Posted on Friday, 27th January 2012 by Grace Massa Langlois

As promised, crispy Italian cookies – Hazelnut Cookies with Chocolate Chunks, the perfect accompaniment to the chocolate dessert (Chocolate Hazelnut Pots de Crème) I shared last week. When I was growing up there were two things my mother could always be certain of.  One,

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A cropped photo of Italian Cookies, hazelnut and chocolate chunk cookies, cooling on a black wire rack.
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Posted on Friday, 20th January 2012 by Grace Massa Langlois

I was immediately inspired to make these Pots de Crème when I ran across a few unopened parcels from a “food prop” shopping spree I took a few months ago.  It was like Christmas all over again.  Every time I

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A photo of a French dessert, chocolate pots de crème served garnished with sweetened whipped cream.
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Posted on Friday, 13th January 2012 by Grace Massa Langlois

I couldn’t have picked a better day to prepare this warm Pear Crostata, the snow is falling and it’s so cold outside.  I think it may be the only thing I enjoy about the winter season, indulging in what I

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A photo of an Italian Pear Tart with Chocolate Almond Frangipane in a green ceramic tart dish displayed on a cloth napkin on a wire rack.
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Posted on Friday, 6th January 2012 by Grace Massa Langlois

I’ll never forget the first time I enjoyed Shortbread Cookies, I can remember thinking where have these extraordinarily tender cookies they call shortbread been all my life.  The literal melt-in-your-mouth lusciousness was out of this world delicious.  Christmas would never

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A photo of various short bread christmas cookies decorated with red and white candy cane sprinkles and green sprinkles.
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