Torta Caprese- The (Almost) 1-Bowl Flourless Chocolate Almond Cake

INGREDIENTS: (makes 12 servings)  CAKE: 2 (3.5 oz) bars 65- 70% chocolate 3 sticks unsalted butter 2 cups toasted almond meal/flour or toasted almonds, processed in a food processor 2 large eggs, at room temperature 6 egg yolks, at room temperature … Continue reading

Pâte á Choux (Cream Puffs) & Chocolate Éclairs

  INGREDIENTS: (makes 3 dozen cream puffs)  PATE A CHOUX: 1 ½ cups water 1 stick unsalted butter, cut into cubes 1 tbsp condensed 1 teaspoon sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour  7-8 large eggs PASTRY CREAM: … Continue reading

Chocolate Fondue Recipes

February is National Fondue Month, so there’s no better excuse to try one of my delicious variations to a classic recipe. Chocolate fondue is easy and fun to make- great for dinner parties, girl’s nights, and date nights alike. Make it from … Continue reading

Nutella Saltimbucca with King’s Hawaiian Sweet Rolls

I’m sure by now you’ve realized my affinity for Nutella–  this Italian girl can’t get enough! What’s better for dessert than a little Nutella and banana sandwiched between two sweet, buttery King’s Hawaiian rolls? Nutella Saltimbucca  INGREDIENTS: (Serves 12) 1 package King’s … Continue reading

Almost Flourless Chocolate Cake

INGREDIENTS 8 ounces bittersweet chocolate- coarsely chopped 1 cup unsalted butter 1 ¼ cups sugar 4 large eggs ½ cup all-purpose flour confectioner’s sugar or edible gold dust DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 325°F. Coat an 8” springform pan with butter. … Continue reading

Keurig Rivo at Donatella

I recently threw an event to promote the new Keurig Rivo: an at-home cappuccino and latte maker approved by even the pickiest of Italian restauranteurs: my family. Keurig partnered with Lavazza and spent over two years perfecting the machine. I … Continue reading

Affogato with Chocolate Hazelnut Biscotti

Recipe Prepared with Keurig Rivo Intenso Espresso Photo Credit: Nialla Photos, Inc. Affogato is one of my favorite desserts, and Keurig Rivo reminded me how much I love it! It starts with one scoop of vanilla gelato that’s “drowned” in … Continue reading