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Island Girl

12 Jun

It’s no secret that this website is very NYC/LA-centric. While these places are some of the most culturally relevant on the planet, I always neglect where I grew up…Long Island.

I never appreciated Long Island until after I left, which was a little over a year ago, when I moved to southern Connecticut. I lived in Hewlett (one of the “5 towns”) until  I was 5 years old and then moved over to Lynbrook, where I resided for most of my adolescent and adult life.

I always liked Hewlett, because it felt like home to me. It was also very safe and I remember the old stores that my grandparents and I used to visit frequently (Windmill supermarket anyone?). But the one place that is such a treasured tradition is Wall’s Bake Shop.


I still know everyone who works there and it’s always busy (especially during the Jewish holidays…take a number!). The best thing about Wall’s, aside from the old-fashioned decor, are the “people” cookies. Although they always come out with the latest characters like Dora the Explorer, they also still make Kermit and Miss Piggy, which echos my generation.


A lot of Manhattanites actually claim that this place is the best compared to the cities current offerings. There might be some truth to this, considering that Wall’s will actually messenger a cake into Manhattan for a flat fee of $30.

I can’t imagine this place ever going out of business. If you ever need a day trip to clear your head, head over to Long Island for the day and discover Wall’s for yourself!


Wall’s Bake Shop

1336 Broadway

Hewlett, NY 11557





Still Can’t Get Enough of Cadbury Creme Eggs?

2 Apr

I hope everyone had a terrific holiday! I went to Long Island to see my family. I came home today and to my dismay, I couldn’t find anymore Cadbury Creme Eggs discounted at CVS (I did get lucky with the Mini Eggs though). This mission made me start thinking of this recipe that I think all cocktail fanatics should try. It’s sweet and what better excuse to extend Easter to just one more day….

cadbury mar


Makes 1 Serving

1 cup of ice

A dollop of caramel sauce

A Cadbury Creme Egg

A splash of whipped cream Vodka (about a tablespoon)

1 oz Creme de Cacao

.5 ounce of Godiva Chocolate Liqueur

1 oz Bailey’s Caramel Irish Cream

Your favorite chocolate syrup for the rim of the glass (I like Hershey’s)

Place a martini glass in the freezer for 15 minutes. After, take some chocolate syrup and rim the martini glass. Place the glass back in the freezer.

Add 1 cup of ice to a cocktail shaker then pour in 1 ounce of  Crème de Cacao, .5 ounce of Godiva Chocolate Liqueur, 1 ounce of Bailey’s Caramel Irish Cream and a splash of whipped cream vodka then shake until well chilled.

Scoop a good sized dollop of caramel syrup into the bottom of your glass. This will be the “yolk” of the creamy egg center.

Gently pour your martini over the caramel sauce, and top it off with a creme egg on a cocktail pick.

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