Chocolate and Ricotta Strudel

A strudel made with puff pastry and filled with bittersweet chocolate and sweetened ricotta pairs beautifully with a cup of coffee for breakfast or dessert. Read More

Baked Shrimp Scampi Gratin

Garlicky lemon butter shrimp are baked with crunchy bread crumbs for a shrimp scampi gratin that will become a family staple. As a bonus, it's quick and easy to prepare! Read More

Italian Tuna Poke

The freshest Yellow fin tuna is lightly dressed in olive oil and red wine vinegar and tossed with cucumbers, tomatoes, capers and scallions for an Italian tuna poke. Read More

Citrus and Fennel Roasted Branzino

Mild branzino is stuffed with citrus, fennel and garlic and roasted for the most delightful main dish. Do not let the whole fish intimidate you! The preparation is practically fool-proof and the presentation is a dream! Read More

Panettone Bread Pudding with Brandy Sauce

Panettone bread pudding holds up to the rich egg custard resulting in a not too dry, not too mushy dessert. The bread is studded with dried fruit, topped with almonds and drizzled with a sweet brandy sauce. This dessert is a Christmas must. Read More

Apricot Kolaches

A family tradition at Christmastime is to make kolaches. A simple cream cheese dough is cut into squares and filled with jam and a generous dusting of powdered sugar adds the right amount of sweet to these cookies. Read More