Anise Cookies Recipe

Information: Yield: 3 dozen cookies ​ Ingredients: 1 cup butter, softened 3/4 cups sugar 1 teaspoon anise extract 1 teaspoon lemon extract  3 cups flour 3 teaspoons baking powder (Yes, really. These guys will puff up. And they are supposed to be airy, almost like a biscuit, but not quite.) 1/4 teaspoon salt 3 eggs … Continue reading Anise Cookies Recipe

Italian Anisette “S” Cookies

Italian Anisette "S" Cookies When most Italians see Anisette cookies they think of their Nonnas in the kitchen baking these delicious cookies during the holidays. It is virtually impossible to have an Italian Christmas without these delicious Italian Anisette cookies ! The sweet anise extract in them gives them the taste of  black licorice, which is common is various Italian Christmas cookies. They are known for their soft and airy texture. Their icing and sprinkles add to the Christmas spirit!

Best Places for Golf in Italy

​Golf is not a sport for which Italy is typically associated. However, there are some fantastic golf courses across the country. In fact, Italy is one of the best places in the world for golf lovers. Each of the courses offers a different experience for golfing enthusiasts and a range of additional features, such as restaurants or accommodation at the course. Here are some of the best places to stay in Italy if you want golf to feature highly in your vacation itinerary.

The Aeolian Islands

​While mainland Italy is a diverse landscape with many beautiful places to visit, there are also many stunning islands along the coast of Italy. One group is the Aeolian Islands and this consists of seven separate islands; Alicudi, Filicudi, Lipari, Panarea, Salina, Stromboli, and Vulcano. In addition to the main islands, there is also Basiluzzo which is a large rock rather than an island. The islands are located in the Tyrrhenian Sea approximately 60 kilometers west of Calabria and 25 kilometers north of Sicily. These islands are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Sopranos’ Steve Schirripa Launches New Range of Pasta Sauces

Steve Schirripa is best known for his role in the TV series, ‘The Sopranos’, in which he played Bobby Baccalieri. In addition to a career in acting, he is also the producer and host of ‘Karma’s A B*tch!’ and ‘Nothing Personal’. Both are TV series broadcast on Investigation Discovery. However, he has now gone in a completely different direction with his career by entering an industry unrelated to media or the television. He has launched his own range of pasta sauces.