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Tuesday, April 2, 2013

B Is For Biscotti

After 29 years of the Easter Bunny only bringing
goodies for the 5 men of the house, it left me
a sweet basket of goodies this year!

Who knew that The Mister could learn to be the bunny!
And no, he didn't read my blog.  (he never does!)
Maybe it was guilt. lol.
So, who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks?
I mean, after decades, he's finally beginning to put
a few gifts in my Christmas stocking! lol. 

One of my Easter treats was a box of mint chocolate chip biscotti.


Biscotti, also known as cantucinni (coffee bread), are twice-baked 
cookies originating from the Italian city of Prato.
They are oblong and made dry and crunchy to prolong their
shelf life.  It also makes them able to withstand a nice
dunking in your coffee or tea.

The first documented recipe for the cookie is a centuries-old
manuscript, now preserved in Prato, found by the
eighteenth century scholar, Amadio Baldanzi.

Biscotti is the plural term.  If you are referring to a
single cookie, it is a biscotto.


And while enjoying my biscotto, with it's mint colored
frosting, I couldn't help but notice my mint colored shirt,
mint colored mug and chocolate sweater.
It was a serendipity kind of thing. :)

I'm all linked up with the A to Z Challenge 
for the month of April.
To learn more, click on the link on my sidebar!






69 comments:

  1. Look at the mister learning a new trick
    That is very slick
    Becoming the bunny
    Bet Nugget thought he looked funny
    And no idea what a biscotto was
    Until your B Buzz
    And look full comment and still first
    With my rhyming burst
    Gloria is so worst
    Maybe you can quench her thirst

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    1. and I even posted late
      as to not run into the A post slate!
      I asked Nugget if he was the easter bunny
      but he just looked at me funny.
      Maybe they don't dress in black
      to go on the candy giving attack. :)

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    2. I think Nugget could be a nice easter bunny!

      and pffft! to Pat I was so far in a dinner:)

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    3. Pfft excuses excuses from you
      And yeah maybe the black bunnies are shunned by the easter crew
      Or smart enough not to get involved with that
      As it would be hard work delivering eggs to every mat

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    4. ppfft!!! I love ALL bunnies not matter they bring chocolate eggs LOL

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  2. Do you have any idea how adorable you are?

    I am attempting the A-Z challenge thing. A was for April and the tornadoes it seems to spawn .. tommorrow I will highlight B for Basketball (I'm a die-hard fan of college hoops)

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    1. no...tell me again. hahaha. Aw, thanks! Really. :)

      You're doing the A-Z oh...i must come and read! I love basketball, too! college...not pro. :)
      It's been an exciting March Madness, hasn't it?

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  3. Yay for the Mister! He did good. :) You have mad color coordinating skills!

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    1. Isn't that weird about the colors? I had to just laugh.

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    2. My bracket picks got all busted to Hell ........ yep, only college hoops.

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    3. The Mister and Taylor have Louisville winning it all, so they are still alive. ha.

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  4. I was just thinking the other day about how long it's been since I've had biscotti. It was a really random thought, and I have no idea where it came from. Now I want yours! lol

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    1. haha...well, I'd love to share! Have you even baked it? It's easy and delish.

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    1. It did kind of work out that way, didn't it? Too funny!

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  6. Oh, good for you! Biscotti is a treat for sure. Some mad color skills you got going on! Lol

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    1. the color discovery was the most fun of all! ha. well, and the biscotti was tasty, too! :)

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  7. Nothing like being fashionable while enjoying something so delicious as biscotti....and in matching colors too boot!! I think the Mister's learning....haha You look so dang cute in that picture!!

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  8. I like Wanda's replay. :)
    We haven't done Easter baskets since our first two boy were just little guys, but we do enjoy the Easter candy that finds it's way into our house. Somehow I forgot to buy black jelly beans this year. That's just plain tragic!

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    1. my late father in law loved black jelly beans! I always think of him when I see them. :)

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  9. Love that you match your biscotto and I love learning something new. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. thanks, cathy...and I'm glad you stopped by!

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  10. mmm mint chocolate chip...very nice...the mister did very well as the bunny...and ha at you wearing it as well...smiles...glad you had a good easter...

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    1. but what I really want to know is...are there any unclaimed eggs lost in your couch cushions?? lol....

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  11. Mint and chocolate... a yummy taste combination. And a pretty color combo, too : )

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    1. It was pretty, wasn't it? yum. I do love mint! Did you have a nice Easter with the grands? I bet they loved their baskets!

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  12. That looks so good. Can I have a coffee break now please?
    Hmmm... best have breakfast first.

