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Dessert Darling
Los Angeles
the sweet tooth with the sweet truth
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Love the Dartmouth reference! Did you go there?? I haven't been to Pali House in forevz, but I'm totally inspired to go again :)
Such a fabulous event! Thanks for hosting Leslie!
Ooh, I love the grey and yellow scheme, and that food looks Amazing!!
Toggle Commented Aug 12, 2011 on A "SoCal Chic" Bridal Shower at Leslie Sarna
Had the best time dining with you Leslie! And your reviews are spot-on! I'm posting mine with photos soon! xoxo
Wow- these look and sound Awesome!
Toggle Commented May 3, 2011 on Here Come the Cookouts at Leslie Sarna
I've been using Stevia for YEARS and am so happy to hear that my health-guru friend approves! It's Brilliant for my morning oatmeal :)
You're here by Mistake!! This is my old blog. I I think you meant to go to No biggie.. see you soon! :) XOXO Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2011 at Dessert Darling
Hi friends! I know I've been out and under with the flu, but fear not, Dessert Darling is coming back, Bigger and BETTER! That's right, DD is undergoing some technical changes to make the site a much more USEFUL and user-FRIENDLY place to assist you in finding all the right goodies for your every need! THANK you for stopping by! If we're not FB or Twitter friends yet, come follow my sweet adventures there!! :) XOXO Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2011 at Dessert Darling
Please click here to give your support to the people of Japan and donate today. THANK YOU!!!! XOXO Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2011 at Dessert Darling
Dear Friends, I am Out of commission while I battle a narly flu. This is me with nurse Charlie while I was sweating out a 103 fever. Ugh! Poor Charlie, he was a great bed-side companion, but lousy at getting me an ice-pack for my head and some soup. Eventually I recruited Super Mom, who drove 3 hours to take care of me. Yay Moms! What perked me up next to my mama showing up? Um, The Bachelor Finale and Brad picking "Em"! And how great are her new Low-Lights! Bleached Blondes- take note... And even though they've admitted to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2011 at Dessert Darling
Heard great things about the desserts at Larchmont Bungalow. This is clearly due to their impressive display of very large and colorful dessert items! Here's my experience in photos: WOA- this is a Large cupcake! Attempting to Bite it The Vanilla/Vanilla wasn't nearly as good as that dreamy Red Velvet cupcake, though It doesn't stop there... Super moist princess cake, very sweet with strong almond flavor Moon Pie: Chocolate covered Choc.Chip cookies with Marshmallow filling, also Very Sweet For good measure I had 3 slabs of this Hawaiian pizza (my fave) from Mulberry Pizzeria Weewf! One of those nights! Hmmm,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2011 at Dessert Darling
I die. I DIE! This CAKE is beyond my DREAMS!!!!! True story: when I was a little kid I wanted a cake with a rainbow on it REALLLLY badly. The cake I was served had a "rainbow" with random colors that were out of order. I was Very disappointed. THIS was the Cake of my Childhood dreams!!! Realized like, 24 years later! You are so incredibly talented and your blog entries are such a gift!
Toggle Commented Mar 14, 2011 on St. Patricks Day Cake at i am baker
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Recently we had a very heated and close poll between Reese's Pieces and Peanut Butter M&Ms (click here to see!). Today I'm pitching Baby Ruth versus Snickers. Which chocolatey, caramel, nougat and nut candybar do you prefer?! Which Candy Bar is Better? Snickers or Baby Ruth?online survey XOXO Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2011 at Dessert Darling
Hi R Phantom! No! I'm not being paid by Katsuya ;) In fact, I paid to eat their food! I just had a fabulous experience with their molten lava chocolate cake!!!
