Holy cannoli, Batman! A heavenly — and healthier — Italian-inspired treat

In cooking, there are few things I would consider an arch enemy of sorts. But ricotta, oh sweet ricotta, we are not so friendly. At least, not when it comes to desserts. I can whip up a lasagna or pasta item with ricotta — no problem. But, dessert, forget about it. I don’t know whether I am not straining it well enough (dumb cheesecloths) or whether … Continue reading Holy cannoli, Batman! A heavenly — and healthier — Italian-inspired treat

simply irresistible

Admittedly, I go a little strawberry crazy this time of year. Sales at the market certainly don’t help my addiction, but that’s a topic for another day. I’ve been wanting to experiment for a while with different kinds of macarons, specifically changing up the flavor of the cookie. Fillings are easy; it’s the shell that is difficult to master. After a few successes last winter, … Continue reading simply irresistible