Archive for the ‘Dessert’ Category

posted by on Baking, Chocolate, Dessert, Dinner party, Fruit, Parties, Sides, Snacks, Vegging In

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With a friend visiting and my first free weekend in a long time, I decided to finally host the appetizer and dessert party I’ve been wanting to for so long. It involved many, many…many hours in the kitchen, but it was totally worth it. On the menu: Appetizers Goat cheese, tomato and mint bruschetta (made [...]

posted by on Comfort Food, Cupcakes, Dessert, Upper East Side, Upper West Side

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Buttercup Bake Shop will be handing out free cupcakes tomorrow at Grand Central Station between 9 and 10 a.m. at Vanderbilt and 42nd St. It’s a sugar onslaught that early in the morning, but how about saving it for a little 3 p.m. pick-me-up? Or if it’s too early, head to one of Buttercup’s two [...]

posted by on Chocolate, Coffees & Cafes, Cupcakes, Dessert, Midtown, Vegging Out

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I was on a mini hiatus thanks to a hectic work schedule and a short trip to San Diego, but I’m back and let me catch you up to speed with this little pre-Valentine’s Day treat my boyfriend got me since we weren’t going to be together for the Hallmark-iest of holidays. He surprised me [...]

posted by on Dessert, Vegging Out, West Village

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Thanks to two of my friends for sending me this envy-inducing picture of the black sesame banana dessert they ordered at L’Artusi. Yum! The dessert’s (sadly) no longer on the menu, but their other options are just as exotic: poached pear with pecan streusel, cranberry crostata and olive oil cake(!). L’Artusi 228 W. 10th St. [...]

posted by on Baking, Cake, Comfort Food, Dessert

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Isn’t she loooovely? Isn’t she wonderful? Stevie Wonder may have been singing about a lady in his life, but I’m singing about this red velvet cake I made for my friends’ joint birthdays last week. It was my first time making a two-layer cake from scratch and even though the icing job isn’t super clean [...]

posted by on Bread, Breakfast, Brunch, Cafe, Coffees & Cafes, Cookies, Dessert, Fast & Easy, Lunch, Sandwiches, Snacks, Stuy Town, Vegging Out

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En route to Ess-a-Bagel last weekend, I passed by what I thought was a new cafe, which touted fresh, natural ingredients. But that wasn’t even what caught my eye first; what initially got me were the rows and rows of macaroons. Delicate French pastries in a relatively nondescript 1st Ave. cafe? Would they be any [...]