Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Irene's Celebrity Cakes!! Italian Bakery

“Sugar, ah honey honey. You are my candy girl and you’ve got me wanting you...” (Archies)

Hello Everyone,

I am so excited to tell you all about this amazing bakery and lady!  Before I begin this post, I want to thank one of my amazing followers on twitter for helping me find her!!!  Thank you, @PeterTetro.  You made my birthday!

My favorite type of cake is sfoglia.  If made correctly, this cake will give you goose bumps when you eat it. LOL. Ok, I’m going to tell you this, not only did I get goose bumps, the smile on my face from eating my birthday cake, has not left! My family and I use to drive to La Sem in Mississauga to get our sfoglia.  Anyone who lives in the GTA knows that La Sem use to be the bakery to buy sfoglia.  Well, now, because of my great follower on twitter, I FOUND IRENE!!!! She was the one who use to work at La Sem and now has her own bakery!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! In 2007, Irene’s Celebrity Cakes opened its doors in Mississauga!

I have to say meeting Irene was fantastic.  She is the sweetest lady.  Everyone, who comes into that bakery, loves her.  It is so obvious, that she is a true star.  Not only can Irene bake cakes but she has some serious Zeppole. The best Zeppole!  I ate and I’m not kidding 7 of them. LOL. WOWWWWW! You need to go to this bakery before the end of June, and get a Zeppole.  You know, I’m going back for them.  I can’t stop thinking of them.  Ha-ha

Who needs Buddy on cake boss Canada? We have Irene Chito! Irene told me that she use to work at McCall’s. In fact, McCall’s was the first bakery to make the Lady Diana and Prince Charles cake. LOL.

A husband and three children, this incredible lady is known throughout Mississauga.  She can bake, decorate and is Italian.  Ok, I know, you were waiting for that one! LOL. I am so thrilled that I had an opportunity to speak with Irene and see how she bakes.  I feel like I just won the lottery.  Hey, fantastic Zeppole and Sfoglia, I did win the lottery.

Thank you so much, Irene’s Celebrity cakes for my LV cake and for my Daddy’s birthday cake! It is always a pleasure to meet good people, and you guys are not only sweet but made me feel so welcomed!

Check out their website for all the incredible cakes!! THE BEST ITALIAN BAKERY IN THE GTA!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Until next time boys and girls, “remember to always just be yourself, it will eventually pay off...”

NOW, you need to see these pictures from my experience at this bakery!! LOVE THEM!! Xoxoxox



Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Terra Cotta Cookie Company!!!

“C is for cookie, that’s good enough for me...OH, cookie, cookie, cookie starts with C. “(Sesame Street)

Hello Everyone,

On May 13th 2014, I had the best experience.  I got to tour a cookie company and got to see how cookies are made.  Not only did this great company allow me to tour their facilities, I got to EAT COOKIES!!! LOL.  I need to begin my post with thanking Terra Cotta Cookies for welcoming me and would like to thank one of my amazing followers on twitter @candlemom3 who suggested I try these great cookies!

There is so much work involved in packaging and making cookies.  The atmosphere at Terra Cotta Cookies was like one big happy family.  Everyone has a specific job, and everyone works in harmony. Did you know that cookies need to be weighed? They even need to make sure they are proportional when designed before baking.  Get this guys and gals, they need to go through a metal detector after packaging! Yup, I saw the metal detector! SOOOOO COOL!!! I felt like I was on an episode of Rosanne, when they had to assemble products. Ha-ha. My favorite part was trying the cookies. Desiree is product developer at Terra Cotta Cookies.  She gets to taste cookies to make sure, they taste just right.  I even got to try a few and give them my input. LOL.  I have no idea if she liked my suggestions but I will be waiting for my World Cup cookie!! (Wink)

This is a great company who does so much work with fundraising activities.  If you are looking for a cookie company to help you raise money for your event, you need to give Kym a shout.  She can give you so much information on how to raise funds for your school, charity or your tummy! LOL. 

I know, you want to know if Terra Cotta Cookies has Gluten Free products. Yes, yes GLUTEN FREE products are available!! They have more than cookies, they have cookie dough, muffins, cakes, cupcakes, and so much more!  This is a peanut and nut free environment boys and girls and they are H.A.C.C.P certified.  They also sell dough drops.  Dough drops are for people like me, who just want to act like they “baked” LOL.  Place the drop of dough on the baking pan and bake away!! Perfect, for busy moms! They are open to the public!! For any other information on this great company, please visit their website at

Thank you Kym and the Terra Cotta Cookie Family for having me. I enjoyed eating all those cookies! My family enjoyed all your cookies!  I cannot wait to see my World Cup cookie and to see your yummy seasonal holiday designs.

Until next time boys and girls remember, “ to always just be yourself, it will eventually pay off.” ©justbeingmeluvuholts

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Here are my pictures from this fantastic day!!!!!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Frank's Pizza House!! Italian Pizza!! Italian Food!!

“I fell in love with the pizza girl.  Now I eat pizza everyday…” (Jonas Brothers)

Hello Everyone,

Frank’s Pizza House located on St. Clair Ave West is a family owned business with some great Italian food.  It is a small but quaint place that has the feel of home.  The old school nature and feel is immediately felt when you walk through the doors.

I have been to quite a few restaurants in the city.   What’s different about this one is that you really feel like you are part of the family when eating here.  The pizza is good.  We ordered two, the Diavola and the Nicolino.  I had to order the Nicolino; I mean my full name is Nicoletta.  It was like eating a pizza sort of named after me. I hope someday I get a pizza named after me, anyone willing to do that? LOL I asked Giorgio his inspiration for the name of that pizza, as it is not usually something you see on menus.  He told me, he named it after his son.  In fact, all his 4 kids have pizzas named after them.  How cool is that?  You all know, I had to meet his son. LOL.  He kind of has my name. Ha-ha

What’s the one thing at this restaurant that keeps me wanting more? THE CALZONE!!  WOW! Giorgio, you made me one fantastic calzone.  I took my calzone to go.  I wanted to share with my family my experience but when I got home, I swallowed it whole. LOL. You have to go try the calzone at this place! INCREDIBLE! How incredible is it? Well, as we were eating, John Catucci from the TV show, “you gotta eat here”, walks in to pick up his order. I’m sorry John, that I missed you coming back in to say hello to me. 

I want to thank Giorgio at Frank’s Pizza House for the great food, amazing conversation and for making me one fantastic calzone! LOL.  Now, I wish I took 2 home.  I would also like to thank St. Clair Ave West Eats for giving me a 20$ gift card to Frank’s Pizza House.

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I hope you all get to go try the food at this charming restaurant soon! Until next time boys and girls, “remember, to always just be yourself, it will eventually one day, pay off.” © justbeingmeluvuholts

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Now, here are my pictures of my adventure at the pizza place!!