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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Posted on Friday, 23rd December 2011 by Grace Massa Langlois

Zeppole di San Giuseppe (Saint Joseph’s Day Fritters), scrumptious deep-fried Italian Fritters are made with pasta choux or bignè (cream puff dough). The pastry dough is piped into nests and deep-fried creating a crispy outer crust.  The choux pastry nests are truly irresistible

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A photo of 4 Zeppole di San Giuseppe, St. Joseph's Day Fritters on a white rectangular dish set off to the side.
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Posted on Friday, 4th November 2011 by Grace Massa Langlois

I know what you’re thinking, “More chocolate?” – Yes! – But not just any chocolate, undeniably delectable chocolate.  Light and creamy Raspberry-White Chocolate Ganache sandwiched between two intense soft and chewy Triple Chocolate Fudge Cookies.  Can you say, “Irresistible?” I know

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A photo of soft and chewy Triple Chocolate Fudge Cookies with Raspberry-White Chocolate Ganache Filling.
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Posted on Friday, 28th October 2011 by Grace Massa Langlois

I’m back with something special – Mocha Cupcakes with Chocolate Mousse Frosting.    I feel like it’s been months since I’ve been in the kitchen covered in flour with smears of chocolate on my face.  I hadn’t even had anything chocolate

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A photo of 3 Mocha Cupcakes with Chocolate Mousse Frosting topped with a Whopper on a white rectangular dish.
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Posted on Friday, 5th August 2011 by Grace Massa Langlois

Bomboloni, fluffy pillows of rich and tender fried pastry dough rolled in sugar and filled with velvety Crema Pasticcera {Italian Pastry Cream}, fresh and warm out of the oven.  Have I enticed you to indulge?  One thing’s for certain –

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A photo of Bomboloni alla Crema, Italian Cream-Filled Donuts.
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