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As a grandmother and great-grandmother, I've always enjoyed cooking and creating recipes. In our home, we love to make Italian food because it's our favorite type of cuisine. Zuccotto, which means "little pumpkin" in Italian, is a traditional Italian dessert.—Patricia Harmon, Baden, Pennsylvania
Making this for a crowd doesn't take any more time than it takes to make it for one. This mocha's also good with a coffee liqueur instead of peppermint. Trust me, I've tried it...several times! —Lauren Brien-Wooster, South Lake Tahoe, California
I first prepared an Italian-style cheese pie years ago. When I added a chocolate-hazelnut topping, it proved so popular that I had to give out copies of the recipe.—Steve Meredith, Streamwood, Illinois
If you have a 4-in springform pan, this will be your new favorite dessert. The taste of Baileys Irish Cream comes through in every bite of this scaled down cheesecake. It's perfect for splitting with someone special.
For an extra-special treat at Christmastime, I shape these little candies using homemade almond paste. The chocolate-coated logs have cute cherry and pecan decorations.—Margery Richmond, Fort Collins, Colorado
After sampling peppermint bark candy from an upscale store, I thought, "I can make that!" Using four ingredients, I came up with a simple version that won over my friends and family.—Patti Maurer, Wise, Virginia
I make this cake on special occasions and birthdays because it's so amazing in appearance and taste. The mild hazelnut and coffee flavor combination is impossible to resist and definitely adds to the overall deliciousness of the cake.—Christina Pope, Speedway, Indiana