Pumpkin Muffins

I’ve always had a passion for dessert molds. Whenever we take trips, my husband and I visit shops for the house, always curious to see what’s new. The thing that fascinates me most are the molds that have the strangest designs.  


Pear Tarte Tatin

“Tarte Tatin” is the classic apple pie of French cuisine. It’s a simple and fast dessert, also enjoyed by people who do not love sweets. The acidity of the apple compliments the taste of the buttery puff pastry. Every now and then I vary this dessert using pears.  


Apple Flan

British food does not enjoy great fame in the culinary traditions of our country, however, many years ago I discovered an apple dessert that has remained among my favorites. Every now and then I use it (when my husband and I are alone at home) as a substitute for dinner. […]


Grape Tart

The grapes vines that climb up a wall of my house are very old. I think they were planted in 1912 when the house was built. Every spring my father pruned them with great care and the branches have become so vigorous that every year they become an invading force […]


Soft Pear Cake

Several pear trees have been planted around my house over the years. I can say that every member of my family has their own preferred variety. There is still an antique “butirro” tree variety planted by my grandfather which matures in August. The latest addition to our family, Colleen, also […]


Raspberry Mousse

Mousses, “i dolci al cucchiaio” (desserts eaten with a spoon), are the perfect way to finish a dinner with guests. I learned this type of preparation from a chef friend of the family when she was about 20 years old. She decided to give me some recipes that introduced me […]


Pears in Wine

This dessert is very simple and light. Some years ago, during a trip to Sicily, I gained an appreciation for this dish. When I returned home I immediately wanted to try the recipe, recalling the flavors that I recognized.  


Cake with Three Raisins

This cake is best served with a cup of tea in the afternoon. I thought I’d save the sweets for Sunday, because once a week you can indulge in a little sweetness! During the weekend it becomes easier to find the time to devote to the creation of desserts.