Double Chocolate Cranberry Almond Biscotti

I know, I know. I have been neglecting this blog. It’s been over 6 months! Crazy! My apologies for not sharing any cooking nuggets here. I have been on a blog hiatus. Haven’t been reading too many blogs either.
If you didn’t already know, Passover is coming in a few weeks. For various reasons, I have chosen to stay home for Passover, for the first time ever. I don’t know what I will miss more; my mother’s brisket, the fun sing-songy seder, or the fact that someone else is taking care of the whole Passover process for me.
With Passover forcing itself into my life, I am trying to make sense of my house, especially the kitchen. Trying to use things up. It’s embarassing what you find, when you actually take a look at the pantry and the various cupboards. Won’t spare you all the details, but the 3 half bags of flour, 2 unopened containers of baking powder (to add to the 2 opened containers), and countless half-used bags of chocolate chips. These items call out to me to somehow get used.
While browsing the aisles at Trader Joe’s this morning, I decided that I should try to make biscotti. The various dried fruit and the various half-used baking supplies at home spoke to me. More specifically, the orange flavored dried cranberries at TJ’s. They made me curious. Without a real plan, I tossed them in to the cart, paid, and hurried home to try and hash out a recipe.

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