Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Healing Biscotti


Mom's recovering from back surgery, so I figured I would send her some Chocolate Hazelnut Biscotti to help keep her strength up ;-) I didn't have any of the finished product, but the batter sure was tasty! Hopefully they will arrive in bigger, rather than smaller pieces...


Here's a look inside my mug :) Given to me by my college doubles partner, I love it!!



On another note... I was flipping through the January 2009 issue of Bon Appetit and was excited to see the Best of the Year treands. First was dessert: peanut butter desserts!! umm, me thinks bon appetit is a little slow on the uptake here, but that's ok, as long as you don't take away the peanut butter! Next was breakfast being the new restaurant trend! As someone who would happily eat breakfast 3x a day, I'm loving this one, too. Pegged 'the value issue' I also noticed an article on bargain bottles (reds and whites), if you're into that sort of thing. Ricotta and Eggs also made appearances in the issue, so it was a pretty good one :)

Phew, one last dish, a slightly tweaked version of Maggie's Pear and Crab Salad. I used more cabbage, and threw in some apple slices and arils. I love adding arils to salads, provided a little crunch in there and diversified the textures :) Yum!

my Christmas tree jumped into the photo!

And if you haven't heard of some amazing things happening in blogworld... The amazing Heather and Mark over at Hangry Pants are sponsoring a food drive!! Hit up the comments on this post and help support the RI Community Food Bank :) And since I don't have a blender, I was extremely excited to see a VitaMix giveaway over at Eating Bender. And importantly, don't forget that I referred you;-) hehe. Baking Bites is also hosting a holiday cupcake contest, so there's room for creativity if you're so inclined :)

26 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

You're a sweet daughter!! Hope your mom is fully recovered quickly.

Peanut butter desserts!!! Holy yum.

Christina said...

Hope your mom is feeling better. =)

Biscotti, I'm making some of that soon. Mine will be a chocolate chip-pecan version, but all chocolate sounds insanely good!

Peanut butter, mmm!

ashley (sweetandnatural) said...

Hope your mom recovers quickly!

Obviously PB desserts are awesome. This coming from someone who just posted a PB dessert recipe. I'm not biased.

magpie said...

I'm so happy you tried my recipe!!! I love it.

Best wishes to your mom - hope she's feeling better soon.

Balance, Joy and Delicias! said...

are these biscottis healing??? because I need some too!

The Peanut Butter Boy said...

Peanut butter desserts aren't a trend, they're eternal.

Krista said...

Love that mug and your salad looks really good!

Reeni said...

Biscotti travel well, they should make it there fine. They look delicious and I love that cup, so cute. I wish your Mom a speedy recovery. Salad looks yum! too!

loveofoats.com said...

awww you are so nice!!!

Erica said...

Wishing your mom a very speedy recovery- that cannot be much fun! So sweet of your to make her such an incredible looking treat! What a great daughter!

Meg said...

That mug is adorable and the biscotti looks yummy!I hope your mom gets better soon!

Darius T. Williams said...

LOL - I hope ur mom is feeling better!

I love that the tree jumped into the pic - lol.

-DTW
www.everydaycookin.blogspot.com

eatingbender said...

I hope your mom is doing well - I can imagine back surgery would be a tough recovery. The biscotti looks great!

Thanks for the tag back - extra points for Shannon! By the way, I love all the Tigger gear. Is that where ttfn comes from?

Well...Ta Ta For Now!

just me said...

ahhh...how sweet to make those for you mom!!! i bet she's going to love them!

and pb desserts and breakfast all day def sound like good trends...i'll go w/ those. :D

MizFit said...

you are such a great daughter.

must
teach
toddler
to
be
same
way.

Maria said...

I hope your mom is feeling better. Great biscotti and that salad looks amazing!

Erin of Care to Eat said...

Oh Mom! That's very sweet. Did she have a herniated disc?

Ricki said...

Hope your mom feels better soon! And peanut butter desserts sound divine!

GroundedFitness said...

ha- i love the tiger theme, that mug is cute.

and so is your tree!

Kelly Turner
www.groundedfitness.com

blueberryhil said...

I hope your mom feels better soon!

Catherine said...

Aw what a sweet idea (literally and figuratively)! I looove the mug - I have a slight Tigger infatuation as it seems that you do too.

Bridget said...

Nice present for your mom! Yay I get Bon Apetit cant wait to read that article!

seejessrun said...

You're a good daughter.

When are peanut butter desserts NOT a trend?

Rosiecat said...

I just love this post! The Bon Appetit trend list is interesting, even to an untrendy person like me.

I finally remembered to add you to my Google Reader blog list. Note that this was AFTER I added you to my link list; perhaps I should make "be more organized" one of my New Year's resolutions? Anyway, so I find it charming and a little eerie that right after I talked about making biscotti in my response to YOUR comment, I hop over to Tri to Cook and find YOU making biscotti! Great minds think alike...or it's just that we've all got cookie-baking on the brain this month :-)

Elina said...

Yummy looking biscotti - I like that you made it with chocolate :)

Annie said...

Those biscotti are sure to perk your mom up! They look delicious. I love biscotti.

I just made a batch of Sugar Plum's Oatmeal Coconut Biscotti and my own version of Giada DeLaurentiis' Holiday Biscotti which have cranberries and pistashios.

I will be posting lots of cookies since I give a lot out as gifts for Christmas!

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