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Treat to Try: Mrs. Turbo’s

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Treat to Try: Mrs. Turbo’s

Mrs. Turbo’s original location is tucked away in an eclectic building complex in Gahanna. It’s a sweet bakery boutique. Behind the counter, shelves are stocked with displays of attractive cookie concoctions that a clerk will help you select.  It’s there that the ultimate Buckeye Brownie can be found. Buckeye Brownies aren’t a terribly new concept […]

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Treat to Try: Smallcakes Cupcakery and Creamery

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Treat to Try: Smallcakes Cupcakery and Creamery

About five years ago, Columbus was hit hard by the cupcake bus. It seemed like there was a spot on every corner, peddling artisan cupcakes.   All good things must come to an end, and many cupcake joints faded into oblivion, joining a legion of other bygone trends like fro-yo. These days, cupcakes have returned to the […]

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Treat to Try: Gourmet Candy by Karen

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Treat to Try: Gourmet Candy by Karen

There are plenty of purists who’d like to see farmers markets move back to the times when locally-grown produce was king, when people who actually tilled the soil (or, whatever other stuff farmers do) comprised the vast majority of vendors. The purists make some good points on this issue. Still, from a personal perspective, it’s […]

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Treat to Try: Tulip Cafe

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Treat to Try: Tulip Cafe

The original attraction to the baked goods put out by Tulip Cafe was a particular Nutella cookie. Nutella-anything is a pretty good idea, but its cookies happened to be awfully pretty too. Fancy and tasty can be an uncommon combo. That said, Tulip has other wares that are distracting, not so much in terms of looks, […]

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Treat to Try: Ohio Pies

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Treat to Try: Ohio Pies

Hand pies have serious potential to be The Next Big Thing. Sure, they’ve been around for decades in fast food restaurants as desserts, but that was before they had the cool moniker: hand pie. Perfect little pastries, hand pies can come in savory or sweet flavors and they’re less mess than a regular piece of […]

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Treat to Try: Legacy Smokehouse Bread Pudding

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Treat to Try: Legacy Smokehouse Bread Pudding

Bread Pudding has always come across like a Cinderella story in the dessert scene. First, it’s not chocolate, so that makes it an automatic underdog. Moreover, traditional recipes for bread pudding call for ingredients that may include leftover or stale bread as its foundation. While odd-sounding, older bread tends to be dryer, so it’s better […]

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Treat to Try: Creative Superfoods Cookies

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Treat to Try: Creative Superfoods Cookies

The Treat to Try category of edibles is typically reserved for ready-to-eat items. Not having to cook anything is part of what makes them a treat, right? But the Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix from Dublin-based Creative Superfoods had such cute packaging, that it was worth several second looks. It’s a plain brown bag, bedecked with […]

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