Hopefully I’ll have a recipe today — probably something from the agave nectar page mentioned earlier.
So far, all I baked was a batch of Milk’s Chocolate Cookies (full batch) and Peanut Butter Cookies for Teacher Appreciation. I spent the rest of the morning running errands and checking out sales at Macy’s. If you’re trying to decided whether or not it’s worth going to the mall, Macy’s is having a huge sale….at least in Austin.
The other news I wanted to share is that I’ve booked a trip to Italy. We’re going because rates are pretty low and because all of your comments and tips on the Aliseo Blood Orange Juice Giveaway page were so convincing. I’ll try not to talk about it too much in the coming weeks, but I am unbelievably happy about this. We’re going to Rome and Florence. I plan to write a more detailed trip report which I hope will be helpful to some of you who go in the future.
In my trip planning of late, I’ve learned a few things. First off, there’s a site called Kayak.com that like Sidestep, pulls up travel rates from all over the internet and puts them side by side and in grid form. I am in love Kayak, however, I had the best luck going directly to the airline site and finding what flights were available from the nearest hub. As much as I like Internet travel sites, it’s always a good idea to go straight to the airline sites and see what they have to offer. As for hotels, I had the best luck with Expedia. I always check with the hotel and book directly with them if they are offering promotions or discounts, but right now Expedia has some amazing rates. Hotwire seemed to have a lot of good things as well.
That’s my news for now.
And finally, does anyone have a good recipe for Amaretti?