Candy Cane Biscotti

imageBefore I get started on this, let me share with you that I’ve lost all track of time.  Seriously, during a casual conversation yesterday, it was brought up that next week is Christmas and I was in total surprise!  It’s not that I haven’t been preparing….decorating, baking and shopping, but more so that I have been so immersed in all the holiday activities I honestly thought I had at least two more weeks to go! Continue reading “Candy Cane Biscotti”

Almond Biscotti (gluten free and date sweetened)

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By request, gluten-free biscotti!  Several emails came in asking about using g-free flour for my biscotti recipes.  Over the years I swapped out the white flour for a mix of wheat/white blend and reduced the sugar, but truly had not considered trying to make them gluten free.  Just as I would never replace my pasta; I’d rather give it up than try to “enjoy” a pasta made out of anything but semolina flour,  I felt the same way about my biscotti, until…now. Continue reading “Almond Biscotti (gluten free and date sweetened)”

Savory Sundried Tomato and Herb Biscotti

Savory Sundried Tomato biscottiStep aside crackers, a new love has entered into this Spicegirl’s life.  Happy hour has just gotten a bit happier.  Wine and cheese met a savory new companion to take to the party.  The flavors mingled, flirted and fell in love.

You never know when someone special will come into your life, in just a wink of an eye, a casual smile, a knowing look.  Or in this case, an unexpected email, from a Savoring follower, describing a savory cracker recipe full of butter that she wondered could be possibly made into a biscotti? Continue reading “Savory Sundried Tomato and Herb Biscotti”

Pumpkin Ginger Biscotti

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Hey Ginger, this one’s for you!

Life is interesting.  Come, sit down.  I’ve made a fresh pot of coffee, I’ll pour you a cup.  Grab a biscotti and we will chat and catch up.  Time to slow down and truly savor every bite.  Just as my blog was named, I strive to live my life savoring every moment, every person, every meal set before me.  Blessings, forgiveness and gratefulness.  I am blessed and grateful to be back home.  Home is where your heart is, wherever it is, you just know it, deep inside.

Enough about me for now, it’s the pumpkin ginger biscotti we’re sharing here.  Fresh from the oven, my kitchen cannot smell any better!  Baking and the Fall season warmly wed together in the most happiest way.  Why do I love biscotti so??  In addition to their being not an overly indulgent, over-filling dessert with just  touch of sweetness and minimal fat, it’s that biscotti requires savoring.  A perfect ending to a meal or afternoon break.  Now I have seen some people grab a biscotti and just crunch and go…oh, for the love of life, no! no! Continue reading “Pumpkin Ginger Biscotti”

Red Velvet Biscotti

Talk about one sexy biscotti!!  With its deep, lusty red and teasing drizzle of white chocolate, these biscotti are just begging to be dipping into champagne or a morning after espresso.  Dare I say anything more??

To my surprise I found this recipe from Paula Deen and adapted it to my way of making biscotti – just a tablespoon of coconut oil, white/wheat flour and less sugar.  I felt that the drizzle of chocolate gave it just enough sweetness, as I always feel I’m sweet enough 🙂 but if you prefer sweeter desserts than adding another half cup should do the trick. Continue reading “Red Velvet Biscotti”

Gingerbread Biscotti

You knew it had to happen….gingerbread biscotti!  In fact, it is probably my favorite for the holiday season.  A crisp bite of warm spice gingerbread with a slight burst of chocolate and confectioners sweetness drizzle and colorful sprinkles.

Of all the flavors of the season, sugar cookies, buttery shortbread, cranberry, peppermint and chocolate, gingerbread stands out for me, just as pumpkin does through October and November. Continue reading “Gingerbread Biscotti”

Coconut Macadamia Biscotti and a Product Giveaway!

All those that know me, my biscotti jar is never empty.  Even during the ups and downs of my move, I had biscotti.  They may not have been homemade, nor were they stored in my biscotti jar that was safely packed away in storage, but I did have biscotti on hand!

So as you can imagine I was eager to get back to baking biscotti.  As I started to think of what flavor my inaugural biscotti would be, I spotted the jar of coconut oil that I received from Tropical Traditions just prior to my move.  I was offered their product to try.  How perfect – Coconut Biscotti! Continue reading “Coconut Macadamia Biscotti and a Product Giveaway!”

Strawberry and White Chocolate Biscotti

Would you rather be a Princess or a Queen?  The young, pretty girl who really doesn’t know what she wants in life but has endless fairytale imagination or the Queen, whose been there, done that and definitely knows what she wants!??  Transitioning from the Princess to the Queen is somewhat of an awakening moment.  It’s a time when you realize the years have brought you to a different stage in your life.  Or it can be when you realize your daughter has assumed your former Princess title and pushed you into Queendom!  Continue reading “Strawberry and White Chocolate Biscotti”

Reflections on Life and Orange Almond Biscotti

Years back when I was raising my kids as a single mom I would often find myself expressing how overwhelmed I was.  Overwhelmed just seemed to be such a negative word which could only make me feel, well, even more overwhelmed!  So I decided instead of saying I was overwhelmed, I’d say that I was overblessed!  It was amazing how a simple change in thought made me feel so much better!

So lately, I’ve been very much overblessed 🙂   The first few months of the year have gone by so quickly; I’ve had one thing after another going on and every weekend has been nonstop busyness.  I know that just like all work and no play can makes Jack a dull boy, all this busyness is making Linda in need of some relaxation! Continue reading “Reflections on Life and Orange Almond Biscotti”