A splash of amaretto liqueur turns any drink into a conversation piece. With distinct almond flavor derived from Italy, these easy amaretto drink recipes earn a standing ovation. Choose a classic amaretto sour, sombrero, or amaretto Alexander, each with its own sweet style.

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Amaretto Cake with Cinnamon Swirl

Better Homes and Gardens

Amaretto, an Italian almond liqueur, adds an unexpected flavor component to this cinnamon bundt cake.

Miniature Amaretto Cakes

Better Homes and Gardens

These petite amaretto-soaked cakes make good holiday gifts for the recipient to store to enjoy for weeks to come.

Chocolate Truffle Dessert

Better Homes and Gardens

This ultra-rich frozen dessert is versatile enough for any holiday. Use heart-shaped cookie cutters for Valentine's Day or stars for a Christmas gathering.

Ice Cream Morphs into New Gelato Brand: Food News

Gourmet ice-cream maker Haagen-Dazs, the Danish company that's been making deluxe ice cream for 40 years now, just announced it is coming out with a new line of gelato that will "transport consumers to Italy with every spoonful," according to the food website Delish. And get a load (or should we say a "scoop"?) of these crazy Italian flavors: Stracciatella (smooth sweet cream with chocolate shavings); Sea Salt Caramel (ribbons of sea salt caramel blended with caramel gelato); Black Cherry Amaretto Gelato (a blend of black cherries with Amaretto); and Limoncello (zesty and creamy lemon with a touch of vodka).

25 Days of Christmas Cookies: Italian Pignolis

Little story about pignoli cookies: I was on a date in San Francisco's North Beach (that city's Little Italy). He and I both gazed at the tiramisu and cannoli as we ordered our espresso, but knowing that one of my less glamorous contributions to compatibility might be lactose intolerance, there was no way I was going to run the risk of marring our wild romance with equally wild indigestion. "Trust me to pick out dessert?"

Best Cocktail Options for a Healthier Holiday

The seemingly endless round of holiday parties and end-of-year get-togethers at this time of year often means that you're drinking a bit more alcohol than usual. Those extra cocktails can add up to a lot of surplus calories! If you're going to imbibe, choose wisely. Naughty If you're planning on driving (or having more than one) it's best to avoid Martini-type cocktails, which tend to be very high in alcohol. A single restaurant-sized martini may contain more than three "drinks" worth of alcohol (and calories).

Drink this Now: 11 Kinds of Sangria for Summer

Try a new version of a classic sangria for happy hour, dinner with friends, or an after dinner drink on the patio.

Decadent T-Day Desserts for Naughty Puritans: Best of the Blogs

The Puritans may be remembered for a lot of things, but indulgence isn't one of them. Sure, your average Thanksgiving feast leaves you feeling as stuffed as was that turkey you just scarfed down before you put it in the oven, but what's decadent here isn't often the food itself -- it's the sheer amount of it. Yes, you can deep-fry your bird or douse your mashed potatoes with heavy cream, but at its heart, the traditional fixings are as wholesome as you'd expect, given the holiday's association with a religious sect that, say, would put you in the stocks for kissing your husband in public.

14 Luscious Chocolate Dessert Recipes to Share on Valentine's Day

Chocolate desserts designed to delight for Valentine's Day. Chocolate dessert ideas range from hot to cold, decadent to healthy, and easy to complex.

Cooking Up Romance: 10 Aphrodisiac Foods

It's Valentine's Day, and love is in the air--along with the aroma of a delicious meal. These aphrodisiac foods are truly the way to your loved one's heart.

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