Roasted Pumpkin Mascarpone Cheesecake

Adapted from a recipe in Bon Appetit, November 2019. Using roasted pumpkin instead of canned pumpkin makes all the difference in the color and flavor of this cheesecake. The combination of cream cheese and mascarpone…Continue Reading

Blueberry Limoncello Cassata Cake

This cake is one of the best things I have ever made, and I don’t even care for cake! Traditional Sicilian Cassata Cake calls for candied fruit, ricotta, and sweet Marsala wine.  I’ve substituted fresh…Continue Reading

Scottish Millionaire Bars

A decadent combination of buttery shortbread, soft caramel, and chocolate, these bars originated in Scotland and are so named because they are so rich.   INGREDIENTS For the shortbread crust: 1 cup unsalted butter, softened…Continue Reading

Mary Berry’s Bakewell Tart

Recipe courtesy of Fans of the Great British Bake Off will be familiar with Mary Berry and with all things Bakewell, a village in Derbyshire, UK where this dessert was perhaps created. This tasty…Continue Reading


The first time I ever tried these was at a hotel breakfast buffet in Naples, they were so delicious I ate three of them and only felt a little ashamed! These addicting little pastries are…Continue Reading

Aperol Olive Oil Pound Cake

Makes 1 loaf INGREDIENTS For the Cake: 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder ½ teaspoon Sea Salt 1 cup plain whole-milk yogurt 1 cup sugar 3 extra-large eggs 2 teaspoons grated lemon…Continue Reading