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Easter is when I think of brunch and special holiday baked goods. One of my favorite of these is Panettone, which is actually an Italian Christmas delight, but this is my blog so we’ll do it my way. Any bread is a pain in the butt to make because of the kneading and the rising …

What could be more romantic than an Italian-style Valentine's Day? Surprise your special someone with these Italian treats from "il bel paese".

Italian Easter pie from Roxanashomebaking.com Sweet, creamy, light ricotta pie with chocolate chips and a touch of orange.

Italian Easter pie

Easy Easter Ricotta Pie Recipe Italian Easter pie - sweet, creamy, light ricotta pie with chocolate chips and a touch of orange.

A year ago, almost to the day, I arrived in Lecce for the first time.  I think you never forget your first impressions of a city, especially those cities that are close to your heart.  I remember stepping off the train late in the afternoon.  The streets of the historic center were so quiet, almost …

Zeppole di San Giuseppe (Fried Pastry with Lemon Cream Filling, Topped with Chocolate Ganache), a richly delicious Italian dessert classic.

Pastiera napoletana tradizionale, ricetta tipica napoletana, dolce di Pasqua napoletano. Pastiera di grano con ricotta, fiori d'arancio e pasta frolla.

Pastiera napoletana tradizionale, ricetta

I may try baking this on Low Sunday, but I must have one from Scala's on Easter Sunday itself!

Italian Easter pie from Roxanashomebaking.com Sweet, creamy, light ricotta pie with chocolate chips and a touch of orange.

Italian Easter pie

Italian Easter pie - sweet, creamy, light ricotta pie with chocolate chips and a touch of orange.

Super easy to make, this buttery, moist and soft apple cake has layers of thinly sliced apples and a sweet and flavorful streusel topping! Just perfect with a cup of coffee!

Apple cake with streusel topping

Apple Streusel Cake Super easy to make, this buttery, moist and soft apple cake has layers of thinly sliced apples and a sweet and flavorful streusel topping! Just perfect with a cup of coffee!

Cannoli Pie  15-oz ricotta cheese  14-oz sweetened condensed milk (1 can)  2 large eggs  1 tsp vanilla extract  1/4 tsp ground cinnamon  2 tsp lemon zest (optional)  1/2 cup miniature chocolate chips (sprinkle on top)  There is also a recipe for a Shortbread crust.

Cannoli Pie ricotta cheese sweetened condensed milk can) 2 large eggs 1 tsp vanilla extract tsp ground cinnamon 2 tsp lemon zest (optional) cup miniature chocolate chips (sprinkle on top) There is also a recipe for a Shortbread crust.

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