Gourmet Pumpkin Spice Themed Box!







Look no further for the perfect gift to bring to a host or to send to a loved one this holiday season.  Delivered right to your door is a box filled with fall delights.  The Market Box Gifts creates their boxes for everyone to enjoy.  Included in our pumpkin spice gourmet box was: Pumpkin bread, pumpkin taffy, pumpkin iced cookies, pumpkin spiced almonds, a seasonal coffee with a wonderful ceramic mug, and a pumpkin cut out cookie!  Everything came


Pumpkin Dough!


Across the street from my show, Something Rotten! at the St. James Theatre, is City Kitchen in the Row Hotel. It’s an upscale food court, which includes Dough Doughnuts.  They have PUMPKIN DONUTS right now and they’re SO GOOD.  Dough is famous for their yeast donuts with different icing flavors.  The donuts are always so fresh and soft.  The pumpkin glaze was just enough sweetness and the seeds added a nice crunch to the texture.  It’s always nice to have the option of a gourmet pick-me-up between shows on a two-show day. Coffee & donuts in Times Square anyone?!  That’s a big yes from this Rotten gal.  


The Ultimate S’mores: Only 2 DAYS left to try it!


We had a dessert adventure afternoon at Dominique Ansel Kitchen for the Ultimate S’mores treat!  WOW. This was the biggest S’mores we’ve ever seen!  The marshmallow was fist size and torched to form a crisp outer layer.  Sandwiched between two Speculoos cookies, the “chocolate” was smooth and soft spread on the bottom with chocolate covered crispies.  The top layer was delicately shaved milk chocolate.  You guys, this one was a perfect fall treat and full of nostalgia.  What will Dominique Ansel create next?!  GO, you have 2 days left to try this beast!


Spooky Halloween Treats at Ladurée

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It’s a spooky fun Halloween at Ladurée with treats galore!  We’re particularly loving the festive box of Nutella macarons.  It’s a perfect size for a Halloween gift.  Who doesn’t like Nutella?  Said no one.  They also have a new selection of mini chocolate bars in their signature colors:  pink, green, and blue.  The pink is ivory chocolate with a rose flavor, the green is dark chocolate with cocoa from Madagascar and fruit notes, and the blue is Guanaja milk chocolate.  Something for everyone’s taste buds this weekend!  Happy Halloween!


A Blueberry Streusel Sundae!


Trestle on Tenth, located in Chelsea, has a ridiculous blueberry sundae on their menu! It consists of layers on streusel, vanilla ice cream, and blueberry compote all perfectly placed in a large glass. Everything about this sundae is just right. I loved the creamy ice cream and the sweet streusel, but the whole blueberries swimming in a sugar sauce mixed with fresh whipped cream took me to dessert heaven. Head to Trestle on Tenth as fast as you can it’s worth every bite!

Wooly’s Shaved Ice


Wooly’s Shaved Ice is the absolute PERECT dessert for these hot New York City summer days! I could not get over how delicious this shaved ice was. I decided to try the Strawberry Shortcake flavor and added strawberries, mochi, and whipped cream as my toppings. The flavor was extraordinary. I could not believe how much this “ice” tasted like ice cream! It was also extremely refreshing, cooling me off from the summer sun. I highly suggest trying Wooly’s and enjoying this special shaved ice dessert!

Bellvale Farms Creamery



I found the BEST ice cream at a dairy farm in NJ.  Bellvale Farms Creamery is out-of-this-world good.  You are basically on the farm in a beautiful valley while you enjoy this treat.  All homemade, I got the giant cone with extra large scoops (yeeeeaaah…why not?!!) of their Calf Trax and Bellvale Bog flavors.  Calf Trax is vanilla ice cream with peanut butter swirl and mini peanut butter cups.  The vanilla ice cream was so creamy and thick. Bellvale Bog is dark chocolate ice cream with brownie dough and fudge swirl.  It was definitely richer than the vanilla which was a nice contrast.  The chunks of brownie made me so


Caffe Palermo


Caffe Palermo is known for the best cannoli in Little Italy, no wait the box actually says “Best cannoli on planet earth.”  That’s a lot to live up to, especially for someone who isn’t the biggest cannoli fan.  Well, they did it! They’re so fresh, they crumble in your mouth.  The filling was cool, soft, and thick.  These rich desserts are certainly in a class of their own.  I’ve never fully enjoyed cannolis until now.  “Baby John” is




My theatre (Something Rotten at the St. James) is right next door to the famous restaurant Sardi’s! Celebrating a birthday in my cast, a few of us headed to the iconic spot for some dinner.  To my surprise, Sardi’s has a stand out dessert on their menu.  Boccone Dolce is one of Sardi’s specials and it’s made with Meringue, fresh strawberries, whipped cream, and a touch of chocolate.  The slice was so light and refreshing. The strawberries weren’t drenched in sugar, making it fresh and simple.  The layers were