Skip to Content

Christmas Gift Basket

Italian Almond Cookies {Paste Di Mandrola}

There are dozens if not hundreds of almond cookies in Italy. Some follow the same recipe but have a different name depending of the region of Italy where they’re coming from, others differ in both name, ingredients and shape.  But without a doubt almond cookies are one of the most favorite. During holiday season sure …

Read More about Italian Almond Cookies {Paste Di Mandrola}

Marron Glacé – Candied Chestnut Treats

Marron Glacé is a delicious candied chestnut treat from Northern Italy and France. It’s especially popular during November and December, when chestnuts are in season. But not just regular chestnuts. As the name implies, Marron Glace is made from marrons – a cultivated type of chestnut. Marrons are of a superior quality, have bigger in …

Read More about Marron Glacé – Candied Chestnut Treats

Papassini – Sardinian Anise Cookies

Papassini are traditional Sardinian cookies made for All Saints’ Day or Ognisanti (Halloween time). But there is no big holiday that goes by without them. The size of the list of the ingredients might seem as it was re-written from the manuscript 🙂 But in reality, they’re really simple and easy to make. The dough …

Read More about Papassini – Sardinian Anise Cookies