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

Mother’s Day Recipes

My good friends at CBS’ The Couch reached out to me for the perfect Mother’s Day brunch recipes- something to go along with my famous “Mom-osa.” I’ll be demonstrating these recipes LIVE on Friday, May 9th- So be sure to … Continue reading

Gemelli Principessa with Spring Asparagus

  INGREDIENTS: (Serves 4-6)  1 tbsp plus 1 tsp kosher salt 2 large bunch small or medium asparagus 1 lb imported gemelli or fusilli 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil ½ cup pine nuts, toasted (some reserved for garnish) 1 … Continue reading

Sparkling Watermelon Dessert

  INGREDIENTS: (SERVES 6-8) You will need an electric mixer 18 oz. full-fat, plain Greek yogurt ¼ cup sugar 2 egg whites ¾ cup heavy cream juice of 1 lemon 1 small seedless watermelon, cut into 1” cubes Maldon sea … Continue reading

What I Want to Eat All Day Every Day: Pizza Rustica

INGREDIENTS: (serves 12)  PASTA FROLLA: 3 cup all purpose flour ½ cup granulated sugar 1 tsp kosher salt ¾ tsp baking powder 1 ½ sticks unsalted butter 3 large eggs FILLING: 2 pounds ricotta 6 large eggs 1/4 teaspoon salt … Continue reading

Spring Recipes for Easter Weekend

Ah, it looks like spring is finally here! If you’re gearing up to throw an Easter or Mother’s Day brunch, I’ve got a few recipes just for you. From a traditional Italian dessert to my personal spin on a few … Continue reading

Savory Parmesan Sformato with Grilled Asparagus

  INGREDIENTS: (Serves 8) GNUDI: 1 ½ c heavy cream ½ c whole milk 1 clove garlic, minced 2 oz grated parmesan 1 tsp kosher salt 1/8tsp cracked black pepper 2 large eggs 2 large yolks  METHOD: Preheat the oven … Continue reading