Williams-Sonoma is tapping into our obsession with everything earthy, healthy, and DIY by launching a new brand called Agrarian. The products — from chicken coops to heirloom seeds to vintage garden tools — are available online and at select stores including the one in King of Prussia. We can't think of a better way to spend a summer Sunday than with this cheese-making kit.
Ricotta & mozzarella cheese kit from Agrarian at Williams-Sonoma, $25.95, williams-sonoma.com.
— Ashley Primis
Mom's cookies, Italian style
They're the same cookies that Mary Lyn Saldutti made every Christmas with her daughter, Maria Ritter: almond biscotti, anisette, potato chip cookies, coconut macaroons, lace cookies. But now the mother and daughter have opened a bakery and are selling them year round. The buzz on the cookies was so good that they were included in the gift bag at the Daytime Emmy Awards last week. One bite of biscotti and you'll understand.