Even though I love to use Internet and books to get most of the recipes I make, there are some that come from family and friends. The first time I tried these sublime cookies was at my friend's wedding. I met Loredana in the States exactly 14 years ago during a coffee break offered for the new Teaching Assistants of the Foreign Languages Department at the University of Maryland. I remember being very nervous because by that time I didn't speak good English and didn't really knew anybody. But then there was this elegant young lady with a perfect smile and incredible blue eyes (I had seen that turquoise just in the warm waters of Venezuelan beaches, my home country btw), who approached me speaking a perfect Peninsular Spanish and being very nice to me. Since that very moment we became friends and during these 14 years there have been many things that we have lived together. Even now that we live far away, we keep emailing each other. I am very grateful for having Loredana and her family in my life. Actually, I feel I am the fourth Di Stravolo sister! Now going back to the main topic of this blog, these heavenly cookies along with a warm cup of tea or coffee will make your day be perfect. I guarantee it!
Meias luas de amêndoa banhadas em chocolate ao leite
Almond crescents dipped in milk chocolate