Tag Archives: Oreo

The Blizzard!

Twenty eight years ago, Dairy Queen introduced the Blizzard! It took me 28 years to finally try it!  Why you might ask did it take me so long?  There is a simple and logical reason, I am a person of tradition.  I grew up on Carvel and have always loved soft serve ice cream but always order the same thing every time!
Living in Massachusetts, I don’t have a local Carvel store nearby but I know where the Dairy Queen stores are located!  As a  soft serve ice cream junkie, I will always stop in if they are open and order …


Oreo Truffles

December is always a busy month for me. With holiday shopping, festive parties, final exams and papers, reunions with friends & family who are home for the holidays, as well as travel plans (I’m leaving for a three-week trip to Asia today!) on my agenda, I barely have any time for baking therapy. Every year, I always like to give homemade treats as Christmas gifts to my coworkers. This (busy) year, I took the easy, no-bake route and made Oreo truffles or cookie balls. These are delicious, festive, easy to make, and there are only three ingredients!

Oreo truffle/cookie ball recipe …


Halloween Oreo Cupcakes

Halloween is around the corner and it is one of my favorite holidays – I love the jack-o-lanterns, costumes, candy, and the endless decorating ideas, especially for baked goods. I haven’t baked anything for this holiday yet so I’m showing you what I made a couple years ago: Halloween Oreo cupcakes. These were a hit at my office and super easy to make – since I cheated and used cake mix from the box; plus, the simple decor didn’t take much effort. My favorite part of these cupcakes is the Oreo cookie bottom of the cupcakes – it’s a nice surprise, …


Carrot Cupcakes

I’m a little obsessed with cupcakes – baking, decorating, and of course, eating these cute morsels. Even though cupcakes seem to be fading from the trendy sweets race, they’re still one of my favorite desserts. I remember when I first became interested in baking during college… I was too intimidated to even attempt following a Martha Stewart recipe. Instead, I’d always reach for a box of Pillsbury cake mix, a red-colored container of Betty Crocker‘s pre-made frosting, and a tube of rainbow sprinkles. Let’s just say that I’ve come a long way these past few years, but I’m still no expert. Now, I …


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 …


Food and Drink Pairings

Tomorrow, I will be attending the Third Annual Boston Bacon and Beer Festival at The House of Blues in Fenway. I couldn’t be more excited! I tried to attend the event last year, but tickets were sold out in less than five minutes! This year, I made sure I was ready and available to buy the tickets as soon as they were on sale.

Why is the festival so popular? “Everyone loves beer, everyone loves bacon,” event organizer Aaron Cohen told the Boston Herald. It also helps that bacon and beer pair very well together. This made me think of some …


Centennial Celebrations

2012 is definitely a special year for those that are celebrating centennials. Two of my favorite treats turned 100 this year: the Oreo cookie and Girl Scout Cookies! Meanwhile, both the Titantic and our beloved Fenway Park in Boston will also be celebrating their 100th anniversary this month. Today’s blog post will feature the food aspect, of course.

Oreo is one of my favorite cookies. I like to eat them plain, with milk, in confections (like cupcakes, cheesecakes, pies, ice cream, etc.), home made from scratch, and even the cereal kind (anyone remember Oreo O’s?). A few months ago, I discovered how to make Oreo truffles, which …


Presidents like desserts too!

Since Monday is Presidents’ Day, I thought it would be appropriate to focus today’s blog on our fearless leaders, past and present. Don’t worry, this post will not be a long history lesson. Instead, I’ve done a little research on some of the desserts that famous presidents have eaten and enjoyed.


Let’s start with our current and 44th president, Barack Obama. Did you know that Mr. President loves peach cobbler, specifically the one served at Dixie Kitchen and Bait Shop in Chicago? Here is a video of his rave review back in 2001. Cobbler is a fruity dessert baked with a top crust that’s made of batter, …


Cupcake Camp

In a couple weeks, I will be attending Cupcake Camp Boston for the second time.
Which of the following best describes Cupcake Camp Boston?
A)   Cupcake-eating competition
B)   Cupcake bake-off
C)   Training to become a cupcake connoisseur and baker
D)   Ad-hoc gathering of people who share and eat cupcakes in an open environment
The correct answer is D.
For as long as I can remember, I have always loved these frosted treats.  I have fond memories of these tasty, theme-decorated, and locally-baked cupcakes that my mother used to buy for me when I was a kid.  The best thing about these desserts is that you don’t need …