Parmesan Garlic Grissini #Twelve Loaves

“IL PANE APRE TUTTE LE BOCCHE.”  Italian Proverb.

Parmesan Garlic Grissini | From My Sweet Heart

Bread opens all mouths.  Especially when the bread is Italian!

Twelve Loaves is a group of bakers who are dedicated to the art of baking bread.  Once a month we are given an ingredient or theme.  The end result is up to us.  Thank you to Lora from Cake Duchess for organizing this wonderful group and Heather from girlichef for all of her fabulous support.  This month, Rosella, from Ma che ti sei mangiato challenged us to bake something Italian.  For me, that came in the form of breadsticks.

I incorporated some sharp, tangy parmesan cheese into the dough; as well as some garlic infused olive oil.  Roll them thin if you like a crispy breadstick, or thicker if you like a bit of chew.  Coat them with seeds, spices or cheese before baking….

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Sweet & Spicy Margarita

Sweet & Spicy Margarita | From My Sweet Heart

HAPPY NATIONAL MARGARITA DAY! What is your favorite margarita?  Do you prefer them frozen or on the rocks? Well, today I am celebrating with a margarita that is sweetened with the flavors of mango, peaches, lemons and limes.  But sriracha gives it a spicy kick!  The highlight of this drink?  Casa Noble Tequila!

Mississippi Mud Cake

Mississippi Mud Cake | From My Sweet Heart

“THE WORLD IS MUD-LUSCIOUS AND PUDDLE-WONDERFUL.”  e.e. cummings. Sweet. Sticky. Fudgy. Gooey. Crunchy. Chewy. Messy. Sound good to you?  Then this is YOUR cake!  While I’ve always adhered to the less is more principle, sometimes you just want a dessert that is all jacked up.  This intensely fudgy cake is topped with gooey marshmallows, sticky…

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Chocolate Irish Cream Bundt #BundtBakers

Chocolate Irish Cream Bundt | From My Sweet Heart

“I WISH SOMEONE WOULD LOOK AT ME THE SAME WAY I LOOK AT CHOCOLATE CAKE.”  Author Unknown. Chocolate cake.  It doesn’t get any better than that. Chocolate Irish Cream Bundt Cake.  Oh yes it does! I belong to a group called the Bundt Bakers; a wonderful collection of enthusiasts who share a passion for baking bundt…

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Chocolate & Cookie Covered Strawberries

Chocolate & Cookie Covered Strawberries | From My Sweet Heart

“FORGET LOVE, I’D RATHER FALL IN CHOCOLATE.”  Sandra J. Dykes These beautiful Driscoll’s strawberries took a tumble in some chocolate.  Lucky strawberries! Chocolate covered strawberries are a popular gift on Valentine’s Day.  I’m always surprised at how much they cost when you buy them already made.  Because it only costs a fraction of that to…

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Aviation Cocktail

Aviation Cocktail | From My Sweet Heart

“LOVE IS NOT THE LIMITATION, LOVE IS THE FLYING.”  Wm. Paul Young. Have I got a perfect Valentine’s Day cocktail for you! Do you ever feel that you belong in another era?  I do!  I often feel I was born 50 years too late.  I can’t tell you enough how I love all things vintage. …

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Apple, Pear & Blackberry Crumble

Apple, Pear & Blackberry Crumble | From My Sweet Heart

“LIVE EACH SEASON AS IT PASSES; BREATHE THE AIR, DRINK THE DRINK, TASTE THE FRUIT, AND RESIGN YOURSELF TO THE INFLUENCES OF EACH.”  Henry David Thoreau. Do you have a favorite winter fruit? Many types of fruit are available to us all year round now.  But I still tend to eat fruit seasonally.  I definitely…

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