Aug

04

Gallery of doughnuts

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Don’t ask me why, but there’s this thing about me and doughnuts. I have a weird obsession with them. Not even eating them (the last doughnut I had was a while ago…)…I don’t care much for Doughnut Plant anymore, nor do I care about them in general. It’s just my focus on staying thin that […]

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Oct

29

Dough via iPhone

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A friend of a friend recommended this new doughnut place, she knows I love donuts from doughnut plant. And now I am craving some, even though these photos are from a while ago. The problem with Dough, at least for me, is that it’s like really far into Brooklyn, and good thing I was in […]

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Oct

19

Perfect Autumnal Meal: Nomad Restaurant via iPhone

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There’s no way I’m bringing my DSLR to restaurants again. But I’m definitely coming back here, to the NoMad restaurant, where I had one of the best meals TODAY in a long time. It beat that restaurant that starts with a P and ends with an E, and a bunch of other places…Seriously. I was […]

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Aug

24

Japanese ice cream cookies

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Here is just one very efficient way to serve a dessert, this is just your run of the mill ice cream cookie, but with chocolate biscuits and green tea ice cream. Japanese style. Serve with raspberries and sauce if you like.. And yes, they are bite sized, I assume this would be fun for kids..But […]

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Mar

01

4 American Classics, 1 machine

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So it’s pretty clear by now that I’ve made more than enough attempts at difficult recipes, things that aren’t exactly realistic for a person who has a serious job, or someone who has a family, kids to pick up from soccer practice, or for a typical twenty-thirty something that works 9-7 and then goes out […]

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Feb

14

Valentine’s day dinner with Luxirare

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This post is for all my readers who are either getting over a painful breakup, recently divorced, or single. But you know Valentine’s day is just another excuse for couples to go out to dinner or drink (or both)… and why shouldn’t this apply to people who aren’t coupled up?? Valentine’s day is pretty open […]

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Feb

02

Between 70th and 71st

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There’s a block on Madison that makes every other block on this avenue kind of irrelevant, and that’s the block between 70th and 71st. Two remarkable brands set up shop here, Celine and Laduree. They are right next to each other. I guess the best of the best like to congregate? Already posted about Laduree […]

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Jan

16

JAN 16 2011

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Hey guys, don’t celebrate my birthday at all, actually we never acknowledge birthdays in my family, sometimes I forget when my parents’ birthdays are! But today my friends bought me a cake anyway, so happy about that. It’s beautiful! Gonna dig in now… Crap just realized that it’s 2012, titled this thing wrong. Ha.

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Dec

12

Cinnabon Fever

I know this is cliche, but I love the holiday season. Mild depression lurking, everyone is a little more boozed up than usual, and there’s that requisite gift giving which is pretty awesome- Though my family drives me crazy I also love spending quality time with them… I don’t know what it is about December, […]

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Sep

15

Cheeky Packaging

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Always on the look out for cute food packaging ideas, and I really liked this one by Hugo & Victor for chocolates. The chocolates were so delicious too, very light shells with loose caramels or fruit jams inside.

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Aug

28

Turning $2 into a $20 dessert

It’s amazing what kind of magic a $2 cake batter can do, if you know how to tweak it. This moist supreme batter by Pillsbury is the best I’ve tried for quick cakes, I think it’s the 1 cup of jello that’s included inside the batter. The only problem is that if you don’t do […]

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Aug

27

Hurricane Comfort

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I know not everyone who reads this blog lives on the east coast but I am having some major hurricane anxiety right now. Nobody else around me seems to care much! I’m staying in tonight but I just heard on the news someone is in Long Island trying to surf the waves. Had to pick […]

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Jun

12

5 minute avocado sorbet

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No ice cream machine? No Kitchen-aid stand mixer? No time? Fine. I’ll make an avocado sorbet in 5 minutes (this does not include freeze time). Slice the avocados into thin strips and splash it with lots of lime juice. This is to keep it from browning, and it will add flavor to the sorbet. Freeze […]

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Jun

09

Hot Chili on a stick

I saw these cute packages of Hot chocolate over at Selfridges in London and even though this seems to be a very easy d-i-y I thought the concept was clever. There is another brand that sells it here but I thought the one I had was better in terms of packaging. You notice the title […]

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Dec

07

Fauchon, Paris

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How many times have I wished for a Fauchon in the US? Many. Fauchon is an anomaly, it is luxurious fast food. Imagine the speed of McDonald’s with the taste of a high end french bistro. There was one in NYC but it shut down. Fauchon is like Sephora in the way it is …

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Oct

24

Sant Angelo Pastry Shop, Ischia

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This is my last Ischia post, after this I headed to the mid-region of Italy which was work-related so this last day in Ischia was bittersweet. Sant Angelo is one of the most beautiful areas of Ischia, it is filled with small pathways that sit on tiny slopes next to the ocean. The best …

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Oct

10

Sfogliatella

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While walking around in Galeria Umberto, I found this little pastry shop…Sfogliatella is a pastry that originated from Naples….I’ve had Sfogliatella before but I really wanted to try it here where it was created- Another common pastry I loved called “BABA” was also delicious…They served both pastries on two pieces of white paper, no plates. […]

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Jul

03

Doughnut Plant

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I haven’t been here since college but I made a visit recently and it was packed. The same guy was working there too. Best place to get yeasty doughnuts. Lavender doughnuts caught my eye. Blueberry doughnuts. The flavor is only injected into the frosting, not the actual doughnut. The only thing I wish this place […]

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Apr

29

Cast on + Baked Goodies

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After months the doctor finally rolled another cast on my mom, but this cast allows her to walk! No wheeling around! I was nervous because at the last visit he put her in the first cast and told her to stay in bed. She’s got legs now…still limping a lot though. The defected …

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Mar
16

Apple Napoleon

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Prepare everything before hand. I eat apple napoleon A LOT so I always take one day out of the week to prepare my phyllo dough and sliced apples. I take them out whenever I feel like baking them directly from the freezer. I used sugar and apple pie spice to season the apples. Phyllo dough, […]

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