Archive for May 2011

Peas & carrots candy: adventures at the Sweets & Snack Expo

It was like coming home with a trick or treat bag full of gourmet candy loot after strolling around the Sweets & Snack Expo at McCormick Place last week with my friend Bonnie McGrath, columnist and blogger for the Chicago Journal. Sugar. Salt. Sugar. Salt. Sugar. Salt. That’s basically what our day was all about. I don’t think Dr. Oz–or any... Read more »

SugarSlam 2011: a wrestling-themed online bake-off

I can’t think of two more divergent subjects: baking and wrestling. But there really is a wrestling-themed bake-off challenge. It’s SugarSlam 2011. Check it out at Bake and Judges include former WWE women’s champion, Beth Phoenix, author and musician Mike Edison and Ben Roche of Moto. Prizes include a Kenmore stand mixer.    

The Doughnut Vault: a review by Erin Nederbo

On Tuesday April 5th, gourmet doughnut shop, the Doughnut Vault, opened in River North on 401 1/2 N. Franklin St. That day, they sold over 300 doughnuts and have been going strong ever since. I decided to see what all the fuss was about. It’s important to note that The Doughnut Vault opens at 8:30 a.m. Tuesdaythrough... Read more »