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Here’s a fun fact: Tiramisu is a derivation of the Italian/Latin word, ‘Tirar’ or ‘to pick up’. Venetian prostitutes back in the day are said have dipper their bread into coffee as a ‘pick-me up’.



  Ingredients 1 cup sugar 1 cup rice syrup 1/2 cup salted peanut caramel* 1/2 cup Nutella, 6 cups crisp rice cereal 6 ounces chopped bittersweet chocolate 1 cup butterscotch-flavored chips fleur de sel or flaky sea salt For the salted peanut caramel 1 cup heavy cream 1/2 cup water 1 cup granulated sugar 1...



“Panpepato is rumored to have strong aphrodisiac qualities and has the ability to stop couples from arguing, two very good reasons to give it a try this holiday season.” True or not, this Italian fruit cake is far from any fruit cake I’ve tried. Somewhere between a cake and fudge, you will find this deliciously rich....


Lemon Poppy Seed Bread

A lemony twist on momma Dowdle’s famous recipe. I don’t know what it is about this speckled bread, but it’s addicting and good god does it make my house smell good. Recipe: Lemon Poppy Seed Bread Ingredients 1 box white cake mix 1 box instant lemon pudding 4 eggs 3/4 cup canola oil 3/4 cup...


Lemon Icebox Pie with Chantilly Cream

When I was a little girl, I remember watching grandma start down the long dirt road lined with orchards to pick fresh ponderosa lemons to make some icebox pie… OK, just kidding.  I’m Chinese, lived in suburbia and never saw an orchard as a child.  It wasn’t until a few years ago, my Mississippian family...