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How to Make the Best Almond Paste in Under 5 Minutes

How to Make the Best Almond Paste in Under 5 Minutes

I am so excited to show you How to Make the Best Almond Paste in Under 5 Minutes!  This easy recipe is super simple to make and has the perfect texture, sweetness, and rich almond flavor.  Best of all, it can be ready to use 

Sfingi di San Giuseppe

Sfingi di San Giuseppe

Traditional Sicilian Sfingi are light and airy fried pastries which are rolled in sugar. These puffy pastry balls are the perfect accompaniment to a cup of espresso.

Easy Old Fashioned Apple Crisp with Crunchy Oat Topping

Easy Old Fashioned Apple Crisp with Crunchy Oat Topping

This simple combination of apples, spices and whole grain oats is the best apple crisp you will make.

Best Italian Almond Cake (Torta di Mandorle Recipe)

Best Italian Almond Cake (Torta di Mandorle Recipe)

This Flourless Italian Almond Cake is made with almond paste so it is soft and exceptionally moist with a light almond sweetness.

Classic Italian Rainbow Cookies Recipe

Classic Italian Rainbow Cookies Recipe

I have never met anyone who didn’t love Italian Rainbow cookies.  The soft and colorful layers of almond cake surrounded by chocolate make them hard to resist!  You may know these cookies as Italian flag cookies, Tri-color cookies, Venetian cookies, Neapolitan cookies, or seven-layer cookies. 

Crostata (Classic Italian Pie)

Crostata (Classic Italian Pie)

In this classic Crostata, a sweet short crust pastry shell is filled with apricot jam to make a simple but scrumptious Italian pie known as a “Crostata di Marmellata” or jam crostata.  Made with a traditional Italian pastry dough called Pasta Frolla, this popular tart 

Orange Cookies – Easy Italian Recipe

Orange Cookies – Easy Italian Recipe

Nonna’s simple orange cookies are the perfect companion to a cup of tea or your favorite coffee. Slightly crispy on the outside and light and airy on the inside, they remind me of orange flavored lady fingers.

Pignoli Cookies – Easy Italian Pine Nut Cookies

Pignoli Cookies – Easy Italian Pine Nut Cookies

Sicilian Pignoli Cookies are simple 4 ingredient cookies, with a sweet nutty flavor.  With pine nuts and almond paste being the main ingredients, these cookies are truly a luxury that is most often reserved for Christmas or special occasions.  But they don’t have to be! 

Italian Sesame Cookies – Sicilian Biscotti Reginelle

Italian Sesame Cookies – Sicilian Biscotti Reginelle

A little crunchy, slightly soft in the middle and subtly sweet, Italian Sesame Cookies are perfect with a cup of coffee or tea.  These classic Italian favorites get their nutty flavor from the toasted sesame seeds that coat the outside of the cookie and give 

Soft Apple Cookies

Soft Apple Cookies

If you love fall desserts, you will love these sweet delicious Apple Cookies.  These cakey cookies are loaded with bits of soft apples and flavored with warm autumn spices.  A drizzle of apple flavored icing adds the perfect touch of sweetness to each bite.   When 



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