This nutty, honey-sweetened pie is the perfect treat to take to the first backyard garden party of the season.
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A classic French cookie gets a nod to Italy with these rosemary and pine nut infused butter cookies.
No matter how many desserts we make ourselves or how long we've toiled, a box of cookies from Rocco's, the local Italian bakery, is always on the Vasios holiday table. No wonder: the baked cookies are both nutty and sweet, and the chewy texture gives them a certain lightness and finesse.
Bright, citrusy oranges and mellow, nutty caramel have a natural affinity. Toss in some toasted pine nuts and you've got a seriously delicious dessert sauce. Try it over polenta cake or vanilla ice cream.
There's something really lovely about the Italian tradition of pairing a glass of vin santo with a cookie or two to end a meal. But when choosing a cookie to match your dessert wine, not any old cookie will do. For this elegant meal ender, we suggest these Rosemary and Pine Nut Cookies from Fine Cooking Cookies. They are tender shortbread cookies accented with piney rosemary and toasted pine nuts, a combination of flavors that's Italian at heart. Not too sweet, these are the cookies that will match a glass of dessert wine just beautifully.
Does anyone else find it a whole lot easier to get out of bed in the morning if you know there's something good to eat for breakfast? Given that I look at breakfast as a reward for regaining consciousness, it's no surprise that I'd eat cake for breakfast.