Latest Recipes

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...

Chiacchiere

Tidbits... These are traditional Carnevale sweets. For a treat even more tempting they can be dipped in melted chocolate or zabaione....

Castagnole

Tidbits... Castagnole are typical sweets for Carnevale.  By tradition they can be dipped in zabaione or melted dark chocolate....

Carnevale

“Carnevale”  is celebrated with masks, costumes, confetti and an overindulgence of sweets....

Red Cabbage Risotto

Tidbits...it is cabbage magic.  Just a squirt of lemon juice and voilà- the violet colored purèe changes to a vivid "hot pink".   The purèe...

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...