Filed under Baking and Desserts

Bon Bon Bon–Ann Arbor

Bon Bon Bon–Ann Arbor

In my last post, I told you about our dinner at Ann Arbor’s newest Thai eatery, Katoi. In this post, I’ll tell you about what else you can find in this former Jerusalem Garden space on South Fifth Avenue. In the handful of square feet existing in the entrance to Ann Arbor Thai pop-up restaurant … Continue reading

Colliders at Rod’s Diner

Colliders at Rod’s Diner

I’ve been putting a good amount of effort into eating well during my pregnancy (eating at least a few servings of veggies and fruits daily, making sure I get my whole grains and multiple sources of calcium daily, you know the drill.) We actually joke that baby is made of strawberries because I have eaten … Continue reading

Shatila Bakery-West Bloomfield

Shatila Bakery-West Bloomfield

I’ve been wanting to visit Shatila Bakery for ages, after seeing so many Instagram friends post pictures of their incredible looking pastries and baklava. Shatila Bakery is a Middle Eastern bakery with locations in both Dearborn and West Bloomfield. A couple weekends ago, the huz and I found ourselves in the relative vicinity of West … Continue reading

Blank Slate Creamery

Blank Slate Creamery

I’ve now made two visits to Ann Arbor’s newest ice cream shop, Blank Slate Creamery. Apparently I was not the only one who got the memo stating that they opened! My first visit was back in August, about one month after they opened, but there was still a line out the door on a Friday … Continue reading

Holiday Cookies Class at Sweet Heather Anne

Holiday Cookies Class at Sweet Heather Anne

On North Main Street in Ann Arbor resides the bakery Sweet Heather Anne. This boutique cake studio offers not only stunning wedding cakes, but also creates custom baked goods for corporate and special events, and offers a rotating dessert counter with things like French Macarons and gift-able ‘Cakes in a Jar.” Classes are also offered … Continue reading

Chocolate Chai Snickerdoodles

Chocolate Chai Snickerdoodles

You guys know I LOVE baking cookies! Today I have a unique twist on classic Snickerdoodles to share with you (courtesy of Taste of Home’s recipe). These warm, aromatic spices – which are all typically found in Chai tea – add a little extra zest to the cookies. Traditionally, Snickerdoodles are rolled in cinnamon sugar … Continue reading

Easy Peach Crisp

Easy Peach Crisp

Who can resist a big, juicy, late-summer peach? Not this girl. Why not incorporate nature’s candy into a summer dessert? Using Cooking Light’s Peach Crisp recipe, I placed two sliced peaches into melted butter in a skillet over medium heat. Peel fruit before slicing, if you prefer. This recipe is easily cut in half to … Continue reading

Easter Musings

Easter Musings

I find myself dreaming of vacation lately. Where should we go for our “big” vacay this summer? Current contenders are Central Europe (i.e., Czech Republic, Germany, Croatia, and/or Austria), Costa Rica, all-inclusive resort in Caribbean, Quebec, Western US National Parks trip… Yeah. Seeking a budget-minded trip with lots of culture and adventures. And food. In … Continue reading

Cake Nouveau Valentine’s Dessert Tasting 2013

Cake Nouveau Valentine’s Dessert Tasting 2013

Valentine’s Day 2013 was much like Valentine’s Day 2012! And that’s a good thing. My valentine and I first went to Jolly Pumpkin for a couple beers and some salty truffle fries. A fellow Instagramer commented that these fries are like “kryptonite” and I completely agree. My funny valentine. <3 I sported pink for the … Continue reading

Beer Bread

Beer Bread

Any other beer drankers out there? I love many different styles of beer, but the dark beers are my very favorite. Love those creamy stouts and roasty porters. I would probably say that Great Lakes Brewing Company’s Edmund Fitzgerald Porter (affectionately dubbed “Eddy Fitz,” by many) is my favorite beer. I bring up the topic … Continue reading