dessert

Gwyneth’s Bummer Bars

by Janelle 02.26.2014
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I recently picked up Gwyneth Paltrow’s book, It’s All Good, and, in short — I’m obsessed. I have tried 6+ recipes within the last few days and all have been fantastic. Having said that, I do not think I’ve ever seen so many different opinions on a mere cookbook – some people love it, some despise it [...]

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Pierre Hermé, Paris

by Janelle 02.20.2014
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During my visit to Paris last weekend, I was delighted to finally check out the famed pâtisserie Pierre Hermé on rue Bonaparte in the sixth arrondissement. Pierre Hermé is an acclaimed French pastry chef who Vogue dubbed, “The Picasso of Pastry,” and upon entering his boutique it is not hard to see why. Rows upon rows of meticulously [...]

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Snickarbacken 7, Stockholm

by Janelle 02.13.2014
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On my first day in Stockholm, I quickly learned the café culture is huge part of life for people living in the city. We visited a few very good coffee shops during our visit, with one in particular really standing out and that was Snickarbacken 7. This hip little café rivalled some of my favourite spots in NYC’s [...]

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Cherry Vanilla Popsicles

by Janelle 01.09.2014
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My latest food obsession: popsicles. I got a Zoku Classic Pop Mold from my Mom this Christmas and I have been having a blast experimenting with different homemade popsicle recipes. It’s very easy to make popsicles into a healthy snack full of nutritious ingredients like fruit, Greek yogurt and a small amount of honey or [...]

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Chocolate Almond Biscotti

by Janelle 11.27.2013
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I love biscotti. Although I am often tempted to pick up a few at my local bakery when I want something sweet, they are even more delicious when baked fresh at home and once you master the technique, they are easy and quick to bake. There is an almost endless variety of variations and flavors [...]

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Easy Pumpkin Rum Bread Pudding

by Janelle 11.14.2013
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Halloween may be over, but pumpkin desserts are still in full swing. Here is a recipe for Pumpkin Rum Bread Pudding that is surprisingly easy to make and perfect to whip up as a fall desert. The great thing about this recipe is that you can use regular sliced whole wheat bread, something many of [...]

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Strawberry Vanilla Protein Shake

by Janelle 10.14.2013
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This recipe is so simple that I hesitated to even post it, but the result is SO delicious and healthy I couldn’t resist. It’s my new go-to 132 calorie healthy snack that satisfies my sweet tooth and packs in 20 grams of protein. All you need is

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Afternoon Tea at The Cadogan

by Janelle 10.07.2013
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With a fashionable location on Sloane Street in Knightsbridge and a quintessentially English ambience, The Cadogan seemed like an obvious choice to enjoy a *real* afternoon tea. Since my disappointing experience at The Berkeley’s Prêt-à-Portea, I have been on a mission to find a proper tea in the heart of London.

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Biscuiteers School of Icing + 6 Valuable Tips

by Janelle 09.27.2013
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Last week I took an icing masterclass at Biscuiteers‘ adorable Notting Hill biscuit boutique. Biscuiteers biscuits are truly a work of art and their collections include everything from biscuit tins full of royal baby-inspired rattles and silver spoons to biscuit-adorned thank you cards. (Just a note to my American readers – here in the UK, cookies [...]

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Hummingbird Bakery, London

by Janelle 09.20.2013
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I finally made it over to my local cupcake bakery, Hummingbird, in London’s Notting Hill. Hummingbird is London’s answer to Magnolia bakery in NYC, who was essentially a pioneer in the cupcake craze many years back. I heard great things about Hummingbird so I was super excited to check it out.

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