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Chocolate Biscotti - Made with a little butter - yes, my Italian grandma would shudder. A deviation from the tradition.
Chickpeas and chocolate chips make this from-blender-to-oven Gluten Free Chocolate Cake taste like a torte.
Lemon Layer Cake - Buttermilk , lemons and a cake mix, a homemade lemon pudding layer, topped by lemon frosting!
Arnold Palmer - Choose your version. The kids version. Or grown-up version with limoncello. Both recipes listed.
Amaretto Truffles - Amaretto, Cream, Quality Chocolate plus patience to wait through the cooling steps make this decadent bite.
Amaretto Cake. Deceptively easy. Elegantly served. Prepared from a cake mix.
Blueberry Coffee Cake with hazelnut streusel - a pinch of anise, nutmeg and cloves added for an Italian flavor.
Amaretto Stone Sour Recipe. What's different than a *normal* amaretto sour? Just oranges. That's it.
Amaretto Vodka Peach Schnapps. No fancy name. Just a nice Italian drink.
Chocolate Amaretto Bundt Cake - A cake mix batter add amaretto and morsels. Finished with an amaretto chocolate sour cream frosting.
Amaretto Tea. Chai at a whole new level. Amaretto (2 ozs) , tea (6 ozs ) cream (2 ozs.)
Soco Amaretto Lime. Equal parts, amaretto, fresh lime juice, and peach schnapps.
Cafe Amaretto. A non-frilly-sweet after dinner drink for the men. Amaretto, coffee, cream and cognac.
Kahlua and Cream with and Italian twist...2/3 oz amaretto, 2/3 oz kahlua, 2/3 oz cream.
Manhattan - A classic Italian drink made with angostura bitters, sweet red vermouth, and whiskey.
Key Lime Cake. But really, a normal lime will work too.
Strawberries and Marsala. A little sugar, marsala, a short 30 minutes wait to chill. That's it!
Poached Pear in reduced wine syrup. Flavored with anise, cinnamon, lemon and sugar.
Beer Cake with bourbon soaked raisins. Take this to your next picnic when asked, "Hey can you bring the beer?"
Double Chocolate Brownie. Some anise. A little nutmeg. Tons of cocoa and chips. All made on the stove in a saucepan.
A classic kamikaze with a basil twist.
Lemon Frosting. Can the can - only real lemons allowed.
Lemon Pound Cake. NO bottled lemon juice allowed.
Espresso Frosting - made with instant espresso powder. Never fear though - workaround posted with instant coffee.
Baked Apples spiced with allspice, cloves, nutmeg, anise, and cinnamon.
Applesauce Cake - NO EGGS, a bit of chocolate, applesauce and tons of spices.
Orange Bread made with ground almonds, butter and orange zest.
Fresh Strawberry Cake with Ricotta Cheese Filling.
Caramel Cake - 2 sticks of butter, 1 cup of yogurt, orange zest, the other basics PLUS that gooey butter brown sugar topping.
Authentic Bellini Recipe - 2 ozs of white peach puree and 6 ozs of champagne. Also included workaround bellini with peach schnapps.
Espresso Martini - 1 1/2 oz Espresso Vodka, 1 0z Creme de Cacao, 1 0z Half & Half.
Yogurt Cake - NOT the healthy kind! Made with whole milk yogurt, butter and basics!
Wedding Cake Martini - 3 ozs Amaretto, 1/2 oz vodka, 1 0z fresh orange juice. You can float cream on the top if you wish!
Date Bread - An EASY traditional Italian dessert recipe.