Michelle Rose

After quitting her job, Michelle packed a bag and set off on a four year trip around the world. The one souvenir she brought back: a love of food and cooking. Taking a cooking class while traveling is the only thing that weighs nothing and stays with you forever. Returning home, she enrolled in the Pastry Arts program at the French Culinary Institute in New York City and has worked in some of North Americas finest restaurants and pastry shops. She currently resides in Toronto where she chronicles her travels and recipes on her blog Sweet Escapes.

Basic Panna Cotta

Panna Cotta is a versatile dessert that can be whipped up with just a few ingredients and tailored to your taste and occasion.

A Taste of Venice: Tiramisu

In this recipe the traditional marsala is replaced with kahlua for extra coffee flavor, but you can swap in any liqueur. Get the recipe at Honest Cooking.

Fig and Mascarpone Tart

This Fig and Mascarpone Tart highlights the freshest ingredients. Have your kitchen smell like Campo di Fiori while baking this delicious dessert!

Limoncello Loaf Cake

This limoncello Cake is bursting with a mixture of sweet and tart flavors that are sure to take you on an Italian vacation with every bite.

Gianduja – Chocolate Hazelnut Cake

Light and airy. Quick and easy. Gianduja Chocolate Hazelnut Cake is perfect for any occasion, and maximizes the flavor of this classic combination.


Dulce de Leche Molten Lava Cakes

Just as sexy as chocolate spilling out of a lava cake, this molten dulce de leche brings a whole new flavor profile to the delicious dessert.


Brioche with Almond Praline

Buttery, pillowy brioche is delicious anytime of the day. Inspire by the baked good in Lyon, pink candy-coated almonds add a sweet crunchy to the bread.

Limoncello Loaf

Limoncello Loaf

This quick bread gets its sweet-tart bust of citrusy flavor from limoncello, lemon-infused vodka.



Learn to make the famous Viennese culinary specialty that will satisfy even the most intense chocolate cravings.

Fig and Mascarpone Tart

Fig and Mascarpone Tart

Fig season runs through fall so it’s the perfect time to put together this striking tart piled high with juicy figs.

Chocolate Hazelnut Cake

Chocolate Hazelnut Cake

Perfect for any occasion, this is quick and easy to make and maximizes both the chocolate and hazelnut flavours intensely.