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Chocolate Cranberry Scones

  I've had a love affair with scones since pastry school when I worked at a teashop that made fresh scones daily. Those savory, cheddar cheese, rosemary, flakey delicious pastries. Oh gosh, I want one right now! It was my breakfast every day before class. I would work at the tea shop as the baker […] Continue reading >

Serena Lissy Chocolates Wins Gold

We are excited to announce that the International Chocolate Salon, presented by Taste TV, has presented Serena Lissy Chocolates with a gold and two silver awards in the International Chocolate Salon Competition, Bridal Chocolate Category.  The judging panel consisted of editors of national and regional magazines, newspapers and other media experts. The Bridal Salon Awards are a great […] Continue reading >

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 >

Austin’s Best Desserts – 2016

This is my second year of writing about Austin's Best Desserts and I'm excited to say that my jeans still fit after a year of great food. Although next year I may need to write about Austin's best running trails. Last years write-up had some really delicious and creative desserts on the list. Almost all […] Continue reading >

Austin’s Best Donuts 2016

I can't believe this is my second year for writing Austin's best donuts. There has been some changes in this little city over the last twelve months. New places have opened, some favorites have closed. I have been getting tips all year long on best donuts to try. And for you persistant folks in this […] Continue reading >

12 Valentines Day Treats

Twelve of the best Valentine treats we found on the web to keep you feeling the love this St. Valentines Day. Making just one of these wonderful desserts for someone clearly says "I love You". Because true love happens around the dinner table, right...Well as long as there is chocolate involved of course. That chocolate cake with […] 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 >

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 >