Coconut Cashew Baklava ~Bittersweet

Towering stacks of gossamer-thin pastry, impossibly crisp and glistening with sticky syrup gleam from within bakery cases across the globe. Though typically full to bursting with crisp walnuts and warm spices, baklava is no stranger to alternative approaches. Considering the fact that it’s been at the mercy of creative bakers for centuries, this well-loved treat […]…

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My Mother’s Luxurious Christmas Cake — Toni Brancatisano

This is probably one of my most cherished recipes. If I close my eyes and inhale the aromas exuding from this cake, I can take myself back in time and imagine my mother lovingly unwrapping her Christmas Cake to feed it with brandy in the lead up to Christmas. I made an easier and smaller…

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Mardi Gras King Cake Recipe & a little history

The sweetest tradition of Mardi Gras is the vibrant, multi-colored King Cake. Officially, Mardi Gras isn’t until Tuesday February 9th of this year. However, my intention of posting this recipe early is to prepare y’all to gather up the fixins prior to. Staying true to Mardi Gras culinary tradition one must bake and serve this…

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