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    1. I'm ALWAYS serving coffee! haha. Breakfast first, oh, just be bad like me and make this your breakfast. lol....

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  13. Well the Mister did well indeed! With all things turning up chocolate & mint it certainly did make for a very happy accident. A belated happy easter.

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    1. Ii just love it when strange coincidences turn up like that! :)

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  14. That is one big beautiful biscotti!! Yay! p.s. i love your singing robin on your sidebar! I think it's a robin anyway! It's lovely!! Take care
    x

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    1. they were huge! haha.

      Isn't that robin (english robin) the sweetest thing? You can even see his breath in the crisp morning air...just like here. He's from tumblr.com. So fun! I just had to have him here. :)

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  15. A totally awesome looking cookie. Biscotti are fairly easy to make, especially with a Kitchen Aid mixer that does all the work. And you can make so many varieties. Pistachios and just about anything else is my favorite. But your's does look especially good. And so proud of the Mister, he did good this Easter.

    God bless.

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    1. They are easy...they just look complicated! They make nice gifts, too and are easy to package up in a pretty way. I make a chocolate pistachio recipe that is really yummy.

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  16. The Mister might be a slower learner but, WOW, what a nice gift.

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    1. who knew an old dog could turn into a new bunny! lol....

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  17. Lucky you...
    My girls brought me flowers..and my son a card...very unexpected..

    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. the unexpected is the very best, isn't it? :) And your flowers were gorgeous!

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  18. after 29 years?! so I can have the hope....still lol!
    maybe the nect year:)
    well about the mister. never is late lol
    you look so cute in the pictures and I adore biscottis! I have to try these!! xo

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    1. yes, there is always hope. haha.

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    2. we can never lost the hope; anyway I think the Mr.-Bunny was so sweet:)

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    3. well, he never said it was now a tradition. Next year might be nothing! haha.

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  19. I am so happy to hear that you got some Easter treats, too! That's a wonderful looking biscotto, by the way.

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    1. I'd never had a mint chocolate biscotti before, and it was very delicious!

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  20. What a wonderful treat. Hello to a fellow boymom going through the A to Z challenge as well.

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    1. Hi! Love boymoms! :)thanks for visiting!

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  21. YEAH! FOR THE MISTER!!!! Yummy Biscotti! I love the crunch with my coffee!

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    1. I dunk them, so they really don't crunch that much by the time they reach my mouth. haha.

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  22. Love Biscotti and your choc-mint outfit! I just watched a TV program on Biscottea (only for tea drinkers)... Looking forward to the rest of your A - Z posts.

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    1. Hi there! Thanks for stopping by! Biscotti just for tea? Hmmm....not I am intrigued!

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  23. I don't think I've ever heard of Biscotti before but it sounds so good Betsy, I want some with my coffee!

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    1. don't they have biscotti in Ireland? Maybe you should open a shop and make a few million. :) I imagine it would be great dunked in some Irish Creme. :)

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  24. Oh, yum! It's almost lunch time here in California, but I really want desert after reading this.
    Nice outfit to go with a great treat.
    Enjoyed reading your B post -- interesting and different.
    Silvia @ Silvia Writes

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    1. Hi Silvia! Thanks for stopping by! The challenge is going to be lots of fun!

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    1. Well, WW, help yourself! I have a few left! :)

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  26. Haha, love this post. Hey, sometimes it takes us guys a few decades to learn. :)

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    1. yes, it does! But better late than never, right? :)

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  27. You got yourself a great honey bunny.

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  28. Popping in from the a-z. Love your fav quote and fav scripture. Both great. And of course, Audrey...isn't she just perfect? God bless you and your family. I have a nephew w/ autism. Come visit me, if you'd like:
    from The Dugout

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    1. well, hello! I'm so glad you found me...so I can visit you, too! Sounds like we have a few things in common!

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  29. Fascinating post!
    I love the "my little nook" at the bottom of your page. That looks very peaceful and inspiring.

    Stopping by from the #atozchallenge !
    @JLenniDorner

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    1. Hey, Lenni...thanks so much for stopping by! yes, I do love my little nook...great lighting, big windows and it's right in my kitchen. It's my favorite spot in the house! Now I'm off to visit you!

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  30. That is fantastic, Betsy! I'm happy for you! You certainly deserve recognition and lil gifts of wonderful surprise. Who ever took the photo did a great job too. Looks so cozy adn lovely. LOVE your cardigan and hair up like that. Enjoy! I hope the easter bunny and Father xmas visit you ofte--umm, each year that is! :)

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    1. do you have connections? hey...tell the bunny and santa to bring me extra! lol....

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