Turtle Sundae from Dairy Deluxe

Dairy Deluxe Turtle Sundae

 

Should you ever find yourself in the metro Detroit area I highly recommend taking a trip to Birmingham to check out Dairy Deluxe, a fantastic little ice cream stand that you can’t miss if you’re driving along Woodward.

While I’ve never heard anyone complain about anything they’ve had from Dairy Deluxe, I’ve actually only had the turtle sundae. As many turtle sundaes as I have had in my life there is no question that the turtle sundae from Dairy Deluxe is the absolute best.

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Cococlectic: A Chocolate Subscription Box

Cococlectic: Artisan Chocolate Subscription Box

I was recently approached about trying out Cococlectic, a brand new artisan chocolate subscription box. Of course I agreed – who am I to turn down the opportunity to taste test chocolate?!

Cocolectic 24 Blackbirds Chocolate

I received four artisan chocolate bars inside from Twenty-Four Blackbirds Chocolates. Twenty-Four Blackbirds is a bean-to-bar artisan chocolate maker located in Santa Barbara. They source their cocoa beans from all over the world and then do everything in-house, from roasting the beans to making it into chocolate to designing the labels.

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Must Visit: The Pie Hole in Los Angeles

The Pie Hole Los Angeles

Thanks to this roundup from Oh Joy! I am definitely adding The Pie Hole Los Angeles to my “Must Visit” list. Pie will always have a special place in my heart as we chose to serve pie at our wedding instead of a traditional wedding cake. There’s just something about a delicious piece of pie that’s perhaps one of the best desserts out there. It always reminds me of “home,” even though I didn’t grow up in a house where we ate a lot of pie.

I have to imagine that is a banana cream pie of some sort above. Does it look wonderful, or what? As is the trend at the moment, The Pie Hole serves both sweet and savory pies. Their selection appears to change daily, so follow them on Twitter for the latest updates.

If you’re in the Los Angeles area you can find The Pie Hole at 714 Traction Avenue.

 

Image via The Pie Hole

Lemon Cupcake from Frosted

Lemon cupcake from Frosted in Long Beach, CA via Dessertress

I recently spent a few days in Long Beach, California, and per usual, I made a list of bakeries to check out. Though I am largely over the cupcake craze, Frosted Cupcakery had such rave reviews that I added it to my list.

Don’t get me wrong – I LOVE cupcakes. It’s just that I’ve had so many subpar cupcakes over the past couple of years that I’ve found myself looking for new types of desserts to enjoy.

Adding Frosted to my list ended up being one of the best decisions I made on this trip to the west coast. If you want to know what a really freaking good cupcake tastes like, then get yourself over to Frosted ASAP. I loved it so much that in a four day trip I went there twice. I considered stopping a third time but didn’t want to risk becoming a regular in such a short amount of time. Continue reading →

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