We were invited to a 4th of July party last weekend, and I volunteered to bring a desert. I needed something quick and easy, something that would work well on a buffet table, and something with a "wow" factor.
I found canoli shells at a local produce mart that specializes in Italian imports. After scouring the internet for filling recipes, finally found one that combined both ricotta and mascarpone cheese.
It was quite easy to mix up the filling, pipe it into the shells, and dip the ends into mini chocolate chips and chopped pistacioes. They were a hit! And they were quite tasty too!