Are You A Food Blogger With Writer’s Block?

Has this ever happened to you? You want to write, you are at the computer, but nothing comes; the minutes feel like hours, the hours feel like days; you start to stress because the deadline is approaching; the ideas just won't come; fear is taking over because soon enough everyone will know you have writer's […] Continue reading >

Cutest Easter Treats

  Easter time is here again along with grand amounts of chocolatey goodness and family gatherings. Here are some of our favorite super cute Easter treats we have seen online. With these Easter treats you're sure to sweeten any celebration. Click the image or the link below to be taken to the recipe.           […] Continue reading >

A Bakers Guide to Chocolate

Have you ever wondered what's the difference between bittersweet chocolate and semisweet chocolate? Can I use Dutch cocoa in all my recipes calling for cocoa? Understanding the difference in chocolate and how they are used is essential to baking. In this writeup, we will identify the characteristics of those chocolates used in baking. Let us […] Continue reading >

Choctoberfest 2015

I am beyond excited today, because it is October 5.... and that means it is the first day of #Choctoberfest! :D #Choctoberfest is a virtual event put together by The PinterTest Kitchen. Bloggers from around the world will be posting their favorite chocolate recipes, and you'll get a chance to win some awesome prizes. What's […] Continue reading >

Don’t Just Make Them Hungry, Make it a “Must-Have”

You may have heard it said before, people don't want or need your product, they want or need the BENEFIT of it. In the case of food and beverage, the "benefit" is the taste PLUS the experience. When dealing with a "sensory" product, the more your images can visually convey the "senses", the more the […] Continue reading >

MMH Burger Challenge in Four Days

In August McGuire Moorman Hospitality Group, MMH, decided to have a burger challenge in Austin. I saw the social media buzzing around it and thought for a few days on whether I would participate or not; I love the MMH restaurants, but I'm not really a big hamburger fan. The dangling carrot for me was the promised $250 gift […] Continue reading >

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

I have heard many times that there is no such thing as a bad cook, only bad recipes. I remember when I went off to Le Cordon Bleu. There was a lot of fear that I wasn't a good cook. How was I going to survive in that environment? Hint...I went down the pastry path. Not […] Continue reading >

Chocolate Rum Banana Bread

What more do I need to say other than chocolate, rum, and bananas? Ok maybe just a little bit more, but I'm sure you get the idea. I picked up some bananas the other day just for the purpose of making bread. I don't like eating bananas when they are this ripe, but I love […] Continue reading >

It Feels Good To Do Good Things

Today was my first cupcake donation to Bake A Wish Austin. It's a small little charity with an original mission of providing free birthday cakes to abused, neglected, or abandoned children and youth who would otherwise not receive one. Over time they have grown, and in addition they now serve birthday cakes to Austin's elderly […] Continue reading >

Viva L’Italia – Hooray for Italy

I was invited to attend a preview of the new menu items for Schlotzsky's a few weeks back. I'm pretty selective about attending these events since I'm a pastry gal and most of these are a culinary experience. I agreed to attend this event because it has been a very long time since I have dined […] Continue reading >