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, 29th July 2011 by Grace Massa Langlois

What do you make for dessert when your air conditioner is on the fritz in the middle of a heat wave? – A simple Italian dessert, Budino alla Vaniglia dressed up with a layer of Gelatina di Mirtilli (Blueberry Jelly)

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A photo of an Italian Dessert, Budino alla Vaniglia layered with Gelatina di Mirtilli (Blueberry Jelly) and topped with Salsa di Mirtilli (Blueberry Sauce) served on small white dessert dishes.
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Posted on Friday, 22nd July 2011 by Grace Massa Langlois

Last weekend my sisters, Connie and Anna, came over for a visit and a day of baking. What did we bake? Italian cookies – trays and trays of them.  How many are left? Not too many!  The Italian Cookie (well in

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A photo of 3 Pesche Dolci {Italian Peach Cookies} stacked one on top of the other.
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Posted on Friday, 15th July 2011 by Grace Massa Langlois

A few weeks ago I shared with you my Mom’s recipe for my absolute favourite Italian Cookie, Amaretti and I mentioned I would soon share another family favourite.  Here it is, thin crispy and oh so delicious – Pizzelle.  The

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A photo of traditional Italian Cookies, Pizzelle-Ferratelle {Italian Waffle Cookies} originally made in the Abruzzi region.
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Posted on Thursday, 7th July 2011 by Grace Massa Langlois

I can’t believe we’re already into July, summer seems to be moving along far too quickly. We enjoyed the Canada Day celebrations.  And on the 4th of July we also celebrated my son’s, Matthew, 18th birthday. For holiday weekends I

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A photo of Italian Pastries, Tartellette alla Crema di Limone e Meringa All'Italiana {Lemon Meringue Tarts}, one displayed on a mini, yellow cupcake stand atop a yellow napkin with a mini lemon meringue tart placed just in front on the yellow napkin.
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Posted on Friday, 17th June 2011 by Grace Massa Langlois

I’ve made this Crostata di Fragole con Crema Pasticcera e Chantilly, Strawberry Tart, with Pastry Cream lightened with freshly Whipped Cream} twice in the last two days.  It’s quite unfortunate that I’ve not been able to enjoy a slice of the

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A photo of an Italian Dessert, Crostata di Fragole con Crema Pasticcera e Chantilly {Strawberry Tart} displayed on a white cake stand.
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Time just flew by this week; I can’t believe it’s the weekend already.  I’ve been busy baking all week.  I had a little mishap in the kitchen on Monday; I burned my hand terribly when I was deep frying Cannoli

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A photo of three Italian Cakes, Charlotte con Mousse di Cioccolato Bianco e Lamponi on a white dish, displayed in a row one behind the other.
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Posted on Thursday, 2nd June 2011 by Grace Massa Langlois

With the warm weather finally here all I can think about is summer entertaining and this simple Italian Dessert, Torta di Fragole e Crema Soffice di Yogurt is the perfect ending to a summer barbecue. Not only is it light

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A photo of Torta di Fragole e Crema Soffice di Yogurt (Yogurt Mousse Cakes with Strawberries) dessert garnished with a swirl of Sweetened Whipped Cream, fresh strawberries and a chocolate heart.
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