Tag Archives: chocolate


Food Lover’s Gift Guide 2018

It’s gift-giving season and I’ve compiled some tasty gifts for your favorite food and wine lover in this handy 2018 food lover’s gift guide. From monthly food subscriptions to must-have ingredients to wine (oh yes, bring on the wine) and some booze, too, there is something for everyone on your list. That is if they

10 Mother’s Day Gifts {for the food & drink lover}

Mother’s Day Gifts for Food-Loving Moms What are you getting your favorite mom, whether it’s your own mother, your mother in law, a special mom friend or another wonderful person in your life? I’ve gathered some special Mother’s Day Gifts…I’m sure you’ll find one she’ll like. Violet Flower Cocktail What mom doesn’t love a bubbly,

Brooklyn Chocolate Tour

“Hershey’s, fuhggedaboutit.” That’s what Tony Muia, the owner of A Slice of Brooklyn Bus Tours, announced on the inaugural Brooklyn Chocolate Tour. And was he ever right. The chocolate you’ll taste on this tour is without a doubt more mouth-watering than any mass-produced bar (or cake, sweet or treat) you’ll find at the drug store.

Chocolate Chip Cookies from Jacques Torres

Chocolate chip cookies are a classic, and when they’re made by Jacques Torres, the master of chocolate, you know they’re going to be wonderful. Make these the next time friends are coming over—or you’re heading to a party. I love how he adds sea salt just before baking for that salty-sweet combination. To save yourself

Chocolate Pie Infused with Earl Grey {Pie Party Potluck}

A pie-themed party? Doesn’t that sound fun? Well I had the honor of being invited to the annual—and exclusive—Pie Party Potluck. To enter the party one thing was necessary: you had to have a pie. More About Pie Pot Luck: The hostess—The wondrous Jackie Gordon, aka, The Diva That Ate New York, who made one

Flourless chocolate cake {there’s my heart, running outside of my body}

I got a thumbs up on the flour-less chocolate cake from two discerning palates: my daughter, who’s on the right, and her BFF (and fellow first grader) whose nickname is GG. My heart feels so full when I see my daughter playing with her friend and enjoying life. Once she was an infant so reliant

8 items for your kitchen {It’s the simple things}

I’m sitting at my dining room table typing this. My feet are up. I’m listening to the French Cafe channel on Pandora, and I’m sipping a non-alcoholic Kir Royale. My dining room table often serves as my desk because so much of my actual work involves being in the kitchen. Take today: I’m writing this

Chocolate soufflé {and one of my cooking muses}

I was making a soufflé when I discovered what happened in Boston. In fact I was talking to my mom—my whole family lives there. After hearing the tragic news, I felt paralyzed—and even frivolous when it came time to writing about baking a soufflé. I just could not write about dessert when my hometown had

Cook. Eat. Indulge. And oh yes, be merry. {Gifts for Busy Hedonists}

Still shopping for the perfect gift? I’ve assembled several standouts to surprise your favorite food lover. For the coffee lover The Intelligentsia Coffee Set  Le Creuset is my absolute favorite cookware (in Flame, the color shown here), so I wanted to share one of their newest products with you. The Intelligentsia Coffee Set makes a great

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