Archive for the ‘Chef’s Blog’

‘Tis the season.

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It’s that time of year again. Busy bakers, all dressed in white, creating delicious desserts in a fantasy of whipped cream, sprinkles, fruits, nuts, and twelve different kinds of chocolate; festive music in the air; jolly folks in red, passing out gifts to all … Continue reading

Mint condition.

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Now that our Taste of Chicago planning is under control, our thoughts move on to our summer farmer’s market, our cheesecake festival in October, and new products for the holidays which (thankfully) include a NEW Eli’s Dipper flavor! Eli’s much-beloved Dippers are frozen cheesecake … Continue reading

The Egg, ’09.

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My obsession with eggs is widely known. Every Easter I try to find interesting ways to serve them (in addition to my mother-in-law’s perfect deviled eggs). Last year I even made my very own eggshell candles (see photo, at left. … Continue reading

It cures what ails you.

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Each day around three o’clock, a lull occurs that can only be cured by dessert. I usually stop by our research and development kitchen and try to look sad until one of our pastry chefs gives me a bite of … Continue reading

Fifty Score and Two Cheesecakes to Go.

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The Eli’s caravan is packing up for another Presidential road trip! This time we’re headed for Springfield, Illinois, our state capital and home of Abraham Lincoln for much of his life. It’s Lincoln’s 200th birthday this February 12th, and we’re … Continue reading