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NY Eats

Last Friday, I visited the Big Apple for a day trip. The options for good eats in NYC are endless – so many, that it would probably take me years to blog about all the delicious restaurants, bakeries, food trucks that I’ve tried and would like to try. For today’s post, I’ll share with you some of my favorite dessert stops in the concrete jungle. No cronut visit, unfortunately.

My favorite place to get the best red velvet cupcake with cream cheese frosting is Two Little Red Hens bakery on the Upper East Side. Yes, I truly think their red velvet reigns supreme …


National French Toast Day

Happy National French Toast Day! This special food holiday was recently celebrated on November 28. French toast also happens to be my favorite breakfast/brunch item, which is no surprise since I have a big sweet tooth. I’m on a mission to try all the best French toast dishes in the Boston area, and hopefully around the world since it is a dish that is enjoyed in so many countries.
It doesn’t take rocket science to whip up a French toast meal: soak slices of bread in a mixture of beaten egg/milk/cream, fry both sides on a skillet, and finish it off with a sweet topping (i.e. powdered sugar, …


Boston’s 20 Most Iconic Dishes

Eater Boston (local restaurant blog) recently announced Boston’s 20 Most Iconic Dishes. What I love about this list is that you won’t find typical Boston foods (i.e. baked beans, clam chowder). Instead, Eater carefully selected dishes that are both delicious and unique to Boston’s current food scene. I have already crossed off seven items from the list, and plan to try the remaining dishes within the next year. Here are my reviews of what I’ve tried so far.

#9 Neptune Oyster‘s Maine Lobster Roll
There are two options: served hot with butter, or cold with mayo. I’ve only tackled the hot version and …


Cutest Cookie Sandwiches

This week at Boston Bakes everyone is putting their best dessert forward. From cakes, cookies, pies and more, I decided to join the trend and talk about a gadget that will make some real tasty desserts, and it will take only minutes!
from cuisipro.com
Summer is well on it’s way and as I’m daydreaming of long days at the beach I can’t help but think about the ice cream truck that will soon be ringing it’s bell for all the kids to hear. Ice cream cookie sandwiches were always one of my favorite treats from the ice cream truck. The Cuisipro Mini …


Sweet & Savory

If you don’t know this about me already, I have a huge sweet tooth; I love making and eating desserts. Some of my friends, however, are on the other end of the taste spectrum; they enjoy savory foods so much more. For a long time now, chefs have been experimenting different ways for those who want the best of both worlds. Let me share with you my experiences with sweet *and* savory foods that were intriguing, memorable, and surprisingly, tasty!

Bacon Chocolate
Years ago, when I was gift- and souvenir- shopping in SoHo, New York City, I decided to see what Vosges Haut-Chocolat had to …


Looking for establishments for Boston Bakes 2012!

Boston Bakes has grown from our first year with 42 participants primarily in the Boston area to almost 300 participants in over 90 communities in Massachusetts twelve years later.  What started as a small event has turned into a full time project where we work hard year round.  We have a Facebook page, we tweet and of course blog!
Now we kick off our efforts for 2012! Who will participate?  What desserts will they serve?  You will have to visit our website, Facebook and follow our tweets to find out!
Know a restaurant, bakery, ice cream, chocolate shop or café in Massachusetts …


Blue Sky in Brooklyn – oh what a muffin!

A stop in Brooklyn took us to Blue Sky Bakery known for their muffins.  My biggest mistake was I only got one muffin and an ice coffee for the car trip back to Boston!  What was I thinking!  I was not thinking because after I started to eat the zucchini raspberry chocolate chip muffin I wish I had more for when I got home. By the time I started to eat the muffin, I was too far away to go back to Brooklyn!  Let me tell you it is worth a trip to Brooklyn to go to Blue Sky! Everything …


Tuesday brings rain! Summer has ended!

I started Monday morning by a visit to the Popponesset Marketplace to pick up some half and half and ice coffee at the Country Store and some muffins at the bakery across the way.  It had the last of the season feel as I walked around.

Most of the stores and the mini golf have closed for the season. The Country Store will be open daily on a daily basis but for fewer hours during the week and longer hours on the weekend till October or until business drops and it is time to close for the season.   The Raw Bar …


Next stop Dessert Works in Westwood!

Boston Berry moist vanilla butter cupcake filled with a
lemon accented blueberry & strawberry compote
topped with toasted meringue!
I love meringue and can’t wait to visit Dessert Works in Westwood to try this wonderful dessert creation.
How good does this cupcake sound and how good does it look?  To me it is perfect and I know before the week is over, I will have tasted it first hand!  I suggest you try it as well after all you will be helping to raise money for breast cancer one sweet at a time!

Tags: bakery, boston bakes for breast cancer, breast cancer charity, cupcake Boston …


Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer, how the weeks fly by!

March is already here, the stores are starting to show patio furniture and bathing suits while the snow slowly disappears from my yard.  This is the last month we will be able to take participants for Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer 2011!
So if you are a restaurant, bakery, café or chocolate shop in Massachusetts please sign up today or tomorrow!  The more we have the more we will be able to raise for breast cancer research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.  It is a team effort that makes us a success each year and we would like more team members to …