Mini Ice Cream Sandwiches!

 ice-cream-sandiwches-side-bar side-bar-ice-cream-sandwichesSide Bar down in Union Square serves a great dessert of three little ice cream sandwiches.  I got three different flavors because I wanted to try them all. Snickerdoodle cookies with cinnamon ice cream, red velvet cookies with vanilla ice cream, and chocolate chip cookies with vanilla ice cream.  I liked all three flavors withe the snickerdoodle being my favorite.  All the cookies were nice and soft so


Chocolate Chip Cookie in a skillet!


At Boulton & Watt down in the east village they have a cookie on their dessert menu.  A chocolate chip cookie baked in its own skillet.  Need I say more? There is more though.  A cold glass of milk on the side that you can either pour into the skillet or drink after each bite.  This dessert is fantastic, the perfect All-American dessert!  It’s everything you want: big, warm, gooey, crunchy on the outside and cakey


Time Out & Openhouse present The MAC DADDY!


Alright desserters, listen up!  Before you dig into something sweet on Saturday get your tickets for THE MAC DADDY, an ultimate mac and cheese showdown!  Six of the top NYC restaurants will compete to be crowned the best mac and cheese in NYC!  This is sure to be the cheesiest competition in NYC.  The event is this Sunday, March 29th from 11-6pm.  It’s held at the Openhouse Gallery (201 Mulberry Street). Buy tickets HERE

Introducing Carla Hall Petite Cookies


We have always enjoyed Carla Hall way back to becoming a fan of hers when she competed on Top Chef.  Now a co-host of the popular TV series, The Chew, Carla is entertaining America every morning with fresh recipes and fun ideas in the kitchen.  We received a very special box in the mail filled with her new line of sweets and baked goods.  Wow! Everything and we mean everything was delicious!  Our absolute favorite was the salted caramel banana bread that was cut thick and super moist.  The top of the bread was trimmed in a salted caramel crust that alone could be its own dessert.  Carla’s magic bars were covered in shredded coconut and pilled high with nuts, chocolate, and her signature Black Forest Crinkle cookie dough.  The graham cracker crust on these bars was incredible, so buttery and thick with a nice crunch.  


Georgio’s Country Grill


Georgio’s Country Grill makes homemade pies so naturally I was intrigued to try a slice. I love pie. In fact apple and blueberry are my favorite flavors, a la mode of course! I especially love apple pie when there is a streusel topping and Georgio’s delivered. The pie was





YOU GUYS!!!!  I’ve found the next best cookie in NYC!  Culture Espresso is killing it with their chocolate chip cookies freshly homemade throughout the course of the day.  AHHHHH!!!!!  That’s how I felt when I first bit in to this crunchy yet underbaked gooey goodness.  They come warm and the outer layer is slightly crunchy while the inside is soft and oozing with melted chocolate.  Generous in size, I honestly had vocals with every bite.  The amount of chocolate dispersed in the cookie was chock-full.  Located in midtown near Bryant Park, this place is a MUST in the Manhattan cookie world.  I’ll be back for as many as I can eat!


Warm up with Chocolate Bread Pudding


It might resemble a slice of pie, but this chocolate bread pudding at El Vez is nothing in comparison.  The pudding is pipping hot and filled with chocolate. The top of the slice was a bit crunchy which I loved because I enjoy a little crunch and chocolate was everywhere!  The bread is definitely pudding in texture, soft and melting in your mouth.  There was a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream


Red Velvet Cake Cookie


When you walk into Sugar and Plumm restaurant on the Upper West Side in Manhattan it is like walking into a dessert heaven. There are cookies, cakes, sundaes, milkshakes, macaroons, chocolates…you name a dessert, it’s there! One thing caught our eye immediately which was a red velvet cookie. Red Velvet is one of our favorite flavors of cake so a cookie version was a must try item. The thick cookie was about 4″ in diameter with


Travels with Blondie…Nielson’s Frozen Custard


Nielson’s Frozen Custard transports a guest back in time. When you enter into the shop there is a 1950s vibe from the decor, to the menu, to the striped uniforms employees wear. Nielson’s custard is made in house throughout the whole day. They use natural ingredients, rich eggs and real dairy cream. The result is a tremendously thick custard that is full of flavor, melting in your mouth. I decided to order their famous concrete. There were many mix-in candies, nuts, and sauces to choose from, but I went


Travels with Blondie… Swig in Utah!

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A good cookie might be my very favorite dessert. If you top that cookie with a layer of amazing buttercream frosting now we might be talking about the best dessert of all time! Sugar, sugar, and more sugar! I was in Utah and luckily had a couple dessert places that were suggested to me as “YOU HAVE TO TRY THESE” spots! Swig was one of them. Locals in St. George, Utah, also agreed because in asking around everyone said you gotta go to Swig. This fruit smoothie shack is not a place I would think to find huge cookies worthy of any bakeshop, yet here they were. My first visit to Swig I ordered the sugar cookie frosted with their signature pink frosting. The cookie is served cold, I’m not sure why, and is about the size of three cookies. It is very thick and has artist edges. I waited to eat this cookie until it warmed to room temp because I am not a huge fan of cold desserts unless we are talking ice cream. I have three words for the sugar cookie at Swig…OH MY GOD! Heaven blessed this cookie. It was incredible. By far the