Happy 1st birthday to The Recipe ReDux! In early 2011, Serena & I were fortunate enough to have our dietitian colleague and friend, Regan Jones of The Professional Palate, approach us to collaborate on an idea she was kicking around – a monthly recipe challenge that emphasized delicious, beautiful AND healthy recipes. After a few months of planning, with about 20 dietitian and healthy food bloggers willing to take the plunge, we all shared our favorite healthy grilling recipes on June 21st, 2011 and we haven’t looked back. With over 70 members from across the U.S. and around the world actively participating, we continue to be inspired by the creativity and healthy inspiration that comes around on the 21st each month.
So appropriately, this month’s theme is “Small Bites to Celebrate Big” where members share their favorite mini-portion sweet treat. Now I’ve been blogging for a year and surprisingly, I have yet to share a biscotti recipe. Biscotti has always been my go-to baked good for many years, whether it be for a hostess gift, a potluck dinner or a holiday cookie tray. I’ve made my share of Baby Biscotti and Bridal Biscotti for shower favors (and even Boo Biscotti for a Halloween party at one time.)
I’ve baked many combinations (my favorite is a toss up between snickerdoodle and pistachio/cherry) but I wanted to come up with a special flavor for ReDux’s 1st birthday. Brainstorming at my kitchen counter, I glanced my bowlful of lemons and that was it. I used some homemade lemoncello in the batter for an extra kick. Another tweek was to roll the dough into shorter, smaller loaves for more of a bite than a whole cookie to fit into the theme.
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What is your favorite mini sweet treat?