A Wonderful Pear Tea Cake

You are going to love this Pear Tea Cake! It is simply loaded with pears and has a light lemon scent. This Pear Tea Cake is great for morning tea or even for breakfast but serve it with a scoop of really good vanilla icecream and maybe a little whipped cream and...

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Italian Fig Cookies – Cuccidati

Baking cookies at this time of the year seems to be a worldwide event. These Italian Fig Cookies know as Cuccidati are appropriately festive with a snowy white glaze and colored sprinkles. Take a bite and you know it's Christmas time. Italian Fig Cookies are full of...

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Italian Pignoli Cookies

These Italian Pignoli cookies are the ideal cookie for Christmas. A simple cookie made of almond paste mixed with sugar and egg white and coated in pine nuts. Italian Pignoli cookies are chewy on day one and two but slowly progress to dry out and develop a crunch....

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Fast and Easy Chocolate Chip Muffins

Do you want a great muffin recipe? This is it. These Fast and Easy Chocolate Chip Muffins are tender and soft, chock full of chocolate chips and of course, absolutely delicious. There's no melting butter and waiting for it to cool with this recipe because it uses oil...

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Salted Cranberry and Pecan Biscotti

These biscotti are a perfect holiday treat. Combining the classic flavours of tart cranberry and crunchy pecans with a hint of salt and the warmth of brown sugar, everyone is sure to gobble these up quickly. Salted Cranberry and Pecan Biscotti just sing of festivity...

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My little kitchen is in the middle of the sugarcane fields of far north Queensland, Australia. I hope to inspire you to cook and bake like an Italian.
Italians cook from the heart and for the love of those we feed.

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