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These Italian Cookies are the perfect bites of sweetness and are the perfect choice for any cookie platter, holiday or otherwise.

The flavor of these biscuit-like rolls will remind you of pumpkin pie.

The perfect dinner roll to serve with your Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner.

One of my favorite combinations.  Light, tangy, smooth and simple. Double boom. Truth be told, I made this cake twice.  I first made a version using semolina flour but didn’t quite like the texture of the cake.   So for this version, I swamped out the semolina flour with almond flour.   I like the …

Torrone is a very simple nougat candy made from egg whites, honey, nuts (usually almonds) and –in some recipes– cane sugar. The recipes of several popular commercial candy bars (Toblerone, Mars, etc.) are based on that of traditional Italian torrone. That’s why the flavour of torrone seems familiar to many who try it for the …

The Escarole Pizza is a traditional dish of the Neapolitan cuisine, which is usually eaten for lunch during the Christmas festivities (especially on 24th and 31st December), awaiting for the lavish banquets of the evenings. Although it is composed by simple ingredients, it is very tasty and hearty and it’s actually perfect to be eaten …

Traditional recipe from Abruzzo!!! Good scrippelle must be light and airy inside (not doughy). In order to have light and airy scrippelle, the dough must be worked well.  RECIPE FROM: http://casa-giardino.blogspot.com/2012/01/scrippelle-abruzzesi.html Ingredients: 1 kilo (approx. 2 lbs. and 4 oz.) of flour 20 grams (8 oz.) of fresh yeast (I buy it from the bakery – or pizzeria) 2 …

Is a classic sweet of the Neapolitan cuisine. Crispy honey balls with a tender heart seasoned with candied fruit, and sugar decorations. In Naples, this is traditionally a Christmas dessert, but in the rest of Italy, these delicious hone balls are a delicacy for all major festivities! Recipe from: https://www.napoliunplugged.com/struffoli.html Note: In this recipe, the …

The apulian Cartellate are a typical Christmas dessert. Its origins can be traced back to several sources. The word “cartellata” probably derives from the process of “incartellare” (vulgar synonym for wrapping).  From the courtesy of: http://www.academiabarilla.com/italian-recipes/step-step-recipes/cartellate-cotto-fritters-cooked-wine.aspx Ingredients For the wine 3 ½ lb figs 7 oz water 1 leaf of bay leaves, (optional) 5 cloves …