Margarita Cookies

These delicious margarita cookies can be enjoyed with or without the addition of tequila. Adapted from McCormick Spice’s Sugar Rimmed Margarita Cookies. Makes 24 cookies Ingredients Cookies: 2cups flour1/4teaspoon salt3/4cup 1 1/2 sticks butter, softenedGreen Food Coloring optional –…Continue Reading

Butternut Squash Gnocchi with Walnut Pesto

Ingredients 1 1-pound butternut squash1 tablespoon olive oil1 12- to 14-ounce russet potato, peeled, quartered3/4 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese, divided1 large egg, beaten to blend1 1/2 teaspoons freshly grated nutmeg1 teaspoon salt1 3/4 cups…Continue Reading

Genova Walnut Pesto

I learned to make this delicious pesto in a little shop in Genova, Italy. It’s traditionally made in a mortor and pestle, but it’s fine to use a food processor. It’s wonderful served with butternut…Continue Reading

Chocolate Almond Biscotti

Ingredients 2 cups all-purpose flour1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder1 teaspoon baking soda1 teaspoon salt3/4 stick (6 tablespoons) unsalted butter, softened1 cup granulated sugar2 large eggs1 teaspoon vanilla extract1 cup almonds, roughly chopped3/4 cup semisweet chocolate…Continue Reading

Pignoli Cookies

Ingredients 1 (8 oz) Can Almond Paste, or our Homemade Almond Paste1/2 Cup Granulated Sugar1/2 Cup Powdered Sugar1/4 Cup All-purpose Flour2 Medium Egg Whites, Lightly Beaten8 Ounces Pine NutsExtra Powdered Sugar To Finish Directions Preheat oven to…Continue Reading

Vanilla Pizzelle

Ingredients 3 eggs¾ cup granulated sugar1/2 cup butter, melted1 Tbsp. vanilla extract1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour2 tsp. baking powder Directions In a large bowl, beat eggs and sugar until thick. Stir in the melted butter and…Continue Reading

Cranberry Pistachio Cantuccini

Makes about 2 dozen Ingredients 1 cup sugar 1 stick unsalted butter, melted 3 tablespoons Grand Marnier 2 teaspoons dried orange zest 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1/2 cup dried cranberries 1/2 cup whole pistachios 3 large eggs…Continue Reading

Gisele’s Ratatouille

Ingredients 3 Onions3 Eggplant3 Courgettes (zucchini)3 Cloves GarlicTomato Sauce*Olive OilSaltPepper Directions Peel onions, eggplant, courgettes and garlic. Cube the eggplant and courgettes. Large dice the onion and finely chop the garlic. Separately sauté’ each of…Continue Reading