Choc-o-lunch

There are some days when all you (I) want for lunch is chocolate.  Lots of chocolate.  And this is from a woman who almost always chooses caramel or vanilla sweets.  But not today folks, today chocolate would rule my lunch break.  Of course tomorrow is my weigh-in at Weight Watchers and I wanted to stay…

She Makes Seashells

I’m in the process of making a beach themed bridal shower cake. I decided to go more classic instead of kitschy. I’m making a three layer pound cake, filled with tangy lemon curd and frosted with a homemade butter-based buttercream. No shortening here! The final touch is white chocolate molded seashells. I’m really excited about…

Review of Starbucks Bistro Box: Chipotle Chicken Wraps

Between the rain and therefore a shorter walk combined with the appealing, yet unwanted protein shake powder at my desk my lunch options were slim today. And, I’m trying to lose weight (when am I not?) so the deli downstairs was off limits too- the plantains and meatloaf at the hot food bar were too…

Snackwell’s Yogurt…A Fading Memory

There are two types of people in the world.  The yogurt eaters and the non-yogurt eaters.  Except for a short stint when I thought I was lactose-intolerant (heaven-forbid!) I have always been one of the yogurt eaters. Growing up in the ’80s, the options were the really thick, chunky “custard-style” or those snack size cups…

Peanut Butter Crackles

I love to bake!  It’s my therapy after a long work day, and very relaxing.  I get into a zone and basically blur out everything else.  December is an especially busy baking month for me-all those Christmas cookies!  But, this week I am baking a lot as well.  I am turning 30 in a few…

Mmm…Chocolate!

Yesterday I had a sister’s day at the 13th Annual New York Chocolate Show.  Wow!  There were 60 chocolatiers dishing out their amazing products.  In addition there were amazing demonstrations and displays.  Dark chocolate ruled the floor, but the stars of the show for me were the hand-made chocolate sculptures and fashion show pieces.  Enjoy!