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A Healthy Treat: Memorial Day Snack

I thought to myself, “what’s the healthiest dessert and snack one could eat?” The first thing that came to mind was fruit. Fruit has limited calories and many nutrients and benefits to protect the body. Mixing many different fruits together gives you a healthy snack that does nothing but good towards your body. Have a side of yogurt with the fruit, and you have yourself the perfect snack to eat and share with others.
How many of you grab something unhealthy like a bag of chips or a couple of cookies for a snack when you’re hungry? I do; I fall …

 

Graduation Cupcakes

Graduation is right around the corner. Graduates are getting excited to finish up school and go on their next adventure. They look forward to having a party to celebrate their accomplishments and have some support for their future endeavors. For the person hosting the party, it can be quite stressful thinking of food, decorations, and items to host a fun, relaxing party. For many parties, the dessert is the best part, the highlight of the party, and what people are most excited about. Finding a dessert that you think will be a big hit can be overwhelming. No need to …

 

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 …

 

Pork Perfection

grilled meat from myrecipes.com
For this years July 4th cookout my Dad decided to make a pork roast. After he marinated the meat for a day, he cooked the pork shoulder for nine long hours on the grill over hickory-smoked wood chips until it reached peak tenderness. Personally, being a vegetarian, pork isn’t my cup of tea. But the process to prepare this dinner was pretty interesting, none the less.
Something that was as time consuming to prepare as that piece of pork should have incredible flavor. Over-cooking it would be a disaster and a huge waste of time.
And so, the importance …

 

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 …

 

Slap Happy

Last week while I was chatting on the phone with my cousin who lives in Salem, MA, she mentioned her newest kitchen gadget that she just can’t get enough of. When I told her that I’d never heard of it she was taken aback. So I did a little research of my own, and I, too, soon became seduced by the wonder of what is the Slap Chop.
A small, handheld device, with a hollow core and a W-shaped blade concealed within the body of the gadget, the Slap Chop minces and dices a plethora of foods. By “slapping” the lever on the …

 

Super Bowl isn’t just about football…

This Sunday will be an exciting day for football fans everywhere – it’s time for Super Bowl XLVI!
 
Although I’m not big into watching football, I do love the food aspect on game days. It’s not a party without the food, am I right? When I think of Super Bowl foods, so many come to mind, including dips, guacamole, nachos, wings, pizza, subs, deviled eggs, etc. — basically, fast finger foods. This weekend, *I will* be participating in the Super Bowl fun, especially since my home team, the New England Patriots, is playing.  I’ll be making pigs in a blanket and football-shaped whoopie pies – …

 

Chips and Salsa

Like I mentioned in my last post, holiday flavors can get a little tiring, but that’s not the only thing that gets tiring over the holidays. Those extra pounds that are inevitably gained between December and January can weigh you down in more ways than one.  I love a good dessert as much as the next person, but it can be a bit much during the holiday season. That’s why today I wanted to share with you an easy, and essentially healthy, appetizer that is sure to be a crowd pleaser. Whether to bring to a holiday pot luck dinner, …