Archive for the ‘Dessert’ Category

posted by on Comfort Food, Cupcakes, Dessert, Ice cream, News

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Some ideas make you ask yourself, “Why didn’t I think of that?” This, my friends, is one such idea. It’s a CupShake, an ingenious concoction created by The Sweet Tooth Fairy and Sammy’s Cafe, two dessert destinations in Utah. Theirs mixes a soft serve ice cream and a cupcake but for an at-home option, try [...]

posted by on Baking, Cookies, Dessert, Fruit, Vegging In

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This weekend I got a little ahead of my November 1 resolution to bake more and whipped up some of Martha Stewart’s strawberry-shortcake cookies. I love the cake version so the cookie incarnation had to be just as good…and it was! It’s a pretty easy recipe that gives you the exact flavor of strawberry shortcake [...]

posted by on Cake, Chicago, Dessert, Dinner, Vegetables, Vegging Out

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Well, the reason relates to food, but anyway, it was a wedding! It was a nice change of pace to sit down to a plated dinner, as opposed to overloading to a buffet station. For non-veg: chicken. For veg: stuffed squash. The mashed potatoes that came with it were mixed with what seemed like tons [...]

posted by on Coffees & Cafes, Dessert, Drinks, Parties, Tea, Upper East Side, Vegging Out

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This past weekend, we threw my roommate a tea party bridal shower at the too-cute-for-words Upper East Side restaurant Kings’ Carriage House, which keeps two upstairs rooms specifically for high tea parties. The room, decked with a mural of the English countryside, was the perfect size for our 14-person high tea. It was a nice [...]

posted by on Dessert, Ice cream

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I’m not generally an ice cream girl. I mean, I love it, but I’m not one to buy a pint or tub at the store and keep it in the freezer. It’s one of the desserts where the mood really has to strike me, and last night with the humidty and all, the mood certainly [...]

posted by on Chefs, Chocolate, Dessert, East Village, Lower East Side, Lunch, Vegging Out

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Besides being a fixture on Top Chef‘s challenges and judging panels, chef Wylie Dufresne is most famous for being a leading proponent of the molecular gastronomy movement. (Think you stumbled upon a scientific blog? You haven’t, so keep reading.) Molecular gastronomy is basically all about changing the physical and chemical elements of food to create [...]