Let the Summer Baking Begin!

There are officially two causes for celebration on Gourmet Gab. The first is that it is summertime! Now that school is out and I am no longer living in the dorms I am so excited to bake and cook in our family kitchen.

The second cause for celebration is that Gourmet Gab blog has hit 10,000 all-time views! Thank you for following my food journeys and supporting the growth of Gourmet Gab. You’re the best!

My goal this summer is to bake delicious desserts as often as possible. My dear friend, Catherine, and I started off the summer baking with these two treats that I am obsessed with and hope you indulge in, as well.

Swirled Peanut Butter Chocolate Cheesecake Bars

This recipe from Musings of a Housewife Blog is dangerous. The little squares are the perfect amount of rich chocolate cheesecake flavor, contrasting the savory graham cracker crust and peanut butter chunks. Mmmmm.

Rainbow Cake in a Jar

The second treat we made were these adorable little cakes in canning jars! After dying the cake batter with food coloring, we spooned the rainbow batter into the jars and baked them in the oven. The recipe called for icing, but we topped the cake with homemade whipped cream for a light and summer twist. (Tip: A scoop of vanilla ice cream would be divine!)

The cake batter even looks cute before it's baked!

Catherine and I with the finished product.

These cakes were bursting with fun and were just as fun to make. Don’t be surprised if a couple more similar recipes pop up on the blog this summer. I’ve got a list of desserts to bake and Red Velvet and Nutella Cake in a Jar is in the top 5!

Love food. Love self. Love life.







Boston Eats

Sad news everyone…I make a super cool slide show of my delicious eats in Boston, but it won’t embed onto the blog!

Okay well I guess it’s not that devastating, but it will take just one extra step in order for you to watch it.

If your up for the oh-so-treacherous challenge (just kidding here), click on the link below and let your eyes feast on the tantalizing pictures.

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See, it wasn’t that bad was it?  Hope you enjoyed the pics!

Love food. Love self. Love life.

Gourmet Gab Goes to Boston

Hello there!

I do not have a new Gourmet Gab video to upload today, but don’t be sad–just stay tuned for more! After a short break from filming I am hoping to have some new videos with more delicious recipes for you in June. Any requests for a new favorite treat you would like me to make?

On a different note, I am very excited because I will be traveling with a group of fellow Arizona State University students toBoston! We are leaving tomorrow morning and returning on Wednesday. My camera will be full of pictures (and maybe some videos) documenting all the tasty foods we eat, so you can definitely look forward to a slide show on the blog next week.

Any suggestions of where to eat or what to see? Some of our fun activities planned include visiting Harvard, eating in Little Italy, going to a Boston Red Sox game, and so much more! I will be Tweeting about my adventures, so follow me on Twitter: @Gourmet_Gab.

Until next time…

Love food. Love self. Love life.

Cinco de Mayo

Gourmet Gab has got you covered for Thursday’s celebrations of Cinco de Mayo! No need to dine out for a meal–instead, have some friends over and munch on this muy delicioso Avocado Pico de Gallo. Serve with tortilla chips for an appetizer, on the side of a quesadilla, or on a spicy Pepper Jack cheeseburger and your friends will be raving. Don’t forget the margaritas… Salud!


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