Category: Cakes & Cookies

Torta Caprese

Tidbits...Caprese is an antique flourless Neopolitan torte from the island of Capri.  There are many stories about the origin but most agree it was born...

Grandma Locele’s Oatmeal Molasses Cookies

Tidbits...I probably inherited my "sweet tooth" from grandma Locele.  She always had cookies, cakes or pies in her kitchen.  If  her pantry was running low...

Michigan Cherry Pecan Cookies

Tidbits...The Traverse City cherry festival was always a stop on our summer vacation.  Now to enjoy that sweet taste year round I keep dried cherries...

Susamelle ( o susamieli)

Tidbits...    This recipe, a traditional recipe from Ciociaria (the area where we live) was handed down by our dear Zia Erminia.   These biscotti are...

Dark Chocolate Cake (for chocolate cake pops)

Tidbits...This is my basic chocolate cake that I use for cake pops. It also is a delicious dessert cake with a light frosting, whipped cream...

Happy Easter ! Pigna Cake

Happy Easter! The Pigna is a traditional Easter cake in our part of Italy, Ciociaria.  It is filled with candied fruit and an assortment of...