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Grilled Stone Fruit with Mascarpone and Cherry Granola

This gorgeous Grilled Stone Fruit with Mascarpone and Cherry Granola is the ultimate summertime dessert! I guarantee that your dinner guests will “ooh and aah” when you place this stunning platter on the table – but it will be our little secret that this impressive dessert is very easy to make. You can use any […]

Malted Mocha Swiss Roll

This Malted Mocha Swiss Roll cake recipe was inspired by a dessert that my husband Jack enjoyed years ago while dining out in Boston’s Italian North End neighborhood. For years, Jack has had very fond memories of that chocolate Swiss roll which was stuffed with a sweetened, espresso-flavored ricotta cheese filling. Fast forward to today […]

Mascarpone Strawberry Stuffed French Toast

Years ago, early in my husband Jack’s prior food service career, he worked two jobs — one being as a short order cook for a busy breakfast place on Sunday mornings.  Stuffed French toast was a very popular item on the menu – but Jack always felt that the way they were asked to prepare […]

Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms with Mascarpone

We first made these Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms with Mascarpone cheese a few years ago for a holiday party with my family and – wow – these are so good!  We’ll never make any other stuffed mushroom recipe again! These mushrooms are filled with a delicious stuffing made with sweet Italian sausage, panko bread crumbs (which […]


You can’t have chili without a delicious Cornbread to go along with it, and this is the best cornbread we’ve had! The ideal cornbread is golden on the outside, moist but not too dense on the inside, and just lightly sweetened to complement the spiciness of your chili.  This cornbread is so good thanks to […]