Be in Touch with You Body Ok, this advise is much more wishy-washy than the clear-cut tips I've doled out thus far. What does it mean to be in touch with your body? Quite simply, it means to stay in tune with what's right for you, whether it's your exercise regime, diet, or happy body weight. There is no "one size fits all" routine for people to adhere to. It's your job to tune into the rhythms and patterns of your body and know what suits you best. For example, my work-out limit is one-hour a day. Anything more than... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2011 at Dessert Darling
I really wanted to like the cupcakes from Buttercake Bakery in West Hollywood. The quaint little shop has a simple, fresh and sweet feeling with its white interior and colorfully iced cupcakes. The first bite, however, repelled me with its saccharine icing. It was so sugary in fact, that my mouth actually grimaced. Like Magnolia's cupcakes, it tastes like they dumped a box of powered sugar onto a mound of bland butter and mashed it all around. Now don't get me wrong, there is truly no better marriage then that of butter and sugar, but proportions and flavors need to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2011 at Dessert Darling
Woowee, I love me some fine Japanese cuisine! Especially from celebrity sprinkled restaurants that make trendy dishes like Spicy Tuna on Crispy Rice and Yellow Tail with thin, Fried Onion rings! Mmmm. :-9 The problem with most fine restaurants though, Japanese joints in particular, is that the better the food, the worse the desserts. To my utter delight, Katsuya in Hollywood pulled through with an outstanding Molten Lava Chocolate Cake. Indeed it was one of the most delicious and desirable Chocolate Lava cakes that I've ever had, and I've had my share of these bad boys. That said, the other... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2011 at Dessert Darling
Ooh La la! The other day I came home to this delightful package of goodies from Cookie Panache! These dainty and classic treats would make a charming addition to baby and bridal showers, teas, or luncheons. My favorite items were the mini-Madeleines and the oh-so-sweet Coconut Caramel Cookies! :-9 Thank you Cookie Panache!! For more information on Cookie Panache, click here. XOXO Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2011 at Dessert Darling
UUUGHH! Honestly. HONESTLY. This was THE. WORST Milkshake I have EVER, EVER had in all my many lifetimes put together. I kinda freaked out when I saw the lady fill up half my plastic cups with a clear syrup. Ummmm, is that for me?? I ordered a milkshake. Then she filled the other half of the cups with a thicker white substance (one would hope.. Milk???) and attempted to blend the two fluids together. Not very well, as you can see from the "chocolate" shake I have here on the right. Anyway, I tried to put the whole process aside... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2011 at Dessert Darling
Oh my goodness. I am so sorry to hear it!!! One never really appreciates her great health until it is taken away. You are in my thoughts and prayers!!!! Where are you located?? I recently had a window slam on my finger and it took my whole nail off and broke the bone. SERIOUS pain. A "Body Talk" practitioner did some work on me and within an hour the pain was gone. I couldn't BELIEVE it.!!! This is the person I saw She can sometimes work on people remotely (I know, so bizzar), or she might be able to recommend someone in your area. It's all natural :) Good luck with it!!!
Toggle Commented Mar 4, 2011 on I Could Use a Prayer at i am mommy
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Running. That word can evoke a range of emotions for people. Some readers might see Bliss, while others see Hades. I used to jog all the time, but had retired my running shoes for a few years when I read a Jennifer Anniston quote that attributed running to her rockin' bod. Well, that did the trick! Ok, RUNNING- Bleh. I'll try you again.. For me, running breaks down a little like this: Time Before the run, (dreading it) = Hell Time During the run= Purgatory Time After the run= Heaven!!! Run Jenny! Runnnn! It takes a while to get back... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2011 at Dessert Darling
Today I swung by the trendy S.Cal diner, Swingers, to grab a much needed cupcake.. or two. My oh my did I see some mighty fine looking cupcakes displayed on the countertops. I opted for the vanilla vanilla as a costumer told me they were the best and she'd been dreaming about them on her whole trip in Thailand. That's some powerful cupcake. I also got the red velvet, because at a Swingers diner, a girl's gotta have more than one. These were delicious desserts that I could sink my teeth into and I probably inhaled both in record time.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2011 at Dessert Darling
Ok, probably shouldn't be filming and driving, but hey, I'm getting a feel for this who Vlog thing. Anyway, I never get fast food and was pretty jazzed to see Rice Pudding as an option at Astro Burger. Alright- off you go! Enjoy the video. :) XOOX Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2011 at Dessert Darling
If See's advertised itself as a chocolatier, I'd have to give them 3.5 cherries. But they don't, they call their treats candy, and that distinction escalates their rating to a solid 5-cherries for their chocolaty, crunchy, tasty goodness! If not for yummy-factor, than at least for nostalgia's sake. I literally can't conceive of a holiday in my home without a box of See's accompanying the festivities. Since childhood, these mini, gourmet candy bars have made their way into every Christmas, Easter, and birthday celebration, with each family member having a favorite. Dad's the marzipan, mom's the dark chocolate with almonds,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2011 at Dessert Darling
Wow- looks like King Speach is going to take it- Eeg, such a boring movie to be the overall winner!
Toggle Commented Feb 27, 2011 on Happy Oscar Sunday at Leslie Sarna