Oh, Cannoli! (Mike’s Pastry)

Cannoli are Italian desserts with a hard fried dough shell shaped as a tube usually containing a creamy ricotta filling. Since, Boston has a high Italian presence there are many shops and bakeries that serve the traditional dessert. Many tourists flock to the the North End to line up at the popular Mike’s Pastry. The bakery…

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South End Buttery

South End Buttery is a hip spot in the South End neighborhood of Boston. The Buttery is a restaurant, cafe and a market! On my visit to the Buttery, I had brunch at the restaurant and browsed the café and market. The café has delicious and unique baked goods. There are breakfast and lunch sandwiches, pastries, cupcakes, cookies and…

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Baking with Lucentee Silicone Muffin Pan

In order to test this Lucentee silicone muffin pan, I decided to make cupcake sized Walnut Brownies with Hazelnut spread. This was my first time using a silicone cupcake/muffin pan and had some skepticism that it could do as good as a job as the metal pan. Lucentee Silicone Muffin Pan: The pan was very flimsy and…

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When in Chicago, Deep Dish!

I traveled to Chicago, Illinois to celebrate a fellow Sagittarius friend’s birthday. We visited Giordano’s for deep dish pizza and dessert, went to Wishbone for brunch, walked the Magnificent mile, went to a Bulls game at the United Center, partook in appetizers, drinks and dessert at Michael Jordan’s Steakhouse and viewed the city from the top of the…

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Sweet Potato Pie at Darryl’s Corner Bar & Restaurant

Darryl’s Corner is my go to for a delicious southern meal in a fun sit down location. Their food is usually very well seasoned and the portions are typically very filling. My favorite items to order on the menu are the Bob’s Catfish (fried) with collard greens and macaroni and cheese or the Fried Chicken & Waffle. A…

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Tres Leche Cake at El Oriental de Cuba

El Oriental de Cuba is located in the Jamaica Plain’s area of Boston. It features Cuban food in a quaint and cozy location. The moment you step into the restaurant you are taken aback from the delicious aromas coming from the kitchen. On this occasion I ordered the Grilled Skirt Steak (Bistec a la Parilla)…

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Let Me Get a Shot of Frosting! (Sweet Bakery)

Believe it or not a shot of frosting is an option at Sweet Bakery located in Harvard Square Cambridge. The shop offers a cool selection of cupcakes and it’s menu changes as the seasons change. I visited the shop during the Fall so some of my options were S’mores, Caramel Apple, Pumpkin Pie, French Toast, Caramel…

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Bucket List: Rio De Janeiro, Brazil (Check!)

I was blessed to travel to Rio De Janeiro, Brazil with some of my girlfriends in August. We stayed in Ipanema which is a very trendy part of the city and explored all the main attractions such as Ipanema Beach, Copacabana Beach, Sugarloaf Mountain (Pao de Acucar), Christ the Redeemer Statue (Corcovado- Cristo Redentor), Lapa and…

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Best Desserts of Summer (2015)!

The summer has (sadly) come to an end  and the first quarter of SUG SUG has too! I have tasted and reviewed some really great desserts and have attended some awesome food events including the Taste of Cambridge, Talking Taste at the ICA and a Nova Scotia Kitchen Party. I can’t wait for what the Fall has…

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Scrumptious Cupcakes at Crumbs Bakery?

This summer I had the opportunity to stop by Crumbs Bakery in Boston’s Financial District. Some of you may have thought they were closed but the cupcake chain has re-opened half their shops and are under new management. The bakery has many unique cupcake flavors to choose from including Red Velvet, Cookies & Cream, Peanut Butter…

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Taste of Cambridge

The Taste of Cambridge  is an annual food event that takes place in Cambridge off of Massachusetts Avenue. Many local restaurants set up tasting stations so that ticket holders may try a sampling of the food the restaurant has to offer. Beer and wine stations are also set up along the site. This was my…

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Something Sweet at Vejigantes

Vejigantes is a Puerto Rican restaurant in the South End. This was my second trip to the restaurant; I ordered the Bistec Encebollado (thin cut marinated steak with onions) for my entrée. Then I ordered algo dulce (something sweet) which was a dessert special featuring a sponge cake infused with rum and topped with coconuts.…

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