Posted on Friday, 23rd August 2013 by Grace Massa Langlois

For the last month I’ve been testing various recipes and flavour combinations for an extra special dessert for an event I was hosting and I finally decided on these Mini Triple Chocolate Mousse Cakes with Grand Marnier Cherry Sauce. When

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Mini Triple Chocolate Mousse Cakes decorated with Crispearls, Chocolate Disc, Caramel Dipped Cherries and Edible Flowers displayed on black slate board.
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Posted on Thursday, 25th July 2013 by Grace Massa Langlois

Sweet Ricotta Fritters (frittelle di ricotta) is a traditional Italian favourite typically prepared for Carnevale. They’re very similar to the French beignets. During Carnevale festivities it would be difficult not to succumb to the temptation to enjoy these sweet fried pastries

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Photo of Sweet Ricotta Fritters dusted with confectioners' sugar and drizzled with butter-rum caramel sauce displayed on white rectangle-shaped serving dish displayed in a row, one behind the other.
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Posted on Friday, 19th July 2013 by Grace Massa Langlois

I can’t believe we’re at the tail end of strawberry season already. I couldn’t find one Ontario strawberry anywhere the markets were sold out! If you’re anything like me you’ll be sad to see the last strawberries of the season.

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Close up photo of Strawberry Tart garnished with glazed fresh strawberries and red currants.
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Posted on Friday, 12th July 2013 by Grace Massa Langlois

My son, Matthew celebrated his birthday last week (I can’t believe my kids are passed the teenage years) and as usual he requested an ice cream cake. His favourite is the Dairy Queen Oreo Blizzard Cake but this time instead

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A cropped photo showing one half of an Oreo Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Cake decorated with Oreo Cookies, Mini Cookies and Cream Chocolate Bars and birthday candles.
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Posted on Friday, 28th June 2013 by Grace Massa Langlois

The mere mention of the availability of fresh figs is enough to get my family rushing to the markets to get their hands on as many of the elusive treats as they can (they’re obsessed over figs). Fresh figs are

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Photo of Caramelized Fig, Raspberry and Crème Mousseline displayed on white cake stand.
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Posted on Friday, 7th June 2013 by Grace Massa Langlois

With summer around the corner I thought I would share an Italian frozen dessert, semifreddo. My son, Matt loves lemon (eats them like oranges) and although he doesn’t generally appreciate lemon desserts I thought I might be able to tempt

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Photo of three Honey-Lemon Semifreddo desserts garnished with fresh blackberries and Limoncello bubble sugar displayed on white cake stand.
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Posted on Saturday, 13th April 2013 by Grace Massa Langlois

Marshmallows, puffy, light and spongy, melt-in-the-mouth sweet treat gets a little more indulgent with the addition of rum, peach schnapps and strawberry purée. These pink pillows of goodness remind me of my favourite poolside cocktail, the strawberry daiquiri with a

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A close up photo of three Boozy Strawberry Marshmallows.
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Posted on Friday, 5th April 2013 by Grace Massa Langlois

Growing up we always had boxes of Neapolitan ice cream in the freezer; it was my papa’s favourite. I’ve been missing him more than usual lately. He had a remarkable quiet strength and when he hugged me, the weight of

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A close up photo of a Neapolitan Mousse Cake garnished with Dark Chocolate Ganache and fresh strawberry.
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