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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.  This bread pudding has a really easy vanilla condensed milk 

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 

Blackberry and Sour Cream Scones

Blackberry and Sour Cream Scones

Well, I am writing yet another scone recipe and this one may be my all time favorite!  It has blackberries which I love and sour cream that adds a tenderness and richness that many scone recipes lack.  This recipe has you do a few extra 

Almond Cake

Almond Cake

​Ok, if you are looking for an amazing dessert that tastes and looks like you bought it at a nice European bakery, then this is the dish for you! Like all of my desserts, this cake is super easy to make, uses only 1 bowl 

Triple Berry Shortbread Tart

Triple Berry Shortbread Tart

I just made this triple berry shortbread tart and I have to say it just may be my favorite dessert!  It is a mixture of shortbread and berry preserves which are definitely two of my favorite things. I have made these in cookie form, bar 

Pumpkin Cutout Cookies

Pumpkin Cutout Cookies

Pumpkin cutout cookies are a delicious and flavorful cutout cookie recipe that is great for the holidays. The dough for this recipe is amazing and I use it for baking up different cookie shapes all throughout the year. I normally do not usually get excited 

Panna Cotta with Cinnamon

Panna Cotta with Cinnamon

  It doesn’t get much better than this Italian dessert, Panna Cotta.  This is one of those really easy dishes to make and it tastes amazing!  Panna Cotta if you are not familiar with it is an Italian custard made up of cream, milk, gelatin