Making Ricotta

I love Italian cheeses. Mozzarella, ricotta, mascarpone…. That’s one of the reasons I have decided to master making each one on my own. You can’t beat fresh cheese. Ricotta and mascarpone are the easiest two to make. I always make my own mascarpone whenever I make tiramisu. So, why not make my own ricotta for … More Making Ricotta

Wine Tasting with Barón Balch’é in Valle De Guadalupe, Mexico

Last weekend was my 40th birthday so to celebrate, my sister suggested that we go down into Baja California and visit the wine country of Valle de Guadalupe near Ensenada. I had visited other wine regions in the past, but I had yet to explore this region in Mexico and since I had heard great … More Wine Tasting with Barón Balch’é in Valle De Guadalupe, Mexico

Sweet Pea Cupcakes with Swiss Meringue Frosting

As mother’s day approaches tomorrow, I’ve been looking at different recipes that sound like a great mother’s day brunch or tea food, since I love brunch and afternoon tea. I found a few things that sounded great, but these sweet pea cupcakes with swiss meringue frosting really stood out to me. They sounded so incredibly … More Sweet Pea Cupcakes with Swiss Meringue Frosting