Belgian Chocolate Tart Step-by-Step

Posted on Nov 11, 2013 in Cakes, Tortes & Frostings, Recipes, Sweet Treats | 2 comments

Belgian Chocolate Tart Step-by-Step

I love the creamy richness of this tart...I've only made it with Belgian chocolate but I'm sure any good quality chocolate will work well. It's easy and it's luscious.

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Poached Pears Step-by-Step

Posted on Dec 6, 2012 in Step-by-step Cooking, Sweet Treats | 2 comments

Poached Pears Step-by-Step

Poached pears. The perfect dessert. Healthy. Warm (in the winter), or cool (in the summer). A little bit sweet, but not too. And easy to make! The first time I enjoyed poached pears was when my neighbor, Mariangela, brought them to our Thanksgiving dinner a few years ago. As you probably already know, Italians usually have fruit at the end of their meals, rather than rich American-type desserts. Part of their famous Mediterranean diet that is healthier than ours. Every since Mariangela brought them to our dinner,...

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Limoncello Cheesecake Step-by-Step

Posted on Apr 11, 2012 in Cakes, Tortes & Frostings, Sweet Treats | 0 comments

Limoncello Cheesecake Step-by-Step

What do you talk to your hairdresser about? Claudia, my parruchiere (hairdresser), and I have often end up talking about food. (Bet you’re shocked, aren’t you!) She’s as thin as a rail but she loves to eat!  As a child, she visited an Italian uncle who emigrated in the States and still remembered eating cupcakes, cheesecake and chocolate chip cookies, among other things, during her visits. When I told her I sometimes taught cooking classes, she jumped at the chance to learn to make these...

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Hallelujah! It’s Dessert Time!

Posted on Mar 16, 2012 in Holidays, Step-by-step Cooking, Sweet Treats | 3 comments

Hallelujah! It’s Dessert Time!

Last, but not least, on my Easter Menu this year will be the two desserts I made last year. They are so uniquely “Easter Desserts” that I think they are going to become my signature Easter dessert recipes. A sweet and light Easter Meringue with a tart Lemon Filling… …and an Empty Tomb Chocolate Cake with Dark Fudge Frosting… Do you sometimes feel you have to come up with something new, different and exciting to make when we have friends or family over? I think a lot of people would...

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Low-Fat Good-for-You Chocolate Cookies Step-by-Step

Posted on Feb 23, 2012 in Cookies & Snacks, Step-by-step Cooking, Sweet Treats | 2 comments

Low-Fat Good-for-You Chocolate Cookies Step-by-Step

I guarantee you, these Good-for-You Chocolate Cookies will delight your sweet tooth, without destroying your diet. They're easy to make. They store well. They're chocolate. They're healthy. If I can eat fun foods that are healthy--that's the best!

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World’s Best Marshmallow-Brownies Step-by-Step

Posted on Feb 8, 2012 in Cookies & Snacks, Step-by-step Cooking, Sweet Treats | 2 comments

World’s Best Marshmallow-Brownies Step-by-Step

If you like chocolate and marshmallows and peanut butter and more chocolate...these brownies can't be beat! The recipe makes a large batch so it's great for any group get-together. Be prepared to share the recipe with everyone!

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