Struffoli (honey balls)

Struffoli (honey balls) by Joseph Gargiulo

A Christmas favorite in Italian households. When I was growing up in my home there was always a bowl of these available to munch on with milk or, as I got older, with coffee. They are honey glazed pastry balls which are great for a festive snacking treat.

4 votes
Air Fryer Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Air Fryer Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies by Nutrisystem The Leaf

What if we told you that you could achieve the perfect peanut butter chocolate cookie in your air fryer? Our healthy recipe developers at The Leaf have turned this dream into a reality! These Air Fryer Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies are perfect for when you’re craving a sweet treat but just don’t feel like turning on the oven.…

1 vote
Chocolate and Eggplant Cake (Torta di Melanzane al Cioccolato)

Chocolate and Eggplant Cake (Torta di Melanzane al Cioccolato) by Evelyn Scott

A delicious and different way to use all those eggplants we soon will have from either our own, or from our friends gardens.

2 votes
Frittelle veneziane

Frittelle veneziane by Shawnna and Davide Busetti

Carnevale (aka Mardi Gras) season is an enormous tourist attraction in Venice. It is a time for festivities which include the amazingly beautiful Venetian masks, but also a whole host of foods that are part of the tradition. Fritoe or frittelle alla Veneziana are similar to a doughnut or fritter. The recipe makes a lot, so it's a…

1 vote
Toffee-Chocolate Chip and Bacon Wonton Cookies

Toffee-Chocolate Chip and Bacon Wonton Cookies by Robyn Savoie

The Wisconsin State Fair is upon us once again. Over the next few days, I will be posting some great recipes connected to the "Golden Spork" Awards. The Sporkies is a Wisconsin State Fair food competition that started in 2013. This is my spin on Emma's Cookie Kitchen "Deep Fried Maple Bacon Cookie Dough." Think about it...crispy…

1 vote
Air Fryer Apple Fritter

Air Fryer Apple Fritter by Nutrisystem The Leaf

Donuts can seem like an intimidating dessert to prepare. You have to get the dough just right, create the perfect shape and fry them to perfection for that soft inside and slightly crispy exterior. Plus, they have to taste good and fit into your healthy diet, which is a feat in itself. Nutrisystem and our recipe experts are here to…

1 vote
Kala Jamun

Kala Jamun by vidhya

Kala Jamun are dark colored (almost black) gulab jamuns made from paneer and khoya and then deep fried and coated with sugar syrup. Khoya is similar to Ricotta cheese, is commonly used to prepare many sweets and in some vegetable gravies. The major differences between Gulab Jamuns other than the appearance is the inclusion of Khoya…

1 vote
Carnival flowers

Carnival flowers by Guest of winter

Typical Carnival cookies, made with a mold and deep fried, light and crispy and not oily at all.

4 votes
Semolina (Rava) Ladoo

Semolina (Rava) Ladoo by Navaneetham Krishnan

Traditional Indian sweet with a pleasing scent of ghee and nutmeg.

1 vote
Frittelle carnival treats

Frittelle carnival treats by Alida

Hurray it's that time of the year again! It's carnival, so it's time to make those addictive deep fried, gorgeous cakes. Every year for me has become a tradition now. It cannot pass February without making frittelle. Every region of Italy calls them differently but in the end they are all very similar. I get instantly transported…

1 vote
Apple Fritters

Apple Fritters by Catherine Pappas

Adapted from: The Taste of Italy by Frederic Lebain & Jean Paul Paireault. This is a unique dessert that is sure to please! Enjoy and Cook with Love, Catherine

2 votes
Homemade Pumpkin Spice Doughnuts

Homemade Pumpkin Spice Doughnuts by Butters


2 votes
Wheat Laddu

Wheat Laddu by SouthIndianHome

1 vote

Churros by Dominick Costa

Being in New York City, you are often surprised with crazy and random surprises. Everyday there is something, whether it be on the subway, walking down the street or in a restaurant. One of my favorite surprises is walking into a subway, and there will be someone selling Churros off of a sheet pan, two for $1! I’m always a sucker, and…

1 vote
Jalebi Recipe

Jalebi Recipe by Hina Gujral

Jalebi Recipe, a conventional Indian sweet, which needs no defining introduction. This deep-fried pretzel like sweet – dish from India is well celebrated among the food lovers. The batter prepared with white flour defined into twisted and tangled concentric circles, deep-fried till crunchy and later dunked in saccharine sugar syrup.

1 vote