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Cheers to Black Friday!

Yes, it is the day we wait for all year long! Black Friday!  We hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and are enjoying a nice day of holiday shopping.  Stores in Massachusetts can’t open till 1 am due the laws in the Commonwealth. While some stores across the country now open on Thanksgiving Day!
I remember when stores did not open to 5 or 6 am and then I woke early and braved the stores.  Why I still have no idea! But now with stores opening up a 1 am, getting up to go out at midnight or 1 am when …


President’s Love Desserts!

The third Monday of February we celebrate President’s Day.  Usually for us living in the Northeast it is also the start of February school vacation! A time to escape on vacation or a time to find activities for our children to do!  This might be something fun to share with your children!
President’s Day was started in honor of our first President George Washington. It is also a holiday that celebrates President Lincoln as well because both Presidents were born in February.  The holiday has evolved to now celebrate all past Presidents of the United States.
Since we are all about desserts, …


DC Eats: Part 1

I just returned from a business trip to Washington, DC and am so excited to share the food aspect of my travels with Boston Bakes readers. It was my first time visiting the nation’s capital and luckily had some free time to do some sightseeing (national monuments and memorial parks), museum hopping, shopping, and dining. This post will focus specifically on select desserts that I tried.
One of my business meals was at the Washington Hilton hotel in the International Ballroom, which seated over 2,000 guests. Needless to say, the venue was very stylish and grand, and so was the food. One of the most …


Sliced Right

When I first came across the Spork, half spoon half fork, I thought it was the coolest invention around.
spork from thinkgeek.com
A spoon with fork-prongs sticking out of the end seemed like an ingenious idea that would eliminate the need for the two separate utensils. But the Spork didn’t make as big of a splash as I thought it would and I really haven’t used one since the last time I ordered a baked potato at Wendy’s about five years ago.
But recently I met the Spork’s little, cooler and edgier sister: the Knork. The Knork looks like a fork, but the edges …


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 …


Here’s to a stress free holiday!

The holiday season starts earlier each year.  We are getting use to the stores being decorated not after Thanksgiving as was the norm but in September.  Fall flies by and before you know it Thanksgiving has come and gone. Then the time between Thanksgiving to Christmas seems to go by just as quickly. Let’s admit it there is a little stress involved with the good holiday good cheer!  There are so many things to do and places to be on top of your normal schedule.  How do you handle it all and still enjoy the holiday season?  I wish I …


Tis the Season! Black Friday and Cyber Monday!

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  As I prepared our holiday meal I was, as always, watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.  Ever since I was a child I watched the parade.  While others might go to the local high school football game the morning of Thanksgiving, I always watched the parade.  Like clockwork, close to noon when the parade was almost over, Santa and Mrs. Claus made their appearance and for me it officially became the holiday season in that one minute.
Tis the season for shopping and spreading good cheer!  While stores might be open on Thanksgiving Day …


My dog Kudzu takes on New York!

It just happened by chance that when we were leaving Virginia, my sister was going to be in New York.  Since New York was the half way point on our way back to Boston, why not stop in the city that never sleeps and get a taste of New York!  I am a New Yorker by birth and it has been a long time since I’ve been back how I could not stop! This stop in New York was meant to be and I was going to take advantage of it!
Lucky for me the hotel my sister was staying at …