Allowing oneself life’s simple pleasures every so often is high on my agenda. Sometimes I go through phases when I allow myself such indulgences. My no-guilt period goes flying out the window, I crave carbs and sweet delights. I try my darnedest to adhere to rules I set for myself, but they don’t always work and I fall off the wagon. Do you ever find yourself in such a dilemma? I know I do. This was a case in point. I had taken these moreish toffee squares for a dessert on 2 different occasions and naturally I made a batch to keep 🙂 They were quite a hit. The recipe is very simple and pretty versatile. You can add whatever strikes your fancy.
I’ve learned to love and make pies ever since we moved to the United States. I’ve made many many pies since then. Pecan pies hold a special place in my heart having lived in the south. There are all sorts of variations in making this classic southern favorite; adding chocolate, whiskey, bourbon, coconut etc. But today I present to you a classic, plain and old-fashioned, southern pecan pie. I got this recipe from none other than a southern lady who used to be our neighbor for a while before she returned down south. Thank you Tracey. I recall when I first tasted it, I was in pecan heaven, I’ve since made it over and over again and no matter, where or when I’ve made it, it has always been a hit. On a recent trip to England to visit my family, I introduced this southern classic to them as it is not very common there. Toasting the pecans just a bit ahead of time intensifies the flavor.
Limoncello is an Italian lemon liqueur mainly produced in Southern Italy. Even though there is debate about the origin of this drink, it is said to be at least 100 years old. Limoncello is very popular in Italy and is only just becoming popular in other parts of the world. It also happens to be a popular ingredient in cocktails and imparts a strong lemon flavor without the sourness or bitterness of pure lemon juice. Today I’m going to share a recipe with you using limoncello in a dessert. A guest that came over for dinner a few weeks back … Continue reading Limoncello cheesecake squares