Anginetti: Italian Christmas Cookies

Redhead Rendezvous Anginetti: Italian Christmas Cookies

Some of my best holiday memories are the ones in my grandma’s kitchen, making Christmas cookies with her and my sister. We make the classics: thumbprints, chocolate covered peanut butter crackers, chocolate covered pretzels, and festive spritz cookies. However, this year, my grandma chose to mix it up and get in touch with our Italian roots by making all Italian cookies. Our list includes dark chocolate pizzelles, ricotta cookies, and my favorite of the bunch: anginetti–Italian lemon drop cookies.

I’m a total sucker for anything lemon flavored. These iced lemon cookies are totally delicious. They’re soft, chewy, and sweet. So, I’m making it my first food post on the blog! Read below to find our recipe for anginetti. And, if you want to read more about great Italian eats, check out my Rome and Florence travel diaries.

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Stocking Stuffers for College Students

Redhead Rendezvous Stocking Stuffers for College Students

Opening your stocking is one of the best parts of Christmas. It’s like the appetizer to a delicious meal. In my last post, I shared my Christmas wish list, and now I’m here to give my suggestions for stuffing stockings.

As a college student, I really appreciate day-to-day necessities I once took for granted. Socks and underwear may be a drag to get as a gift, but now I welcome them. Nothing would make me happier than receiving things like makeup wipes, contact solution, and tooth paste. But, no one would want to read a post on the top toothpaste for your college student, so I tried to spice up my list of stocking stuffers that college students will still put to good use. Keep reading to see what I suggest putting in your college student’s stocking.

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Christmas Wish List: 2016

Redhead Rendezvous Christmas Wish List: 2016

Happy holidays! Christmas season is in full swing. I love this time of year. Finals are over (find my post on how to survive them here), and my only obligations are eating Christmas cookies and watching Hallmark movies. With gift giving season here, I compiled a wish list full of my most wanted items. With my birthday falling exactly three weeks after Christmas, my wish list always doubles as my birthday list as well. Hopefully this post inspires you when shopping for friends and family, or prompts you to add some things to your own list. Keep reading to find out what I’m asking for this season.

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