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Treat to Try: Kiss of Orange Muffins

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Treat to Try: Kiss of Orange Muffins

Straight up, the first bite of a Kiss of Orange Muffins is sort of surprising. They’re not sweet. The muffin marketplace is saturated with sugary sweeties made from cake-mix, so it’s natural to expect anything labeled as a muffin to conform. They look like totally normal muffins, but nope. What they are, however, are tender-crumbed […]

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Treat to Try: Fronana

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Treat to Try: Fronana

Frozen dessert season is well upon us, and this year’s gourmet grocer shelves are stocked with a fun, new product: Fronana. It looks like your basic pint of ice cream, except it’s emblazoned with every possible eating-police icon: Vegan Friendly, Paleo Friendly, Diabetic Friendly, Dairy Free, Soy Free and Gluten Free. That’s because Fronana is […]

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Treat to Try: Crimson Cup’s Peanut Butter Mocha Freeze

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Treat to Try: Crimson Cup’s Peanut Butter Mocha Freeze

There are coffee drinkers, then there are coffee drinkers. In one camp, it’s about roast and origin; stark and pure. In the other camp, coffee is basically a vehicle for sugar and whipped cream. With all due respect to the purity people, my personal java preference is for the foofy drinks. The closer the beverage […]

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Treat to Try: Cookie Dough Creamery

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Treat to Try: Cookie Dough Creamery

It seems like frozen yogurt was big in the 80s, then it had a brief reprisal five years ago, and now… it’s gone again. Really gone. That’s sad, right? It was the like Golden Corral of sugars. You pick a flavor (or flavors) of soft-serve, then load on the gummi bears and chocolate syrup. Priced […]

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Treat to Try: Giorgio Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Treat to Try: Giorgio Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies

Giorgio Cookie Company is a little bakery that set up shop in Bellaire, Ohio a few years ago. It’s made a name for itself with its biscotti and fussy cookies. And while biscotti can be an acquired taste, and a lifetime of pretty cookies has taught some scarring lessons about the deceptiveness of pretty party […]

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Treat to Try: Gluten-Free Twinkies from Bake Me Happy

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Treat to Try: Gluten-Free Twinkies from Bake Me Happy

Twinkies and Oatmeal Pies; they’re not all bad. Sure, the sanctimonious are endlessly horrified at anyone’s professed love for the packaged, processed treats. That’s all the more reason to love Hostess and Little Debbie. How about this, then? You can score a gluten-free, cream-filled, tube-shaped pastry sponge cake that’s locally made here in Columbus. Look […]

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Treat to Try: Killer Brownies

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Treat to Try: Killer Brownies

You may think you make some “killer” brownies, but you probably don’t. Unless you work for the bakery with the trademark on the name. Otherwise, you make lethal, toxic or poisonous brownies: those naming options are still available. Killer Brownies — the trademarked ones — are now available in Columbus. Weiland’s began carrying the confections […]

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