Scoutin’ it Out

Peter Pan Donuts

In my home town in New Hampshire, the only doughnuts one can get (besides apple cider doughnuts during fall) are from Dunkin’. We often joke about the staggering number of Dunkin’s there are in that town alone (there are literally five. And many more in every neighboring town), and it is not uncommon to run […]

Chocolate Chip Cookie Medley

There is nothing like a chocolate chip cookie. A lot of us have had a lot of them throughout our lives. I certainly have. A homemade batch ready and waiting for you after school, the baggies made by other parents at bake sales, packaged up in the cookie aisle at the grocery store, the ones […]

Magnolia Bakery Revisited

This past October marked Scoutin’ it Out’s first birthday! One whole year of food thoughts and explorations! This blog has lead me to try some pretty bangin’ spots I wouldn’t have otherwise found, and other places that were not exactly all they were hyped up to be. As I thought about this past year of […]

Il Laboratorio Del Gelato

While it has finally dropped those few more degrees necessary to bring us into weather necessitating a scarf, hat, and gloves at times, my mind has been on an equally frigid dessert experience I had back in May when the temperature was going in the reverse direction. My parents were in town to move me […]


Despite having some strong Italian ties on my Mother’s side of the family and a passion for Italian entrees, I have never gotten properly acquainted with Italian pastries. In all the walks I’ve taken through little Italy, I’ve never dropped by a bakery to pick up some cannoli (or even a singular cannolo), rainbow cookie, […]

Little Cupcake Bakeshop

There was a period of time in popular western baking culture where the cupcake seemed to be reigning supreme. You want to be the hot new shop in the area and get your 15 seconds of fame? Start a cupcake shop! Cupcake recipe books littered the shelves of a bookstore’s cooking section. Birthday and even […]