VIRGINIA BEACHThe cupcake craze has been a hot food trend for years. Now, your furry best friend can enjoy this popular dessert, as well as an apple cheddar bone, blueberry paw muffin or a raspberry waffle.The gourmet dog treats are available at My Best Friend’s Cupcakes, a home-based business in Glenwood. Opening in June 2016, the family business was inspired by the loss of Jackie and Dillon Jacobs’ golden retriever, which died from cancer.Jackie looked closely at the food and treats she was feeding her other golden retrievers. One morning while watching “Cupcake Wars” on the Food Network, Jackie had her “aha” moment and told her husband, Darryl, that she was going to make cupcakes for dogs.“I wanted to make a product that not only looked good but was also tasty for dogs,” said Jackie. “I then came up with recipes that not only had healthy ingredients, but flavors I thought dogs would love.”After some experimenting, she came … [Read more...] about Home-based business in Virginia Beach bakes cupcakes for you and your dog
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By Arhama Siddiqa Published: May 1, 2018 0 SHARES Share Tweet Email Banoffee pie is made of four simple layers – cookies, caramel, fresh bananas and whipped cream. PHOTO: ARHAMA SIDDIQA Dessert has always been a big deal for me. I’m generally a pretty clean eater who will happily order the side salad over the fries and have fresh juice or milk for breakfast. But put me face-to-face with a slice of cheesecake or a slice of apple pie with ice cream, and I’ll never be able to say no – even when I’m already full. Since every generation changes food habits from time to time, from having fruit before dinner to consuming water during or after meals, I assume dessert at the end of a meal has stuck around for a good reason. Speaking of which, the word ‘dessert’ comes from French, where dessert is the participle of desservir, to de-serve, that is, “ to remove what has been served”. It was first used in France in 1539. … [Read more...] about Pies over fries: Rich and decadent, this dulce de leche Banoffee Pie is instant love!
DALLAS — Friends, I do my best to help you out when I can. Those of you who have paid the State Fair of Texas a visit know its darkest secret: There are thousands of people there itching to get their hands in your wallet. A seemingly innocent offer to clean my wife Becca’s wedding ring ended with us somehow walking away with $20 worth of cleaning solution (It can do other stuff, like make our nonexistent granite countertops look brand new). My parents once stopped to take a rest in some massage chairs and ended up agreeing to have one shipped to their home for a preposterous price tag. Get too close to the Midway and you’ll be begged to try your hand at throwing a basketball through a hoop that’s been hammered into an oval to lower your odds. And yet, every year, I love making my annual visit to the fairgrounds. I love fried foods and there is no better place to satisfy those longings than the fried food capital of the … [Read more...] about Red River Rivalry: A tour of the fair’s new fried foods
On his feet, his insides roiling like a butter churn, Percy“PJ” Williams Jr. pulled his leather Saints helmet over his faceand closed his eyes.“Look! Look! Watch this game, baby!” his wife gushed.“I can’t do it!” PJ blurted, hiding his face. Over and overagain he cried: “Please, Lord, let this guy make this field goal… Please, Lord, let this guy … Please, Lord …”The scene: Jan. 24, Section 302 of the Superdome, row 14, seats15 and 16. Two die-hard Saints fans. The play: Overtime, andGarrett Hartley readies for a 40-yard field goal to send the Saintson their first trip to the Super Bowl.Snap. Kick. Victory. Then, the roar.Everywhere around the city of New Orleans, people cried, orscreamed, or both. Nuns danced. Grannies, toddlers, waiters, yogisand jazzmen – all of them donned black and gold. Friends embraced.Shoot, even strangers embraced. Behind PJ, a man and woman wepttogether.For a moment, PJ himself was … [Read more...] about Saints euphoria sweeps New Orleans past Katrina