Panforte di Siena

Sometimes we find that special recipe that makes our friends go “ooh, aah,” and makes our family members beg for more. This is one of those recipe. Full of dried fruit and nuts and and spices and, oh yes, chocolate, this is delicious with a cup of coffee after a meal, or for a mid-afternoon […]


Every now and then we have one of those nights when cooking supper seems like a superhuman task, involving such feats as altering the space-time continuum or requiring unnatural physical endurance and strength. For those nights, we thank the heavens for some supplies stashed away in our freezer, which we can take out and cook […]