Apple Crisp

“It’s as American as apple pie!” Although I cannot say the same for us;  us being my husband, my daughter and I. Little James, however, was born right here in New York City, a fact that permits him a certain freedom that the rest of us fought so ferociously to obtain. As I rode the…

Mom’s Carrot Cake

Let me just start by exhaling: ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! It’s so good to be back, back in the kitchen and cooking, writing, taking photos, filming and editing.  I missed it oh so much.  It’s good to be home in New York and good to be back to my “normal” life, as normal as my life could get….

Macarons alla Claudia

There is a noticeable absence of posts on my blog as of late. For the past 3 weeks or so, my family and I have been in transition between Canada and the United States. Anyone who has moved can attest, anyone who has moved across borders can sympathize, and anyone who has done that with…

Tiramisu

Tiramisù! A delicious, and likely the most famous, Italian dessert! What most people do not know is that tiramisù, translated directly, means “cheer me up!”  And who couldn’t this incredible dessert cheer up?! This luscious piece of heaven is said to have been born in the region of Veneto in north Italy, specifically at the restaurant…