Almost every year my long time (high school - yikes!) friend Sue and I get together before the holidays to bake biscotti. This year we made 2 batches each of 3 varieties; Prado - the familiar hard ones with almonds that taste so good with a glass of Vin Santo, triple ginger and a fruit/nut variety with pistachio and cranberries. It's pretty much an all day affair, especially in those years where we've made more than twice what we did yesterday.
Some time today I'll melt some chocolate and dip the Prado for an extra special treat.