My dad’s Italian family is from west coast, BC, and my mother is from the east coast, Newfoundland so I got a little bit of everything growing up in terms of traditions!

There were two main desserts we made every year. The Newfie tradition was to make fiddle diddles. These chocolate and krispie desserts were a staple in our house, we would dip them in chocolate, roll them in coconut and give them to everyone we knew. The Italian side was all about pizzella cookies. These were shaped perfectly liked a snowflake, the smell of them reminds me that it is the holidays.

Although the desserts on their own were delicious it was of course the memories that we made that are most lasting.

Leanne A – INLIV

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