Category Archives: dessert

Portland Food at Maine Historical Society, Sonny’s + Lolita

I gave a talk about my book, Portland Food: the Culinary Capital of Maine, last night at the Maine Historical Society in Portland. About 25 people turned out (most of whom I didn’t even know!) and while I was super … Continue reading

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Sunday Visit to Bresca and the Honey Bee

It was a sad day for Portland’s restaurant scene when Krista Desjarlais announced that she was closing her restaurant, Bresca. Fortunately, the news came quickly that she and her husband Erik (also a chef), bought the Snack Shack at Sabbathday … Continue reading

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Homemade Cronuts

Since there are people out there who still haven’t heard of a cronut (ahem, Jenner), let’s start at the beginning. The cronut is the creation of NYC baker Dominique Ansel and is described as half-donut, half-croissant. These pastry are so popular … Continue reading

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Cookie Swap Cookies

Sharon of Delicious Musings invited me to a cookie swap, along with Vrylena of vrai-lean-uh and Shannon of Edible Obsessions. So, I guess it was a blogger cookie swap – but I feel if I call it that, I’ll feel guilty for leaving other area … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Cheesecake

I don’t know about you, but I’m experiencing holiday food fatigue. In catching up on my food blog browsing, I’m most drawn in by new recipes that are lighter and don’t involve cranberries or baked casseroles.  So after a long weekend … Continue reading

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East End Cupcakes

East End Cupcakes, the hip, cupcakes-only bakery on Fore Street in Portland’s Old Port, was once a competitor in the Cupcake Challenge a few bloggers and I held as an attempt to catalog the plethora of local wee cake offerings.  But both … Continue reading

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Easter Recipe Round-up

It has been said time and time again, that I am not a baker. I like substitutions. I like creativity, freedom, and distractibility. I might not like commitment.  I am a big fan of boxed cake mix.  Regardless, my cakes are always … Continue reading

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