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  • Cases full of cakes and pastries can make anyone happy at Tropicana Cuban Bakery
    Tropicana Cuban Bakery in Downey has some of the best Cuban pastries in town
    One of the best bakeries south of the I-10 is located on the edge of Downey, at the intersection of Paramount Blvd. and Florence Ave. The Tropicana Cuban Bakery offers more than just bakery goods but this review will just stick with that. One...
  • Cookies from the Greek festival to make at home
    Cookies from the Greek festival to make at home
    About this time each year, several of the Greek Orthodox churches in and around the North Carolina area have an annual Greek Festival and pastry sale. Here, you can get a taste of the cuisine of Greece, as well as shop for Greek collectables,...
  • Bar cookies that remind you of candy
    Bar cookies that remind you of candy
    Bar cookies are always popular with anyone that enjoys sweets! They are easy to do, store well and can be transported easily. Most bar cookies also can be mailed very well, due to their sturdy structure. Actually, I prefer bar cookies to dropped...
  • Apples create an American classic
    Apples create an all-American favorite
    With September now here, we start thinking of fall.....pumpkins, sweet potatoes, changing colors of the leaves and cooler temperatures. We also think of another fruit, the apple. Apples are always plentiful throughout the year though we really see...
  • Sugar Fixe
    Chicago renowned bakery delivers on macaron reputation
    Hailing what many locals say as the ‘best macarons’ in Chicago, Sugar Fixe held up to their reputation. Tucked away from the Chicago crowds in quaint Oak Park, this charming bakery brings sweet and salty flavors to the classic French...
  • Chocolate Eclairs....easier than you think
    Chocolate Eclairs....easier than you think
    If you've ever had the good fortune of going into a pastry shop, you've seen pastries that are well-known far and wide. There are many sweets that are very intricately made and appear to take a terribly long time to make. It's also fun...
  • Shortbread for last-minute gifting
    Shortbread for Santa
    Many children, in preparing for their visit from Santa, like to leave him a snack. You may also be trying to think of a last-minute gift for someone and you've hit dead-ends in coming up with a solution. What to do? Let's make a special...
  • How to make a classic Austrian pastry
    Make a classic Austrian pastry at home
    All throughout the world, most every foreign country has a certain pastry that well-known everywhere. Foreign pastries are fun to eat, though we aren't always able to get them when we would like. There are some mail-order catalogues that carry...
  • Apple pie in its American glory
    Apple pie at its American best
    Since fall has now "fallen", with it beginning this past Sunday, September 22, we begin thinking about foods that are homey and comforting. The scent of cinnamon and other spices in something baking brings a sense of security that a home...
  • Apple Danish
    Apple Danish
    A friend gave me this recipe that makes good use of our bountiful apple harvest. It's very moist and makes a perfect addition to breakfast or brunch.What You Need:(Makes: 20-24 servings)For the Pastry:3 cups of all-purpose flour1/2 teaspoon of...
  • SF Cooking School
    Pastry takes center stage at SF Cooking School’s Taste Talk Series
    San Francisco Cooking School held the first installment of its Taste Talk Series on Thursday evening at its main campus on Van Ness. The topic du jour was the “21st Century Pastry Chef.”Moderated by John Birdsall, the panel featured...
  • The Bun Shop
    Trendy new eatery located in Mount Vernon
    With The Bun Shops doors opening a little more over a few months ago, they are a creative addition to the eclectic Mount Vernon neighborhood.Whether you're in the mood for a quick afternoon snack or an on the go lunch, The Bun Shop is the...
  • A Trendy Spot On Colorado Boulevard Still Draws in the Crowds
    A trendy spot on colorado boulevard still draws in the crowds
    What is the buzz about on Colorado Boulevard in Old Town Pasadena as shoppers and businessmen alike run briskly from store to store? Whether it be the Apple Store or Crate&Barrelor Kate Spade, just to name a few, in between their quick...
  • Laziza of New York Pastry Shop
    The allure of Astoria's 'Little Egypt'
    The stretch of Steinway Street between 28thAvenue and Astoria Boulevard in Astoria, Queens, known locally as Little Egypt, offers delicious Middle Eastern cuisine, unique hookah cafes and an unforgettable pastry shop. It is a vibrant emblem of...
  • Fruit-Filled torte from the north
    Fruit-filled torte from the Northeast
    Though my favorite pastime is cooking, I also have a real pleasure in reading cookbooks. I really like to read cookbooks that are locally published, since I've always felt they contained the best recipes. Local churches and organizations...