Island Eats: Via Gelato

Ice cream is probably my dessert weakness. I’ve never really cared for pies, cakes, cookies, or cupcakes, but ice cream…I can never turn it down!  When I was pregnant, I swear I used it as an excuse to eat a bowl every night after dinner, for that I paid two fold.  I got gestational diabetes, and my son is addicted too! (well, sugar in general).  I promise, I was a good mom and I tried to keep anything sweet out of those tiny little hands and mouth, but the sweet tooth is strong in my family.  My mom, aunty, and sister are ALWAYS eating something that can and will rot your teeth, it was no wonder that one of his first experiences with cake was with my crazy family!

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New York City Stops: Magnolia Bakery

I had honestly never heard of Magnolia Bakery until a friend of mine insisted that I go there and try the banana pudding.  When I went to New York recently, it was one of the first stops on my itinerary.

Magnolia’s started as a small bakery in the west village, and since has expanded to locations worldwide. How did I not know this?!  Anywho, there are multiple locations around new york city, and the one I happened to walk into was in Rockefeller Center.

On the outside, it looks like a typical bakery, but when you walk in, it feels so homey! Continue reading