One of my first experiences with cooking was helping my mother make these caramels. We'd make up to 12 batches each year. Today, I do at least 95 percent of the cooking at home, but my wife does much of the baking. —Robert Sprenkle, Hurst, Texas
Recipe for Pasta Ciotti Italian Custard-Filled Dessert Tarts - Pasta Ciotti are small Italian custard-filled dessert tarts. The word 'pasta' is Italian for dough and in this case it refers to a sweet dough. Pasta Ciotti are a nice addition to a cookie tray or as a small after-dinner pastry with a cup of espresso or cappuccino.