A couple of weeks back I started to think about all of the food I couldn't wait to eat when in Italy - the list went something like this: pasta, gelato, pizza, gelato (repeat). We plan on doing a ton of walking to balance it all out, but one thing I had been nervous about was breakfast. I'm a big believer in a hearty meal to start off the day (I usually make a tortilla with eggs, cheese, and chives most mornings) and I had heard things were a lot less formal in Italy. To better prepare myself, I decided to make chocolate-dipped almond biscotti that I quickly discovered was an even better way to start the day (especially when dunked into coffee).
Don't get me wrong - there's absolutely nothing wrong with a chocolate chip cookie or rustic tart, but when it comes to the holidays, I'm all about festive favorites. Real Simple's Chocolate-Peppermint Wafers combine the best of two worlds with a classic sugar cookie that's ...read more