Red Velvet Biscotti Recipe

Red Velvet Biscotti Recipe

I made these for Valentines Day for the family.  They are delicious, best with a bowl of ice cream or...

Driving Tips for Your Italy Trip

Driving Tips for Your Italy Trip

Don’t let the Italians intimidate you.  It doesn’t matter how fast or slow you are going, someone is going to...

Train Tips and Manners for Your Trip to Italy

Train Tips and Manners for Your Trip to Italy

Train travel is a very easy and low stress way to get around Italy but can initially be overwhelming.  Once...

Things I love about Italy | A Valentine’s Day Tribute

Things I love about Italy | A Valentine’s Day Tribute

I thought in honor of sweetheart’s day I would simply list the things that I love about Italy.  Here they...

My Special Places in Italy | Civita di Bagnoregio

Regally perched high atop a hill of tufa is the magical but dying town of Civita di Bagnoregio.  This tiny...

Pecan and Candied Orange Biscotti Recipe

Pecan and Candied Orange Biscotti Recipe

Pecan and Candied Orange Biscotti Candied orange peels are my new addiction and these really make this biscotti stand out! Ingredients:...

How to prepare for your trip to Italy | Money, Insurance and Communication

How to prepare for your trip to Italy | Money, Insurance and Communication

There are many steps you can take prior to leaving that will make your trip more enjoyable and successful.  I...

How to prepare for your trip to Italy | Jet Lag Advice, Passports and Keeping Safe

How to prepare for your trip to Italy | Jet Lag Advice, Passports and Keeping Safe

There are many steps you can take prior to leaving that will make your trip more enjoyable and successful.  I...

How to prepare for your trip to Italy | Foot Care Advice and Getting into Shape

How to prepare for your trip to Italy | Foot Care Advice and Getting into Shape

There are many steps you can take prior to leaving that will make your trip more enjoyable and successful.  Some...

Winter in Italy |  Record Snowfall in Rome

Winter in Italy | Record Snowfall in Rome

The cold weather and snow in Italy has kept the country in the news over the last few days.  Meanwhile,...

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Biscotti Recipe

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Biscotti Recipe

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Biscotti My grandma made the best pumpkin chocolate chip cookies.  I used my basic pumpkin recipe and added a...

How to Order an Italian Coffee in Italy by Sara Rosso | Book of the Month

How to Order an Italian Coffee in Italy by Sara Rosso | Book of the Month

February 2012 | Book of the Month How to Order an Italian Coffee in Italy by Sara Rosso . This month’s...

Travel to Italy Tip #8 | Use a consolidator for car rental

Travel to Italy Tip #8 | Use a consolidator for car rental

Mention renting a car in Italy and most people get shaky and their palms sweat.  Yes, I am always on...

Top Ten:  Embarrassing Travel Moments in Italy

Top Ten: Embarrassing Travel Moments in Italy

It is only fair that I include my personal top ten embarrassing travel moments after poking fun of others.  Ready...

Travel to Italy Tip #7 | Purchase train tickets in country

Travel to Italy Tip #7 | Purchase train tickets in country

Italy’s train system can be frustrating to say the least.  Between delays, cancellations and strikes a traveler can lose their cool. ...

Travel to Italy Tip #6 | Travel second class when riding the trains

Travel to Italy Tip #6 | Travel second class when riding the trains

Now that we have gone through some important big money-saving topics it is time for a few nitty gritty travel tips.  Today I will...

Candied orange chocolate

Chocolate and Candied Orange Peel Biscotti

Chocolate and Candied Orange Peel Biscotti Yep, I’m on an orange kick! Ingredients: 1 cup chocolate chips + 3/4 cup...

Not just Italy and travel anymore | My blogging obsession

Not just Italy and travel anymore | My blogging obsession

My husband made me start this blog. I didn’t want to.  Not one bit.  Why would I want to spend time...

Earthquake hits Cinque Terre in Italy

Earthquake hits Cinque Terre in Italy

Map detailing earthquake epicenter and areas involved. **Second quake hits Italy May 29th, read more here** **For news on the...

Top Ten:  Things actually heard or done while on tour in Italy

Top Ten: Things actually heard or done while on tour in Italy

When I was taking small groups on tour in Italy, I learned to never be too surprised at what I overheard.  Some...

Biscotti Toscani

Biscotti Toscani

This is a simple and traditional recipe.  I wanted some light and refreshing after last week’s recipe, don’t worry there...

Strike Against SOPA and PIPA

Strike Against SOPA and PIPA

As a show of support and solidarity, I will not be posting today.  Please follow this link to become part...

Rome is Falling – Beware of a Zombie Apocalypse

Rome is Falling – Beware of a Zombie Apocalypse

If the predictions are right, we better live it up because the world is slotted to end this year. We’ve...

Italy in the News: Cruise ship sinks, survivors rescued and captain jailed, cannabis for dinner and free e-books

Headlines from the week of January 8-14 (Yahoo News) –  A helicopter on Sunday airlifted a third survivor from the capsized...

Bacon Chocolate Chip Biscotti

Bacon Chocolate Chip Biscotti

This may just be my best batch of biscotti.  Ever. I know, I know….bacon??  I don’t know how, I don’t...

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