​Tiramisù roughly translated means "pick me up" or "lift me up". It is a traditional dessert from Italy made with espresso, mascarpone cheese, whipped cream, Savoiardi (ladyfingers), and a custard called zabaglione. 

Every Italian mamma has her own recipe. I was fortunate enough to enjoy one made by my friend Giuseppina Cappiello in Positano.



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I​zetta's Southern Cooking

Autumn mornings break with so many beautiful sunrises.

This time of year, we still enjoy grilling outside but eating in our nice warm kitchen.  

This salad is not a southern dish, but I want to share this recipe anyway. I make quite a lot of dinner salads during the summer. I was introduced to this salad back in the early 1970s at the original Brown Derby Restaurant on Wilshire Blvd. in Los Angeles, California.

I even imagined Lucy Ricardo (I Love Lucy) peeking over the booth where William Holden was having lunch.

I prefer most of the ingredients sliced instead of everything chopped, like most Cobb Salads and this make a better presentation.
You can easily double the recipe to make four servings.