Wednesday, November 7, 2012
I've been thinking it would be nice to share a simple side dish with you......a dish that no one would say is too complicated or has too many ingredients or different techniques. And.....who doesn't love potatoes, right?? They are another one of those veggies that can be prepared in an infinite number of ways and I love variety! My kids adore roasted potatoes, so any time I make them, in whatever variation, they're happy.
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Biscotti have become quite popular in coffee shops these days. They're the perfect little treat to have with your coffee or tea, mid-morning or late afternoon. Actually, the Italian word for any cookie is "biscotto" with the plural being "biscotti". Literally the word means "twice cooked/baked". In the United States, when we think of biscotti, that's what we are thinking about....the cookies that are first baked in a loaf, then sliced and baked again to make them a little crunchy. But true biscotti, like the ones made in Italy, are made with no fat besides the eggs, which makes them even crunchier. Italians like to dip them in sweet wine. I've never been much of a cookie dunker, but a glass of cold milk would be my beverage of choice!