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Last weekend was my third time attending an Iron Cupcake Madison event.  This time, the theme was caramel and butterscotch, it definitely sounded like a winner to me!  This time, the event was at the East Side Club.  (It switches locations pretty much every time.)  I remembered the line that I ran into last time [...]


Salted Dulce De Leche Macaroons

Posted by Bianca Garcia under Top Foodie Blog
There is something that competes with chocolate for my favorite dessert flavor, and that is salted caramel. Salted caramel ice cream? Yes please. Salted caramel cupcake? Oh my. Chocolate covered caramel with sea salt on top? I'm giddy with excitement. So when I decided to bake coconut macaroons for the first time, I could've gone the chocolate [...]


Sticky Pecan Cinnamon Buns

Posted by Stacey under Top Foodie Blog
A  few years ago, I was downtown Montgomery when this guy came up to me begging for money.  He told me that his wife was pregnant and that he was stranded and needed money to ... [...]


Baked Caramel Apples

Posted by Peggy under Top Foodie Blog
Can we see a theme developing here?I had extra apples and caramels from these so I thought I'd make good use of the extra in some more caramel apple-themed treats!These are super easy, somewhat messy, but oh so delicious!  The Cheesecake Factory u... [...]


Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars

Posted by Peggy under Top Foodie Blog
Hello Fall!  And hello Friday!I just have to make it until the end of my shift tonight and I've got one sweet week of vacation.  It's another stay-cation, but there's loads of things planned next week!First off, it'll be my first week of Culi... [...]


Stairs and Waffles

Posted by Bianca Garcia under Restaurants, Top Foodie Blog
I spent last Saturday climbing some stairs and eating some waffles. Some 61 floors of stairs and some sweet Belgian waffles. Let me talk about the fun stuff first: authentic Belgian waffles right in Harvard Square. After almost a year of teasing us with the promise of some good quality waffles, Zinneken's is finally in business. [...]


L’Atelier des Chefs, Paris: Les secrets de la confiserie

Posted by Mardi@eatlivetravelwrite under Top Foodie Blog
Many of you know that when I was in Paris this summer, I took advantage of having a couple of weeks to occupy myself filled this time with some macaron-making classes.  Since I (rightly) figured I might have macaron fatigue after a few classes (and, errr, a number of macaron-tasting sessions!), I also signed up [...]


Saltine Caramels

Posted by traveleatlove under Food, Top Foodie Blog
One of the huge perks of attending Eat, Write, Retreat was the well-stocked swag bag that attendees received. The samples and gifts seemed never ending, and one that I enjoyed weeks later was a copy of the beautiful magazine Where Women Cook. I took it to the Cape, and in the cold, rainy days there, thumbed [...]


Mactweets: Take me out to the ballgame

Posted by Mardi@eatlivetravelwrite under Top Foodie Blog
I was a little stumped when this month’s Mactweets theme was announced – Ballpark snacks.  I mean, firstly, I have only ever attended one baseball game in my life (in my first year in Canada, Neil took me to the hockey, basketball and baseball, to Canadian-ize me) and it was the most boring thing I [...]


Curry Cupcakes

Posted by theminx under Top Foodie Blog
Back in October of 2010, I posted some teaser photos of a batch of cupcakes that I baked up to test a recipe for the Scharffen Berger Chocolate Adventure Contest. I didn't win, so now it's safe to share. The Chocolate Adventure Contest requires partic... [...]