Latest Blog Posts

Latest Blog Posts

Historical Goodness: Boston Cream Pie Bundt-lets

Charles Dickens (English author of classics such as Great Expectations) and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (the American poet who penned Paul Revere’s Ride) were just a few of the celebrities who strolled into the Omni Parker Hotel in Boston the 1850s. Probably to savor the hotel’s famed Boston Cream Pie. Maybe they connected with their muses whilst biting into a deep chocolate coating a yellow cake filled with pastry cream... Read More

S’More Brownies, #FWConf13

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Horseback riding, hiking in the mountains, harmonizing with girls in song around the campfire – just the antidote for a 10-year-old city girl from Tokyo, right? Er, no. My parents were well intentioned. But, the vast velvet skies studded with stars, which glimmered over Meadow Mountain Girl Scout Camp in Colorado, accentuated the vast distance between my rustic reality and the comforts of home. I longed... Read More

Calgary Cowboy Bourbon Caramel Cheesecake Won Ton Crisps

Hear the thundering hooves of horses? Yup. Calgary Stampede 2013 has arrived in Canada. Along with the cowboys showing off their rodeo tricks, giggling kids press the metal to the pedal-powered John Deere tractors. And oh the food! The sizzle of frying pies scented with cinnamon is just a start to the line up of decadent treats. Rodeo! Photo Credit So she can enjoy Calgary Stampede 2013, my Canadian friend, Tara is taking... Read More

Gluten-Free Carrot Cupcakes, #SundaySupper

  Ready for Christmas in July? Sara Moulton’s Everyday Family Dinners cookbooks are being given away at this week’s #SundaySupper at Twitter. (Scroll down for details on how to win and join the chat around the virtual dinner table.) The celebrity chef is also giving away her cookbook Sara Moulton Cooks At Home on her site. If you’ve followed Sara’s culinary adventures via her cookbooks or appearances... Read More

3 Corns with Japanese Accents, #SundaySupper

Giggling children skip and jump through garden sprinklers.  Steaks sizzle on barbecues. Star-spangled fireworks decorate velvet skies.  It’s summertime in the USA; the season of summer parties and Independence Day festivities. Fireworks Blast off into Summer Skies Jennie, who teases readers with tantalizing, do-able desserts at her blog, hosts our virtual SundaySupper summertime festivities. She... Read More

Mini Baked Alaska, #Chocolate Party

As a child didn’t the adults in your life ask, “What do you want to be when you’re a grownup?” How did you reply? My answer was “famous actress.” But I lied. I dreamed of being a royal princess. Whenever the ever-so genteel Crown Princess Michiko (now the Empress of Japan) appeared on television, my heart ached to embody such grace and enjoy such luxury.  Pre-Empress Days: Crown Princess... Read More

Midori Melon Flower Cupcakes, #SundaySupper

Innovation is a cornerstone to continued success in commerce. Take Suntory – the Japanese makers of whiskey since the early 1900s. The uber-masculine drink has sustained popularity in Japan and overseas. But in 1978 Suntory introduced a sweeter, more feminine liquor to the world. They called the drink Midori Melon and made a grand splash at Studio 54 in New York. (Just in case you’re too young to remember, Studio 54 was the... Read More

Black & White Vintage Cakes

“The very pink of perfection” (a quote by She Stoops to Conquer playwright and poet Oliver Goldsmith) was inscribed at the top of my friend Anne’s “From My Sweet Heart” blog. Then, I saw her pink cake and swooned. After I picked myself up, ogled a few more photos and post, I saw that Anne was a member of The Cake Slice Bakers.    Curious, I e-mailed Anne. I was introduced to... Read More

Shoot for the Stars Chocolate Cupcakes, #SundaySupper

Today’s Father’s Day #SundaySupper is all about Dad. (Scroll down for the Twitter event time and details.)  Food bloggers from around the world are setting forth their best dishes for the patriarchs of their families. The founder of #SundaySupper, Isabel (aka Family Foodie) will be hosting this Father’s Day gala. Her noble mission is to bring more families together around the dinner table. Shoot for the Stars... Read More