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Luxury Ice Cream Social at the Magnum Paris Pop Up Shop

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One thing I learned about my Mom on our recent trip is that she eats a lot of ice cream – she’d probably eat it for breakfast if she could. She is not addicted to cookies, cake or pastries like I am – she’s all ice cream.  I first learned of Magnum Ice Cream bars […]

An Indulgent Parisian Breakfast at Angelina Paris

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On my infamous trip to Paris when I was abandoned at Valentine’s Day, I had visited Angelina Paris because my friend HAD to try the famous hot chocolate as it was on the list of must do Paris activities she had printed from CNN and had to check each box.   At the time, 1994,  I […]

Barbuzzo Budino Philadelphia

10 Iconic Philly Foods – Pack the Stretchy Pants and Indulge!

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For a first time visitor to Philadelphia, you will be overwhelmed (and surprised) by the amazing Philly foods available 24/7 (the pretzel bakeries and cheesesteaks are great midnight or 3 a.m. treats).  I always joke to bring your stretchy (fat) pants but the good part is that all of the food (and drink) calories are […]

London Cupcake and Chocolate tour Oreo cookie brownie

My DIY London Cupcake and Chocolate Walking Tour

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It was my birthday and what better way to celebrate than to visit my favorite London cupcake and chocolate shops in Soho for a day of sugar treats?  My travel writer friend, Kristen, who I met at the NY Times Travel Show earlier this year, met me for lunch at Café Deco on Store Street […]

Cuatro Leches Rudy & Paco Galveston

Old Fashioned Hospitality is a Piece of Cake at Rudy & Paco in Galveston

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I was desperate to escape the conference hotel where for the past two days I was stranded without a car and with nowhere to walk.  The food on property was dreadful to the point where they overcooked the over easy eggs, dried out the pancakes and made frozen french fries seem like a gourmet treat. […]

Cookie Table at Wedding

Happy Birthday Cookie Monster!

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So today, November 2nd is my partner in cookie crime, Cookie Monster’s birthday. While he remains ageless to children, he is actually a bit of an old man as Frank Oz started portraying Cookie Monster in 1969!  Despite his voracious appetite for cookies, he still looks pretty healthy for a monster in his 40’s.  A […]

La King's Galveston candy

Candy Store Memories in Galveston at La King’s

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As a child, my sister and I often visited my grandparents for the day.  My mom would drop us off and give us each $1.00 which in the 70’s/early 80’s was a lot of money with strong purchasing power in the candy store world. We would plan our strategy before going to the local penny […]

Harrods Ice Cream Parlour

A Tasty Treat at Harrod’s Ice Cream Parlour

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“I Scream, You Scream, We all Scream for Ice Cream” unless, like me, you are lactose intolerant, then you just sit there sad with your once scoop of sorbet remembering a time when you could enjoy ice cream (yes, I’m still bitter by my diagnosis). Here I was at Harrod’s Ice Cream Parlour  at the iconic luxury […]

Gerard Mulot pastries

My Niece – The Little Foodie and A Kid at Heart in Paris and London

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My sister had a few rules before I could take my eleven year old niece, Aubrey, to Paris & London.  The first rule was to feed her every few hours even if she says she isn’t hungry (this seemed easy?).  The second rule was no empty calories like I normally eat! (yeah thanks for the […]

FriFotos – If you can’t stand the heat….go get a tasty treat!

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The famous quote “If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen” immediately came to mind with this week’s FriFotos theme of “Heat”.  I’m taking a bit of liberty with the quote’s meaning to have some fun sharing my love of desserts around the world. With three trips in June and July, I […]