Thursday, October 16, 2014

What a Munchkin Aspires to: Sweet Potato Doughnuts at Bostonia Public House

You should definitely read Lisa Johnson's fabulous post on our lunch at Bostonia Public House. Here's a sneak peak of our sweet potato doughnuts:


The doughnuts were served warm with vanilla glaze laced with cinnamon. Lisa described them as tasting like French toast. The natural sweetness from the sweet potato base made inside taste naturally sweet not just cakey like other doughnuts. We were served about 9 doughnuts so they were great for sharing. Read more about the rest of our experience here! Lunch at Bostonia Public House

Monday, October 06, 2014

Friday, September 26, 2014

Bakes For Breast Cancer Holds First Annual #OfficeBakeSale

Get your oven mitts ready! Our friends over at Bakes for Breast Cancer are making it fun and easy to participate in Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October. Here are details:
Bakes for Breast Cancer, Inc., a regional non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds for breast cancer research and care, is launching its first month-long “Office Bake Sale” campaign on October 1, 2014. Participants simply bring baked goods or sweet treats to work and sell them in their office during the month of October, also known as Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
“By selling just a few cookies or cupcakes in your office, whether homemade or purchased, to your work mates and colleagues, you’ll be contributing to the cause, one sweet at a time,” said Carol Sneider, founder and President of Bakes for Breast Cancer. “Even if you have no time to bake, you can participate virtually by sharing a photo of your favorite dessert and making a donation to Bakes for Breast Cancer.”
Participants log on to www.bakesforbreastcancer.org, download the office calendar to place in the office kitchen or break room.  Work mates select a day on the calendar to bring in a baked good and place a donation jar next to the baked treats.  Then the participating office can take a group “selfie” and post it on their Facebook page with "#officebakesale” and challenge friends to participate during the month of October.     
Since its founding in 1999, with its annual dessert campaign Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer, Bakes for Breast Cancer has been dedicated to the eradication of breast cancer. “Through partnerships with restaurants, bakeries & shops, we have raised almost $1,000,000 for breast cancer research and care. Today, we strive to expand upon our success and continue our influence by enlisting individuals and other organizations in our fight against breast cancer,” Sneider added. “By simply purchasing a dessert at one of our events you can help make a difference. Over time, these sweets continue to make a real impact and significant contributions to finding a cure.”
Breast Cancer affects one in eight women, some with a family history of breast cancer and some without one, women of all ages get breast cancer as do men. Last year over 230,000 women were diagnosed with breast cancer and almost 40,000 of those women died from this very indiscriminate disease. 
With each of us as a separate ingredient, we can help raise funds to defeat breast cancer, as well as support our loved ones who have been affected by breast cancer. Please, join us in our baking. One sweet at a time, we can make a difference.
For more information on Bakes for Breast Cancer, Office Bake Sale event, or Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer, visit http://www.bakesforbreastcancer.org/. Follow us on Facebook- Bakes for Breast Cancer, @Bakes4bc on Twitter and Bakes for Breast Cancer on Pinterest.
About Bakes for Breast Cancer
Based in Needham, Massachusetts, Bakes for Breast Cancer, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit whose mission is to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research and care. Through dessert-oriented events, Bakes for Breast Cancer has created a “sweet” way to raise money for a disease that touches so many women and men. Funds raised help conduct basic research, translational research, and clinical trials with the hope of eliminating all deaths from breast cancer, and, ultimately, eradicating the disease.

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

The 15th Annual Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer is Happening May 5 - 11!


Folks, it's one of the greatest times of the year in Boston for dessert! Here is all the info you need to enjoy local desserts for a good cause:

Treat the special women in your life to decadent desserts while also helping fight breast cancer during Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer from May 5 through Mother’s Day on May 11. Restaurants, supermarkets, bakeries, caf├ęs, chocolate and ice cream shops throughout Massachusetts will participate in Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer.
Establishments have the option to designate all sales of one specific dessert or fifty-percent of proceeds from their entire dessert menu to support breast cancer care and research. Proceeds will be shared by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Bakes for Breast Cancer, Inc., a non-profit breast cancer organization dedicated to making a difference.
Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer was founded in 2000 by Carol Brownman Sneider in memory of her mother, Eva Brownman, who lost her battle with breast cancer. Since its inception the event has raised more than $700,000 for breast cancer research and care at the Susan F. Smith Center for Women's Cancers at Dana-Farber through the Eva Brownman Research Fund currently under the direction of Eric Winer, MD.
The 15th annual Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer is dedicated to the late Ella Mermelstein, whose daughter, Suzanne owns, Mariposa Bakery in Cambridge and has participated in Boston Bakes for many years. Ella died at age 34 after a five-year battle with breast cancer.
For more information, a list of participating establishments, or to learn more about how to become involved in Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer, visit www.bostonbakesforbreastcancer.org, follow Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer on Facebook, and Bakes for Breast Cancer on Twitter.  Dessert lovers can also visit www.bostonbakesforbreastcancer.org/shop to have a sweet treat delivered.
NOM. Where are you going to go first?

Friday, March 07, 2014

The Cinnamon Rice Pudding at Anna's Taqueria

I'm not a big rice or bread pudding fan mostly because everytime I've tried them they have always been mushy and gross. However, while at Anna's Taqueria inhaling a grilled steak quesadilla, I noticed they had rice pudding and thought I would give it a try. It was yummy, pleasantly mushy yet structured enough not to be sloppy when you eat it. Also this cinnamon dusting on top was everything and goes perfectly with your Mexican Coke: