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The Perfect Easy Tiramisu

The Perfect Easy Tiramisu

Tiramisu is the perfect no bake Italian dessert. It may seem complicated but it is only a matter of mixing ingredients together and assembling layers! It is the perfect dessert for entertaining with since it tastes better made in advance (this dessert can be made 

Healthy Coconut Milk Fudge Bars

Healthy Coconut Milk Fudge Bars

Coconut Milk Fudge Bars are my newest obsession! This creation came about last summer when I was trying to beat the heat here in Texas which can top 105 degrees in the summers. When it is this hot outside, healthy, tasty and cool is what 

Grapefruit Lemon and Basil Popsicles

Grapefruit Lemon and Basil Popsicles

Grapefruit and basil popsicles are one of my favorite homemade popsicles that I make. I really love any combination of basil and citrus and maybe that is why I love these popsicles so much. The sweet basil flavor is present in each lick of the 

Italian Plum Tart

Italian Plum Tart

Italian plum tarts are a delicious and easy way to make a dessert with plums.  The filling for the tart is very easy and is made of eggs, cream and sugar, no fancy techniques to fuss with.  The crust of the tart can be made 

Italian Berry Cake with Mascarpone Cream

Italian Berry Cake with Mascarpone Cream

This Italian Berry cake with Mascarpone is a light and delicious layer cake that is so easy to make. This cake is perfect for the non-baker because it does not require any special cake decorating skills to pull off a beautiful presentation. It is almost 

Cardamom Shortbread Cookies with Dark Chocolate and Coconut

Cardamom Shortbread Cookies with Dark Chocolate and Coconut

These cardamom shortbread cookies are a delicious twist on the traditional shortbread.  The addition of cardamom enhances the richness of the shortbread without taking over the flavor which lets you still taste the buttery and rich shortbread flavor.  The Dark chocolate and coconut is an 

Basil Olive Oil Cake with Sweet Whipped Cream

Basil Olive Oil Cake with Sweet Whipped Cream

Basil olive oil cake is an amazing fresh twist on the classic Italian olive oil cake.  The sweet basil lends a beautiful aromatic flavor to the cake without overpowering it.  The olive oil makes this cake rich but not overly heavy. It is really easy 

Caramelized Pink Grapefruit

Caramelized Pink Grapefruit

Caramelized pink grapefruit is a really simple and delicious breakfast or dessert that takes no time to make. For this dish, the grapefruit gets some sugar added to the top and then quickly broiled in the oven to make a special dish with just a 

Italian Bread Pudding with Vanilla Sauce

Italian Bread Pudding with Vanilla Sauce

Italian bread pudding is a very simple and easy to make dessert which uses stale bread, golden raisins, eggs, sugar and milk.  It is baked in the oven and often topped with a rich sauce.  Bread pudding is a dish that is made in almost 

Horchata Panna Cotta

Horchata Panna Cotta

Horchata panna cotta is a Mexican (the horchata)/Italian (panna cotta) fusion dessert that when blended together, make for one amazing experience. If you are not familiar with horchata, it is a milk made from soaking rice (the Mexican version) or nuts (which is done in