Around the Kitchen Table – My New Show on Google+

Around the Kitchen Table

In case some you've been wondering what I've been up to lately, I'm happy to announce a new show that I've been working on for the past few weeks called Around the Kitchen Table.   My co-host for this series is Susan Serra  a World Renowned Certified Kitchen Designer and  Author whose kitchen have appeared in many publications, most recently House … [Read more...]

My Top Ten Fall Dessert Recipes


Over the course of my cooking career I have eaten and made some delicious desserts!  And while every season is dessert season, there's something special about the fall.  As we begin to lose sunlight and the nights start to get cooler with that crisp clean air of fall..... to me that seems like the best time to bake!   With fresh apples, pears, … [Read more...]

Tiramisu – A step by step Tutorial

The best Tiramisu Recipe

One of my favorite desserts will always be Tiramisu,   It seems so long ago that Mama Jeanette taught me how to make this classical dessert from her home town of Sienna just as her mother had taught her, and her mothers mother before her. Mama Jeanette's version of Tiramisu is one of the most requested recipes I have on my blog, and the only … [Read more...]

Peach Tiramisu with Raspberries

Peach Tiramisu with Raspberries

Today my summer officially ended.....sigh, Thursday morning all of the students will be back in school and lunches go back into full production!   Can I tell you, I have so much to do to finish getting ready!  Of course I spent my time today on administrative work, when I should have been busily prepping for our opening.    But I do work better … [Read more...]

Blueberry Bread Pudding with Creme Anglaise

Blueberry Bread Pudding with Creme Anglaise

They say that God never gives you more than you can handle......but I would like to clear one thing up.  When I say that things couldn't get much worse, I don't mean it as a challenge....sigh Thank goodness I went to the BSP3 last weekend and not this weekend, it's been one of those weeks that ended with being woken up at 5 am, with Lisa telling … [Read more...]

Jam Session Parfait with a little lunch

Jam Session Parfait 1

Summertime and the living is easy (I hope you imagined me singing to you).....sigh I can always tell when summer has really set in for me, because I have no clue what day it is,  of course if I really think about it, I can usually get within a day or two, but when you wake up every morning with no place you have to go or anything you have to do, … [Read more...]

Honeyed Ricotta Mousse with Drunken Strawberries

Ricotta Mousse with Strawberries

I do love strawberries and it seems like we are really into the season now, with beautiful juicy strawberries on display in every grocery store!   I've found a few really good recipes in some of my Italian Magazines, and I think I may have to try every one of them.   I saw a recipe for a Honeyed Ricotta Mousse in one of other favorite cooking … [Read more...]

Zuppa Inglese for our Vintage Recipe Swap

Italian Cream Custard

When we got our assignment for this months Vintage Recipe Swap, I knew exactly what I should make......sigh, unfortunately I had already made it months before.   That of course would be my all time favorite dessert Tiramisu (the best you will ever make!) It would probably help if I mentioned that this months vintage recipe would be another … [Read more...]