Lauren invited Alissa Scarparelli to spend the weekend with us and perhaps get a late fall swim in the pool. Apparently Alissa makes the best cookies and she asked if I would host her on the blog. Here is my first guest on the blog and I hope there will be more. Alissa is also an Italian and loves to cook. Her bubbly personality comes alive when she talks about food. She loves to bake and you will want to bake these cookies over and over again. Recipe for Alissa’s e everything in the cupboard cookies will be on the blog tomorrow.