On Demand Cream Puffs at Beard Papa’s

Have you ever had an on demand cream puff? I didn’t know that such an awesome thing existed. A friend took me to Beard Papa’s new Allston location the other day and it was so cool! I got two cream puffs because research. Here is the original cream puff: Look at all the creamy, gooey…

Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer is Almost Here

I got the chance to meet with one of my favorite people last week: Carol Sneider, Founder and President of Bakes for Breast Cancer! Here are all the details for Boston, Rhode Island, and now the Cape and the Islands Bakes for Breast Cancer. Boston takes place May 2-8, Rhode Island takes place May 8-14,…

Don’t Smush Your Custard

So this is my second visit to Shake Shack. The first time I was here, I was super excited to try the frozen custard desserts in addition to the burgers. In Shake Shack terms, this means ordering something called a Concrete, “dense frozen custard ice cream blended at high speed with mix-ins.” I had tried…

Crepes for Dinner

So you might have guessed I’m pretty fantastic at using food to bribe myself to work on my dissertation. Tonight this path took me to one of my favorite spots in all of Boston, Trident Booksellers & Cafe.  Here are tonight’s specials: I took a photo of the menu because I’m not going to remember…

Cheap Summer Treat: Costco’s Freshly Dipped Ice Cream Bar

Because Summer refuses to leave and give us relief from this sweltering heat, let’s try and make the most of it, shall we?  An ideal treat to take your mind off the buckets of sweat you are oozing in this humidity can be found at your local Costco. No, I’m not kidding. For under $2…

The Fussy Eater Guide to Surviving 1,000° Heat with Frosty Beverages

By no means exhaustive, the following list contains tips, recipes, and resources if, like me, you tend to wilt in this punishing heat and look for any excuse to cool off. Why, did someone say frosty beverages? A Note about “Brain Freeze”If you ask 10 different people, you’ll get 20 different answers for avoiding and…

Photos from the 29th annual Jimmy Fund Scooper Bowl – June 7-9, 2011

Ever wonder what the aftermath of 1,000 pounds of chocolate syrup look like? Image courtesy of Jamie Reysen/Boston.com Correspondent  The Jimmy Fund Scooper Bowl is going on from June 7-9 from 12-8pm in City Hall Plaza.  This annual event, currently in its 29th year, serves a variety of ice creams and frozen yogurts to help fight…

New England Summer Food Festivals

UPDATE 5/16/11: Strawberry Dessert Festival coming to Boston this summer!  Image courtesy of Mass Farmers Markets Details here: Mass Farmers Markets Strawberry Dessert Festival Image courtesy of phillips.family Mark your calendars! Summer food festival season is upon us – enjoy!New England summer food festivals – Boston.com