Saturday, December 5, 2009

Baking Pleasures

Holiday baking is such fun. . . especially when you get to photograph it as well!

These are some biscotti I made this afternoon, and one of the things I really like about biscotti is how you can experiment with different flavors and combinations. This batch has pistachios, white chocolate and orange zest.





And as a PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT to my relatives, DOUG IS NOT A WEIRD-O!

My sister, Rina, called me today. Apparently she got my Christmas newsletter, and missed where I said it was written by the Beautiful Ms. Bonnie.

She thought Doug wrote it. And the part about sniffing Dianna for camel odors after her camel safari in India really, really, freaked her out! Thought I'd clear this up in case anyone else was backing away from my poor, beleaguered husband. . . .

If you didn't get a chance yesterday, be sure and read Maria's comment about the St. Nicholas tradition in their household. Someday, should I get to have grandchildren, I hope to borrow this idea from her. (That is, if our children will trust Doug to not be sniffing them!)

12 comments:

Nicki, said...

Home made biscotti - I feel so ashamed now. We've decided to cut back (to almost nothing) this year on cookies and candies because far too many are consumed here rather than being sent elsewhere. I'm totally cracking up at your sister's mis-read. poor Doug!

shirley said...

Those look so yummy! I think it is funny that Bonnie writes the holiday letter!

pat said...

Yum! I can almost smell those! Love biscotti. My holiday traditions are out the window (or more correctly, still in the box) this year, since we are going to DD's (BIG GRIN) for the festivities, and it makes no sense put up decorations that no one will enjoy. It's rather liberating!

Rachel said...

That biscotti looks and sounds yummy. Not sure I'de be able to give it away.

Jeanne said...

You are quite the domestic diva! Looks yummy.

Gotta say I got a good giggle over the misread of your Christmas letter. Oh my!!

Great tradition...I clicked back over and read it. *Ü*

Yolanda said...

Love biscotti! That looks fabulous! Great photo's BTW.

Maria said...

Angela: I love, love, love biscotti! Somehow, it had never even occurred to me to make them! Yours look absolutely wonderful!

Poor Rina! I, of course, realized immediately that the BMB had written the Christmas newsletter, but if you had also attached the picture of Doug up on a ladder, peaking in from your window opening she would have been ready to have him committed.

One last note on St. Nicholas Day: At our house, that is also the day when St. Nick picks up the letters from the kids so that he knows what to get them for Christmas. The letters were left in the shoes. This year, however, John sent me his list electronically with links attached. Sniff . . . they are not little anymore . . .

Maria said...

And, by the way, I got up at 4:00 a.m. to put David's present by his shoes, and caught him coming to let me know that the intercom button was pressed in our bedroom phone and he could hear our conversation! We scared the bejeezus out of each other in the hallway!

Sharon said...

Hmm... I don't get biscotti. It's like a stale bready type cookie. ;)

But your pic is great!

BTW, I think Dough might be a little weird. He is married to you. :)

Beth said...

HaHa so funny that you had to clarify:) The biscotti looks like it would be yummy with vanilla ice cream!

Heather said...

Wow, Angela - these biscottis look scrumptious! Jill of all trades, you are. ;)

Bob Cheney said...

We got the card from Miss Bonnie. Loved it. Please ask her if she will do my cards for me as well. I could use some help. :)