It’s summer. It’s hot. It’s totally time for It’s It!
It’s from San Francisco. It’s two delicate oatmeal cookies, one scoop of ice cream, all dipped in dark chocolate. It’s the bee’s knees on a 90 degree day.
It’s difficult to say which flavor is my favorite. It’s coffee one day and mint the next. It’s hard to go wrong, really.
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I blame my current obsession with Trader Joe’s Mini Sheet Cakes on my friend Quyen. She posted an enticing Instagram of the product a month and a half ago, and ever since then, I’ve consumed a cake a week. While that might sound like an exaggeration, I assure you that it isn’t—my appetite for super-moist cake iced thick with super-sweet frosting knows no bounds.
The cakes come in two flavors: Dark Chocolate Ganache with a “smooth ganache cream cheese frosting” and Chantilly Cream Vanilla Bean with a “smooth vanilla bean buttercream frosting.” Both taste equally fetching and are irresistibly priced at $3.99.
The chocolaty creation, with its tender base and rich topping, tastes like it was baked in Duncan Hines’ or Betty Crocker’s kitchen, in the best possible way, of course. The ratio of cake to frosting, practically one to one, is just about perfect for someone who appreciates her sweets very, very sweet.
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In recognition of National Doughnut Day, the only food holiday worth a hoot, I’ve rounded up my all-time favorite deep-fried delights! From filled Bismarcks to glazed rings and craggly old fashioneds, I’m forever on the hunt for doughnut perfection. Here are the very best specimens from my never-ending quest:
Passion Fruit Bismarck from Dough in Brooklyn, NY
Dulce de Leche Churro from Mr. Churro in Los Angeles, CA
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