicious it was and decided to prepare it...

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Spaghetti Carbonara

This quick and easy pasta recipe is  loved by all, especially kids. The addition of a little cream keeps the eggs from separating, and although it is a little...

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Espresso Flan

A pudding style of dessert that is very similar to the famous Creme Caramel, only the custard is coffee flavored instead. This traditional flan can also be found under...

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Olive Oil Cake

The addition of olive oil creates a moist, rich cake that is delicious served for dessert with fresh fruit, or at breakfast with a cup of coffee. It isn’t...

tiramisu

Tiramisu

Rich creamy mascarpone cheese is layered between brandy and coffee infused savoiardi cookies and dusted with rich dark chocolate in this traditional recipe. This is one of my never fail...

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Cranberry Orange Polenta Cake

This is breakfast cake with an interesting texture since it contains both olive oil and cornmeal. I love the flavor combination of orange and cranberry, but you could also...

tortanonna

Torta della Nonna

This is a traditional Tuscan dessert that can be found in a myriad of variations. I prefer this version which uses ricotta cheese which is more commonly found made...

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Italian Apple Breakfast Cake

Italians generally do not eat heavy breakfasts, but enjoy instead a light pastry or a slice of a simple cake such as this moist apple cake with their morning...

cantucci

Cantucci

These little crispy almond cookies are often dipped in a sweet wine called Vin Santo for a light, tasty dessert. Biscotti have taken the world by storm. These subtly sweet,...

pignoli

Pignoli Cookies

A perfect addition to any holiday cookie tray, these delicious traditional cookies will be a hit with family and friends alike. To make this cookie, almond flavored dough is...