Sugar cookies flavored with vanilla and orange zest are covered with icing and decorated with sanding sugar and silvery dragees for a Christmas-y look.
Shortbread wedge cookies rife with ginger and lemon zest are baked to a lightly golden then topped with a creamy lemon glaze. A perfect tea treat of dessert.
Sour cherries and apples get a kick from orange juice, cardamon, and cherry liqueur then are rolled up in phyllo dough, sometimes called filo, and baked.
Here the classic French custard with a wallop of ginger in addition to vanilla. On top are blackberries in a sweet-tart sauce.
This Turkish recipe combines softly sauteed onions and carrots with a garlic-yogurt sauce. Serve chilled or at room temperature.
Sliced papaya and mango are coated in a rich caramel sauce then rolled in lacy crepes. The dish is topped with a powered sugar and a sprig of zippy mint.
This eye-popping granita, or ice, is make from strong-brewed espresso. Layered between and dolloped on top is softly whipped cream.
There’s a double whammy of chocolate in these sweet treats: chocolate cookies studded with chunks of chocolate and sprinkled with sea salt.
Creamy, tart lemon curd is lightened with whipped cream, spread on a large crispy meringue, rolled up like a jelly roll, and served with fresh fruit.
Creamy, cheesy, irresistible polenta, similar to American grits, is cooked slowly until impossible soft and then is topped with all types of sauteed mushrooms
These delicate pancakes are practically flourless, so the flavor of the ricotta cheese and vanilla really shine through. A great brunch recipe.
Tender potatoes, onions, green peppers, and red peppers are slowly cooked in butter until crisp and golden brown. Chili powder adds the right amount of spice.
For a summer lunch or a simple supper dish with a salad, this basil-custard tart topped with fresh tomatoes is a versatile addition to anyone’s repertoire.
A thick, decadent Italian chocolate pudding made all the more sinful by the addition of chopped roasted hazelnuts and crumbled butter cookies.
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