Chocolate Torte

The torte is a staple of Italian cuisine, and shines in both sweet and savory departments. My family's chocolate torte recipes are old-school and proudly boast ingredients which are not so common in today's American desserts. Such an example would be the inclusion of pine nuts, raisins, and candied orange

The Flight Before Christmas

Twas the flight before Christmas, my airline can espouse My patience stretched thin, like icing on a fragile gingerbread house. My trip to the Northwest planned diligently and with care In hopes my strategy will eventually get me there. But bad weather would hold my plane firmly so snug in

Amaretti Cookies

Techincally a macaron, these cookies are packed with almond flavor from almond paste, amaretto liquor, and sliced almonds. They're also on the sweet side, so if "really sweet" things aren't your thing, dial back the sugar to 1/2 cup. Hardware Requirements Food processor Baking Sheet Baking mat

Homemade Torrone

What is Torrone? Torrone is the Italian word for nougat. Nougat is a type of candy that's sweetened with sugar or honey and incorporates whipped egg whites which lends the white color and a fluffy, yet rich body thanks to the proteins in the eggs. Chopped nuts are customary to

Italian Bread

What's Italian About It? This bread is super easy to make and is definitely my "go-to" recipe that never fails. To be honest, there isn't much difference in taste between this and your standard-issue French bread. Both are crusty on the outside and have a soft, pillowy inner