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A dessert wine of Devotion for Valentines Day, Giovanni Allegrini Recioto Valpolicella Classico D.O.C.G

Deep ruby red in color, the Giovanni Allegrini is the perfect wine to express ones’ devotion and love during a Valentine’s Day celebration. The creation of this wine takes forethought, time, and dedication. Like true devotion, it is not easy. Nature does not always cooperate and there are years that this wine cannot be made; however, the truly devoted persevere and plan for the long term.

Hazelnut Gelato: Dessert with extraordinary flavor

Like all gelati, this recipe for Hazelnut ice cream is so easy, you will wonder why you go out to purchase ice cream. Of course, the best way to eat it is just made. The consistency is perfect and the experience is of pure joy. However, this gelato can also easily keep. We made the recipe on Sunday and served it Tuesday evening.

Velvety Chocolate Layer Cake: Torta di Cioccolata Vellutata

This is a perfect layer cake for both a novice as well as seasoned baking veteran. The satiny texture is sublime and the cake turns out rich and wonderful.

Apple Tart: U Giancu

The ever-modest Mr. Oneto calls it: The Apple Tart that nobody can resist eating at least 2 slices. He then goes on to tell the story of his grandmother Elena who gave him the recipe but also always managed to eat at least three or more slices of this extraordinary tart.

Italian Ricotta Cheesecake for Mother’s Day

This ricotta cheesecake is airy and smooth and doesn’t make one feel heavy. At the party, it was the first dessert to go –next time I’ll have to make more.

Chocolate Custard with an Italian Twist of Amaretti Cookies

The only hard part in this recipe is waiting for it to cool. If we aren’t careful, we often will see smudge marks on the top where our youngest daughter has “checked” to see if it was ready yet. However, this is not just a children’s dessert, it is an elegant ending to an adult meal.

Tiramisu: The perfect pick me up dessert

Tiramisù literally means “pick me up” so it’s important to use richly flavored Italian coffee, which is easily made in a stovetop Moka. One of the key ingredients in Tiramisù is mascarpone, and we add it, one third at a time, incorporating it into the mixture taking care not to over-whip it. Finally, whip the cream until it is firm and carefully fold it in.

Chocolate Cookies and a Thank You to Fire Fighters

These are fun and easy cookies to make. Even the smallest child can assist. The greatest challenge is to get them to actually make the cookies rather than just eating the yummy dough.

Carrot Almond Cake Recipe

here are equal amounts carrots and almonds in this cake recipe, and both flavors are present and not covered up. It doesn’t have that heavy, oily, overly sweet flavor that is sometimes present in store bought carrot cakes. We’ve found that it doesn’t need to have a cream cheese toping; instead we serve each with a dollop of simple homemade whipped cream

Italian Custard Pie Recipe: Torta Della Nonna and a review of two new google rich snippets recipe plugins

After all the discussion of the new google mandates and just trying to figure out what a rich snippet is and figure out which google recipe plugins we should use, we will all need something sweet to pick us up. Since our girls are very much into baking, I thought it would be good for them to make one of the Sorelle Simili, the Simili sisters, fabulous treats, their Torta Della Nonna, or Grandmother’s cake. Long ago the sister’s had given their recipe of this homey and comforting pie to Giuliano. I thought it was a perfect chance for the girls to learn how to make custard and to roll out pie dough.

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