Category Archives: Uncategorized

Zucchini Bread recipe from 2018 honoree Toni Berry

Every family has that one recipe that is famous to all of its members. That one recipe that is always the star of any family gathering no matter what the entrée is. A recipe passed down from generation to generation, while always staying the same. We are going to share one of those recipes with you now. For the family of Toni Berry that recipe is her famous zucchini bread, made from zucchinis from her garden. The recipe comes from Tom Berry, Toni’s son Culinary Director of COJE Management who has been a longtime participant in our event.

Tags: Bakes 4 …

 

Cherve Cheesecake

Do you love cheesecake, but can’t eat it because of a dietary restriction? Looking for a healthier alternative to the cheesecake that you love? Or have you ever just wanted to make a delicious dessert that everyone can enjoy? Has it ever crossed your mind that you can make a cheesecake that’s gluten-free, and soy-free. This recipe is not only allergy friendly but also health friend.

Tags: Allergies, Allergy-Friendly Foods, cheesecake, Dessert, food bloggers, gluten free, Good for you, recipe, Soy-Free, treats

 

Meet Katie Hamilburg one of the Chefs of Sugar Rush 2017

Pastry Chef Katie Hamilburg is one of  five of the extraordinary Pastry Chef’s taking part in Sugar Rush 2017 on Sunday, July 16 at 6:00 PM at the Rail Stop in Brighton.  Get your ticket on EventBrite and join us as we not only enjoy a 5-course dessert tasting but raise much needed money for breast cancer research.
Katie Hamilburg, Pastry Chef- 80 Thoreau
Katie Hamilburg of 80 Thoreau
Katherine Hamilburg’s passion for food began at an early age. Growing up in Wayland, Massachusetts, and inspired by Julia Child, Katherine and her sister would often pretend to have their own cooking show.
After high …

 

Cape & Island Bakes

Just like in Boston, Boston Bakes has widespread partners throughout the North East. Our newest partnerships take us all the way to Cape Cod, Nantucket, and Martha’s Vineyard for a week of baking delicious desserts and fundraising right at the beginning of June. While our newest set of fundraising events, Cape & Island Bakes has grown relatively large in the few years it has been running, and now encompasses much of the seaside Massachusetts.
Just like in Boston, restaurants all up and down the seacoast partner with us to serve delicious desserts, such as fan favorites like Boston Creme Pie …

 

B4BC speaks with Mei from Mei Mei Restaurant

A brightly colored chalkboard with lunch specials and lists of local farm partners greets you as you walk into Mei Mei Kitchen. The restaurant is fun and comfortable, but décor is almost irrelevant when the food is this dizzyingly good. The first time my friends and I tried Mei Mei was through take out. Chinese takeout sounds cliché, but Mei Mei is not your typical greasy fried rice and limp vegetables tucked into a white cardboard box. It would be a sin to even compare the two. We opened a plastic tub and inside, the beauty of a refined restaurant …

 

Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer Turns Sweet 16 May 4-10!

We might be only to be able to see white snow outside beyond our imaginations with icicles hanging off of houses and buildings everywhere.  Temperatures so frigid you can’t imagine that you truly have to go out into it. Snow days galore that affected local business including many of our participants.  Public transportation, traffic and parking are all major inconveniences right now.  This winter is one for the history books.
The days are staying lighter a little longer and we all hope for winter’s end to come sooner rather than later.  With spring comes the 16th Annual Boston Bakes for Breast …

 

Happy New Year

 

Does Deodorant/Antiperspirant Cause Breast Cancer?

Rumors of a link between deodorant/antiperspirant and breast cancer have been around for nearly 20 years. The theory is that by blocking sweat glands in the armpits (particularly in women who shave their underarms), antiperspirants allow toxic compounds to accumulate in the underarm lymph nodes near the breasts, prompting cancer to develop.
However, research has found no conclusive evidence of a connection between deodorant/antiperspirant use and breast cancer.
A major study in 2002 found no data to support this claim. The study involved more than 1,600 women, about half of whom had breast cancer and an equal number who did not. The researchers found …

 

Best Cookout Accessories

The weather in New England has finally started to get nice after a long, brutal winter. It won’t be long until you start receiving invites to those summer barbecues. But what if you’re the one throwing the barbecue? Here are five fun backyard accessories to wow your guests with at your next outdoor event.
Mini Golf For Your Pool

Take a break from the traditional pool games like volleyball to play something new. This game features a floating golf hole and 12 different colored golf balls so you and your guests can keep track of who’s winning. (Intheswim.com)

A Floating Cooler

Once guests are …

 

Cagney’s

One of my favorite places to eat is Cagney’s, located in Quincy. This restaurant has a fun, casual atmosphere to it. There’s two separate rooms inside, one that features a big, wrap around bar, and another that has mostly high top tables. The turkey burger is my favorite thing to get here. It’s served with salsa and guacamole, which give it a really unique flavor. The Harvest Vegetable Pizza is also delicious. It’s a thin crust pizza with mushrooms, tomatoes, onions, buffalo mozzarella, garlic, and basil. They offer sangria by the pitcher, which is a great deal if you want …