Have you ever had a recipe lying about for ages before you finally made it? If you’re lucky and it turns out to be fabulous, you wonder why you didn’t make it a whole lot sooner. That turned out to be the case with this Swedish Visiting Cake.
When I saw the recipe for these oh-so-cute Cadbury cream egg cookie cups, it suddenly occurred to me that I had never actually had a Cadbury cream egg. Because my mother had never put any in my Easter basket, I wasn’t familiar with them and, consequently, never bought any to put in my own children’s [...]
Like many of today’s kids, I ate my share of chocolate bunnies and chocolate Easter eggs when I was younger—and lord knows I’m a chocoholic to this day. Having said that, when I think about what desserts to make for Easter, strange as it may seem, chocolate is not on the list.
I know it’s redundant, but I am an Italian foodie. My two sisters and I grew up in a thoroughly Italian household with a Sicilian mom and a Neopolitan dad—both equally good cooks. My dad and uncle owned a small Italian restaurant together, and it was the place to go for great home style Italian food, including wonderful homemade pizza. My dad has passed on; but, to this day, even if my 80-plus-year-old mom doesn’t know you’re coming, she’ll pull a 5-course meal out of the fridge in no time flat.