Posts tagged with: dessert

Happy Bourbon Day (Cake)!

National Bourbon Day is June 14. (I found that out without the help of my friend @Chef_Jay, although he’s usually my source for “It’s ____________ Day!” knowledge.) This is a day that the Sugar + Shake household feel should be celebrated with gusto. While Shake would happily toast through the... Read More

Playing with Maui Product — Part 1: Vanilla, It’s the Finest of the Flavors

Betcha didn’t know we grow blueberries in Hawai‘i. OK, if you’ve been reading this blog for a while, maybe you did. Kula Country Farms in Upcountry Maui is now growing blueberries—and they are sweet and delicious! When we visited the Maui AgFest, I wanted to make sure we picked up... Read More

Cooking by the Book: Cereal Milk Ice Cream and Corn Cookies (Momofuku Milk Bar)

Shake had been after me for a while to make him Momofuku Milk Bar Corn Cookies. You see, Williams-Sonoma carries a ready-to-bake mix, and every time we visited the store, he’d say, “See, look, you can make me Corn Cookies — you just have to get this box!” But, since... Read More

Cooking by the Book: Cake Truffles (Momofuku Milk Bar)

The whole “Cake Pops” craze pretty much passed me by with no interest on my part, but I think it’s accurate to say that Cake Truffles are Cake Pops without sticks. Or Cake Pops are Cake Truffles with sticks. I have no idea which one’s the chicken and which one’s... Read More

The Love Apple of My Eye

“Here, taste this!” says Shake, rummaging in my office coffee supplies for plastic spoons. “I thought you could make something out of it!” And that, boys and girls, is love. When your guy knows that swiping the oddball items from a photo shoot so you can make strange kitchen concoctions... Read More

(Sparkling) Sweets for Your Sweetie

Sugar + Shake say, “Going out to dinner on Valentine’s Day is for suckers.” Seriously, we NEVER go, and we started dating just before Valentine’s Day. (So I also never got flowers for our anniversary…) It’s crowded, everyone’s grouchy (ironic, huh?) because of the crowds, and half our favorite places... Read More

Cooking by the Book: Chocolate Chip Layer Cake (Momofuku Milk Bar)

I’m not the greatest follower of recipes. I change ingredients because I don’t like them or I can’t find them. But sometimes you just need to follow the directions. (Gulp.) This is the first of what (I think) will be a semi-regular feature where I actually follow all the instructions,... Read More

Scenes from a Sugar + Shake Christmas

Throughout December, I have either been at work or in the kitchen cooking, leaving no time for photo processing or blogging. I’m back now and resolving (it’s that time of year, isn’t it?) to be a better blogger in 2013. In lieu of the regular, piles-of-words blog post, here’s a... Read More