Limoncello Cake


A local restaurant serves a delicious Limoncello Cake…when I asked about it they told me they order it from a big bakery in upstate New York that sells only to restaurants…too bad…I would order it so often they’d think I own a restaurant! Instead I’ve decided to try and recreate it at home – it’s going to take a few tries I think. This first cake came out very rich and dense with a definite hint of lemon. I’ll be aiming for light and fluffy in the next try but had to share this recipe because it just tasted so good…
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Fall Bisque

We enjoy Restaurant Week in our local area…who doesn’t? Sometimes I save the special menus from the different restaurants who have unique offerings and I try and duplicate them at home…a while back we enjoyed a wonderful soup during Restaurant Week and it’s been on my list to make…Fall Bisque with Candied Pumpkin Seeds & Cinnamon Whipped Mascarpone…doesn’t that just sound scrumptious…the end result was so delicious! Continue reading

Flourless Chocolate Cake with Mascarpone Icing

Flourless Chocolate Cake with Mascarpone Icing

A few months ago we were invited to a wine & cheese party at a friend’s house. Everyone was to bring a wine and appetizer or dessert from a certain country or region. My husband and I chose the Lombardia/Piedmont regions in Northern Italy. We brought along some fabulous Nebbiolo, from the Piedmont region, which borders the Lombardia region on the west. And since I knew that Mascarpone cheese was made in the Lombardia region I wanted to find a dessert that complimented the wine. After searching for a while I found a chocolate cake that used mascarpone in its icing. The cake was flourless, and I had never made a flourless cake before, but I decided to give it a try. Boy am I glad I did…it was absolutely delightful!

When I made the cake back in February my boys could only take a peek – no bites for them! So last night I made it again so they could taste it too…they loved it…and so will you!   Continue reading