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Gingerbread Biscotti



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Gingerbread biscotti are twice-baked cookies with a spiced holiday aroma filling your kitchen.  Perfect for dipping into your hot morning coffee during these cold winter days!

Gingerbread BiscottiBen and I have done a lot of talking lately about challenging ourselves.  We have witnessed others who are currently struggling or have struggled in the past with self-satisfaction and direction on where their lives are headed.  Each scenario draws a common theme leading to an absence of yearning to learn or working hard towards the next step in life.  We both decided we want to always be mindful that every chapter in life is a learning process and there is always room for improvement… always.

For example, as our kids grow, we need to continuously learn how to parent.   How you communicate to a 4 year-old is much different than how you would communicate to a 1 year-old.  The way you discipline changes, the way you express your love is different, the overall way you interact is a new phenomenon.  Sure, maybe we think we know what we’re doing at this moment, but what about when our kids are teenagers?  Totally different bag, man!

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