Category Archives: dessert

Olive Oil Cake

This is from “Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking”. Olive Oil Cake (serves 6-10): 2 eggs 1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp sugar the zest of 1 lemon pinch salt 1/3 cup Marsala wine 1/3 cup milk 3/4 cup extra virgin olive … Continue reading

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Guava and Cream Cheese Pastry

I have a soft spot for guava. I love this recipe, and it isn’t terribly difficult. I have discovered experimentally that you can make two smaller pastries instead of the large one the recipe calls for. Use two sheets of … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving 2011: Part 2

The cranberry relish is a recipe from my mom, the mac and cheese is a recipe from Mark Bittman’s How to Cook Everything, and the pie is my own recipe distilled from several sources. Cranberry Relish (6-8 servings): 4 cups … Continue reading

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