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Cannoli Teleportation

February 23, 2018

Have you ever tasted or smelled something that instantly took you back in time? Well, the other night I went back to being a 9-year-old tasting my mom’s homemade cannoli at Christmas time in our flour-dusted kitchen. It was cannoli teleportation. (This was a post from several years ago, but since the holidays are hovering closer, I wanted to share this recipe again.) I am a novice cannoli…

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The Best, Easiest Lemon Cheesecake Squares

January 15, 2014

I get excited about baking and cooking, like some people get about shopping or vacations. It’s a sickness; and my two brothers, one sister-in-law, several nephews, a niece-in-law, and my kids, share it. Nuclear annihilation could be imminent… and all someone has to say is, “I could go for a little more of that pasta we had for dinner, wasn’t that good?”  And the floodgates open:…