I have pretty much given up reading for the last year and a half. I love to read but, when you have four kids, there just isn’t time for it. I believed that if I set it in my head that I couldn’t do it, I wouldn’t get upset about it and it worked for a long time. But, then I discovered that one of the local libraries has not only an excellent toddler program with book-reading, songs, crafts and kid-friendly computer games, but also a READ AGAIN DISCOUNT SHOP FULL OF BOOKS FOR NEXT TO NOTHING PRICES! I have piled books high on the counter and been shocked at the $3-$5 price on the till! I LOVE IT! When my husband reads this, he will surely laugh as he has made the mistake of taking me to an old mom and pop book store only to find himself begging me to leave two hours later. There’s something about old books that appeal to me. I have a Kindle, but it just can’t replace the smell and feel of a good old hardback. No big surprise, amongst my digging, I found an old book about food!! Normally, I clean, do laundry, plan activities, help with homework, make lunches or cook during Andrew’s nap time which is my ONLY free time. However, for the last few days, I haven’t been able to resist delving into the musty-smelling pages of this tattered book! One of the dolci mentioned in this book is a very traditional dish, zabaglione. This is a simple dessert with only three ingredients; egg yolks, sugar and a sweet wine, usually Marsala or Moscato. The recipe results in a whipped custard that is perfectly sweetened and well complemented by biscotti or fruit. Mike’s grandmother was Italian and her handwritten recipes are treasured by all of her descendants, so authentic Italian recipes are always appreciated around my house. Aside from the laborious whisking, this is one of the easiest desserts I’ve ever made. Combine 3 eggs yolks, 1/4 cup sugar and 2 Tbsp dry Marsala wine. I started with my KitchenAid mixer, whisking the ingredients together until smooth and frothy.
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