Archive for November 2011

Steal this restaurant's dessert idea for Thanksgiving

Steal this restaurant's dessert idea for Thanksgiving
For my money–especially when you’ve snagged one of their ubiquitous coupons, Sweet Tomatoes is the best buffet restaurant around. With the restaurant’s vast landscape of fresh veggies and soups–some even heart-healthy, your meal can be as good-for-you as you choose. Still, who can eat there and not have dessert? (obviously, not me) For dinner, Sweet... Read more »

Sugar Bliss fashion event

Sugar Bliss fashion event
Lindsay Kroll and Paige Smith, owners of the Cake Plate Boutique, a contemporary designer fashion boutique in Napa Valley, California, will be appearing at Sugar Bliss Cake Boutique , showing us Chicagoans how to master the California cool style. (As you might suspect, the word “cool” has nothing to do with frigid temps like we have... Read more »

Healthy carrot salad good enough for dessert

Healthy carrot salad good enough for dessert
Sometimes you have that devil/angel thing going on in your head. You’re jonesing  for something sweet, but you don’t want the fat and calories. That’s when you want to make a batch of Allan’s Carrot-Raisin Salad.  I know this sounds like a summer recipe. But since my husband Allan recently came with it, I thought... Read more »
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Eat cupcakes and help fight breast cancer

Eat cupcakes and help fight breast cancer
Chicago’s Wildfire restaurant is hosting Cupcakes and Cocktails for the Cure. The event will benefit Susan G. Komen 3-Day for Cure, an organization which helps fund breast health programs and breast cancer research. Expect an assortment of mini cupcakes, including a gorgeous Strawberry Swiss Buttercream creation  from Sugar Plum Fairy, along with special dessert cocktails. Where: Wildfire Chicago,... Read more »

More fuel for Gwyneth haters

More fuel for Gwyneth haters
While I enjoyed skimming through  Gwyneth Paltrow‘s new cookbook “My Father’s Daughter,”  a tribute to her dad, the late Bruce Paltrow,  I can see why there are many Gwyneth haters out there. Her seemingly perfect life not only includes being a beautiful movie star, a style guru, a singer and a cookbook author but having a... Read more »